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Getting your results

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If you have any questions about your TRF or previewing your results online contact your IELTS test centre.

Paper-based test: If you’ve taken a paper-based test, your Test Report Form will be available 13 days after you complete the test. 

Computer-delivered IELTS: If you have taken a computer-delivered test, your results will be available in 3 to 5 days after your test.

IELTS for UKVI: If you have taken IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration, you can view your results 13 days after your test.

IELTS for Life Skills: If you have taken IELTS for Life Skills, results are available within 7 days after the test. 

You will receive one copy of the form, or two copies if you are applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You can arrange for your test centre to post this to you, or you can pick it up in person.

Viewing your results online

Your results will also be available to view online for 28 days. (This should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance).

Your IELTS test centre will provide you with a link to your results or you can view them via one of these websites:

You will need your passport or ID number (the same number you used when you registered for the test) and your candidate number.

If you have any questions or problems, contact your test centre.

Sending results to nominated organisations

When you book your test, you can nominate up to five organisations to be sent your IELTS test results on your behalf. This service is free of charge. Results can be sent to further nominated organisations for a small administration fee.

If you need to send additional IELTS results to organisations after the test date, then please contact your test centre.

If your centre has closed, you can ask for your IELTS result to be sent to your nominated organisations by organisations (by filling in the Application for additional TRFs (from closed centres) form. This service is available for up to two years from the date of your IELTS test.  

Requesting a Re-mark

If you are not happy with your result, you can apply for a review of your score(s) through a service called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). 

During the review process:

  • Test papers are re-marked by senior Examiners/Markers, who are not aware of the original marks awarded for each of the test section (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking).
  • Your test centre is then notified of the re-mark result and if the mark has changed, they issue a new Test Report Form (TRF).

The request for a re-mark must be made within six weeks of your test date. You may ask to re-mark the whole test or any sections of it (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking).

You must pay an enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes. Contact your test centre for more information about fees.

Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.

Adding your IELTS Overall Band Score on LinkedIn

Your IELTS score is a trusted indicator of your language skills and something you can proudly showcase to potential employers around the world.  

Stand out from the crowd by adding your IELTS Overall Band Score to your LinkedIn profile. 

Here are some reasons to do this:

  • You can demonstrate to employers you have taken the world’s most trusted test, so your score is an accurate representation of your ability to communicate where English is the primary mode of communication.
  • When you add your IELTS score to your profile, it will be posted on your LinkedIn feed so all your connections can see your achievement.
  • With a complete LinkedIn profile you are more likely to be discovered by recruiters.        
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Your scores explained

Our test takers have told us that they would like to understand their results better, as well as receive tips on how they can improve their skills at each band score. 

When you log in to check your result using our IELTS Online Results portals using the link provided by your test centre, you will now see a table with an explanation of your scores, and advice for improvement. This will be available to view, alongside your online results, for 28 days.  

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Helpful resources

IELTS assessment criteria

Learn more about how IELTS is scored and download the band descriptors which describe written and spoken performance at each of the nine IELTS bands.

Resitting the test

You can register for another test if you do not get the result you wanted. Follow the recommendations to help you get an improved result.

Ensuring quality and fairness

An overview of some of the key features of IELTS and how they contribute to reliable, relevant and fair language assessment.