IELTS provides results on a scale from zero to nine for each test component - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. There is no pass or fail; it's about your proficiency level. Learn more about the nine-band system here.

Viewing your Results Online

Log in to your IELTS account and click on your test date to view your results online. If you took the computer-based test, results will be available 3-5 days after the test; for paper-based tests, it's 13 days.

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by scan.

Test Report Form 

A paper copy of your certificate will be sent to the address you provide during online registration, on the same day your results are available online. You can also pick it up at the test centre after the results are online; just request it by email.

Important notice: Certificates cannot be replaced. Regular post delivery is standard, but you can request registered post with a tracking code for an additional fee (€12 to €20, depending on the destination country).Please contact the IELTS department for this option.

Sending Certificates to Institutions

Upon request, we can post up to ten original copies of your certificate to institutions like universities or immigration officers. Include the relevant addresses during registration or email the IELTS department before or after your test date. No extra charges apply.

Institutions need original Test Report Forms; photocopies will not be accepted. Keep in mind that some institutions may not accept TRFs older than two years. Provide evidence of maintaining or improving your English skills if the TRF is older.

Unhappy with your results?

If you're unsatisfied with your results, you can apply for an Enquiry on Results (EOR) online through the Test Taker Portal or at the test centre where you booked the test. The request must be made within 6 weeks of the test date.

A senior IELTS examiner will re-mark your test without knowing the original scores. If there are changes, a new Test Report Form will be issued. Your result can become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The time it takes depends on several factors, including the number of sections you’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

You can take the IELTS test as many times as you wish to achieve your desired results.

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