What to Expect on Test Day:
Arrive: Be at the centre between 8am and 8:15am with your passport or PR card (the item you registered with). There is no entry after 8:45am as this would delay the start of the test for everyone.
ID Check and Scan: We will check your ID document. Your ID must be valid and clear. If you do not have the ID you used to apply with, you cannot take the test. We will take a scan of your finger and a photo of you (at some locations we may take the photo in the afternoon). We will use this scan to verify your identity throughout the day.
Check-In: Turn off your cell phone. You can only take into the test room: your ID, a couple of pens or pencils, an eraser and water in transparent bottle without any writing on it. All other items must be checked in. Please leave your valuables at home as IELTS and Global Village assume no responsibility for lost or stolen items.
Go to your Test Room: You will be told which room you are taking your test in. We will tell you when it is time to go to your room. There are no breaks during the test so please go to the washroom as soon as you have checked your belongings.
Take the Test: The order of the test is Listening, Reading and Writing. The test is paper based. The total time is about 3 hours. The staff person in your room can help you if you have a question about the procedure. Please put up your hand if you need help.
Finish the Written Tests: You cannot leave your seat until all papers have been collected and you have been told to leave. You should collect your belongings after the test.
Take your Speaking Test: Depending on the location you may take your speaking test on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Most candidates take their speaking test on Saturday afternoon. Speaking interviews on Saturday are scheduled between 12:25pm and 6pm. You will see your speaking test time on your desk label when you take your morning test. If we schedule you on Friday or Sunday, we will send you an email at least two days before the test to tell you the exact time.