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IELTS Test Day Information and Schedule

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Please read the information below to ensure the best possible IELTS test day experience.

By registering for the IELTS with Coast English Testing (an educational organization), you agree to our terms and conditions, cancellation policy, and washroom policy.

You also agree to receive emails with information about your purchases, test day(s), relevant events, and relevant courses to help you prepare. We may also reach out to you by phone or email to check in on your experience. You may opt out of such communications by phone, or email at any time.

I.D. requirements

  • You must bring your original passport, Canadian Permanent Resident Card or Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card. In case you want to bring a Refugee Claimant Protection Document as your ID, please email us.
  • This must be the same ID as the one used to register. Expired IDs will NOT be accepted.
  • Photocopies or other forms of identification will NOT be accepted.
  • Candidates without proper ID will not be allowed to take the test and will forfeit the test fee.

Registration (doors open at 8:45am)

  • For IELTS on Paper tests, doors open at 8:45am.
  • You must use our secure cloakroom to store all possessions, including cell phones, watches, etc.
  • We advise you to use the wash-room before registration.
  • After the ID check, your photo will be taken and your fingerprint scanned. If you have a head scarf or veil, you may be asked to remove this item in a separate room.

Washroom Policy

You can use the washroom before and during the test, however, there are certain times where you are not permitted to do so, for example:

  • When the test instructions are being delivered
  • When the Listening test is taking place (including the 10-minute pause at the end)
  • During the last 10 minutes of each section
  • When the staff are counting the papers at the end of each session

Exit procedures and break (approximately 12:45pm)

  • After the written components of the test, collect your possessions from the cloakroom and exit the venue.

Speaking tests (1:30 PM to 6:30 PM)

  • Return to the test venue 20 minutes before the scheduled time of your speaking test.
  • Use the secure cloakroom, and check in with the staff.
  • The speaking examiner will collect you and conduct the speaking test in a separate room.
  • At the end of the speaking test, you may collect your possessions from the cloakroom and leave the test venue.

Notes regarding punctuality, stationery and possessions

  • You will not be admitted into the test venue after 9:00 a.m.
  • We provide pens, pencils, sharpeners, and erasers.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the test room.
  • We recommend leaving valuable items at home.
  • To reduce our carbon footprint and reduce waste generation, we do not provide water bottles at the venue. Therefore, we encourage test takers to get their own water bottles.

Please Note:

  • Drinks, such as water or juice, must be in a clear container and must have no words written on the container.
  • Reading glasses must be in a clear case.
  • Under no circumstances will Coast English Testing Inc. or IELTS be responsible for lost or damaged items. This includes items stored in the car park. You are encouraged to leave valuable items at home.