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.

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

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 will store your progress and load it once you are ready to continue.

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.

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 contact us and we will try to reduce this time as much as we can.

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?

Unlike most mock tests which require you to attend a face to face speaking test at a test center, we do the speaking test online. The examiner’s questions will be played to you and you will be given enough time to reply. We will record your answers and upload them seamlessly to our servers where they are reviewed and scored by our examiners.

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”.

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.

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

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.

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.

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. 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.

Do You Have More Questions?

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