Test Day

We are continuing to run IELTS tests in order to serve the needs of our test-takers. Your safety is our priority.

We have introduced several new procedures in our test centres. Please read more about this below.

What we are doing:

  • Social distancing rules enforced – minimum 2 metres at all times
  • Reduced numbers of test-takers per exam
  • All test equipment sanitized between uses
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout test centre
  • White disposable bags will be provided for your belongings
  • Finger scans will not be taken at registration
  • Test-takers will receive an email 2 days before their test day, requesting a health declaration as it related to Covid-19. You must respond to this email 
  • Masks are encouraged for test-takers and staff. If you do not have a mask, we are happy to provide one for you. Masks should be removed for your registration photo only 

If you are unwell or have contact with anyone with cold,
flu or Covid-19 symptoms:

  • Before your test – Do not attend your test. Email info@ilacielts.com for a transfer or refund
  • During your test – We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who appears unwell. If you become unwell at any point during the test, you will be asked to leave for the safety of others
  • After your test – Email us immediately after finding out. This allows us to inform other candidates and staff members who had contact with you on test day. If you are unsure of the correct steps to take, we can provide links to relevant information so you can get the help you need

Other things to note:

  • Disposable gloves and hand sanitizer bottles are welcome. Hand sanitizer must be in a small, transparent bottle with the label removed 
  • Anyone who does not comply with social distancing rules will be asked to leave the test for the safety of others. A refund will not be provided
  • Pay attention to any social distancing signs or guidelines, such as tape on the floor to mark 2m between test-takers at all times

Before your Test

Familiarize yourself with the test format. We will also give you information on test day about how to do your test. (https://www.exampreparationgvv.com/computer-delivered-ielts/)

Arrival and Registration

You need your valid passport or Permanent Residence Card to take your IELTS test.

Registration ends 15 minutes before the first part of your test. You cannot take your test if you arrive less than 15 minutes before the first part of your test and you will not receive a transfer or refund. Please check your confirmation email for your speaking test time and your written test time. During registration we will:

  1. Check your ID and take a photo. The photo will appear on your Test Report Form.
  2. Provide you with a white plastic bag for your belongings. Place everything inside the bag except water in a transparent bottle with the label removed. Your cell phone and all electronic equipment must be switched off.
  3. Assign you a test room.

Please do not wear scents– many people are allergic. You may be denied entry to the test if your scent disturbs other people.

Please follow social distancing rules – to ensure the safety of test-takers and staff, you will be asked to leave if you ignore the rules in place and/or warnings from your invigilator.

What Can I bring into the Test?

  1. Your ID
  2. Water in a transparent bottle with the label removed.

Please note: pencils will be provided for rough notes. All items provided are sanitized between uses.

What happens in the written tests?

The order of the test is Listening, Reading and Writing. The test is on a computer. 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. There are no washroom breaks in the test. You must stay until the end of the test.

Your speaking test

Your speaking test may be before or after your written test. You will receive an email telling you the exact time and day. Your speaking test will be with a qualified examiner and take about 15 minutes.

Safety measures will always ensure a 2 metre distance between the test-taker and examiner. Test-takers may wear masks for their Speaking interview 

Important: The label on your work station on test day contains important information to help you access your results. At the end of the test, take it with you and keep it safe.

How do I get my results?

Results are released within 5-7 days after your test date. There are 2 ways to get your results:

  1. By Mail: We will automatically mail all test results to the address you provided during registration. It takes up to 23 days after your test for delivery to your home or business.
  2. Online (unofficial results): While waiting for your results in the mail, you can check unofficial results hereCopy your name ‘exactly’ as it was written on your desk label.

*During Covid-19, results will not be available for pick-up.

8:00am-Arrival and Registration

You need your valid passport or Permanent Residence Card to take your IELTS test.

Registration ends at 8:45am. You cannot take your test if you arrive after 8:45am. During registration we will:

  1. Check your ID and take photo. The photo will go on your Test Report Form. *Finger scans will not be taken.
  2. Provide you with a white plastic bag for your belongings. Place everything inside the bag, except two items to write with, an eraser and water in a transparent bottle with the label removed. Your cell phone and all electronics must be switched off.
  3. Assign you a test room.

Please do not wear scents– many people are allergic. You may be denied entry to the test if your scent disturbs other people.

Please follow social distancing rules – to ensure the safety of test-takers and staff, you will be asked to leave if you ignore the rules in place and/or warnings from your invigilator.

9:00am to noon-Test       

Parts of the DayTimeDuration
Registration8:00 to 8:45Candidates will not be admitted after 8:45am
Listening9:00

40 minutes

We do not use headphones.

Reading10:0060 minutes
Writing11:0060 minutes
SpeakingSpeaking can be on Thursday Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We will send details of your speaking test time 3 days before the test if your speaking test is on a different day from your written tests.11-14 minute (arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time)

 What can I bring into the test?

  1. Your ID
  2. Water in a transparent bottle with the label removed.
  3. 2 items to write with, an eraser and a pencil sharpener (we can also provide these items to you*)

*items provided are sanitized between uses.

What happens in 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 member in your room can help you if you have a question about the procedure. Please put up your hand if you need help. There are no washroom breaks in the test.

Important: The label on your desk on test day contains important information to help you access your results. At the end of the test, take it with you and keep it safe.

What happens in the Speaking Test?

Most test takers have their speaking test in the afternoon of the written test day (between 12:25pm and 5:30 pm) but if we need you to take your test either the day before or the day after, you will receive information about the date and time of your speaking test 3 days before your scheduled test date. Bring your ID document to your speaking test. Your speaking test lasts approximately 15 minutes and is with a qualified examiner.

Safety measures will always ensure a 2 metre distance between the test-taker and examiner. Test-takers may wear masks for their Speaking interview 

How do I change information about myself such as my address?

Email us at info@ilacielts.com to let us know if you need to change your information.

How do I get my results?

Results are released within 5-7 days after your test date. There are 2 ways to get your results:

  1. By Mail: We will automatically mail all test results to the address you provided during registration. It takes up to 23 days after your test for delivery to your home or business.
  2. Online: While waiting for your results in the mail, you can check unofficial results hereCopy your name ‘exactly’ as it was written on your desk label.

*During Covid-19, results will not be available for pick-up.

Are you ready?
Speak to an ILAC IELTS advisor to help you plan your test.