When will I get my IELTS band scores?

You will not have to wait long for your IELTS test results from the British Council. You can preview your results on the Test Taker Portal, which include your IELTS Listening score, Reading score, Writing score, and Speaking score and an overall IELTS score. Depending on which IELTS test you have taken, you will get your results as shown below: 

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 3 - 5 days
IELTS Online Between 6 – 8 calendar days
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration on paper 13 days
IELTS for IELTS Skills 7 days

We will send out the Test Report Form (TRF), a paper copy of your IELTS test score, via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for a paper-based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered IELTS test. IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

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

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

We will send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you are applying to (this is not applicable to IELTS Online)

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

We can send additional copies of your TRF 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.

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.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

Each test taker will be issued one hard copy of their TRF. This will be sent to the address indicated in their application. Centres will not charge an administration fee for this service. Test takers applying to IRCC will be issued with a second copy, free of charge. This second copy must be requested by the test taker. From the point of registration and for up to 2 years following the test date, test takers can request centres to send their results electronically or by post to up to five recognising organisations of their choice. Centres will not charge an administration fee for this service. Postage costs may be charged at the discretion of the centre. For each additional hard copy paper TRF requested over and above the free allocation, the centre may, at their discretion, charge an administrative as well as a postage fee.

There are two options to submit your Additional Test Report Form request.

Options 1. Online request

You can submit your request through this link https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/5495/home and make the payment online.

Option 2. Offline request

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and courier this to us at exams@britishcouncil.or.id. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

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

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 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?

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. 

The outcome of your EOR can become available on the same day as your application up to 21 days after it is submitted. The turnaround time of your application will depend on several factors, including the time of application and the number of sections requested for remark. Please get in touch with your test centre if you have not received a response after 21 days.

The fee for this service is IDR 1,720,000, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken IELTS on Paper IELTS on Computer.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Alternatively, you can download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Make sure you attach your proof of payment.

If you have enquiry on your IELTS for UKVI test result, you can submit an EOR (Enquiry on Results) request through this link https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/5477/home and pay the UKVI EOR fee online. We will review your request and process it by following the UKVI EOR procedure and policies.

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.