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 on Paper (PB IELTS): Results will be available online on the 13th day after the test date. You’ll be able to preview your results online on the 13th day (after 2:00 PM) of the written examination. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Login to your TestTaker Portal with your login details.
IELTS on Computer: Results will be available online within 3-5 days after the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI): Results will be available on the 13th day after the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.
Life Skills: Results will be available on the 7th day after the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.
When will I get a physical copy of my result?
You will be informed about your result collection day and time via SMS. You are requested to collect the hard copy of your result on the designated date and time specified in the SMS. If you are not able to collect your result on the specified day and time, you can contact the customer services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01- 4237700.
Under normal circumstances you can collect a hard copy of your IELTS test score - the Test Report Form (TRF), from the British Council office in Lainchaur 14 days after the test date for IELTS on paper test and between 3-5 days for IELTS on computer. IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.
We’ll send up to ten-Test Report Forms (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to if the Institute 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 the 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 free of charge, anytime up to two years after your test date.
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 and courier charges will be applicable.
Can I get additional, paid-for copies of my IELTS results?
If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognised organisation in addition to the ten copies we provide, please get in touch with our customer services team.
You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the Additional Test Report Form or Electronic Test Report form as per the below Submission Procedure.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to process.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
Score reporting via courier
- In the case that the result is required for university admission the new test result will be sent directly to the concerned university. All applicable service and courier charges will be paid by the candidate.
- In the case that the candidate is migrating to another country the candidate must present evidence of him starting the migration application process and in this case, the original TRF will be sent to the concerned embassy or migration agent directly. All applicable service and courier charges will be paid by the candidate.
The following are the documents required to be submitted while requesting ATRF:
Deposit slip evidencing that all applicable service and courier charge has been deposited in the stipulated account. Refer to the fee structure below in the download area (Courier Tariff Rates). However, you will also receive an email for payment instructions after your complete the ATRF (courier) Request Form.
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Nabil Bank
Score Reporting Electronically
Some Institutions need original copies of your TRF whereas some can be sent electronically. Universities/Institutions that have subscribed to the electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. Please login to your test takers portal and apply to have your result sent to the university/institute electronically from the result section. Please *click here to see the step guide to use the test takers portal to send your IELTS scores electronically to your chosen university/institute.
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.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 working days to be processed upon receipt of all the documents. You can contact the customer services team at email@example.com or 01- 4237700.
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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 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).
How long are my IELTS results valid?
Whether you have taken IELTS on paper or IELTS on Computer, 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?- Enquiry on the Result
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 apply for the re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date.
IELTS on Paper
IELTS on Computer
UKVI for IELTS
Life Skills for IELTS
The fee for this service will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
You need to apply for a re-marking within four weeks from the first day of the result distribution, regardless of whether you have IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer. It normally takes about 4-6 weeks for end-to-end processing of your enquiry on results request.
You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Make sure you attach your proof of payment and IELTS result.
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Nabil Bank
Alternatively, you can send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org with all the required documents.
Can I retake my IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book your IELTS 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.