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 13 days after the main test day. You will need your identification document number, candidate number (given to you on the test day itself), test date and date of birth to preview your results. In exceptional circumstances, some results may take longer than their 13 days due to strict quality control procedures. In such cases, an email communication will be sent to you.
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 10 days for its delivery from result declaration day. You will receive the shipment tracking number through SMS when it is out for delivery.
Test Report Forms for institutions
Apart from the original TRF that is sent to you, we can arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, colleges). If you would like us to do this, you need to complete the 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 can also opt for paid services for additional TRFs to be sent to the university or receiving organisations anytime during the validity of your Test Report Form. We currently offer the following modes for 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.
Please note that additional test report form takes 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.
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 scores change as a result of the re-marking. You will be notified of the re-mark result within two to four weeks of receipt of your application for Enquiry on Results.
To apply to our Enquiry on Results Service kindly fill in the 'Application form for Enquiry on IELTS Results' form 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.