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Before you book your IELTS Online test, please make sure you have everything you will need to take the test.
To check if IELTS Online will work on your computer, download the Inspera Exam Portal , launch it, and click ‘next’ to run the system check. This will tell you if your computer is suitable for IELTS Online.
Please see below for the equipment and systems you need, items that are not allowed, and how to get support.
For information on how to prepare for your IELTS Online test, including how to set up your test room correctly, please see our IELTS Online tutorial videos here .
To take IELTS Online you must have the following equipment:
a laptop or desktop computer – IELTS Online cannot be taken on mobile, tablet or Chromebook
a keyboard with language set to Australian, USA, or UK English
a web camera
speakers and a microphone
a stable internet connection
Mobile phone with camera may be required at check-in to assist in room scan. It must be switched off for the test
The following items are not allowed:
Headphones, headsets, or any type of ear-device are not allowed
No Bluetooth devices – your keyboard, mouse, web camera, speakers and microphone must all be inbuilt or wired
No VPNs or mobile hotspots
Multiple screens are not allowed
Operating system requirement:
Mac version 10.15 or higher
Windows version 10 or 11 on 64-bit platforms
CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge or newer) with support for SSE 4.2
Minimum 2 core CPU, Recommended minimum 4 core CPU
OpenGL 2.0 graphics driver
Minimum 2GB RAM; Recommended minimum 4GB RAM
75 MB of free storage
Access to one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge
Upload and download speed of 0.6 Mbps