IELTS test day

Learn about what you should expect on test day, from the check-in process to test taker tips, to ensure you are best prepared for the test.

As your test day approaches, it’s important to know what to expect before, during and after you take your IELTS test.

Make sure you arrive early and have all the necessary documents with you as the check-in process may vary between test venues. After you have checked-in, you will be able to lock away your personal belongings before you will be guided to your seat by a test invigilator. After this point, you won’t be able to talk to fellow test-takers.

Once the test begins, keep track of time so you have enough time to complete each part of the test. If you have any questions, you can raise your hand to get the attention of an invigilator. Once the test concludes, you can leave the test room and collect your belongings.

You will get your IELTS results in 3-5 days for the computer-delivered test or 13 days after sitting a paper-based test. Your official Test Report Form (TRF) can be picked up from the test venue or mailed to you.


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