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 between 5 and 7 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.
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 center 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 center.
When you book your test, you can nominate up to five organizations to be sent your IELTS test results on your behalf. This service is free of charge. Results can be sent to further nominated organizations for a small administration fee.
If your center has closed, you can ask for your IELTS result to be sent to your nominated organizations by organizations (by filling in the Application for additional TRFs (from closed centers) form. This service is available for up to two years from the date of your IELTS test.
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:
The request for a re-mark must be made within six weeks of the date shown on your TRF at your test center. 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 center 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 center.
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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 center, 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.
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.
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.
An overview of some of the key features of IELTS and how they contribute to reliable, relevant and fair language assessment.