Receive your IELTS results quickly

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

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

You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results online. 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 will be able to preview your results online from 12.00 midday, 13 calendar days after the date of the written test. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.
  • If you have taken IELTS on computer, you will be able to preview your results online 1 to 5 calendar days after the test date. You can 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.

If you have taken the Life Skills test, please contact us to inform you about the Enquiry on Result procedure.

Test Report Form (TRF)

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

Test Report Form (TRF) for IELTS on paper

  • Candidates from the Attiki or Thessaloniki area (as indicated on the Online Registration System)  will be sent only one copy of the results by courier dispatched on the 13th calendar day after the date of the written test. Delivery will be scheduled for the next working day depending on the area.
  • Candidates from the provinces will be sent only one copy of the results by courier dispatched on the 13th calendar day after the date of the written test. Delivery will be scheduled for the next working day depending on the area.
  • Candidates with an address from other countries will be sent only one copy of the results by registered post, dispatched on the 13th calendar day after the date of the written test. Delivery depends on the service provided by local post offices.

Please note:

  • You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax.
  • Candidates who have not provided their full address (including postal code and area) will need to arrange for their TRF to be collected from the British Council. If you are unable to visit our office in person, please contact us as there is a special 3rd party collection procedure in place.
  • We will keep any unclaimed or undelivered TRFs for two years. After that period, all unclaimed TRFs will be securely destroyed. No replacement TRFs will be issued after that period.

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 3-8 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.

Test Report Form (TRF) for the institutions you’re applying to (not applicable to IELTS Online).

We can send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to 5 institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.) for a period of two years from the test date. You may submit the institutions of your choice on the Test Taker Portal.

If you want to send additional Test Report Forms to more than 5 institutions or if you have taken the UKVI test, please contact us.

Please note that an additional TRF takes around ten working days to be processed.

Understanding your IELTS score

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 how your score is calculated.

IELTS results validity period

When IELTS test results are used for academic purposes, it is recommended that a candidate’s language ability as indicated on the Test Report Form be re-assessed after two years from the date of the test.

There is no expiry date for IELTS results used for any other purpose if the organisation you are applying to does not specify one in its requirements. IELTS score holders should always be informed by the organisations they are applying to of the IELTS score required. In Greece, ASEP (The Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) recognises IELTS test results irrespective of the date of the test.

How to get your 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. 

The fee for this service is €105, 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 and make your payment online from the Test Taker Portal

If you have taken the UKVI & Life Skills test, please contact us to inform you about the Enquiry on Result procedure.

The outcome of Enquiry of Results (EORs) 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’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact us.

Want to re-take your 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.