If you have taken your IELTS test in a test center, you will receive one copy of your Test Report Form, or two copies if you are applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You can arrange for your test center to post this to you, or you can pick it up in person.
Results for IELTS Online will be available between 3-6 days after your test.
You will receive an IELTS Test Report Form (or TRF) as official confirmation and proof of your test results. This can either be a paper copy or a digital version eTRF.
You can share your IELTS Test Report Form, as proof of your English proficiency, with the organisations you wish to apply to. They will be able to verify your results using the IELTS Results Service.
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In some countries we are now issuing eTRFs.
Check with your test centre for more information.
You can share your results with up to five organisations free of charge. Results can be sent to additional organisations for a small administration fee.
If your test centre has closed, you can ask for your IELTS results to be sent to additional organisations by filling in the Additional IELTS TRF form. This service is available for up to two years from the date of your test date.
You can share your result with as many organisations as you like.
To access your results online you will need your passport or ID number (the same ID you used when you registered for the test) and your candidate number.
If you are not happy with your result, you can request a review of your score(s) through a service called an Enquiry on Results (EOR).
During the review process:
You must pay an enquiry on results fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes. Contact your test center for more information about fees.
Your result 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 center.
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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.