Monday, July 7, 2014

IELTS Test Rules

In order to have a smooth run in an examination, rules are set. In school, before taking the examination, teachers remind students to keep their notes, place their bags in one place where they cannot reach it, have all writing materials on top of their desk, have the seats arranged one seat apart and most of all, reminds students that cheating is prohibited. Rules are not restrictions but a guide to a successful examination. Just like any examinations, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, also has implemented rules to all candidates.

 
Here are some reminders candidates need to bear in mind for the IELTS examination:

a. Prior to the test day
  • Candidates have to prepare their identification. (Click here to find out more about the valid IDs for the IELTS test in the Philippines). This identification should be similar to the ones they used upon registration for the examination. Moreover, IDs should have their picture, their names printed clearly and their signature. Any individual taking the IELTS not in their home country should be able to provide their recent and legal passport.
  • Prepare two passport-sized photographs for the exam's day registration.
  • If there are any changes to be made, contact the test center ahead of time. There is a possibility that any change requests done on the exam day will be granted.

b. On the exam day
  • Have the necessary requirements. Candidates will not be allowed to take the test unless all requirements are met.
  • Make sure to arrive in the test center ahead of the scheduled time. Do not come in late for you will not be seated nor refunded.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring their personal items in the testing room such as bags, notes, dictionaries and most especially electronic devices. Candidates are only allowed to bring pens, pencils and erasers.
  • If there are any questions, raise your hand for the test administrators to help you. Any questions about the exams content will not be entertained.
  • Candidates are not allowed to talk with fellow test takers in the course of the exam. Borrowing of any writing materials is prohibited.
  • Eating is not allowed; hence, candidates are asked to eat before the test.
  • In case of usage of the toilet, ask the test administrators. Candidates are not allowed to leave without permission.
  • Copying or bringing any test materials outside the testing room is strictly prohibited.
  • Any candidate caught cheating or breaking any rule will be reprimanded or worst, have their test stopped and will be asked to leave the room. 
  • Do not wear digital watches.
Any candidate should remember all these rules to avoid any problems on the exam day. For more information, it is best to visit http://www.ielts.org/pdf/IELTSNoticeToCandidates.pdf for more information.

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