Paper and computer tests

  • Results for IELTS on paper will be released 13 days after your written test.
  • Results for IELTS on computer will be available 3–5 days after your test.

IELTS for UKVI and Life Skills

  • Results for IELTS for UKVI will be available 13 days after your written test.
  • Results for IELTS Life Skills will be available 7 days after your test.

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.

IELTS Online

Results for IELTS Online will be available between 3-6 days after your test.

Sharing your results

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.

Receiving your TRF

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IELTS on Paper IELTS on Computer IELTS Online

Paper TRF



Paper TRF

In some countries we are now issuing eTRFs.

Check with your test centre for more information.




How to share your results

Paper TRF

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.

Contact your test centre

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. 

  • If you registered through the British Council, you will receive an email with a link to view your IELTS scores. 
  • If you registered through IDP, you can access your IELTS results on your IDP account.
  • If you took your test in the USA, you will receive an email with a link to view your test scores on your IELTS USA account.

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.

Requesting a re-mark

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:

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

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.

Add your IELTS 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. Your score is an accurate representation of your ability to communicate where English is the native language spoken.
  • 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.     
Add your bandscore to LinkedIn profile         

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.

IELTS scoring in detail

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.

Resitting the test

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.

Ensuring quality and fairness