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Getting your IDP IELTS results is easy! Whether you take IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer, you will get your results within a few days. Read on further to know all the details.
You will get your IELTS test results based on which type of test you take.
IELTS on Paper
13 days after your written test
IELTS on Computer
3-5 days after your test
IELTS for UKVI
13 days after your written test
IELTS Life Skills
7 days after your test
Results for the IELTS test are given on a 9-band scale. They are designed to be easy and simple to understand. The results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 to 9, with 1 being the lowest and 9 indicating the highest level of English language proficiency.
You will receive a band score for each section of the test—Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. These individual scores, which are equally weighted, are then averaged and rounded to the nearest half band, to produce an overall band score.
The same scoring system is used for all versions of the IELTS test. You can read more about how the IELTS test score is calculated here .
You will be able to view your IELTS results online for 28 days. However, this should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
You can access your IELTS results via your IDP account . You will need your passport or ID number (the same number you used when you registered for the test) to access your results online. Contact your test centre if you have any queries or issues.
What is a Test Report Form (TRF)?
A copy of your IELTS score is on your Test Report Form or TRF. You will receive only one copy of your IELTS Test Report Form, which is valid for two years. If you are applying for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), you can receive two copies of your TRF. You must present proof of application to CIC and UKBA in order to obtain these two copies.
What is an e-TRF?
An IELTS e-TRF is a digital version of the IELTS Test Report Form. It's the same IELTS TRF you know, delivered digitally. IELTS e-TRFs are now available for test takers who sit the IELTS on Computer test at eligible test centres.
How to download your e-TRF?
Log in to your IELTS profile here
Access your results
Download your e-TRF
Additional Test Report Form (ATRF)
Up to five copies of your TRF will be posted electronically to the relevant organisations you have listed on your IELTS application form for free. Further requests can be made but there may be additional administrative charges. Contact your test centre to make this request.
To pick up your TRF from the test Centre, you must bring with you the same form of identification that you used to register for the test. Keep in mind that your test centre is not permitted to send your test results via email, phone, or fax.
You can ask for a review of your score(s) if you are not satisfied with your results through a process known as Enquiry on Results (EOR).
What happens during the review process?
Senior examiners/markers, who are not aware of the original marks awarded for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking), re-mark the test papers.
After receiving notice of the remark result, your test centre issues a new Test Report Form (TRF) if the score has changed.
Depending on a number of factors, such as the number of sections requested for a remark, the results of your EOR will be available in 2–21 days. Please get in touch with your test centre or IELTS Partner if you have not received a response after 21 days.
You must pay an Enquiry on Results fee to get your IELTS test remarked. If your band score changes, the fee will be fully refundable.
You can proudly showcase your IELTS score as a reliable measure of your language proficiency to prospective employers around the world.
Why share your IELTS score?
You can prove to employers that you've taken the world’s most trusted test. Your score is an accurate indicator of your ability to communicate in environments where English is the native language spoken.
Your IELTS score will appear on your LinkedIn feed once you add it to your profile, making your achievement visible to all your contacts and potential employers immediately.
With a complete LinkedIn profile, you are more likely to be discovered by recruiters.
When you provide recognising organisations with your Test Form Number, they can use the IELTS Results Verification Service to check your IELTS results.