IELTS test results
Your IELTS test results are available 13 days after your test date. You can either view your IELTS results online or contact your test center.
IELTS Scoring System
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational university or school sets its own minimum IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.
IELTS test results for all sections (Speaking, Listening, Writing, and Reading) are provided separately. Mostly, an average of 6.5, with a band score above or equal to 6 in each of the 4 sections, is welcomed in most universities and schools. Click here to learn more about the IELTS scoring system
Test Report Form (TRF)
A copy of your IELTS result is known as the Test Report Form (TRF). Each candidate is issued only one IELTS test report form, which is valid for two years. You will receive one copy of your TRF, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), or United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) – in this case, you can receive two. Proof of application to CIC and UKBA must be provided.
Additional Test Report Form (ATRF): Sending the TRF to universities and visa Offices
Up to five copies of your Additional TRF (ATRF) will be posted to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form. ATRFs beyond these five can be requested from the test center which issued the TRF. Please note, an administration fee may be charged for ATRFs.
Regular postage is free of charge, but charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will be passed onto you. If you lose your TRF, please contact the test center which issued your TRF.
Universities and schools, which are subscribed to receive the IELTS scores, do not require original copies of TRFs. They can directly view your scores online.
Note: When you log in to check your result online on IELTS Online Result Portal, you can now see a table with an explanation of your scores, and advice for improvement. Please also note that the system will not display results for more than 28 days after your test date.
Enquiry on Results (EOR)
You can apply for a re-mark, known as an Enquiry on Results (EOR), at your test center within six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which will be fully refunded if your band score changes. The review request is separately made for the different sections of the exam, directly from the website. Re-evaluation result may take up to 3-21 days. Note that IELTS examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.
Re-sitting the test
There is no time limit on re-sitting the test. However, we strongly recommend study additionally before taking the test again. Ask your IDP counselor adviser or contact your local test center for more information.