Receive your IELTS results quickly

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

You can log in to the Test Taker Portal to preview your results online. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days 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 3 to 5 calendar days after the test date. You can check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, the results cannot be viewed online.

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 area (as indicated on the Online Registration System) will be able to collect only one copy of the results from our Athens office (17 Kolonaki Square, 106 73 Athens) between 09.00 and 14.00 on the 13th calendar day after the date of the written test. Please remember to bring your ID card or passport with you on that day. If you are unable to visit our office in person, please contact us as there is a special 3rd party collection procedure in place.
  • Candidates from the 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.

Test Report Form (TRF) for IELTS on computer

  • Candidates from the Attiki area (as indicated on the Online Registration System) will be able to collect only one copy of the results from our Athens office (17 Kolonaki Square, 106 73 Athens) between 12.30 and 14.30 on the 6th working day after the test date. Please remember to bring your ID card or passport with you. If you are unable to visit our office in person, please contact us as there is a special 3rd party collection procedure in place.
  • Candidates from the provinces will be sent only one copy of the results by courier dispatched on the 6th working day after the test date. 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 6th working day after the test date. 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.

Test Report Form (TRF) for the institutions you’re applying to

We can send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.) for a period of two years from the test date. If you would like us to do this, please contact our customer services team.

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 and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test. 

The fee for this service is €105, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

EOR fee can be paid through direct deposit or web-banking at Alpha Bank account:

  • Bank Name: Alpha Bank
  • Bank Code: 115
  • Bank Account Name: British Council
  • Bank Account Number: 115.00.2002.018908
  • IBAN: GR0501401150115002002018908
  • SWIFT/BIC: CRBAGRAAXXX

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 on computer.

Download the Enquiry on Results Form and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Please return the completed form together with your proof of payment. 

Enquiries on Results are normally available in 2 to 21 days. If you have not received a response after 28 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.