Having practiced the ICT skills tests until I knew them with my eyes closed, It was still impossible to complete the real test in the 35 minutes permitted. The spreadsheet tasks included 2 activities that did not come up in any of these pre-tests. This left no time to finish the web browser question that I knew I could do had there been an additional 10 minutes ie- 45 mins in total like the numeracy and literacy to achieve 60% pass mark. It is bad enough trying to pass this test especially when ICT is used everyday by all teachers, without having to prove that we are capable of doing so. I request that all GTP/PGCE/ITT etc students e-mail the TDA demanding an additional 10 minutes in order to make the test fair and less stressful. Your comments will be appreciated as I know that I am not the only one who thinks like me.