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Here are some useful tips and information to help you prepare for the day of your test.
Familiarise yourself with the format of the test and any equipment you may need. Visit the relevant test page to find out more about your test and to access preparation materials.
If you are taking a computer-based test, check with your school or test centre if they will provide a computer or if you need to bring your own. If you are using your own computer, make sure your school or test centre has given you instructions on setting up your computer ready for the test.
Check the date, time and venue address of your test.
Check how long it will take to travel to your test centre and make sure you arrive well before the scheduled start time (you should ask your test centre how far in advance of the start time you need to arrive).
You must bring valid photographic identification to the test (passport, driving licence or provisional driving licence, or student ID).
Make sure you bring the equipment you need to take the test (pen/pencil/eraser etc.). If you are taking a computer-based test, please check with your school or test centre whether you need to bring your own computer.
Do not bring food or drink to your desk in the test room (apart from a clear bottle of water with any labels removed).
Your centre may give further instructions regarding what to bring or do on the test day. Make sure you follow these instructions.
You will not be able to bring to your desk any electronic items such as smart watches, mobile phones, digital sound recorders, cameras, etc. If you are taking a computer-based test on your own computer, you may bring that to your desk.
Your centre will tell you where to put your bags, etc.
You will receive your Statement of Entry, which includes your candidate entry number. You will need to write this on your test answer sheet.
If your test has more than one section, each section is completed one after the other. You will be told when you can start each section, based on the time given. You cannot use the time from one section for another.
Listen to the invigilator and follow their instructions. If you have any questions, need help or want to leave the room, raise your hand and an invigilator will come to your assistance.
Do not talk to other test-takers.
If you applied for Access Arrangements, including modified papers, due to a disability or special requirement, these arrangements will be available to you on the day. Please ensure your Access Arrangements application has been confirmed by your test centre in advance of the test day.
Stop writing or typing immediately when the invigilator tells you to do so.
Stay in your seat until you are told that you may leave the room.
Do not take any question papers, answer sheets or rough paper out of the room.
If you have any questions or problems, tell the invigilator immediately.
If you wish to request Special Consideration*, a Results Enquiry* or an Appeal*, visit our Support site.
* These are only available for certain tests. Visit each test’s page for details.
If you receive results for your test, find out when they are published and how to access them on our Results page.
If you need to share your results with your chosen institution(s) via Metritests, make sure you do this. Check with your institution(s) the date by which they need to receive your results.
If you need any more information, contact our Support Team and we’ll be happy to help.