You might feel a bit nervous about your IELTS test day. So that things go smoothly as possible for you, we’ve put together some information to help you understand what will happen on the day of your test.

You will need to arrive in good time for your IELTS test. Your confirmation email will provide you with timings and procedures on the test day. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to take the test. You will receive an email at least three days before the test so you will know at what time your test starts.

If you have asked for special arrangements as a result of a disability or other condition, adjustments will be made for you on the test day. Please contact our staff at the test venue six weeks in advance.

Make sure you are prepared and have something to eat and drink beforehand. You will not be allowed to take food into the test room and you will only be allowed to take water in a transparent bottle.

All candidates under the age of 18 years must carry the two consent forms (the parent consent form and the consent form for minors) duly signed by parents on both test days - Speaking and Listening-Reading-Writing.

·         How long does the test take ?

The Listening, Reading and Writing tests take 2 hours 40 minutes and there are no breaks between the parts of the test.

Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day as the other sections of the test, or up to a week before or after. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.



·         What do I need to bring for the test ?


·         your ID / identification document

·         a pencil and a pen (a pencil will be needed for Listening and Reading)

·         an eraser

We recommend you bring:

·         a transparent bottle of water.

·         You will not be able to take anything else into the test room.

·         Switch off your mobile phone and any other electronic devices.


·         You will be asked to place these with other personal belongings outside the test room.





·         When is my identity checked ?


The IELTS test location staff will check your identity when you arrive.

Please bring your original and valid passport you used when you booked your test, along with a colour photocopy. Driving licenses, student IDs and other documents are not accepted as valid proof of identification.

Invalid or expired ID / identification documents will not be accepted. If you cannot provide valid ID, you will not be able to sit the test.


·         When will I get my test day photograph taken ?


Your photograph will be taken on test day as an additional security measure and will appear on your Test Report Form.