Exam day tips

Computer based exams

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Exam day tips

Computer based exams

Exam day tips

Computer based exams

Computer based exam

These tips are for the computer based exam (not the Speaking test or Cambridge English: Young Learners exams).

Before the exam
  • 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, especially if your exam is at a weekend or on a holiday.
  • Get to the exam early! Follow the direction signs to find the exam room or go to the reception of the building and ask for directions. Your centre should send you a summary of the exam regulations, make sure you are familiar with them.

You can see the full regulations here…

What to bring to the exam
  • Bring your identification, for example a passport. It must be an original (not a copy) and must have a photo of you.
  • Bring pens and pencils. Your centre will also give you pens and pencils if you need them.
  • Do not bring food or drink to your desk in the exam room (except a bottle of water).
  • You cannot bring your phone or any other electronic devices to your desk in the exam. Your centre will tell you where to put them during the exam.
During the exam
  • Follow the instructions that appear on your screen during each part of the test
  • There is a stopwatch on your screen that will indicate how much time you have left to complete each part of the exam
  • During the Listening test, make sure you can hear everything correctly. If you have any problems, raise your hand and tell the invigilator immediately.
At the end of each part
  • At the end of each part, you must leave all paper (used and unused) on your desk.
  • Stay in your seat until the invigilator gives you permission to leave the room.
  • If you have any problems or questions, raise your hand and tell the invigilator.
After the exam
Good luck with your exam!

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