This section gives you some tips and advice on what to do during the written and speaking exams day.
What to do during the written exams
Before the exams start
- Read the confirmation email carefully.
- Take with you a pen, pencil, eraser, your passport/ID and your timetable.
- Be at the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the start time
- Look at the exam signs and locate your designated exam room. The supervisor will inform you when it is time to enter.
- Keep your timetable handy. Know your candidate number. You will be placed in a specific exam room and desk based on your candidate number.
During the exams
What to do during the speaking exams
- Take your passport/ID and your timetable with you.
- Be at the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time
- Look at the exam signs and locate the speaking exams area.
- The invigilator will check your photo IDs against the attendance register. Once this is checked, you must remain in the designated speaking exams area until your test.
- While you are waiting to be examined, please keep quiet so as to avoid disrupting the exams of other candidates.
- If there is an error in the spelling of your name, please inform the invigilator and s/he will make a note of the correction.
- Switch off your mobile phone (and other electronic devices). Place your belongings in the area designated by your invigilator.
- The speaking tests are in pair format. The invigilator will specify which of the other candidates will be paired with you, in accordance with the timetable.
- In case of absences, the pairs will be re-arranged in order to avoid delays.
- You will be given a personalised mark sheet; do not fold, crease or write on it. You must hand it to the examiner when you enter the room.
- Where there is an uneven number, the last candidates taking the test will form a group of three. The exams cannot be conducted with a single candidate.
Test day photos
Test day photos are mandatory for FCE, CAE and CPE exams. Photos will be taken on the day of the written test or speaking test.
Consent from candidates or parent/guardian will be sought on the registration form prior to the exam.