Receive your IELTS results quickly
You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.
If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal
If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.
IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, the results cannot be viewed online.
Your Test Report Form
The Test Report Form (TRF), a paper copy of your IELTS test score, will be sent out via mail delivery 13 days after the test date. Please allow at least three days for the delivery. IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.
In the Netherlands, IELTS tests are run on our behalf by the British Language Training Centre (BLTC). Please contact the British Language Training Centre if you have any questions.
Sending your Test Report Form directly to the institutions you’re applying to
Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.
The British Language Teaching Centre can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration offices, etc.). If you would like them to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the test.
Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address they are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, they will send your TRF by post.
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 TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as 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 each section of the test.
IELTS Results validity period
Organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.
How to get your IELTS Test re-marked
If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the British Language Test Centre.
Want to re-take your IELTS test?
There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.
Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.