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 online 13 calendar days after your test.
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.
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.
RESULT<space>Candidate No.<space>Passport No.
TEST REPORT FORM (TRF)
Your personal Test Report Form
You will receive a Test Report Form (TRF) which reports a score for each of the four skills (listening, reading , writing and speaking), as well as an overall band score.
You will receive only one copy of the Test Report Form, therefore it is important that you keep it safe.
Your TRF(scorecard) will be sent through Courier/ Speed post. Please allow up to 14 days for its delivery. You will receive the shipment tracking number through SMS when it is out for delivery.
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 courier it to our Gurgaon Office. Please note that additional test report form takes 14 working days to be processed upon receipt of documents.
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.
- Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system.
- Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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 6500, 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 ten weeks to complete.
To apply to our Enquiry on Results Service kindly fill in the 'Application form for Enquiry on IELTS Results' form from the 'Downloads' section below and courier it along with your original TRF, photocopy of the first and last page of your passport and the fee to our Gurgaon 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.