When will I get my IELTS results?
If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results online after 13 days from the test date. If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results online after 3 to 5 days from the test date.
We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score, the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for a paper-based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered test.
If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.
We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to.
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 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 shall send your TRF by post. A fee will be charged for international addresses by courier service.
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?
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 British Council Yangon office. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.
Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 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?
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 fee for this service is £60 (for Standard IELTS on Paper and IELTS on Computer only) payable in USD at British Council monthly bookkeeping rate, 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 (EOR) online from the Test Taker Portal. See downloads section for a guide on how to apply for EOR online.
Alternatively, please ask for Enquiry on Results Form at the British Council Customer Services to submit. Make sure you surrender your Test Report Form and proof of payment.
Your Enquiry on Results result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.
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.