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The IELTS test has four components. Three components − Listening, Reading and Writing−are always
taken on the same day, in the same session. The Speaking component may be sat the same day or taken
up to seven days before or after the other tests, depending on your test center. The IELTS test implements

sophisticated, biometric security measures whichprotect candidates and organizations from attempts to
cheat. You will go through the processes described below when you register on test day.

Arrive early

Allow plenty of time to get to the test. You will be required to register and to show your passport or National ID
Card before you enter the examination room. Make sure you have enough time to check in and move
through all necessary security procedures. If you are early, go for a walk or get a cup of coffee.
If you are late, you will not be allowed to enter. Avoid the added tension of having to rush.

Checking in your personal items

No personal items to be taken into the test room. Test day staff will collect and safely store your personal belongings. Items which are forbidden from the test room include mobile phones, watches, stationery, hand-held computers, cameras, hats, scarves, wallets, books, or notes.

ID Verification

• On test day, a member of staff will verify your identification (ID). Your ID must be the same ID that you used
when you booked the test. It must also be original (not a photocopy), valid(unexpired), and include a
recognizable photo of yourself.
• The test center will then take a photograph of you. For this photograph you will be required to temporarily
remove any thing covering your face
–Remove a hatand glasses
–This photo will appear on your IELTS Test Report Form.
–A finger scan will also be taken.
• Before you enter the test room, your finger will be scanned again to verify your identity.

Your Privacy

Anypersonaldatacollectedduringthe identity verification process by the center either attest registration or on the
test day will be processed and securely stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purposes of the IELTS test. The
photograph will be supplied to any organizations to which you have applied for the purposes of allowing these
organizations to verify your test results or to carry out inquiries in relation to possible malpractice or test integrity
issues. Finger-scan data will not be disclosed to any party except the IELTS Test Partners.

Entering the IELTS test room

When itis time to enter the IELTS test room, a test invigilator will guide you to your seat. Do not write any notes. You
are not permitted to speak to any other candidates. If you have a question, put up your hand and a member of staff
will assist you. On your desk, you are only allowed to have your identification, pens/pencils, eraser, and a bottle of
drink in a transparent bottle.


You are not permitted O leave during the last 5 minutes of either of the IELTS test components. If you need to leave
the test room to go to the bathroom Tany other time, raise your hand and a member of staff.

Asking for help

If you have a problem (for example if you think you have been given the wrong paper, you cannot hear the
instructions, or you feel (ill) raise your hand to attract the attention of the supervisor. Remember that the invigilators
will not give you any explanation of the questions.

End of the IELTS test

You can not leave your seat until your papers have been collected and you have been told to leave. If you finish the
test early you must wait quietly until the testis finished and you are advised that you can leave. You must not leave
any notes and materials on the desk.

After the IELTS test

Collect your belongings. Your provisional results will be available online 13 calendar days after the test. Your official
result will appear on your Test Report Form which will also be ready after 13 calendar days. You can collect it from the
test center.

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