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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 .

Required equipment: 

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 

Restricted items: 

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 

 System requirements: 

  • 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 

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