When will I get my IELTS exam band score?

You will not have to wait long for your British Council IELTS exam 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 IELTS on Paper, you can preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check your results on the Test Taker Portal 

If you have taken IELTS on Computer, you can preview your results 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. You can check your results on the Test Taker Portal

IELTS exam results will not be disclosed via phone, SMS, or email.

A paper copy of your IELTS test score – known as an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) - will be mailed to you. This is the official confirmation of your test result. 

You will receive only one original Test Report Form (TRF), so please ensure it is kept in a secure place. Replacement TRFs are not provided unless special supporting documents are provided by the test taker. 

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

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to

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.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant postal addresses when you book your test.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. 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 British Council IELTS exam result?

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 THB 500 per copy plus an extra courier fee.

You can submit your Additional TRF request through this link https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/5618/home and make the payment online.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 5-7 days to be processed.  

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

What does my IELTS band 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, so you get a separate IELTS Listening score, IELTS Reading score, IELTS Writing score and IELTS Speaking score. You also get 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 IELTS exam band score means here.

How long are my IELTS exam results valid for?

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.

Can I get my IELTS test re-marked?

If you did not receive the IELTS 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.

The fee for this service is THB 4,000 which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Alternatively, you can download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Make sure you attach your proof of payment.

For IELTS for UKVI, you can submit an EOR (Enquiry on Results) request through this link https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/5515/home and pay the UKVI EOR fee online. We will review your request and process it by following the UKVI EOR procedure and policies.

Your result will normally be available in 0 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

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 IELTS preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.