If you are not satisfied with your results, you can apply for an Enquiry on Results (review of your IELTS results) 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. If there are any changes to your original band scores, the test centre 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 2 to 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.
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.