Individual Oral - Frequently Asked Questions


On this page you can find some of the questions students frequently ask about the Individual Oral (IO). If you are looking for an answer to a question, or you are uncertain about an aspect of your IO exam, check out the FAQs below. The questions and answers are relevant to both SL and HL students.


How long does the IO last?


When and where will the IO take place?


Who marks my IO? That is, who is my examiner?


Will I be nervous? What can I do to manage my nervous anxiety?


How many times can I do my IO?


How often can I practice my IO?


How and to what extent can my teacher and others help me with my IO?


So, what exactly am I going to do in the IO?