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.

  • IELTS on Computer: 3-5 calendar days
  • IELTS on paper: 13 calendar days
  • UKVI and Life Skills test: 13 calendar days

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 3 to 5 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 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.

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?

Candidates can apply for an EOR (Enquiry on Results) if they feel the test result is wrong. The request must be made within 6 weeks of the test date. Candidates 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 3 weeks, depending on several factors, including the number of sections requested for remarking. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.

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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.

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