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    All candidates are expected fully to comply with IELTS rules and regulations. Failure to do so can result in you being disqualified, in which case you will not receive an IELTS result or be eligible for a refund or transfer.

    On test day (For Paper-Based only):

    09:00 - 09:50 Registration

    10:00 - 10:50 Test Instructions, Listening

    11:00 - 12:00 Test Instructions; Reading

    12:00 - 13:00 Test instructions; Writing

    14:00 - 20:00 Speaking

    IELTS test administration rules (For Paper-Based only)

    You must:

    - Arrive at the test venue between 9:00 and 9:50

    - Leave your personal belongings in the designated area

    - You should take passport into the test room. No other personal belongings are allowed in the test room

    - Follow the instructions of the test centre staff carefully

    - Tell the Invigilator at once by raising your hand if you think you have not been given the right question paper, or if you are not sure what you should do

    - Tell the Invigilator at once if the question paper you have been given is not complete or is illegible

    You must not:

    - Be late

    - Bring dictionaries and any electronic devices including mobile phones and watches into the test room

    - Use a pen when completing the Listening and Reading sections

    - Make any noise while in the test room

    - Use correction fluid

    - Talk loudly to the test centre staff during the test (if you require assistance, please let the invigilator know by raising your hand)

    - Exchange test materials and documents with other candidates during the test

    - Talk to other candidates or look at their question papers

    - Continue writing after being instructed to stop. The invigilator has the right to disqualify any candidate who fails to do so, or cross out the answers that are completed after the candidate has been instructed to stop.

    - Remove question papers

    - Leave the test room during the test unless accompanied by the test centre staff

    - Leave your seat before the question papers are collected

    - Leak question papers or share any information about the content of the test with anybody outside the test room


    - No breaks are provided between the first three sections (Listening, Reading and Writing)

    - If you need to go to the bathroom during the test, this time will count as part of your examination; no extra time will be provided to complete your question papers

    - Only one candidate can leave the test room at a time, accompanied by the test centre staff. The invigilator will keep your passport while that you are outside the test room

    - Candidates cannot leave the test room while the recording is being played during the Listening section, while the question papers are being handed out, or during the last ten minutes of each section

    Candidates who fail to follow one or more of the rules above will be disqualified, in which case they will not receive an IELTS result or be eligible for a refund or transfer.