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
You’ll be able to preview your results online 13 working days after the main test day.
You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.
TEST REPORT FORM (TRF)
You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it.
[AMEND TEST REPORT FORMS FOR INSTITUTIONS
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.
We can also arrange for additional original copies to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). A fee may be charged for this service. Please contact the regional centre that you book your test with for further details.
THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF YOUR TEST REPORT FORM
Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old.
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 CAN I QUERY MY SCORE?
It is unusual for there to be a mistake in the marking. However, if you believe a mistake has occurred you can apply to our Enquiry on Results Service to have your test re-marked. This must be done within six weeks of the test date. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked.
A fee may be charged for this service. Please contact the regional centre that you book your test with for further details.
CAN I RETAKE 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.