When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal. 

IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, you will be able to preview your results, only when you receive an email with the link to the system. 

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for paper based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer delivered test. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

If you wish to pick up your Test Report Form in person at the British Council office premises, please get in touch with us at least two days before the results are released.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

We’ll send up to five 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 free of charge 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.

If you have ordered less than five 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.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS 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 of EUR 50 per copy. This process applies to both IELTS on paper and computer.

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”. Attach a copy of your passport to the application form and send it to us via email at exams@britishcouncil.at. 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. 

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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 what your score means 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 €115, 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.

To request an EOR, please follow these steps:

  • Log into the Test Taker Portal and click on the ‘completed exams’ tab.
  • Choose the date of the exam you would like to request an EOR for. 
  • Select the ‘Results’ tab and test results will display. 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the hyperlink to request the test remarking. You will see a brief overview of the remarking and the EOR fee. 
  • Select the modules you would like to be remarked and provide a justification for your request. 

Please note that we accept online payments with credit cards only.

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.

The enquiry fee will be fully refunded if your band score improves, and you will have to give back your old certificate in order to receive the new one.

Please note that it is not possible either to have a qualitative feedback of the exam or see the test. 

Can I re-take my 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.