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 centre, 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 centre to post this to you, or you can pick it up in person.

IELTS Online

If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your Test Report Form electronically. It will be available within 6 days after your test. 

Get your IELTS 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).

  • Test takers who registered through the British Council will receive an email with a link to view their IELTS scores.
  • Test takers who registered through IDP: IELTS Australia can access their IELTS results on their IDP account.
  • Test takers who registered through IELTS USA will receive an email with a link to view their test scores on their IELTS USA account.

To access your results online 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 chosen organisations

IELTS taken in a test centre

You can request to send IELTS results to up to five organisations free of charge. Results can be sent to additional organisations for a small administration fee. Make this request with your test centre.

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

For more information about receiving your IELTS scores and how to send results to IELTS recognising organisations in the USA, please visit Results for US test takers page.

IELTS Online

You can send your IELTS results to as many organisations as you wish, with no additional fee. IELTS Online results are provided in an electronic format.  

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 centre 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 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 21 days, please contact your test centre.

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