Do’s and Dont’s for the IELTS Exam


We’ll go over some of the things you should and shouldn’t do on exam day in this article. Understandably, you may be scared and anxious on the day of your IELTS examination. Knowing what to expect can help to calm your nerves and make you feel more confident and in control during the test. Our combined expertise has taught us some of the best IELTS tips and strategies. The essential do’s and don’ts regarding the test are included in some of these hints.

Here are some things to keep in mind on the day of your test:


1. Keep in mind your identification.
Examiners will need identity proof. They want to make sure it’s you, not someone else, who’s taking the test. Make sure you bring the identification you used to apply for the test with you to the test.

2. Examine the test locations
Imagine showing up for your test only to find that it’s been rescheduled. What an ordeal! Check the test location, date, and time twice, three times. It may appear to be a ridiculous error, but it has been known to occur, and you would never want it to happen to you. Especially after all of your hard work in preparation.

3. Allow for travel time.
After you’ve double-checked the location, date, and time, add some extra travel time to guarantee you arrive a few minutes early. Rushing around and coming late will only make you irritable and prevent you from performing at your best.

4. Leave the watches at home
There will be a large clock on the wall in the examining room. Because no other clocks or watches are permitted in the room, utilize that clock to keep track of your time.

5. Make Inquiries
There isn’t such a thing as a ridiculous question. Pay close attention while the supervisor is giving you test instructions, and if there is anything unclear, ASK. That is the purpose of that period of time.

6. Always Give It Your All
Negative marking is not used in the IELTS marking system, thus you will not be penalized if you make a mistake. This means that you can try every solution, even if you’re absolutely stumped. It’s preferable to attempt and fail than to not try at all.

7. Be Respectful
Integrity is, without a doubt, the most important factor. Cheating, copying, using crib notes, or anything else of the sort is never recommended, and if detected, you will almost certainly be excluded from the test. It’s not going to be worth it.

8. Keep your valuables at home.
You will be asked to leave your items outside the examination room by the supervisor. Leave anything at home that you don’t feel safe leaving unattended if you’re going to do this.

9. Do not take any test materials with you.
Students are not permitted to return the question paper or answer sheet. Leave it at your desk or turn it into your boss at the end of the day.

10. Obtain Permission to Depart
Don’t just get up and go when you’ve finished your test. Before leaving the room, get permission from your boss.


Remember what you have learned in your lessons and try and have fun throughout the process. It’s not just a school subject, it’s a life skill you are learning. Being able to communicate with so many individuals from around the world will be a great gift you’ll be glad you invested time and effort into now. Good luck and enjoy the journey!