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.
When will I get my IELTS results?
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.
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 have taken the paper based test, you will be able to preview your results by 12:00 noon after 13 calendar days from the test date.
If you have taken the computer based test, you will be able to preview your results after five to seven calendar days from the test date.
Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, the results cannot be viewed online and only the TRF (Test result form) is sent to the postal address provided at the time of registration.
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 ten days after the test date for paper based test and five to seven days after a computer delivered test. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.
IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to
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 when you book your 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.
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, we can arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be sent to receiving organisations (e.g. universities, colleges). If you would like us to do this, you need to complete the Application for Additional Test Report Form with the relevant addresses of the institutions when you register for IELTS with the British Council. The additional TRFs will be sent directly to the receiving organisations.
You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and your passport along with the Demand Draft and courier this to us at our Gurgaon office. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.
We currently offer the following modes of transmission of your results:
- International Courier – The fee will be INR 1250 per address. The courier service takes approximately 4 days to deliver to the university. You will also be provided with the tracking number through SMS.
- By post – The fee will be INR 250 per address. It takes approximately two weeks to get delivered through Air Mail. Please note we do not provide tracking number for this service.
- Electronic – The fee will be INR 250 per University. Universities / Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. You can find the list of the universities that accept IELTS scores electronically from the Downloads section at the end of this page.
If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org. (https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/additional-trf-form)
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed upon receipt of all the documents
Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service. To do this they will need your TRF number which can be found at the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.
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 to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system.
How long are my IELTS results valid for?
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?
It is unusual for there to be a mistake in the marking. However, 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 apply for the re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date.
The fee for the Enquiry on Results service is INR 6500, which will be refunded if your scores change as a result of the re-marking. Your 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 28 days, please contact our Customer Care team.
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.
You can also get your results through SMS
You can get your test scores through SMS by sending the following code to 9289892898 from any mobile number after 12:00 noon on the result day.
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For any further clarifications, please contact customer services at 0120-4569000 / 6684353