What to expect on Test Day

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An email will be sent to all confirmed candidates with further information 1-2 days before the test date.

Your IELTS Test Day Journey

Step 1: Arrive at your venue. Registration opens between 8 and 8:30 am.

Step 2: You may find it preferable to use the washroom now, prior to step 3.

Step 3: Leave all your personal belongings (including coats, hats, bags and purses, wallets) in the cloakroom. Cellphones and watches are not permitted in the testing room. Pens, pencils and erasers will be provided. You are permitted to bring a clear uncoloured plastic water bottle with the label removed into the testing room.

Step 4: Check-in using your Passport or Permanent Resident Card. If you arrive at check-in after 9:15 am you will not be permitted to write the test. If you do not bring your identification you will not be permitted to write the test.

Step 5: Do a finger-scan and have your photo taken.

Step 6: Enter the testing room.

Step 7: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: Listening, Reading and Writing test.

Step 8: After the Listening, Reading and Writing test concludes, collect your belongings in the cloakroom. You may leave but you will need to return for your Speaking test.

Step 9: Return 20-40 minutes before your Speaking test for check-in and finger scan. Your Speaking test time is available online.

Step 10: Test ends. Once your test has concluded, you will scan your finger upon exit and collect your belongings.