This FAQ provides answers to basic questions about TakeIELTS.net.
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1. General Questions

What is an IELTS Mock test?

An IELTS Mock test is a test that is exactly similar to the IELTS exam in every way, including content, test timings, structure, marking and question types. These tests are tools that can help you prepare for the actual IELTS exam.

Most IELTS test takers decide to take IELTS mock tests to familiarize themselves with the IELTS exam and get an indication of how they will perform on the real exam. These tests will give you the opportunity to prepare for your IELTS test using similar questions under similar exam conditions.

Our Mock tests have a lot more to offer that further help you with your IELTS, such as analytical reports.

What is takeIELTS.net?

takeIELTS.net is the global leader of online IELTS mock tests. We help thousands of IELTS candidates each year to achieve their target IELTS band score in their first try.

Our mock tests are entirely online and you can take them from the comfort of your home. They also include all four IELTS skills, exactly similar to the actual IELTS exam.

After each test, we give you a very detailed analytical test report that helps you improve your skills and understand your weaknesses to become fully prepared for the IELTS test.

Who writes the takeIELTS.net tests?

Our tests are written by certified IELTS test writers and examiners and are constantly reviewed to ensure their compatibility with IELTS tests.

How is takeIELTS.net different than IELTS?

takeIELTS.net is NOT the IELTS exam. IELTS is the international test by IDP and British Council. At TakeIELTS.net we provide you with IELTS Mock tests which are practice tests designed to replicate the IELTS test, to make sure that you are ready for your IELTS test.

Who are your examiners?

Our team of examiners comprises more than 20 IELTS examiners, from all over the world, who are certified by the IDP or the British Council and have had several years of experience teaching and marking IELTS exams.
We have rigorous recruitment standards in choosing our examiners to make sure that they deliver accurate results and valuable feedback to our test takers.

Is takeIELTS.net right for me?

If you are a determined IELTS candidate, you can benefit from our services. If you are only days away from your IELTS exam or you have just started preparing for it, our IELTS mock tests have plenty to offer to you.

What is a computer delivered IELTS test?

A computer delivered IELTS test is basically an IELTS Mock test which is delivered on a computer instead of a test center. It has all of the components of an IELTS test and is similar to IELTS in terms of quality, timing, difficulty and structure of the test.

What do I need to take a Mock test at takeIELTS.net?

All you need is a computer in a quiet place, an internet connection and around 4 hours of time.

2. About the Tests

Are your mock tests evaluated by robots?

Of course not!
Every and all parts of the tests, including every single question are assessed and evaluated by our certified IELTS examiners.
Computer-assessed mock tests are not accurate and do not reflect your actual performance, so we never use them.

Which skills are assessed in your IELTS Mock tests?

All four skills, namely listening, reading, writing and speaking are included in our IELTS mock tests and all our tests are delivered to you online. Therefore you don’t have to attend a test center or wait for a booking time.

How is my score at a Mock test comparable to my IELTS score?

Our Mock tests are the closest tests to IELTS. Therefore your score at a Mock test will be close to what you will score at the IELTS test. You can get closer results by taking more Mock tests and averaging the results.

Do I have to take the test at a specific time?

Once you have purchased a test package, you can take a test at any time. We advise you to take the test when you have around 4 hours of time to complete the test in one sitting in order to get a more accurate result.

What happens if I get disconnected during a test?

If you get disconnected during a Mock test, you can continue later right from where you left off. We save your answers as you progress in each test so nothing is lost if you get disconnected or if you wish to exit a test and continue at a later time.

Can I continue a test at a later time?

Of course! If your connection gets interrupted or you wish to terminate the test for any reason, you can continue your test right from where you left off.

All you have to do is to navigate to the “Previous Tests” section from the menu, find the unfinished test under “Unfinished Tests” and click on the “Continue

What is Priority Evaluation?

Normally, test reports will be published within 48 hours of finishing a test. With Priority Evaluation, you can decrease this time to just 24 hours.

With Priority Evaluation, we just move your exam to the top of the stack and prioritize your evaluation, so the quality of the test report is just the same as normal evaluation and you’ll receive the same detailed and helpful report from our examiners.

This service is particularly useful for those users who wish to take more tests before their actual exam, or their IELTS test day is very close and would like to get their reports while there is still time for practice.

To get a Priority Evaluation, go to “Previous Tests” after finishing a mock test and click on the shuttle icon next to “Under Evaluation”

Please note that you only have 12 hours after finishing a test to but activate Priority Evaluation and after that, this option becomes unavailable.

How long does it take to get my test report?

Your test results, including your analytical report, will be ready within 48 hours of finishing a test. You’ll receive an email notification from us as soon as your test report is published.

If you need your mock test to be evaluated sooner, for example, if your test day is very close, you can purchase a Priority Evaluation and get your test report in under 24 hours.

Buying a Priority Evaluation service is not possible after 12 hours of finishing an exam.

