IELTS Preparation: Key facts for test day

1. Admin for test day On your test days (both for the written papers and the Speaking test), you will need to produce the identification document which you used to fill out your IELTS test application form. You might also need two identical passport-sized photos. Check your test documentation to see if this applies to you. 

2. Stationery for test day You are only allowed to take pens, pencils and erasers into the test. Remember to fill in your answer paper for the Listening and Reading tests with a pencil, as the processing machine cannot read ink. 

3. Arrive with plenty of time to spare What is plenty of time? Enough to allow you to calm yourself down and let the panic of trying to find the right building and the right room subside. Plenty of time means you are fully focused onthe test when you enter the test hall. 

4. Time is points… precious points The clock does not stop for you to go to the washroom. The time you spend in the washroom is time you are not spending on your test. Those minutes could make all the difference to you getting the band score you need.