Step 3: On the day of your test

Step 3: On the day of your test

Log on to your relevant email system to access your test. You should have received an email from for participation in the test. Check your spam and junk folders if you are not able to locate the email.

Click on the ‘Launch Test’ button available in the email to load up the test.

1: Launching the test

2: Installing the Mettl extension

You may be asked to install the extension ‘Mettl – Sharing Candidate Screen’. Please install the extension following the on-screen steps.

3: Share your screen

To share your screen, you need to select the screen you are shown. If you do not, the ‘Share’ button will not be activated.

4: Webcam and audio permissions

You will also be asked to allow access to your microphone and camera. Please allow this access as the test will not be allowed to start otherwise.

5: Follow the on-screen guidance and proceed


6: Read the important test reminder, then click ‘Proceed’

**Important** – Stages 7 and 8 – If you are under the age of 18 on your test day, your parent/legal guardian should be with you whilst you are having your ID check to provide consent for you to sit the test.

7: Test registration: type your details into the required fields

The email address should be the one you registered with unless you have informed us of a change


8: Test authorisation

A: You must capture your face snapshot and click on ‘Next’.

B: You must capture the snapshot of your ID card. Please make sure there is enough light so that the ID card is captured clearly. Click on the ‘Submit’ button once your ID has been captured.

C: Once you have submitted your face snapshot and ID card snapshot you will be prompted to ‘wait while your details are being authorized’.

It takes 2-3 minutes for each person’s details to be authorised. Please wait while you move through the queue to be authorised and then proceed to the test.

D (in some cases):

In some cases, you may be asked to resubmit your details if they are not clear to enable authorisation.

You will get the resubmission request on screen and will need to click on the ‘Submit’ button and resubmit the required details.




9: Starting the test

Once you have been authorised you will be directed to ‘Start Test’. You may also see an overview of the test sections at this point.

10: Test monitoring approval: required to proceed to the test

Once you have clicked ‘Start Test’, you will be shown a pop-up stating that your test session will be monitored.

You need to give your approval to start the test. The test will not be started until the approval is given. To start the test, click on ‘Proceed to Test’.


11: Test experience: the platform

**Important** – do not click ‘Finish Test’ unless you want to end the whole test session. If you do this, you will not be able to access it afterwards.

**Important** – do not click ‘Next Section’ unless you have completely finished answering all questions. If you do this, you will not be able to access the previous section afterwards.

12: Test experience: multiple test sections

If your test has multiple test sections, you are only allowed to work on the sections in the given order, e.g. Mathematics and then Thinking Skills. Once the test section has timed out, there will be a 15 second pause before the next test section will start. You can move from one test section to the next test section by clicking on the ‘Next Section’ button, however you cannot move back to the test section you have finished. If you finish a test section early, any time remaining will not transfer to the next test section.

13: Test experience: finishing the test

There are two ways you can finish the test:

1. Your test time will automatically expire. When the timer runs out, you will see the following message. Do not close the window until instructed to do so.

Please note, you will be asked to do a short survey at the end.

2. You click on the ‘Finish Test’ button. If you finish your test manually, you will be guided to a ‘Test Summary’ page. You can review the details and either click ‘Cancel’ or proceed to submit by clicking on ‘Yes, Finish test’. Remember, once submitted, you cannot return to your test.

After you click on ‘Yes, Finish test’, the following screen is displayed as your answers are uploaded.

This process completes in 15 seconds, and you are requested to wait for the time to allow submission of all responses.

You will get confirmation that your test has been submitted successfully.

Please note, you will be asked to do a short survey at the end.