When will I get my IELTS test band score?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test result from the British Council. You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results.

Test results for IELTS on Paper: You’ll be able to preview your results online on the 13th day of the written examination, after 2pm. Your results will be available to view online after they are released, but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Login to your Test Taker Portal with your login details. 

Test results for IELTS on Computer: If you have taken IELTS on computer in Nepal from 03 October 2023 onwards,  you should download the electronic version of your Test Report Form (e-TRF) from your test taker portal 3-6 days after your test. We will not issue additional paper Test Report Forms for IELTS on computer test takers. You can print your electronic Test Report Form (e-TRF) to send it to the organisations you are applying to, or you can sent via email. Alternatively, you can send your results direct to the organisation through the test taker portal. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal. 

Please note: Your IELTS test results cannot be disclosed via email or over the phone.

Test results for UK Visas and Immigration (IELTS for UKVI): Results will be available on the 13th day after the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

Test results for IELTS 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 IELTS test result?

You will be informed about your result collection day and time via SMS. You are requested to collect the hard copy of your IELTS test 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 general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np or 01- 4237700.

Under normal circumstances you can collect a hard copy of your IELTS test score – called the Test Report Form  or TRF, from the British Council office in Lainchaur, 14 days after the test date for IELTS on paper test and between 3-5  days after your test date 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 IELTS test but need more copies of your IELTS test results, 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 copies of my IELTS results?

Yes you can. There is a fee for this service. If you want us to send an additional paper copy of your Test Report Form to a recognised organisation in addition to the ten copies we provide, please get in touch with our customer services team at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np or 01- 4237700.

Institutions need original copies of your paper Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted.

You must provide the institution’s address and fill in the Additional Test Report Form (ATRF) or Electronic Test Report form (e-TRF) and provide proof of payment. 

After you complete the ATRF Request form you will receive an email for payment instructions. 

ATRF takes take around 10 days to process

You must include these documents with your paper ATRF Request:

  • A Duly filled ATRF Request Form, filled in with all details. 
  • Bank deposit slip evidence that shows all applicable service and courier charges have been deposited in the stipulated account.
  • You can deposit fee and service charges at Standard Chartered Bank  or Nabil Bank 

If your test centre has closed, order additional test report forms from ielts.org.

 

How to get IELTS Additional Test Report Forms (ATRF) sent by courier

  • If your result is required for university admission your ATRF will be sent directly to the university concerned. All applicable service and courier charges will be paid by the candidate.
  • If you are migrating to another country you must present evidence you are starting the migration application process.  In this case, the ATRF will be sent to the 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. You will also receive an email for payment instructions after you complete the ATRF (courier) Request Form. 

Deposit Option: 

  1. Standard Chartered Bank 
  2. Nabil Bank 

How to get IELTS Scores Sent Electronically

Some Institutions need original copies of your IELTS Test Report Form. Other universities and /Institutions that have subscribed to the electronic download of scores will be sent results electronically 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 login to your test takers portal and apply to have your e-TRF result sent to the university/institute electronically from the result section. 

Please click here to see the step by step guide to use the test takers portal to send your IELTS scores electronically to your chosen university/institute.  

Additional e-TRF take around 10 working days to be processed upon receipt of all the documents. You can contact the customer services team at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np or 01- 4237700.

What does my IELTS test band and score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS test band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your IELTS Test Results Form shows a score for each of the four skills, so you get an individual IELTS Reading score, IELTS Listening score, IELTS Writing score and IELTS Speaking score as well as an overall IELTS test band score. You can score whole test 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?

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 IELTS 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. 

Test Type

EOR Fee 

IELTS on Paper

NPR 14,500

IELTS on Computer

NPR 14,500

UKVI for IELTS

NPR 14,900

Life Skills for IELTS

NPR 11,175

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 takes about 2 - 21 days 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 IELTS result and your proof of payment to either Standard Chartered Bank or Nabil Bank.

Alternatively, you can send the request to general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np 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 IELTS test band 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.