IELTS frequently asked questions

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Before your test

Should I take Academic or General Training?

Is this the test I need for my UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application?

How do I register?

What identification document can I use?

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What if I don’t have my ID?

How much does it cost?

How do I know if my application has been successful?

Can I cancel or transfer my test date?

What about practice materials?


On the day of your test

What time should I arrive at the test centre?

What do I need to bring with me?

What happens if I am late?

How long does the test take?

Will the speaking test be held on another day?

What can I take into the test room?

Are headphones provided?

What do I do if I am sick on the day of the test?


After your test

When will I receive my results?

Can I have another Test Report Form?

What is the CEFR level on my Test Report Form?

What do I do if I am not happy with my results?