Before the exam
- Make sure you take a pen, pencil, rubber and a valid ID card or passport (which has not expired) and the participant card.
- Arrive at the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the start time. If you arrive 5 minutes late, you will be allowed to enter the room. If you are between 5 and 35 minutes late, you will be allowed to begin the exam when the second part starts. However, you will not be given extra time. If you are more than 35 minutes late, you will not be allowed to take the exam.
- Turn off your mobile phone and put your electronic devices on silent mode. You are not allowed to use them during the exam as any sound or vibration may molest other people.
- No dictionaries, books or electronic devices are allowed.
During the exam (once you have entered the room)
- Deactivate all alarms and reminders.
- When you are seated at your desk, the proctor will ask you for your ID card or passport to check your identity. Your ID document must be valid (not expired). If you do not have a valid ID document, or the information shown does not coincide with that of the participant card, you will not be allowed to take the exam.
- You may not leave the exam room. If you should need to leave the exam room due to an emergency, ask the proctor for permission. Upon your return, you must show your participant card and your ID card again.
- No eating or drinking is allowed during the exam.
When the exam time finishes
- you will be asked to leave your pencil or pen on the desk. You may be sanctioned if you continue writing past the allowed exam time.
- The proctor will collect all exams, answer sheets and scrap paper before allowing students to leave the room. You must remain seated during this time.
- Do not attempt to remove any material from the exam room, including scrap paper.
- Do not make noise near the exam room.
Notification of incidents
If anything should occur during the exam which could affect your answers (for instance, if you feel unwell or a loud noise interferes with your listening comprehension, you must inform the proctor or centre supervisor immediately, on the day of the exam.
If you have received unfair treatment due to poor management, such as insufficient time to finish the exam, damaged exam pages or poor facilities in the exam room, you will be guaranteed a free resit exam as soon as possible.
If the exam is not held due to exceptional circumstances such as natural disasters or accidents, a new exam session will be held for participants as soon as possible or their fees will be fully refunded.