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You will receive an IELTS Test Report Form (or TRF) as official confirmation and proof of your test results. This can either be a paper copy or a digital version (eTRF).

When will I get my IELTS results?

You will get your IELTS test results based on which type of test you take.

IELTS on computer

3-5 days after your test

IELTS on paper

13 days after your written test

Your IELTS results

What is a Test Report Form (TRF)?

Your official IELTS score is stated on your Test Report Form or TRF.

The TRF serves as your official confirmation of your IELTS test results and shows your overall band score, as well as sub band scores for each section of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

The TRF can either be a paper certificate or a digital version (eTRF).

You will receive one official physical copy of your IELTS Test Report Form, which is generally valid for up to two years.

What is an eTRF?

An IELTS eTRF is a digital version of the IELTS Test Report Form. It's the same IELTS TRF you know, delivered digitally.

IELTS eTRFs are now available for test takers who sit the IELTS on Computer test at eligible test centres. The eTRF can be accessed through the online portal.

Learn more about the IELTS eTRF

Get your IELTS results

Preview your provisional IELTS results

You will be able to view your provisional IELTS results online, once they are available. However, this should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance — only the TRF or eTRF are considered as official confirmation of results.

To preview your results online, you will need your passport or ID number (the same number you used when you registered for the test). Contact your test centre if you have any queries or issues.

Preview your results

Receive your TRF and access your official IELTS results

Accessing your IELTS results vary depending on your test format: whether you have taken your test on paper, or on computer.

IELTS on paper

  • You will receive a paper Test Report Form.

  • Your paper TRF will be delivered to your postal address, or can be collected in person at your test centre. Please check with your test centre to see which option is available.

IELTS on computer

  • You will receive an email when your eTRF is ready.

  • You can access your eTRF through the online portal.

How to download your eTRF:

  • Log in to your IELTS profile here

  • Go to "My Tests"

  • Access your results

  • Download your e-TRF

Log in to your profile

* Please note that the website works best with Google Chrome on a laptop or a computer.
** It's important to note that most IELTS computer test centres no longer automatically mail out Test Report Forms. If you prefer a hard copy, kindly request it directly from the test centre.

What do my IELTS scores mean?

Results for the IELTS test are given on a 9-band scale. They are designed to be easy and simple to understand. The results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 to 9, with 1 being the lowest and 9 indicating the highest level of English language proficiency.

You will receive a band score for each section of the test—Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. These individual scores, which are equally weighted, are then averaged and rounded to the nearest half band, to produce an overall band score.

The same scoring system is used for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests.

Read more about how IELTS test scores are calculated

Didn't get the IELTS score you need?

Enquiry on Results (EOR)

You can ask for a review or re-mark of your score(s) if you are not satisfied with your results through a process known as Enquiry on Results (EOR).

What happens during the review process?

  • Senior examiners/markers, who are not aware of the original marks awarded for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking), re-mark the test papers.

  • After receiving notice of the re-mark result, your test centre issues a new Test Report Form (TRF) if the score has changed.

Depending on a number of factors, such as the number of sections requested for a re-mark, the results of your EOR may be completed within less than an hour or up to 21 days. Please get in touch with your test centre or IELTS Partner if you have not received a response after 21 days.

You must pay an Enquiry on Results fee to get your IELTS test re-marked. If your band score changes, the fee will be fully refundable.

Learn more about IELTS Enquiry on Results

IELTS One Skill Retake

If you feel like you weren't able to perform your best in one section of the test, the IELTS One Skill Retake allows you to retake one of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking), if you need to improve in just one area.

IELTS One Skill Retake is currently only available if you have taken your IELTS on computer test at an eligible test centre, and have received your IELTS results. You must take the IELTS One Skill Retake within 60 days of your original test date.

Do you want to apply for a remark (EOR) on your full IELTS test? Do this before you register for One Skill Retake as you cannot request a remark after you've taken IELTS One Skill Retake.

Learn more about IELTS One Skill Retake

Re-sitting the test

There are no restrictions on how many times you can re-take the IELTS test.

However, we strongly recommend that you prepare and make use of the IELTS preparation resources we have to achieve a higher score.

Your official guide to IELTS preparation materials

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