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 IELTS 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 IELTS test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date.
  • Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI or Life Skills, 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 within ten days from the result date for paper-based test and five to seven days for a computer-delivered test. IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

How will my Additional Test Report Form (ATRF) be sent to the institutions I am 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 offices, 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 shall send your TRF by post.

 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 airmail – 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 a tracking number for this service. 
  • Electronic – The fee will be INR 250 per University. Universities / Institutions that have subscribed to the electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. The university and its address details on ATRF Forms need to match exactly as mentioned on the downloadable STED RO list. You can find the STED RO list of the universities that accept IELTS scores electronically from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page. 

If your test center has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org

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.

How to submit an ATRF online?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide via the online submission method, please complete the enclosed Online Submission Form. A pay-by-link will be sent to candidates registered mobile number/email ID for payment within 2 working days after the form is filled online. Once the payment is received and submission is approved for processing, an update will be shared with the candidate via SMS within 3 working days.

How to submit an ATRF offline?

You can submit your request for additional copies of your IELTS results offline. The mode of payment will be a Demand Draft (DD). If you wish to avail the services of additional TRF post result declaration, you will need to complete the Application for Additional Test Report Form with the relevant address of the institutions along with Demand Draft and courier this to us at our Gurgaon office and we will send the additional TRFs directly to the institutions.

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. Please click here for more details.

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 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? - Enquiry on Results (EOR)

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 8,000/- which will be refunded if your band score changes as a result of the re-marking. The EOR service normally takes about 21 days from the time complete documents are received by the assessment team. The timelines of EOR service depends on a number of factors including the number of sections required to be remarked. It normally takes about 4-6 weeks for an end to end processing of your enquiry on results request.

Online Request Submission

Mode of Payment: Pay-by-link

To apply for Enquiry on Results Service kindly fill in the Online Submission Form. A pay-by-link will be sent to candidates registered mobile number/email ID for payment within 2 working days after the form is filled online. Once the payment is received and submission is approved for processing, an update will be shared with the candidate via SMS within 3 working days.

Offline Request Submission

Mode of Payment: Demand Draft (DD) in favour of British Council payable at New Delhi.

To apply for Enquiry on Results Service kindly fill in the Application form for Enquiry on IELTS Results and courier it along with the fee to our Gurgaon Office. We aim to provide a weekly update to candidates after 28 days from the request day in case the outcome of EOR is still awaited.

Can I re-take my IELTS test?

There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book your IELTS 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.

For any further clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us at 0120-4569000 / 6684353 or write to ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org.