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 correctly reflects your performance.
You can expect your IELTS result to be available 13 calendar days after your test.
IELTS RESULTS ONLINE
You will be able to preview your results online from 12:00 pm (noon) onwards on the 13th day after the main test day. You will need your Identification Document Number, Candidate Number, Test Date and Date of Birth to preview your results. In exceptional circumstances some results may take longer than thirteen days due to strict quality control procedures, in such cases, an email communication will be sent to you. You will receive your Candidate number on the test day itself, please keep it safely.
You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.
TEST REPORT FORM (TRF)
Your personal Test Report Form
You will receive one copy of the TRF.
In case you do not receive your TRF within 6 weeks of the test day, please contact our customer service team
If you lose the TRF, a new one can be obtained by applying to the British Council along with an FIR. You will be asked to pay an administration fee of INR 1750 per copy. If you would like to receive the TRF at an International address by courier, you will be asked to pay an administration fee of INR 1000 for this service. Kindly fill in the "Application for Replacement of TRF" and send it to the nearest British Council office.
Test Report Forms for institutions
We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register for IELTS with the British Council.
Some Institutions need original copies of your TRF where as some can be sent results electronically. Universities / Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. If you choose the E-TRF option, please notify the receiving organization to download your electronic TRF data from the website after you receive the Extra TRF sending notice. Please view the STED RO list from the downloads section before applying for an additional TRF.
Photocopies of your TRF will not be accepted. If you want us to produce and send another institutional copy of your TRF, you will be asked to pay an administration fee of INR 250 per copy to send it via airmail or INR 1250 per copy to send to International destinations via courier. You will need to attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form. We will send the TRF directly to the recipient, therefore, you need to provide the institutions’ address and fill in the " Application form for Additional Test Result Form" and send it to the nearest British Council office. Please note that we are unable to issue a TRF of test result beyond two years. The request for the Additional Test Result Form will take up to 4 days to be processed.
Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS TRF Verification Service. To do this they will need your TRF number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.
The validity period of your Test Report Form
Institutions will not usually accept a TRF that is more than two years old.
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.
HOW TO QUERY YOUR SCORE
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, INR 5500, 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 eight to ten weeks to complete.
To you can apply to our Enquiry on Results Service kindly fill in the form and submit it along with your original TRF, photocopy of the first and last page of your passport and the fee at the nearest British Council office.
CAN I RETAKE THE TEST?
You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, to significantly improve your score you will need to undertake further study. Research by IELTS indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.