Test takers are advised to allow enough time for pre-test procedures. Make sure you have downloaded the ACER Test App to your computer before your sitting time.

Test takers may only leave the testing room to use the bathroom. There is no extra time given for this break.

Items needed for your test session

  • A computer or laptop
    (Tablets and mobile phones including Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc. are not supported)
  • Stable internet connection
  • A small erasable whiteboard and pen, OR 2 pieces of A4 sized scratch paper, a pencil, eraser & sharpener
  • Acceptable current and photo-bearing identification document
  • Mirror (hand held is fine) or other reflective device

Optional items

  • A clear water bottle (no labels attached)
  • Test takers whose native language is not English may bring a printed bilingual dictionary into the test.

Prohibited items

There are certain items that are not allowed on your desk or near you during your test session, these are:

  • mobile phone
  • calculators
  • stopwatches
  • audio or recording devices of any kind, including
    • cameras
    • MP3 players
    • digital, analogue and smart watches, fitbits etc.
  • standard English Dictionaries
  • pencil cases, and rulers
  • food
  • earplugs
  • bluetooth devices such as headphones
  • dual monitors
  • head coverings (unless worn for religious reasons)
  • sitting test in a room with clear glass walls or door.

Test security and misconduct

ISAT is a high-stakes test; that is, the results of the test could have a major impact on the future international study plans of the test taker. For this reason, ACER has established security procedures that are strictly enforced at all times.

It is the responsibility of test takers to ensure that they understand that the following are considered to be breaches of test rules:

  • the giving of false or misleading information during the registration process
  • attempting to gain access to test questions prior to the test
  • attempting to gain unauthorised access to or copy the test or administration processes in the test location
  • attempting to take the test on behalf of another person
  • allowing another person to attempt to take the test on your behalf
  • failure to destroy notes at the completion of the test
  • failure to follow test proctor’s instructions at all times
  • giving or receiving assistance during the test
  • creating a disturbance
  • using unauthorised aids (including but not limited to notes, calculator, mobile phone, recording device, smart devices, accessing the internet etc.)
  • attempting to copy and/or share the test and the test content