When will I get my IELTS results?
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test 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 on paper||13 days|
|IELTS for UKVI on computer||3-5 days|
|IELTS Life Skills||7 days|
IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, you will be able to preview your results, only when you receive an email with the link to the system.
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 ?
If you have taken IELTS on paper, we will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery or you can collect it in person 13 days after the test date. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.
If you have taken IELTS on computer, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 3-5 days after your test. We will not issue an additional paper Test Report Forms. You can print your electronic Test Report Form (eTRF) to send it to the organisations you are applying to, or you can send it via email. Alternatively, you can send your results direct to the organization through the Test Taker portal.
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 if you have taken IELTS on paper. (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 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.
THIRD PARTY COLLECTION OF TRF
TRFs are either despatched to candidates or collected by the candidates in person from the test centre.
Candidates can authorise a third party to collect TRF by:
a) Providing the test centre with written authorisation for a third party to collect the TRF, which includes the full name and ID document number of that third party.
b) Having the third party present a copy of the candidate ID used on test day along with a signed authorisation from the candidate. This ID copy must be checked against the candidate test day ID copy available at the test centre from the test.
c) Having the third party present their own original ID document and the test centre should perform a visual ID check, including checking the ID document number against the third party ID document number provided by the candidate.
If you would like to your certificate to be collected by a third party, please let us know by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, please let us know.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed.
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 now request this service directly from your Test Taker Portal. This is available up to 6 weeks after the test date and you can choose one or more test sections to be re-marked and pay online. The fee for this service is 110 GBP per test section and will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
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.
If you would like to apply for a re-mark for the IELTS for UKVI test, please fill out the form below and send it to email@example.com
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.