You won’t have to wait long for your results.


If you have taken a computer-delivered test, your results will be available between 3-5 days after your test.


If you have taken a paper-based test, your results will be available 13 days after your test.

Accessing Your Results Online


When your test results are released,  you will be able view your scores online for a period of 28 days. Your  results will remain online for 28 days.


To view your test results online, you will need to log in to your IELTS account, and you will need your candidate number and your ID number (the ID you used to register for the test).

Your Test Report Form (TRF)


A paper copy of your IELTS test score known as an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) will be available  5 -7 days after your computer-delivered test, or after 13 days if you took the paper-based test. This will be sent to you in the post or you can request to collect this in person.


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 need additional copies sent to a specific organisation, please contact us

Understanding your IELTS Results


You cannot “pass” or “fail” the IELTS test. Rather, 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.

IELTS Results Validity

Your IELTS results are valid for 2 years.

Additional Copies of your Test Report Form


When you register for your test, you can request that your Test Report Form be sent directly to up to five organisations . There is no fee if you do this before your results are released. There is a small fee to send additional Test Report Forms  if you request this after your results have been released.


Please note that institutions need original copies of your IELTS Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.


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

Appealing your IELTS Results (Enquiry On Results)


If you feel that your IELTS results are not what you were expecting,  you can appeal them. This means that you can have one or more sections of your test re-marked. This process is called an “Enquiry On Results” (EOR). If you would like to make an enquiry about your test results, you need to apply at the centre where you booked your test within six weeks of your test date. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked.


There is a charge of €120 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 2-4 weeks, this depends on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark.


If you would like to appeal your IELTS results, please contact us and we will send you a form and further instructions.