Test Day

Details of the test will be found in your payment confirmation email. For paper-based testing, the speaking test may be scheduled up to seven days prior to or after the written exam. You will receive an email from our team up to five days prior to the test confirming the speaking test time.

You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each test. Candidates will not be allowed in the test until 10 minutes prior to the scheduled test time.

Personal items are not allowed in the test room. This includes jackets/bulky clothes, wallets, keys, watches, phones, hats, etc. The only items allowed in the test room are a clear bottle of water and the original ID you have registered with.

The written components of the test will take approximately three hours. The speaking test will take approximately 20 minutes.

If you want to cancel or reschedule your IELTS exam, please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.

Scores are accepted by over 10,000 organizations worldwide
IELTS recognises both British and American English in terms of spelling, grammar and choice of words.
The IELTS approach is recognized as being fair, reliable and valid to all candidates.
IELTS has been developed in close consultation with academics, professional bodies and immigration authorities

After graduating from university in Russia I applied to a large company in North America for a position that required English language proficiency. With my IELTS score I was able to prove my true-to-life ability to communicate in English for my first international employment opportunity. I have since worked in Bermuda and now live in Singapore, working for one of the most famous hotel brands in the world. With the invaluable experience that I have gained working overseas, IELTS has made a priceless contribution to progress my career and my life.

~Yulia Chelyakova, Conference Services Floor Manager, Singapore~

IELTS has been growing steadily for 20 years because it works. It’s good to know that IELTS has been the choice of millions of people over the years. IELTS stood out immediately because it tests all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening, giving a well-rounded assessment of my English.

~Arnik Surasarang, Bangkok, Thailand~