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Getting your IELTS IDP test results is easy. If you take the IELTS test using a computer, your test results will be available within 3 to 5 days after completing your test. Or if you choose to take a paper-based test, your test results will be available 13 days after your test.

Your results are reported as a band score ranging from band 0 to band 9, where each band score reflects your level of English proficiency. You will get an overall score, as well as scores for each section of the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking test.

If you are not satisfied with your IELTS test results, you can request a remark within 6 weeks of your test date. This process takes between 2 to 21 days, and if your band score changes, you will be refunded the fees associated with applying for a remark.

Understanding your IELTS test results

IELTS scores range from 0 to 9, known as band scores, assigned to each of the four test sections—Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking—as well as an overall band score. This band score system is designed to provide a clear and consistent measure of your English language proficiency. The overall band score is the average of your scores in these four sections, rounded to the nearest whole or half band.

Each band score has a specific descriptor that explains your English proficiency level, from "non-user" (band score 1) to "expert" (band score 9), so understanding what is the minimum score required for IELTS depends on what kind of visa you are applying for. For example, a band score of 6 in Listening indicates a competent English user, while the same score in Writing might suggest you can engage with most arguments effectively but might make some mistakes. 

How is IELTS assessed?

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To help you get the IELTS score you need, watch this short video and find out how IELTS is scored in the four parts of the test.

How to check IELTS results for test-takers in Indonesia

How long does IELTS test result take to come out

For test-takers in Indonesia, computer-based IELTS results are available online within 3-5 days, while paper-based test results are released 13 days post-test. You can access your results through the official IELTS website or the test centre's portal where you registered.

How to check your IELTS results

Figuring out how long do IELTS test results take to come out typically varies by the test format. Computer-delivered tests offer quicker results, usually within 3-5 days, whereas paper-based test results are available after 13 days. Check your results by logging into the account created at your test centre's website.

Sharing your IELTS results with institutions

Your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is the official document reflecting your proficiency in English, usable in paper format or electronically (eTRF). The eTRF system allows for faster sharing of your results with universities and organisations, streamlining the application process. You can provide institutions with access to verify your scores online, facilitating quicker decisions on your applications or opportunities.

To share your IELTS scores, simply provide the TRF number to the institutions, which they can use to verify your results quickly and securely online. This method ensures that your English language proficiency is recognised efficiently across the globe.

Enquiry on IELTS results

If you believe your IELTS scores do not accurately reflect your performance, you can request a remark or Enquiry on Results (EOR) within six weeks of the test date. The fee for this service is refunded if your scores change due to the remark. This process takes about 2-21 days, depending on the sections re-marked.

Maintaining the validity of your IELTS results

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. To maintain or improve your English proficiency within this period, engage in continuous learning and practice. This ensures your language skills remain sharp and ready for future testing or application requirements.

IELTS retake policy

If you wish to improve your scores, you must retake the entire IELTS test; there is no option for retaking individual sections alone. This policy encourages comprehensive language proficiency improvement, ensuring candidates are well-prepared across all aspects of English communication.

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