IELTS Terms and Conditions

Make sure you read and accept ‘IELTS test terms and conditions’ when you register for the test.

These terms and conditions are set out in the following documents:

Notice to Candidates which is included with the application form.
Declaration page on the application form.
AE056 Confirmation of Test Date and Centre Policy Agreement

The terms and conditions contain important information, including details of

test day arrangements
test security
what you can take into the test
the rules you must follow
what you can expect from the results process

When you sign the application form Declaration and our centre’s AE056 Confirmation of Test Date and Centre Policy Agreement, you are confirming that you have read and understood the IELTS test terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.

What you can take into the test

You must bring the same identity document on the test day as the one recorded on your application form.

It will be one of these acceptable IDs:

Valid original passport
Valid original UAE National ID

No other forms of identification will be accepted except for the original ID document you have used on your Application Form for registration.  Without this, you will not be allowed to take the test and will not be eligible for a refund or test date transfer.

You are also allowed to bring a transparent bottle of water in the test room.

You must leave your personal belongings outside the test room.  Electronic devices and any personal effects will not be allowed in the test room.  Candidates must not bring valuables to the test venue.  The test venue, CES and their test day staff are NOT LIABLE for loss of or damages to Candidates personal effects or valuables on the day of the test, within and around the premises of the test venue.

Test Security

You must consent for your identity to be verified either at test registration or on test day. This will include:

  • having your photograph taken

You will be required to temporarily remove any covering from your face.  Any candidate who refuses to have a photograph taken will not be permitted to sit the test and will not be entitled to a refund.  This photograph taken by the test centre will appear on your Test Report Form.

  • providing a sample of your signature
  • having your finger-scan taken

You must not engage in any form of malpractice which may damage the integrity and security of the IELTS test.  Malpractice includes, but is not limited to:

  • attempting to cheat in any way
  • impersonating another candidate or having another person impersonate you.
  • copying the work of another candidate
  • disrupting the test in any way
  • reproducing any part of the test in any medium
  • attempting to alter the data on the Test Report Form

Candidates engaging in malpractice will not be allowed to complete the test and will not receive an IELTS test result.  Candidates who are found to have engaged in malpractice on test day after their result has been issued will have their result cancelled.  Candidates engaging in malpractice may be liable to legal action.

When leaving the test room at the end of the test, you must leave behind all test materials, either used or unused, in the test room. Any candidate who attempts to remove test materials from the test room will be disqualified and will not receive an IELTS test result.

Rules you must follow

You must arrive at the test centre before the scheduled test start time.
You must provide on the test day, the original ID document you have used on your IELTS Application Form.
You must not bring any personal belongings or electronic devices in the test room.

If you do not comply with any of the above:

You will not be admitted to the test room.
You will not be allowed to take any of the test components.
You will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.