Results and IELTS scores

Receive your IELTS results quickly

If you have taken a computer-delivered test, your results will be available between three and five days after your test.

IELTS test results remain online for 28 days but shouldn’t be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

Your IELTS Test Report Form

A paper copy of your IELTS test score – known as an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) – will be available 3-5 days after your test date. Your TRF may be collected in person at the test centre or delivered by post; please check with your test centre what option is available locally

Please note: that your IELTS test results cannot be disclosed via email or over the phone.

Understanding your IELTS score

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your IELTS Test Report Form will show a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) and 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 every section of the test

Enquiry on results

If you would like to make an enquiry about your test results, you need to apply at the centre where you booked your test within six weeks of your test date. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked.

There is a charge for an enquiry on IELTS test results, however this charge will be refunded if your score increases for any section of the test.

Your result will normally be available in 2-21 days, this depends on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark.

If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.

Sending your Test Report Form directly to the institutions you’re applying to

Institutions need original copies of your IELTS Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted

Some universities or institutions have subscribed to electronic download of scores, so please make sure you check with your local test centre before sending them your results.