When will I get my IELTS results?
You can preview your results on the Test Taker Portal. Depending on which IELTS test you have taken, you will get your results as shown below:
|IELTS on paper||13 days|
|IELTS on computer||3-5 days|
|IELTS online||Between 6 - 8 calendar days|
|IELTS for UKVI||13 days|
|IELTS for UKVI on computer||3-5 days|
|IELTS Life Skills||7 days|
Check your results on the Test Taker Portal. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.
When will I get a physical copy of my result?
We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for paper based test and 5 to 7 days after a computer delivered test. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.
If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only, but you can print your electronic Test Result Form to send it to the organisations you are applying to.
IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test (Not applicable for IELTS ONline)
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.
We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration offices, etc.). If you would like them to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test Taker portal within two years of taking the test.
Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by post.
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?
If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you can request on the Test taker portal. You might need to pay an administration fee per copy to send it via airmail or per copy to send to international destinations via courier, This process applies to both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS.
You will need to complete the Application for Additional Test Report Form and attach an ID/passport copy and email us at email@example.com. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution. You can download this form from our download section below.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 working days to be processed.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
What does my IELTS score mean?
You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.
Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.
Find out more about what your score means here.
How long are my IELTS results valid for?
Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.
How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?
If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.
The fee for this service is 130 EUR, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.
You can submit and pay for Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal.
The outcome of Enquiry of Results (EORs) can become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The time it takes depends on several factors, including the number of sections you’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.
Can I re-take my IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.
Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.