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We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that correctly reflects your performance.

You can expect your IELTS result to be available 13 calendar days after your test.

IELTS results online and by post

You’ll be able to preview your results online, 13 days after the main test day.

Your IELTS results (also known as your Test Report Form) will be posted to you 13 days after the date of the main test day.

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.

Test Report Forms (TRF)

You will receive one copy of your personal Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it.

However, for a period of two years you can request for additional copies of your IELTS Test Report Forms (up to a maximum of five) to be sent to receiving institutions of your choice. To do so you need to  fill in the Application for the Issue of Additional TRFs below and send it to us at together with the scanned copy of your ID/Passport document.

It could take up to 2 weeks to process additional TRF requests and the postal delivery time depends on the destination country.

Test Report Forms for institutions

We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register.

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted.

Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service. To do this they will need your Test Report Form number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.

The validity period of your Test Report Form

Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old. After this time you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test.

Understand your IELTS scores

IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from zero to nine for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system.

Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

How to query your score

If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be remarked. This is called an Enquiry on Results. If you would like to make an Enquiry on Results, you need to apply at the centre where you booked your test no later than six weeks after the test date. You can choose which parts of the test you want to have re-marked.

This service costs €75. Should your score improve as a result of this re-evaluation; this amount will be refunded to you. Please note that this process can take up to eight weeks.

To make use of this service please download our enquiry on results form, complete the form and return it to us along with your original Test Report Form and proof that you have paid the fee within six weeks of your test day.

Our address:
British Council
Examinations Services,
108 Rue du Trône/Troonstraat
1050 Brussels
Our Bank Details:
Bank: Citibank
IBAN: BE04 5706 2570 5531,
Reference: IELTS EOR + Your Name

Please contact us if you need further information about Enquiry on Results Service.

Can I re-take the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.

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