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The results from your Aptis ESOL exam are presented in three ways:

  •  Numerical score: a score from 0 to 50 for each component
  • CEFR level for each skill
  •  An overall CEFR level.

Preview a sample Aptis ESOL results report (PDF).

Your Aptis ESOL results

Your Aptis ESOL test results will be issued between 48 and 72 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) after the date of the test and will be sent to you by e-mail.

Understanding your Aptis ESOL results

Aptis ESOL scores reflect your ability to understand and communicate in English. Find out more about Aptis ESOL results and how to read the score report.

Can I request a review of my result?

If you are not happy with your results, you can request your test to be re-marked. This service is known as Enquiry on Results. You can make an Enquiry on Results request at any point up to eight weeks after the test day. The current fee is 67 euros.

How to submit an Enquiry on Results?

You should submit your Enquiry on Results request via our online form available at the end of the page, together with a proof of payment.

Please note that according to the Aptis ESOL Terms and Conditions, the British Council does not allow candidates, test centres or institutions to see or review the answers of an Aptis ESOL tests in any instance of the marking process and/or as part or after an Enquiry into Results. This is in line of practice of other Awarding Boards and the British Council would not provide exam answers under a subject access request.

How does it work?

You may only ask for a re-marking of the entire test, and not for a single component.  

Grammar and vocabulary, reading and listening components checks are conducted by the system, to ensure they have been marked accurately.   

The speaking and writing components are re-marked by senior examiners. Re-marked test results are considered final.   

If your overall CEFR level increases after the re-marking, you will be refunded the full enquiry on results fee, and we will issue you with a new Aptis ESOL certificate.   

If your CEFR level remains the same or changes in a single component, but the overall CEFR level does not change, the fee will be retained, and you will be informed.   

The outcome of the Enquiry on Results is considered final. The results from the remarking process will be available after two to seven days.   

Enquiry on Aptis ESOL Results Form

Receiving your Aptis ESOL Certificate

The British Council will offer to candidates two delivery options: they will be able to collect their Aptis ESOL certificate at our British Council Centres in Milan or Rome upon booking a slot, starting from 2 working days after receiving their results, or they can choose to have their certificate dispatched to their address via postal service. The delivery via postal service will take up until 20 working days. The British Council will inform Test Takers about the delivery options as part of the Confirmation of Entry email.

For Test Takers registered with some of our Partner institutions, Aptis ESOL certificates will be delivered via courier and dispatched to the Partner institution address, which will be responsible for further distribution to Test Takers and to inform them about the certificate collection. The British Council will inform the Partner institution about the dispatch arrangements.

 View the Aptis ESOL Appeals and Complains Policy.