Use the samples below to familiarise yourself with the answer sheets used in the IELTS exam. Make sure you put the answer in the right box on the answer sheet. Putting answers in the wrong boxes will affect your score.
IELTS Listening answer sheet
You will listen for 30 mins to a recording and you will answer 40 questions. Your answers will be
written on the question paper (the booklet). You can also make notes and underline on your question paper.
At the end of the recording, you will be given 10 mins to transfer your answers from the
question paper to the answer sheet.
IELTS Reading answer sheet
You will be given your reading passages with questions. You will have 1 hour to read the passages and write your answers. Your answer can be written on the question paper, but as a draft only. Then you MUST write your answers directly onto the answer sheet. However, you will not be given an extra 10 mins to transfer answers. At the end of 1 hour, the invigilator will collect your answer sheet.
To conclude, your score for Reading and Listening tests is calculated based on what you have written on it – only! It means that if you’ve got all the Reading/Listening test answers right but didn’t copy them from the booklet to the Answer Sheet, you will score ZERO for the whole Reading/Listening test.
IELTS Writing answer sheet
Practice using the official IELTS writing answer sheet before your test. Writing Task 1 and Task 2 should be immediately written on the answer sheets, otherwise, you will have not enough time to transfer them from the booklet to the answer sheets. However, it is reasonable to use the booklet for the plan for Task 2.
Click on the links below to open them, save on your device, print them out and use for practice.
By at least having a look at these answer sheets, it takes away one of the ‘surprises’ on the test day.