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Your IELTS results

Everyone who completed an IELTS test receives an official IELTS Test Report Form. Your TRF is a certificate that reports your results as band scores which range from band 0 to band 9, with each band corresponding to a level of English-language proficiency. You will get an overall band score, as well as one for each part of the test - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Would you like a better IELTS score?

Recently, we’ve launched IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR). If you didn’t show your potential in one skill on test day, IELTS One Skill Retake allows you to retake one section of the four-part English language test.

With IELTS One Skill Retake, you will receive another official IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). This includes your updated One Skill Retake score as well as the results for the other three skills in the original test. Your original TRF will also remain valid. That means you have two separate test report forms: one with the original scores, and one with the new scores after your OSR. You can choose whether you use your original TRF or your new TRF. Now, let's take a look IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) results in a bit more detail.

IELTS TRF Test Report Form

What is an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF)?

An IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is an official certificate detailing the results you obtained in a full IELTS test. It's an important document for anyone who has taken an IELTS test, as it provides an official record of their English language proficiency. The TRF includes a number of key details about your IELTS test performance. These include:

  1. Personal details: A TRF includes a test taker's full name, date of birth, nationality, and photograph.

  2. Test details: The TRF also includes the date and location of the test, as well as the test format (Academic or General Training).

  3. Test scores: The TRF includes the test taker's achieved scores for each of the four test skills, as well as an overall band score. The IELTS band score is a number between 0 and 9, with 9 being the highest possible score.

  4. Test report form verification: A TRF also always includes a unique reference number. Organisations that accept IELTS use this TRF number to verify the authenticity of the document.

Your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is an important document that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as applying for study programs, immigration, and employment opportunities that require English proficiency.

Download an example IELTS Test Report Form (TRF)

IELTS One Skill Retake TRF Test Report Form

What is an OSR Test Report Form (TRF)?

When you sit a full IELTS test, you receive an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). This official certificate has all the information about your test, and the band scores you achieved.

If you didn’t show your potential in one skill on test day, IELTS One Skill Retake allows you to retake one section of the four-part English language test. For example, you can retake the IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking skills.

When you have completed IELTS One Skill Retake, you will receive a new Test Report Form (TRF). This includes the updated band score for the module you have retaken. It also shows the results for the other three skills in the original test.

Your original TRF will also remain valid. That means you have two separate Test Report Forms: one with the original scores, and one with the new scores after your OSR.

You choose whether you use your original TRF or your new TRF.

Download an example IELTS One Skill Retake Test Report Form (TRF)

What are the differences between IELTS TRF and One Skill Retake TRF?

When you've completed your original IELTS test, you get a Test Report Form (TRF) that details the scores you've received. If you feel you didn't perform to your best in one area, IELTS One Skill Retake can help you get back on track. If you choose to retake one skill, you will get a second TRF. So, what are the differences between your original TRF and the TRF you get when you complete IELTS One Skill Retake?

  1. Test details: Most of your test details remain the same. However, your One Skill Retake TRF will also specify The TRF also includes the date and location of the test, as well as the test format (Academic or General Training).

  2. Test results: The One Skill Retake TRF includes the test taker's achieved scores for the one skill that was retaken. It also includes the original scores for the three remaining skills that were not retaken. The OSR TRF will also have an overall band score, which is the average of the three original scores and the score from the retaken skill.

  3. Test report form verification: The TRF you receive after completing One Skill Retake features a short note with information about your original test. Your One Skill retake TRF also has a unique TRF number. Organisations that accept IELTS One Skill Retake can use this TRF number to verify the authenticity of the document.

* Check with the organisation that is asking for your IELTS results to make sure they also accept IELTS One Skill Retake. Organisations can contact IELTS here.

“First of all, I would like to share my appreciation that I’m eligible to do One Skill Retake. This is really important and helpful to those who just want to improve and get a better score in one skill and don't have to retake the whole test again. It also saves time for participants who have just missed one skill in their test. Overall, its really helpful for us.” -- Paulina

Read more about IELTS One Skill Retake

IELTS One Skill Retake helps you show your full potential.

Every year millions of people around the world use their IELTS scores to achieve their migration, work, and study goals. With the right preparation and guide, you can achieve the best score.

More support and news about One Skill Retake

Whether you need to find out how to book IELTS One Skill Retake, or you want to know 5 tips on how to best prepare for One Skill Retake, we're here for you.

You can also check the difference between One Skill Retake and an Enquiry on Result (or a re-mark).

Who accepts IELTS One Skill Retake?

IELTS One Skill Retake is already accepted by a select number of New Zealand organisations:

Always check the website of the organisation you intend to apply to for more information about eligibility requirements.

Explore more organisations that accept IELTS One Skill Retake

Over 12,000 organisations around the world accept IELTS. You will need to check with these organisations to see if they also accept IELTS One Skill Retake results. You can learn more about the difference between your original IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) and your One Skill Retake results.