When will I get my IELTS results?

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, from 14.00. 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 1 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

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

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 1 - 5 days
IELTS Online Between 6 – 8 calendar days
IELTS for UKVI 13 days
IELTS for UKVI on computer 1 - 5 days
IELTS Life Skills 7 days

Your results will be available to view online after they are released, but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. For IELTS UKVI results, log in here using the username and password you registered with. If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get a physical copy of my result ?

If you have taken IELTS on paper, a paper copy of your test score, the Test Report Form (TRF) will be available 13 days after the test date. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

You can collect it from the British Council centre or have it delivered by courier. 

If you have taken IELTS on computer or IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 1-8 days after your test. We will not issue an additional paper Test Report Forms. You can print your electronic Test Report Form (eTRF) to send it to the organisations you are applying to, or you can send it via email. Alternatively, you can send your results direct to the organization through the Test Taker portal.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to (not applicable to IELTS Online).

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

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF free of charge 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 ordered less than five copies when you booked your IELTS test, but need more copies, you can order additional copies through the Test Taker Portal free of charge, anytime up to two years after your test date.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we 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, we will send your TRF by post. Please bear in mind that for hardcopy TRFs that need to be despatched additional courier fees apply.

If the addresses of the institutions were entered incorrectly when you registered you can change them by submitting an IELTS Extra Test Report Form (TRF) Request.

Following the modernisation of the IELTS for UKVI on Computer test, in the interim, we will issue Test Report Forms exclusively in electronic format (e-TRF)

Should any Test Taker request a hard copy for personal records, this will be accommodated.

Following the eventual update of the Global T&Cs, we will align the UKVI results issuing process with that for the standard IELTS on Computer, where physical copies of Test Report Forms will be provided only if required by a Recognizing Organization.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee of 300 RON per copy for EU countries and 500 lei for non-EU countries. Please bear in mind that for hardcopy TRFs that need to be despatched additional courier fees may apply, irrespective of whether the extra TRF was charged an admin fee or not.

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.

You will need to provide the institution’s address, fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form and send it to us by e-mail, at ielts@britishcouncil.ro. The administrative fee is paid by bank transfer to the following account: IBAN RO88 CITI 0000 0008 2601 2196, opened at Citibank Europe plc, Dublin - Bucharest, beneficiary British Council Exams. We will then send the Test Report Form directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 5 working days to be processed.

What does my IELTS score mean?

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.

Find out more about what your score means here.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, 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 can I get my 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 test centre where you sat the test. You can apply online on the Test Taker Portal.

The fee for this service (regardless of the number of corrected modules) is 650 Ron and can be paid online.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.

The outcome of Enquiry of Results (EORs) 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 us.

Can I re-take my 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.