Receive your IELTS results faster

You won’t have to wait long to receive your IELTS test results. You can view your results and you will receive an email notification with a link to view your IELTS scores online.

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 3-5 days
IELTS Online* 3-6 days
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (on paper) 13 days
IELTS for Life Skills 7 days

*IELTS Online is currently available only in Hong Kong. Visit our website for more information.

IELTS test results remain online for 28 days but shouldn’t be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Some centres also provide an SMS preview alert.

Your IELTS Test Report Form

A paper copy of your IELTS test score – known as an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) -  is the official confirmation of your test result and will be available 13 days after your test date if you have taken IELTS on paper, and in 3-5 days if you have taken IELTS on a computer. Your TRF may be collected in person at the test centre or delivered by post; please check with your test centre what option is available locally.

If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only. You can print your electronic Test Result Form to send it to the organisations you are applying to or you can send it via email.

Please note: that your IELTS test results cannot be disclosed via email or over the phone.

If you have lost your Test Report Form or have questions about your results, please contact us.

Understanding your IELTS score

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your IELTS Test Report Form will show a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) and an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in every section of the test.

Enquiry on results

If you would like to make an enquiry about your test results, you need to submit an Enquiry on Results request within six weeks of your test date. You can apply for it online by accessing the Test Taker Portal or at the centre where you booked your test. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked.

There is a charge for an enquiry on IELTS test results, however this charge will be refunded if your score increases for any section of the test. 

Your result will normally be available in 2-21 days, this depends on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark.

If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre or customer service for IELTS Online.

Sending your Test Report Form directly to the institutions you’re applying to

Institutions need original copies of your IELTS Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

We can send up to five additional copies of your Test Report Form directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.) If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the test.

 If you have taken IELTS Online, you can print out your e-TRF or send it via email.

Some universities or institutions have subscribed to electronic download of scores, so please make sure you check with your local test centre before sending them your results.