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We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that reflects your performance.

You can expect your IELTS results to be available 13 calendar days after your test.


IELTS results online and by post

Eiken Foundation of Japan’s Online IELTS Results Service enables those candidates who register for IELTS with Eiken Foundation of Japan to view their test results online, after 7pm on the 13th day after the test date.

Your IELTS results (Test Report Form) will be posted to you 13 days after the date of the written test. You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. 


Test Report Form (TRF)

You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form and replacements cannot be issued.


Additional Test Report Forms (TRFs) for institutions

Additional original copies can be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). Please visit the Eiken Foundation of Japan for further details. The Eiken Foundation of Japan will complete your request.

Institutions can view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service, they will need your Test Report Form number.

For a period of two years you can apply (to the centre where you took the test) for verified copies of the Test Report Form.


Validity period of Test Report Form

Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test.


Enquiry on Results (EOR)

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.

Please find more details at the Eiken foundation of Japan website  for your IELTS result or contact British Council for your IELTS for UKVI and Life Skills result.


Understand your IELTS scores

IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from zero to nine for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

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).


Can I re-take the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.