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 tests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system here.
Viewing your Results Online
You will be able to log in to Results Online only 13 days after the test to preview your provisional results and see a table with an explanation of your scores and advice for improvement.
These provisional results are for your support and viewing only. All receiving organisations will require a copy of your Test Report Form.
You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. Results are not available sooner than 13 days after the test date.
Test Report Form - Certificate
A personal copy of your certificate will be sent by post exactly 13 days after the test to the address you provide during online registration. The postal delivery time depends on the destination country.
If you wish to pick up your certificate at the test centre in person, you may collect it from the 13th day onwards. If you wish to do this, please request this by email no later than the 12th day after the test so that we know to keep your certificate at the centre.
Important notice: This certificate cannot be replaced. Certificates are sent by regular post. Please contact the IELTS department for payment instructions if you would like us to send your certificate by registered post with a tracking code. The costs for registered post are between €12 and €20, depending on your country.
Sending Certificates to Institutions
We can arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register. You can request these additional copies for free up until 6 weeks after the test. After that, you will be charged €5 per certificate.
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted. Institutions might not accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old. After this time period you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English skills since taking the test.
Unhappy with your results?
Candidates can apply for a re-mark (Enquiry on Results) at the centre where they took the test. This must be done within 6 weeks of the test date and costs £60.
You can take the test as many times as you wish.