When will I get my IELTS results?

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

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 1 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on 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.

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

TEST TIME
IELTS ON PAPER 13 Days
IELTS ON COMPUTER 1-5 Days
IELTS ONLINE Between 6-8 calendar days
IELTS UKVI 13 Days
IELTS LIFE SKILLS 7 Days

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

If you have taken IELTS on computer or IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 1-8 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 on paper, 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. Please allow at least seven working days for delivery. 

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.

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 on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the 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.

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, you will need to pay an administration fee of EUR 10.00 per copy to send to international destinations via courier. This applies to both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS.

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org: https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/additional-trf-form

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and email it to us at exams.portugal@pt.britishcouncil.org. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. Please email us if you require additional copies.

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.

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 choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this through the test centre where you took the test. You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date.

IELTS on Computer, IELTS on Paper, and IELTS for UKVI on Computer:

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal.

IELTS for UKVI on Paper, and Life Skills: If you have taken an IELTS for UKVI on Paper or Life Skills test and would like to apply for an Enquiry on Results, please contact us to inform you about the Enquiry on Results procedure.

The fee for this service is EUR 125.00, which 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.

For IELTS for UKVI on Computer, IELTS for UKVI on Paper, and Lifeskills tests, if there is a change in your result, we will ask you to return your original Test Report Form (TRF) if it is in paper format, before we can replace it with a new one.

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. Visit our exam preparation section.