IELTS Test Day

You must be present at the test centre on the test day between 08.15 – 08.45 to register. The test begins at 09.00 and the test day ends by 17.00.

If you fail to produce the required ID you will not be allowed into the test room and will lose your test fee.

Delayed/too late?

Phone BLTC immediately: +31 20 622 3634

Test day schedule

  • Listening (40 minutes), Reading (60 minutes) and Writing (60 minutes) tests are in the morning between 9.00 - 12.30. Please note, in the Netherlands, the Listening test is conducted with loud speakers, not individual headphones. There are no breaks between these test parts.
  • Speaking test interviews (15 minutes) are scheduled in the afternoon between 13:00 - 17:00. At 12.30 on the day of the test you will know the time of your Speaking test. Please make sure you are available for the Speaking test the entire afternoon.

You may only bring a water bottle and your ID/passport into the test room. The water bottle must be transparent and should not have a label. The test centre will provide pencils and earplugs. Do not bring these yourself. 

Personal belongings are not allowed inside the test room. This includes watches, coats, bags, mobile phones, other electronic devices etc. You will be able to store these in a cloak room, which will be secure throughout the test. 

Important notice: On your test day, you must bring the same ID document you used to Register with online. If you bring a different ID document with you on the test day, you will not be allowed to take the test

A new passport?

If you receive a new passport – and therefore have a new passport number – after registering for the test with the old passport, you need to send an email to the IELTS department immediately. You cannot take the test with the out of date passport number. 

Driving licenses are not accepted.

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