As the location of your IELTS test may differ from the test centre where you booked your test, you should check the location, date and time and make sure you arrive before the test starts. You may not be admitted to the test if you arrive after the trial has started.
Since electronic devices, including your phone, are not permitted in examination rooms, it would be best to leave them outside.
Once you begin your test, which will take 2 hours and 40 minutes, you will have no break between the three parts of the difficulty – listening, reading and writing. It would help to eat something before the test because you can only bring drinks in transparent bottles.
You should carry proof of identification as well. The staff will confirm your identity, so ensure you have the relevant ID mentioned in the documents you receive after registering for the exam.
In addition to checking your ID, the IELTS staff will also click your photograph before the exam commences, and they will place this photo on your Test Report form. Centres in certain countries also require your biometrics.
Your ID, a pencil or pen, and an eraser are the only items you can keep on your desk for the test.
If you have questions or need to use the restroom, you can raise your hand to alert the invigilator. If your headset does not work during your listening exam, let the invigilator know as soon as possible.
Once you have completed your test, you must stay seated until the invigilator permits you to leave the room.
Additionally, if you experienced any problems during your test that may have hindered your performance on the test, you will have to raise a complaint within a week of the test date. You can fill out a Test Day Incident Form.