ICAS Technical Requirements

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Online ICAS Assessment - Frequency Asked Questions

Technical Readiness Test

Use our Technical readiness test to assess if you meet all requirements.

A secure locked-down browser application is required for:

  • ICAS Spelling Bee
  • ICAS Writing
  • Reach Spelling
  • Reach Writing

All other assessments are web (browser) based and do not require the locked-down browser application.

Supported Hardware Devices

  • Laptop
  • Desktop PC
  • Chromebook
  • iPad
  • Android tablet

Note 1: An external keyboard or mouse is not necessary for students using a tablet.

Note 2: The iPad mini is not supported.

Note 3: Chromebooks must be running as Managed Devices in Kiosk mode for assessments requiring the locked-down browser application.

Note 4: Devices must be connected to a single screen only.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Mac OSX 10.8+
  • MS Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Chrome OS 38+
  • iOS 10.3+
  • Android 5+ (running Android System Webview)


Note: Windows XP and Vista are not supported operating systems for assessments using locked-down browser.


confirm appropriate bandwidth is available for the student devices involved in the assessment.

  • A guideline for required bandwidth is 512 Kbps (0.512 Mbps) minimum download speed

per 20 concurrent users.


Note: There is no additional bandwidth requirement for locked-down browser use, once the application has been installed.


  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 width x 768 height is required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled in the browser.
  • Cookies are required and need to be enabled.
  • Audio should be available via headphones, earphones or earbuds for Reach Spelling and ICAS Spelling Bee.

ICAS 2020 is opened for registration now for all private candidates and schools.

Private candidate contest dates for all subjects:
English - 16 August 2020
Math - 23 August 2020
Science - 29 September 2020
Digital Technology - 12 September 2020