Are you MSAP ready?

Some general advice for test day:

Please report to the test centre at the venue address and time specified on your Admission Ticket. There will be clear directions to the check-in table where you should line up. The test will start 30-45 minutes later, depending on the amount of time necessary for pre-test procedures.

You should expect to allow between 3 - 3.5 hours at the venue. This will include time for checking in all candidates, pre-test procedures, instruction time, handing out and collection of test papers, and actual test time.

If you report to the test venue after all candidates have been admitted to the test room you may not be admitted. No latecomers will be admitted once the test has started.

When you report to the test centre, you MUST bring:

  • your printed MSAP Admission Ticket (with required details completed)
  • approved photo-bearing identity document
  • blue or black pens (for Module 1)
  • pencils (medium soft 2B or HB, preferably 2B), and eraser (for Modules 2 & 3).

We will endeavour to provide storage areas for candidate property during the test at the test centres, but you are advised to bring only essential items to the test centre with you. ACER cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or theft of personal items.

Bottled water is permitted.

You are advised to have breakfast before reporting to the test centre, as you will be occupied for a number of hours and no food is permitted without prior consent.

You are also advised to DRESS WARMLY IN LAYERS under your coat so you are prepared with comfortable attire to suit the room temperature. Coats are removed, and temperatures in large test rooms can vary.


  • Staff will do their best to move any queues that have spilled outside as quickly as possible.
  • Have your Admission Ticket and photographic ID ready while you wait in the queue to help expedite check-in.
  • Staff at the desks are obliged to check that you are you! They are required to look at your ID, and then carefully scrutinise your face. Don't be embarrassed - just give them a cheery smile.
  • If there is an issue with anything, you will be directed to a senior supervisor away from the registration tables to resolve it.

Exam Hall

  • Exam halls, with their rows of desks and chairs, may seem a bit overwhelming. If you feel that way, you won't be alone - so does everyone else! Take some deep, calming breaths, and concentrate on your eventual goal.


  • Supervisors are there to help, so don't hesitate to ask if you have a query about anything.
  • Their duties include managing the queues and registration desks, guiding people to seats, handing out, then collecting, test papers.
  • After announcements and directions when you have started your test, the supervisors will occasionally pass by ready to assist if required.
  • It can be a bit of a tedious job, so give them a smile when you leave....

This is an important day for you. Keep calm, be prepared, and do your best. Good luck!