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About the IELTS Results

Your results will be released 13* calendar days after you sit the test if you took the IELTS on paper.

However, results will be available after only 5-7 days if the Standard IELTS test was taken on computer.

  • IELTS Test Centres will post your Test Report Form (TRF) and will have your test results available online 13 days after your test. If you took the IELTS Life Skills test (A/B), results will be available after 7 calendar days only.

  • If you took the Standard IELTS test on computer, your Test Report Form (TRF) will be available 5-7 days after the test.

  • Your TRF will either be sent to you via courier or will be ready for pick up at the IDP Ortigas Office.
    NOTE: Only test takers with registered mailing addresses outside of Metro Manila will receive their TRFs via courier. If your registered mailing address with IDP is within Metro Manila, your TRF will automatically be queued for pick-up at the IDP Ortigas office.

  • You will only receive one copy of your Test Report Form, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – in this case, you can receive two. Proof of application to CIC must be provided.

  • If you have nominated institutions to receive copies of your IELTS test results when booking, these will be sent automatically on your behalf (any additional copies will incur administration charge/s).
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 *Applicable for paper-based standard IELTS (A/GT) and paper-based or computer based IELTS for UKVI (A/GT) tests only.


Who will accept my IELTS result?

Thousands of organisations, including universities, colleges, employers, professional registration bodies and governments, will accept your IELTS result as proof of your English proficiency.

 

Understanding your result

There is no pass or fail score in IELTS. Your test results are reported in band scores from 1.0, the lowest, to 9.0, the highest, in half band increments.  You will receive an overall band score, as well as individual band scores for each test section - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The overall band score is an average of all four scores, rounded to the nearest whole or half. All four sections are weighed equally.

 

Disappointed with your results?

If you did not achieve the score you need it is important that you pause and take the time to think about how you can improve your English before you take the test again.

For example, perhaps you could consider taking an English language course where the teacher will be able to support you and provide feedback to help you improve. You can also consider taking free IELTS practice tests.

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