Taking the test at an IELTS test centre (on paper or on a computer)
If you are taking IELTS Online remotely, at home or elsewhere, you can find out more about the setup and requirements in our IELTS Online section.
The information below only applies if you take your IELTS tests at a test centre.
You might feel a bit nervous about your IELTS test day. So that things go smoothly as possible for you, we’ve put together some information to help you understand what will happen on the day of your test.
You will need to arrive in good time for your IELTS test. You will receive an email with information about timings and procedures on the test day. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to take the test. You will receive an email at least three days before the test so you will know at what time your test starts.
If you have asked for special arrangements as a result of a disability or other condition, and these have been agreed by your test centre, adjustments will be made for you on the test day. Please contact your test centre 3 months in advance. Please contact our staff at the test venue six weeks in advance.
Make sure you are prepared and have something to eat and drink beforehand. You will not be allowed to take food into the test room and you will only be allowed to take water in a transparent bottle without any label.