IELTS Test Day Tips

Ready for your IELTS Exam? A bit nervous? Well, to help things go as smoothly as it can, we have put together some pro tips and information that will let you know what will happen on the day of your test and what care you must take.

Whether you are appearing for IELTS Academic Test or IELTS General Training Test, these tips are to ensure that you do your best on the Test Day.

Have proper Food & Drink

The duration for the IELTS Test (Listening, Reading & Writing) is 2 hours and 40 minutes. You don't get any break in between. Make sure that you have taken proper rest and have eaten food that prevents laziness or sleep.

Drink enough water before the exam. You are even allowed to carry water into the exam hall but the bottle must be transparent. Taking food into the test room is prohibited.

Keep a check on your Clothing

You won’t be judged or marked on your appearance. So, wear something that avoid distractions and help you to be at ease or that makes you feel comfortable and confident. A formal wear is always appreciated.

Reach the test centre before Time

Find out where your test is exactly going to be held prior to your exam day. Make sure how much time it takes to reach there. It is recommended that you arrive early at the centre on the day of your IELTS exam so that you have enough time to check in and move through all the procedures. Don't be late else you won’t be allowed to take the test.

Carry Valid ID

You must carry your ID along with you. Don’t forget it. Only passport is accepted as your identification document.

Things you must carry with you

You are allowed to take pens, pencils, erasers and ID into the test room. You can carry nothing except your ID for your Speaking Test.

Things you are not allowed to carry with you

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not allowed. If you carry, you need to switch it off and place it with other personal belongings of yours outside the test room.

You are not allowed to wear a watch. There will be a clock in the exam room so that you can keep a check on the time.

Security Measures at the Test Centre

A passport-style photograph of the candidate is clicked on the day of the exam at the test centre. This photograph appears on your Test Report Form.

Pay Attention to the Instructions

A set of instructions is given before your exam starts. Listen to them carefully so as to avoid any issues later.

No Break in between the Test

You don’t get a break between the entire duration of the test. So, it is advisable to use washroom before the test starts. However, if you need to use the washroom during the test, you can raise your hand and the invigilator will let you go. But you won’t get any extra time for this.

Be calm and stay focused. Don’t answer the questions in a rush and you will certainly do your best.

All the Best for your IELTS Exam!