When will I get my IELTS results online?
If you have taken IELTS on paper, you will be able to preview your test results after 13 calendar days from the test date. If you have taken IELTS on computer, you will be able to preview your results after three to five calendar days from the test date.
You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results. IELTS results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your British Council test centre.
When will I get a physical copy of my result?
You will be issued one hard copy of your Test Report Form (TRF). This can be collected by you or an authorised representative, in person, from the Test Centre, alternatively, this can be sent to the address indicated on your application – you will be charged the postage fee. Test takers applying to IRCC will be issued with a second copy, free of charge. This second copy must be requested by the test taker.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test.
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.
We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.) If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the test.
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.
Institutions may be able to view your score 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. You will be charged the postage fee.
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS exam results?
If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee as well as postage fee per copy to send to international destinations via courier.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.
You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form (please download below). Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and email this to us. ForTrinidad and Tobago send it to: IELTSTrinidad@britishcouncil.org; for Jamaica: IELTSJamaica@britishcouncil.org. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. Electronic results are provided free of charge regardless of the time of request.
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 your score is calculated here.
How long are my IELTS results valid for?
Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, 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 test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.
The fee for this service is JMD$15,000.00 or in Trinidad and Tobago TTD$1,100.00, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.
You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer.
You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Alternatively, you can download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Make sure you attach your proof of payment.
Your Enquiry on Results result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.
You will receive a full refund if your result is changed in any way and you will be required to return your Test Report Form before a new one may be issued. The results may not be used during the requalification process until the review is completed.
Want to re-take your IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a 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.