We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.
To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website.
Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.
If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test.
We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that correctly reflects your performance.
IELTS RESULTS ONLINE AND BY POST
Normally, you will be able to preview your results online here 13 days after the written test day. Results and performance feedback will be available up to 40 days after the test day.
Your IELTS results (also known as your Test Report Form) will be also posted to you 13 days after the date of the main test day if you have so indicated on the day of the session. Alternatively you will be able to collect your results at our Customer Service desk.
You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.
TEST REPORT FORMS (TRFS)
You will receive one copy of your personal Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it.
TEST REPORT FORMS FOR INSTITUTIONS
We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register. If you need more copies of your TRF, please let us know at time of registration.
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted.
Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service. To do this they will need your Test Report Form number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.
THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF YOUR TEST REPORT FORM
Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than 2-3 years old. After this time you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test.
UNDERSTAND YOUR IELTS SCORES
IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from zero to nine for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Furthermore, as IELTS candidates would like to understand their results and how they can improve their skills, a new service for IELTS test takers have been developed:
Your Scores explained
What is the ‘feedback on results’ service?
When your test results are released, you will be able to login to Results Online to preview your provisional results and see a table with an explanation of your scores and advice for improvement.
The scores explained will provide information on your performance along with general advice on how you can improve these skills.
How long will the website display this service?
Your scores explained will be available to you for 28 days after the release of your result or the same time as the availability of your online results. After this time, it will no longer be available.
Can I send this score download to my Receiving Organisation instead of a Test Report Form?
No, this is for your support and viewing only. All receiving organisations will require a copy of your Test Report Form, or, if accepting electronic results, the confirmed score from your test centre.
Can I share this feedback with my university, preparatory school or language teacher?
Yes, you can. However, you need to be aware that this only provides general guidance on how to improve your scores.
Can I request my test centre to print a copy of ‘‘Your scores explained’’ and send it with my Test Report Form?
Currently, test centres do not include a copy of this when they print the Test Report Form. However, you can access and print the feedback and advice from Results Online.
Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine band system.
Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).