When will I get my IELTS results?
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results. You can log in to the Test Taker Portal in the below schedule and preview your results. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
- Paper-based IELTS: 13 calendar days
- Computer-delivered IELTS: 5-7 calendar days
- UKVI and Life Skills test: 13 calendar days
We will send out the Test Report Form (TRF), a paper copy of your IELTS test score, via mail delivery 13 days after the test date. 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 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 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.
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?
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.
For more detail:
- Paper-based IELTS test: visit Eiken foundation of Japan website.
- Computer-delivered IELTS test: contact the British Council in Japan
- IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills test: contact the British Council in Japan
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.