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When will I get my IELTS band scores?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

You can log in to the Test Taker Portal in the schedule below and preview your results. The results will be available to view online after they are released, but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

  • IELTS on computer: 3-5 calendar days
  • IELTS on paper: 13 calendar days
  • UKVI on computer: 3-5 calendar days
  • UKVI on paper: 13 calendar day

You can use the Test Report Form (TRF) as your official test 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 a paper-based test and three to five days after a computer-delivered test. Please allow at least seven days for the delivery. IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to

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 officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test.

Please note that institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

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.

What do IELTS band scores 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?

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?

Test takers can apply for an EOR (Enquiry on Results) if they feel the test result is wrong. The request must be made within six weeks of the test date. Test takers can choose to have one or more parts of their test re-marked. A full refund of the EOR fee will be made if your result is changed to a higher band score. Your result will normally be available in about 0 -21 days, depending on several factors, including the number of sections requested for remarking. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

For more details:

The fees for this service are:

• IELTS on paper, IELTS on computer, Academic/General Training: 15,000 yen (incl. tax)
• IELTS for UKVI on paper, IELTS for UKVI on computer, Academic/General Training: 15,000 yen (incl. tax)
• Life Skills test:  15,000 yen (incl. tax)

 

The Enquiry on Results fee will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

The outcome of an Enquiry on Results 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 have asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

It is not possible to have qualitative feedback on the test or see the test.

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. We provide you with fantastic support materials to help you get a better IELTS result. Please visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.

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