When will I get my IELTS results?
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.
You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you have taken the paper based test, you will be able to preview your results on the Test Taker Portal after 13 calendar days from the test date.
If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after three to five days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal
If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.
When will I get a physical copy of my result ?
We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score, the Test Report Form (TRF), by post 13 days after the test date for paper based test and three to five days after a computer-delivered test. For the paper copy of your IELTS test score, please allow from 3 to 15 working days after the online publication of results for the delivery.
As an alternative, if you request it on your test day, the Test Report Form (TRF) will be available at your administration centre (Milan or Rome) 13 days after the test date. Please verify your administration centre according to your exam venue.
IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email or fax.
Access your information on the Test Taker Portal
You can access all the information relating to your IELTS test in the Test Taker Portal including:
- your test date
- your venue for the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections (available five days before the test)
- your payment information
- your contact information
- your results
- institutions you have applied to
- access to Road to IELTS – Last Minute Course
- contact information for the British Council.
You can order up to ten additional copies of Test Report Forms (TRFs) free of charge from the Test Taker Portal. You can do this at any time from when you book your test to two years after your test date.
We’ll send up to ten Test Report Forms (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.
We can send up to ten additional copies of your TRF free of charge directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test.
If you have ordered less than ten copies when you booked your test but need more copies, you can order additional copies through the Test Taker Portal - https://ieltsregistration.britishcouncil.org/login - free of charge, anytime up to two years after your test date.
If you booked your Test before 1st January 2021, please contact us in order to request additional TRFs. We will then send a copy directly to the institution.
Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by post.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
What does my IELTS score mean?
You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.
Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.
Find out more about what your score means here.
How long are my IELTS results valid for?
Organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.
How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?
If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.
The fee for this service is: €125 EOR IELTS; €150 EOR IELTS UKVI; €110 EOR Life Skills.
The fee will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date.
Download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test (Milan or Rome). Once the form is sent, please contact our Customer Services in order to complete the payment of the EOR fee. It is your responsibility to ensure materials arrive by the deadline.
Your Enquiry on Results result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.
The enquiry fee will be fully refunded if your band score improves, and you will have to give back your old certificate in order to receive the new one.
Please note that it is not possible either to have a qualitative feedback of the exam or see the test.
Can I re-take my IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.
Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.