Testing Schedule

students in a test room

Listening, Reading and Writing Tests are always held in the same morning of your test day. The listening test at UTM is delivered through high quality surround sound stereo speakers in the test room (no headphones).

Speaking Interviews may be scheduled up to 7 days before your listening, reading, and writing test day, or in the afternoon of your test day. You will be notified of your speaking interview test date and time five days before the test day by email. Your appointment time cannot be changed.

General Schedule

Time Schedule
8:00AM - 8:45AM
  • Registration and check in.
  • Enter the test room and take your seat.
  • Doors will close.
    Candidates who do not register and check in by 8:45AM will not be permitted to enter and forfeit their test fees.
9:00AM - approximately 1:00 PM
  • Listening test (30 minutes)
    • 4 sections, 40 items
  • Reading test (60 minutes)
    • 3 sections, 40 items
  • Writing test (60 minutes)
    • 2 tasks (150 words & 250 words)
1:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Speaking interview (15 minutes)
    • Personal interview with examiner.
    • You will receive your interview time on the morning of your test during registration. 

Picture and Finger Scan

IELTS requires each candidate to have their identity securely verified. Please note that you will be required to comply with the following when you arrive for registration:

  • High-resolution photograph will be taken of you to include on your Test Report Form.
  • Finger scan will be taken to verify your identity, and allow you to leave and re-enter the testing room.

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What to Bring on Test Day

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