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The most important thing to bring on the IELTS test day is your identification, either your passport or Permanent Resident Card, depending on which one you used for your IELTS test registration. You will need the same identification for your IELTS Speaking test as well.
The test staff will check this before you enter the room and your IELTS Speaking test examiner will check this once again. You don’t have to bring any passport photos on the test day, as the IELTS test centre will take your photo when you register.
For the IELTS test on paper, you can bring HB pencils and erasers, but for the IELTS test on computer, paper and pencils are provided for you. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. It is okay to bring a mobile phone, but you have to switch it off and place it with your other personal belongings in a special area arranged by the test supervisor.
It is not recommended to bring any valuable items with you on the IELTS test day. Electronic items are not allowed in the test room either.
Children or family members of test takers are not allowed to enter the IELTS test venue. If someone needs to wait for you, please ask them to wait outside the venue.
With the exception of clear bottled water, food and beverages are not allowed into the examination room. (Please remove the label from the water bottle)
What to expect on test day?
You’ll be asked to verify your identity both before the Speaking test and the rest of the sections. Part of the verification process is capturing your photo and your finger-scan. Your details and your photo will appear on your Test Report Form, so it’s important to make sure all your information is correct.