It is important that you read and accept the IELTS test terms and conditions when you register for the test.
You also receive the terms and conditions in the Notice to Candidates, which is included with the application form.
The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of:
- Test day arrangements
- What you can take into the test room
- The rules you need to follow
- Test security
- What you can expect from the results process
- Cancellations process
- How we use your information
When you sign the declaration in the application form you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS test terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.
Security at IELTS tests is important to us. As an added measure, all participants will be required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff on their test day. Please make sure that you review the photograph instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.
In addition, you will be required bring the same original (not photocopied) identification card you used when you registered for the test . The identification card/passport must be valid at the time of registration and exam day. Passports with punch holes are considered invalid, regardless of expiry date. Presenting a renewed passport is not allowed. Ensure that validity of identification is later than test date. “No ID, No Test Policy” is enforced during the exam. You will be considered absent and your test fee forfeited if you cannot present the ID you used during registration.
You also need to bring your own wood-clinched pencil, eraser and sharpener. A bottle of water is allowed given that it is label-free. You are not allowed to bring any personal belongings (e.g. mobile phones, wrist watches, camera, other electronic equipment, handbags, envelopes, plastic bags etc) inside the exam room. Bringing of personal belongings during the test day is highly discouraged. You will be required to leave all of your personal belongings in the baggage area. The British Council will not be liable for any losses.