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Getting your results

Your scores explained

A new service providing you with an explanation for your scores and advice for improvement.

Your Test Report Form will be available 13 days after you complete the test. You will receive one copy of the form, or two copies if you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). You can arrange for your test center 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 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.

Sending results to nominated organizations

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.  

Your scores explained 

IELTS is introducing a new service that has been trialled in Australia and is now being included in the IELTS Online Results portals. Customers like you 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 online from 18th September onwards using the link provided by your test centre, you will now see a table with an explanation of your scores, and advice for improvement. You can also view them via one of these websites above.

This will be available to view, alongside your online results, for 28 days.  

China test takers: This service will be available for our test takers in China within the next few days.

If you have feedback on our service, please contact us.

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.