Your IELTS results
Get Your Results Online
Your results will be available online 13 days after the written test
You will need to enter:
- your candidate number and
- passport or ID number and
- date of birth and
- the date you took the test.
We will post your copy of the official Test Report Form to the address provided on your application. Your TRF will be posted by registered post within 2 working days after your results are available online.
We remind you that you are only entitled to one TRF, so we recommend you do not send your own copy to institutions.
If you want us to send copies of your TRF to any institutions you’re applying to, you may include their details when registering or send us a signed copy of the IELTS for the Issue of Additional TRF form (460kb pdf).
For security reasons, only one copy of the Test Report Form can be sent to each candidate. We are not permitted to release results early or to give you any information regarding your results by phone, in person, by e-mail or fax.
How IELTS scores work
- Candidates receive a band score for each separate skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking), plus an overall band score.
- Scores are on a scale of 1 to 9 including half bands e.g. 6.5.
- There is no pass or fail mark.
What your IELTS score will do for you
The IELTS handbook (PDF 1.9mb) gives an outline of what a particular IELTS score will indicate about your English ability.
You can learn about the IELTS scores required by thousands of employers, universities and government institutions around the world at the IELTS global recognition site.
Your IELTS score maps across to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as follows:
How long your test result is valid for
Your IELTS score will usually only be valid for two years. Some universities and employers may accept your result after this period, but this is at their discretion. Please note, we can’t issue a Test Report Form for you after the end of the two-year period.
If you’re not happy with your results
If you are not satisfied with your results, you can ask for a re-mark of your test. This process is called Enquiry on Results and costs 84€. If your new mark is higher, the fee will be refunded.
Can I retake the test?
Yes, you can take the test as many times as you wish. Please speak to us first, as we’ll be happy to advise on whether we think it’s the right thing for you to do, and suggest how you can best prepare for your re-test. Learn more about our advice on how to prepare for IELTS.
To apply for a re-mark, re-test, or for advice about either, please send an email to your administrative centre in:
Please note that we must receive your form and payment within 6 weeks of the test date.