IELTS Terms and Conditions
IELTS Terms and Conditions


It is important that you read and accept the IELTS test terms and conditions when you register for the test.

You also receive the terms and conditions in the Notice to Candidates (PDF 93Kb), which is included with the application form.

The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of:

• test day arrangements

• what you can take into the test room

• the rules you need to follow

• test security

• what you can expect from the results process

• cancellations process

• how we use your information.

When you sign the declaration in the online application form you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS test terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.


Security at IELTS tests is important to us. As an added measure, all participants will be required to have their photograph taken by a member of the IELTS administrative staff on their test day. Please make sure that you review the instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.

Special Arrangements

The IELTS test has been designed to be a fair test. Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have. We make every effort to cater for all our candidates.

If you have a disability or special need, please contact us (selecting “Before registration: dates, venues, fees, special needs”), at least 3 months before the test date if you require adaptation of test papers or at least 6 weeks before the test date if you require administrative changes (e.g. extra examination time).

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