Exam day tips

Paper-based exams

Before the exam
Register for the Online Results Service  using your Candidate ID and Secret Number from your Confirmation of Entry.
Check the date, time and address of your exam. Your centre will send you this information. If you have any questions, contact your centre before the exam day.
Remember to check how long it will take you to travel to the exam.
Get to the exam early. Follow the directions to find the exam room or go to
reception and ask for directions.
You cannot bring your phone or anything else electronic inside the exam room.
Your centre will tell you if they can store your electronic items securely. If they can’t, you should consider leaving your electronic items at home.

What to bring to the exam
Bring your identifi cation (ID), for example a passport or national ID card. It must be the original document with your photo and it must be valid on the day of your exam.
Bring pens and pencils with erasers. Your centre will give you extra pens and pencils if you need them.
Do not bring food or drink to your desk in the exam room (apart from a clear plastic
bottle of water).
You cannot bring your bag to your desk or bring your mobile phone or anything
else electronic inside the exam room. Your centre will tell you what to do with your
belongings.
On the exam day
Your centre will tell you where to put your bags,phones, etc. There will be a clock or timer in the exam room. Have your photo ID ready for checking.
You cannot access your mobile phone/electronic devices for the duration of the exam.
The centre may take your photo for identification on the exam day.
Listen carefully to the instructions which the invigilator will read out and make sure you you follow them. If you have any questions, need help or want to leave the room, raise your hand to ask for help.
Do not talk to other people, or try to see what they are writing during the exam.
If you are doing a Listening test, check that you can hear the test properly. Raise your hand immediately if you cannot hear the recording.
At the end of each test Stop writing immediately when the invigilator tells you to do so. Give all papers to the invigilator, including question papers, answer sheets, notes, etc.
Stay in your seat until the invigilator tells you to leave the room.
If you have any questions or problems tell the invigilator immediately.
Remember you will not be able to access your phone or anything else electronic
during the breaks. If you have registered for our Online Results
Service we will email you as soon as your results are released.
(Not including Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers)

For tips for speaking tests and computer-based exams see www.cambridgeenglish.org/exam-day-tips
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Exam day tips: Speaking tests

Before the test
Check the date, time and address of your exam. Your centre will send you this
information. If you have any questions, contact your centre before the day of the
test. Remember to check how long it will take you to travel to the venue.
Get to the venue early. Follow the directions to find the waiting area or go to
reception and ask for directions.

What to bring to the test
Bring your identifi cation (ID), for example a passport or national ID card. It must be the original document with your photo and it must be valid on the day of your exam.
Do not bring food or drink in the exam room (apart from a clear plastic bottle of
water).
On the test day
Turn off all electronic devices when you
arrive at the venue.
The centre may take your photo for identification.

The supervisor will:
• check your ID
• give you your mark sheet (please do not
fold it)
• tell you where to wait, and take you to the
test room.

Follow the instructions and wait quietly for your test.
Your supervisor will tell you where to put your bag during the test.
If you have any questions or problems, tell the supervisor immediately.

At the end of the test
Please leave quietly. You must not speak to other candidates waiting to do their test.

Good luck with your test!

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