If you are not satisfied with your results, you can apply for a review of your results (Enquiry on Results). You can do this by contacting the test centre where you took your IELTS test.
If you apply for an Enquiry on Results, your test will be remarked by a senior IELTS examiner who will not know your original band scores for each part of the test. Once it has been remarked, the test centre where you took your test will be notified. If there are any changes to your original band scores, they will issue a new Test Report Form (TRF).
You can request a remark within 6 weeks of the IELTS test date on your Test Report Form. You can request a remark for the whole IELTS test or for one or more parts (Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking). Your reviewed results will be available within 21 days of applying for a remark.
There is a cost for requesting a remark. If your band scores change, the fee you paid will be refunded. You can contact the test centre where you sat your IELTS test for more information on this.
When you request a remark, your IELTS test will be remarked by an experienced senior IELTS examiner who is not aware of the original marks awarded for each part - Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. Your test centre is then notified of the remarked result and if the mark has changed, you will receive a new Test Report Form (TRF).
To help you work towards the IELTS score you need, watch this short video and find out how IELTS is scored in all four parts of the test.