Test Day Information

Note : Timings for Computer Delivered IELTS would vary. Below are the guidelines of Paper Based exams only.

Registrations and LRW Test Timings

Morning Schedule
7:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Listening + Reading + Writing
  • Test takers arriving after 9:15 am at the test venue will not be permitted to take the test.
  • Once registered, the test taker is not allowed to take a bathroom break until Listening is completed.

Speaking Dates, Times and Locations

  • The speaking Dates and Times would be found in the final confirmation email sent to the candidate.
  • Speaking interviews can be scheduled during the seven days prior to or seven days following the test day.
  • While we try our best to accommodate the Speaking interview Dates and Times selected by the candidates during the time of registration, they are subject to change based on various factors.

Rules and Regulations

On the Test day, test takers must bring:

  • EXACTLY THE SAME, ORIGINAL and VALID identification document test takers registered with. IELTS ONLY accepts Passport or Canadian Permanent Residence Card as ID document. The piece of identity must match what test takers have indicated on their application form. The ID must not have expired before the test date.
  • If test takers registered with their passport and go to the test with their Permanent Residence Card, they are NOT permitted to take test; and vice versa.
  • Photocopies or expired documents will not be accepted. The ID test takers bring must contain the id number, a signature, a date of birth, a photograph and an expiry date. If test takers do not present the original documents with required items, they will not be admitted to test and will have to re-apply. There is no refund or cancellations for bringing the wrong or expired ID.

Test takers will be allowed to have a transparent bottle of water with the label removed. No other items will be permitted in the test room.

Absolutely no personal belongings, electronic devices (cell phones, smartwatches, MP3 players, iPods, etc.) or food will be allowed in the testing room.

Any test taker who retains these in their possession will be disqualified. A cloak room will be available to secure personal items during the test. Please do not bring valuables on test day. Please note that IELTS assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.

Test takers must NOT:

  • Impersonate another person or have another person impersonate themselves.
  • Attempt to cheat, copy the work of another test taker or disrupt the test.
  • Use, or attempt to use, a dictionary, pager, spell-checker, electronic recorder or cell phone for the duration of the test. Any test taker doing so will be disqualified.
  • Talk to or disturb other test takers once the examination has started.
  • Smoke or eat in the examination room.
  • Reproduce any part of the test in any format/medium. Any test taker doing so will have their test results disqualified and be liable to prosecution.
  • Remove any materials used during the examination. This includes, but is not limited to, examination papers, speaking task cards, answer papers or working papers.
British council Ielts-confirmation-testing-refund