When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results. Your results will be available to view online after they are released, but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

If you have taken the paper based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you have taken the computer delivered IELTS test, or you have taken IELTS UKVI on computer, you will be able to preview your results after 1 to 5 days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only, but you can print your electronic Test Result Form to send it to the organisations you are applying to.

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 1 - 5 days
IELTS Online Between 6 – 8 calendar days
IELTS for UKVI on paper 13 days
IELTS for UKVI on computer 1 - 5 days
IELTS Life Skills 7 days

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get a physical copy of my result ?

We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via registered mail delivery 13 days after the test date for IELTS on paper. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery. 

If you have taken IELTS Online or IELTS on computer, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 1-8 days after your test. We will not issue an additional paper Test Report Forms. You can print your electronic Test Report Form (eTRF) to send it to the organisations you are applying to, or you can send it via email. Alternatively, you can send your results direct to the organization through the Test Taker portal.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test (not applicable to IELTS Online).

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.) free of charge up to two years after your results have been released.

If you would like us to do this, please follow these steps:

  • for computer-delivered & paper-based IELTS (for paper-based version - only for test taken on or after 01.09.2020) - include the relevant addresses when you book your test or add organisation information on your Test Taker Portal after you have registered
  • for paper-based IELTS (taken up to and including 31.08.2020) - you will need to provide the institution’s address, fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form and either bring it to the British Council in person or send it by fax, post or e-mail.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution, including the full name of the admission body which should receive your results. 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 will send your TRF by post.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee of 36PLN per copy.

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.

You will need to provide the institution’s address, fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Forma and either bring it to the British Council in person or send it by fax, post or e-mail. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 5 days to be processed.

What does my IELTS score mean?

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

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 section of the test.

Find out more about what your score means here.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, 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 and will need to request this through the test centre where you took your test. You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date.

IELTS on Computer, IELTS on Paper, and IELTS for UKVI on Computer:

You can submit and pay for an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal.

The fee for this service is:

  • 407.50 PLN - for IELTS Academic and General Training
  • 560 PLN - for IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training

The Enquiry on Results fee will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

The outcome of an Enquiry on Results can become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The time it takes depends on several factors, including the number of sections you have asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

If you have taken IELTS for UKVI on paper or Life Skills test and would like to apply for Enquiry on Results, please contact us info@britishcouncil.pl for information on how to proceed.

It is not possible to have qualitative feedback on the test or see the test.

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.