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 to preview your results. IELTS Results remain visible for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.
If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.
When will I get a physical copy of my result?
We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS score - your Test Report Form (TRF) - via mail 13 days after the test date. Please contact your test centre for more information.
IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
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?
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 at the test centre where you sat the test. Please contact your test centre for more information.
You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS. Enquiries on Results take two to four weeks to complete.
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.