IELTS Scholarship Award
Preview of results
You can preview your results online 13 days after your test date
You will need to enter your:
- test date
- date of birth
- identification document number
- candidate number
Please note that your online result is provisional and should not be used as an official confirmation of your achievement.
We are not permitted to release IELTS test scores early or to give any information regarding your results by phone, email or fax to anyone other than person who has taken the test.
A Test Report Form (TRF) detailing your results will be posted to you 13 days after the test.
We can send copies of your form to up to five institutions or universities that you are applying to free of charge. Please provide details of the recognising institutions of your choice on your IELTS test application form.
You will only receive one copy of your TRF. Replacements cannot be issued, so make sure that you keep it safe. Your Test Report Form will be valid for a period of two years.
Find out more about the IELTS Test Report Form.
Understand your IELTS score
You will be given a score from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The average produces your overall band score. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5., 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part of the test. Find out more about the IELTS 9-band scale and understand your IELTS score.
IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail.
Your IELTS score maps onto the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The table indicates the IELTS band scores we expect to be achieved at the threshold of each particular CEFR level. Please note that the band scores referred to are the overall scores and not the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking scores.
Questions about your IELTS results
If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be remarked. This is called an Enquiry on Results or EOR.
If you would like to make an EOR, you need to apply at the centre where you booked your test no later than six weeks after the test date.
You can choose which parts of the test you want to have re-marked.
Is it possible to take the test again?
Yes, you can take IELTS as many times as you like.
However, if you want to improve your IELTS score, you must improve your English first!
Take a look at your Test Report Form and see which skills you need to work on.
Taking the test again and again will not improve your results unless you work on the weaknesses identified in your Test Report Form.
Find out how to improve your score next time and book another test when you feel ready.
Application for Additional Test Result Form (TRF)
If you would like an additional TRF that you did not request for in your original application form, please download and complete the Application form for Additional Test Result Form and give it to your nearest British Council office.
Do note that Universities/ Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores will be sent results electronically. Kindly speak to our customer service team to know which Institutions receive the TRFs electronically.
Please note that additional TRFs can only be sent directly to institutions. We cannot give additional TRFs to candidates or to the individuals. There is an administrative charge of Rs 250 for additional TRF sent to each University/receiving institution by registered airmail. In case you wish to send the TRF through courier (only to International destinations) the charges are Rs 1250 per request.
You will need to attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and of the passport to the application form.
If you choose the E-TRF option, please notify the receiving organization to download your electronic TRF data on the website https://ielts.ucles.org.uk/ielts-trf/index.jsp after you receive the Extra TRF sending notice.
Important notice: The Canadian, Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in India have requested us not to send additional TRFs to them. Applicants to these countries should submit their own copy of the TRF. The High Commission will return this along with any other original documents.
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