When will I get my IELTS results?

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

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date.

Check your results on the Test Taker Portal. Please note that IELTS we cannot disclose your results by phone or email.

IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. 

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) by registered post 13 days after your paper-based test date (and 3 to 5 days after your computer-delivered test date). Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

If you asked for your Test report Form to be collected in person in our office, you can do so with a valid proof of identity (the one you took your test with). We will notify you via e-mail once your TRF is ready for collection.

If you want your TRF to be collected by other person, please fill in and sign the Authorisation form (downloadable below) and deliver it to our office. The person collecting your TRF must present the proof of identity indicated in the Authorisation form.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

From 28 November 2020, you can ask for up to five additional copies of your TRF to be sent free of charge to institutions and recognizing organisations (e.g. universities, immigration offices). This service can be requested directly from your Test Taker Portal and is available for 2 years after you took the exam. Please note that the candidate still needs to cover courier or postage costs (if TRFs are sent to non-STED organisations). 

For paper-based exams taken before 28 November 2020 or if you need more than five additional TRFs, please follow the guidelines below.

Download and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form (below), attach a photocopy of your ID (national ID or passport) and deliver it to our office. You need to pay an administration fee of €12 to send it to 1 or 2 addresses (by card in our office or by bank transfer).

Account number: 200 847 0006/8130 (Citibank Slovakia, a.s.)
IBAN SK94 8130 0000 0020 0847 0006
SWIFT: CITISKBA 

We will then send the TRF directly to the institution. Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. 

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

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 now request this service directly from your Test Taker Portal. You can choose one or more test sections to be re-marked and pay online. The fee for this service is €110 per test section and will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test. 

For paper-based exams taken before 28 November 2020, you need to Download the Enquiry on Results Form below and submit it to British Council Slovakia. You can pay by card in our office or by bank transfer to the British Council account:

Account number: 200 847 0006/8130 (Citibank Slovakia, a.s.)
IBAN SK94 8130 0000 0020 0847 0006
SWIFT: CITISKBA 

Your EOR result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact us.

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.