Can I take my IELTS mock tests on a cell phone?

Most parts of our tests are similar to the Computer-Delivered IELTS exam and they include sections that can only be viewed and answered on a computer. Therefore, to take a mock test on our platform you need a computer as well as Google Chrome.

What is included in my test report?

Our test reports are designed to help you improve your band score.  While a standard IELTS mock test report will only give you your band score in each skill and your overall band score, our detailed test reports give you so much more:

  • Access to all of the questions, your answers and the correct answers.
  • Question by question analysis of all your mistakes in the Listening and Reading tests
  • Your examiner’s comments on your incorrect answers
  • Word by word review of your writing and speaking tasks by your examiner
  • Suggestions and guidelines for improvement by your examiner on all four skills
  • Details of your subscores in writing and speaking test

You can learn more about our analytical test reports here.

How is the Speaking test done?

Similar to the other skills, the speaking test is also done online. You’ll hear the examiner’s questions and you will be given enough time to answer each question. Your answers will be recorded and uploaded seamlessly to our servers where they are reviewed and scored by our examiners.

Our Speaking tests contain all three sections of the IELTS speaking in 15 questions and one cue card task, so you’ll have a very similar experience to the actual IELTS speaking test.

Why is the Speaking test not in-person?

We are committed to keeping our tests affordable while giving the test takers what they “actually” need.

We understand that you need to get a feeling of taking the real IELTS speaking test and also get detailed feedback on each one of your questions as well as improvement tips for weaknesses in your speaking skill.

To achieve this level of quality while keeping the price of our exams as low as possible, we have come up with a new alternative:

In our Speaking tests, you’ll hear the examiner’s questions in a conversational manner and you’ll have time to answer each question into your microphone. Your answers are then uploaded automatically to our servers and send to our examiners for assessment. Our Speaking tests contain all three sections of the IELTS speaking in 15 questions and one cue card task.

How can I highlight text in the exam?

You can highlight the text and insert notes throughout your online IELTS mock test. To do so, you need to select the word(s) that you wish to highlight or the part of the text that you want to add a note to, then right-click on your selection and select “Highlight” or “Insert Note” on the right-click menu.

To remove the highlight or note, right-click again and click on “Remove”.

If you cannot access the Highlight menu in the test, make sure that your Chrome is up to date. If you cannot access it even after an update, please exit the exam, contact us directly by using online chat, WhatsApp or email. Someone from our technical team will connect to your computer remotely and investigate the issue.

Can I access my mock tests later for practice?

Sure, you can always access the previous mock tests that you took on our platform. Just log in to your account, navigate to “Previous Tests” and choose the mock test you’d like to access.

Is there a time limit to use my test credits?

Yes, you need to use all your test credits within one year after the purchase date. We think this is plenty of time that allows a majority of our users to use their test credits.

3. About Registration

How much does it cost to register at takeIELTS.net?

Registration at TakeIELTS.net is free. By signing up, you will regularly receive our newsletters and free guides to the IELTS exam. However, to take an IELTS mock test on our platform you need to purchase a test package.

To learn more about our online IELTS mock test packages please click here.

Since each mock test is evaluated by an IELTS examiner, it is not possible for us to offer our services free of charge.

What is the difference between your Mock Test packages?

The main difference is the number of mock tests in each package. The more tests in a package, the cheaper the price of each test.

If you are only days away from your IELTS exam, our “1 mock test” package is more suitable for you. However, if you have more time to prepare yourself for the IELTS test, you better choose one of our larger test packages.

Based on what our users report, the more tests that you take, the more prepared you’ll be for the IELTS exam and also the more band score improvement you will likely achieve.

If you need help choosing the right package, please contact us.

Is my payment refundable?

Yes, We have an unconditional 24-hour refund guarantee. This means that if for any reason you don’t want to use our services, you can just let us know within 24 hours of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your fees.

Note that payments for “Priority Evaluation” are not refundable.

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

Yes, We have an unconditional 24-hour refund guarantee for our test packages. This means that if for any reason you don’t want to use our services, you can just let us know within 24 hours of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your fees.

Please note that payments for “Priority Evaluation” are not refundable.

4. Payments

What forms of payment do you accept?

We currently accept all major credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer and Ali pay.

Is my payment refundable?

Yes, We have an unconditional 24-hour refund guarantee. This means that if for any reason you don’t want to use our services, you can just let us know within 24 hours of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your fees.

Note that payments for “Priority Evaluation” are not refundable.

Are payments on your website secure?

Payments on our website are handled by Stripe which is 100% secure. We do NOT store your card information or payment details on our website.

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

Yes, We have an unconditional 24-hour refund guarantee for our test packages. This means that if for any reason you don’t want to use our services, you can just let us know within 24 hours of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your fees.

Please note that payments for “Priority Evaluation” are not refundable.

Do You Have More Questions?

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