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Your results – when and how to get your score

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. IELTS Results remain online for 40 days 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 your

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 mail delivery to the mailing address you provide during your IELTS registration 13 days after the test date for the paper-based test. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

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.

If you need to send your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) to a university or visa office, we will be able to do that for you on your behalf. In that case you will have three options.

International Courier – The fee will be BDT 2500 per address within 42 days from the exam date and after that, the fee will be BDT 3500 per address. It will take about four working days to reach your university and you will get a tracking number. Please fill out the dispatch form  and contact your test center.

By post – Sending the first five copies within 42 days from the exam date are free and after that, the fee will be BDT 1500 per address. In this case, you won’t receive any tracking number and we willl not be able to give you a specific time when the document will reach its destination. Usually it takes about three to five weeks. 

Electronic – Some Institutions need original copies of your TRF whereas some can be sent electronically. Universities/Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. Please check in the ETRF request form if your university avails the electronic service or not. You will be able to find the list of the universities that accept IELTS scores electronically from the drop-down list under ‘University Name’. This process usually takes seven working days. To apply please fill in the form and e-mail it back to us to bd.enquiries@britishcouncil.org mentioning the subject “ETRF Dispatch”.  We will notify you regarding this once the process is completed from our end.

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted.

Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service . To do this they will need your Test Report Form number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.

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.

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 at the test centre where you sat the test.

The fee for this service is BDT 8,000, 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 computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.

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 Test Report Form and proof of payment.

Your result will normally be available in two to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remarking. If you have not received a response after 28 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. Take our free IELTS preparation test to practice and assess your level.

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