Find out when and how you will get your IELTS results and what your score means.

When will I get my IELTS results?

You will not have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

If you have taken IELTS on Paper, you can preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you have taken IELTS on Computer, you can preview your results 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. You can check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact us on +959 940070099 or

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

A paper copy of your IELTS test score – known as an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) - is the official confirmation of your test result. You may collect your Test Report Form (TRF) in person at 78 Kanna Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon

Please check our centre opening hours before you decide to drop by, and please take note of the physical results collection timeframe is next working day of after online result are released. IELTS results will not be disclosed via phone, SMS, or email.

Can someone collect my IELTS results on behalf of me?

If you would like to authorise someone else to collect the TRF on your behalf, please fill up the authorisation form and attach a copy of your ID. The person collecting on your behalf will need to bring the completed application form with a copy of your ID and their ID.

How do I send copies of my TRF to institutions?

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.

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What does my IELTS score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, reflecting your English proficiency.

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 test section.

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.


Test Type Method

IELTS on paper

IELTS on computer

Test taker Portal

IELTS for UKVI on paper

IELTS for UKVI on computer

IELTS Life Skills

Enquiry on Results Form and email to 

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.