Here are some test taker tips for your IELTS exam day
Items to bring to the test room
You must bring your valid ID (very important: it must be the same ID you booked your test with!)
We recommend you bring a transparent bottle of water
You will NOT be able to take any other items into the test room. Any other personal belongings will be placed in a secure personal belonging area outside the test room.
You must bring the same valid ID (national identity card or passport) you used when you booked your test.
Invalid or expired identification documents will not be accepted. If you cannot provide a valid ID, you will not be able to sit the test.
Test Day Photos
Your photograph will be taken on the test day as an additional security measure and will appear on your Test Report Form.
IELTS on computer vs. IELTS on paper
The Test Report Form, content, timing and structure of the test is the same whether you take the test on paper or on computer and the Speaking test is always face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner.
Doing IELTS on a computer means you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing test using a computer. All aspects of the test are identical to IELTS on paper, including:
*In the IELTS on computer Listening test, the timings are slightly different from test on paper. This is because IELTS on paper requires users to transfer answers to an answer sheet. This step becomes redundant when answering directly on a computer.
Before the start of each part of the Listening test you will have some time to read the questions.
After the end of each part of the Listening test you will have some time to review your answers.
At the end of the Listening test, you will have 2 minutes to check your answers.
Have a look at this tutorial series explaining everything you need to know about IELTS on computer