IELTS Test Day Preparation
It is very important for a candidate to be aware of all the activities that unfold on a particular IELTS Test Preparation Day so that he is fully prepared for the test and can concentrate on doing his best.
The candidates should get an idea about the location of the test centre and plan their travel on test date well in advance to avoid any last minute hassle. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are conducted on the same day while the Speaking test can be taken up to seven days after or before the other three tests. The order in which these tests are conducted is listening, reading and finally writing. There is no break between these three tests.
Activities for IELTS Test Preparation Day test applies complicated, biometric safety measures that prevent test takers and organisations from trying to cheat. Following is the brief outline of what a candidate should expect on Activities for IELTS test day:
Reach before Scheduled Time
Candidate should keep ample time for travelling to the test venue to ensure he or she arrives before scheduled time. Arriving before scheduled time as mentioned during the test booking, allows the candidate to easily register at the test venue and take his seat for the test. Candidate is advised to refer to his booking confirmation for details. In case, a candidate reports late at the test centre, he or she may not be allowed to take the test.
Candidates should note that no personal items are allowed to be taken into the test room. In case the candidate is carrying stuff other than his identification proof or stationary, the IELTS staff will take and safely store it, which can be collected back from them after the test is over. Objects which are prohibited from the test room include: Keys, Mobile phones, Laptops, Cameras, Headphones, Caps, Scarves, Wallets, Paper, Books, Notes, Drinks or Food items.
When the candidate registers himself on test day, a member of IELTS staff will verify and confirm candidate’s identification document, for example, passport. Candidate must have the same identification document that he provided in his IELTS Application Form; otherwise the candidate will not be allowed to take the test. Photocopy of the identification document or passport is NOT accepted to allow entry into test venue. Also, it must also be valid and unexpired with a clear and distinguishable photo. In case the candidate is attempting Activities for Activities for IELTS test day from a country other than his native country, passport as an identification proof is must for him.
If the candidate has booked his test at a test centre then his photograph and finger scan could be taken at the test centre itself on the day of booking. If not, these will be taken when he comes to attend the Activities for IELTS Test Preparation Day. Before the candidate enters the test room, his finger may be scanned again to confirm his identity.
Entering the test room
At the time of entering the test room, a test invigilator or IELTS staff will guide the candidate to his seat. In case, candidate is asked by IELTS staff to wait outside test room before entering, he should wait for next instructions from the staff rather than proceeding in the room to locate his seat himself. Candidate should take care not to write any notes anywhere near his seat. Candidate is also not allowed to speak to any other candidate. In case of a query, candidate should raise his hand and a member of IELTS staff will assist him. The Candidate will be provided with a water bottle on his desk by the IELTS staff on candidate’s request.
Toilet / Drink break
Candidates are not allowed to leave their seats for drink or toilet break while instructions are being given by the invigilators, during the last 10 minutes of each section (i.e. Listening, Reading & Writing) of the test, while papers are being counted after each test section, or while the Listening test sound recording is being played including the 10 minute pause at the end. In case the candidate needs to leave the test room to go for a toilet break at any other time, he should raise his hand and take permission of an IELTS staff member.
Requesting for help
In case the candidate has any problem concerned with test sections (For example, incorrect spellings of name, typo error in printing the candidate number, unable to hear sound recording in listening section, or frail medical condition), candidate should raise his hand to attract the notice of the invigilators present in the test room and share his concern with them. Candidates should not ask answer for any question in the test paper from the invigilator. This is strictly prohibited and in case of non-compliance by candidate, he may be asked to leave test room.
On completion of the test
Candidates are not permitted to leave their seat until all their papers have been collected and unless they have been told to leave. In case a candidate completes his test early, he should wait quietly until the test time is over and he is advised by the invigilator that he can leave. Candidates should collect all their belongings and must not leave any notes or material on the desk.
Candidate can preview their provisional results online 13 calendar days after the test. Candidates can check the result online through Activities for IELTS Test Preparation Day portal by entering their Candidate Number, Test Date and Passport Number. The Activities for IELTS test day provisional results will be available online at https://results.ielts.org. The official results will appear on candidate’s Test Report Form which will also be ready after 13 days. Candidate can collect it from the test centre or have it posted to their personal address or designated address of up to five institutions / organizations – depending on what was specified at the time of test booking or registration.