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, by post and collection
You’ll be able to preview your results online from 15:00 onwards, 13 days after your test day. You will need your IELTS candidate number you can obtain by logging into your account on the IELTS online registration portal on the results release day.
Your IELTS results (also known as your Test Report Form) will be posted to you 13 days after the main test day. Please enquire in advance if this needs to be sent overseas as an additional charge might apply.
You may also be able to collect your results from the main centre of your IELTS test centre from the 13th day after your exam. Please contact them about this.
Uncollected Test Report Forms will be destroyed after one year.
Test Report Form (TRF)
Test scores are also recorded on an official Test Report Form (TRF), showing overall ability, as well as performance in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it.
Additional Test Report Forms (TRFs) for institutions
Within two months of the written test date, you may request for up to a maximum of five additional TRFs to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.) free of charge. If you would like us to do this, please include the complete addresses in the 'Application for Issue of Additional TRFs'. An administrative fee by your IELTS centre applies to requests for additional TRFs. Please complete this form.
You may apply for further copies of the Test Report Form for a period of two years from the examination date. Additional copies can be sent only to receiving institutions, not given to candidates.
Validity period of Test Report Form
Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old. After this time, you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test.
Enquiry on Results (EOR)
It is unusual for there to be a mistake in the marking. However, if you believe a mistake has occurred, you can apply to our Enquiry on Results Service to have your test re-marked. This must be done within six weeks of the test date. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked.
There is a fee for the Enquiry on Results service, which will be refunded should your overall score change as a result of the re-marking. The Enquiry on Results Service can take up to four weeks or more to complete. There will be a fee for this, which can be quoted by your centre. Please complete the attached form and send it to your IELTS centre along with the original TRF.
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.