When will I get my IELTS results?

You can preview your results on the Test Taker Portal. Depending on which IELTS test you have taken, you will get your results as shown below:

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

Check your results on the Test Taker Portal. 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 lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get my result?

If you have taken IELTS on paper, your results would be available 13 days after your test date and in 1-5 days if you have taken IELTS on a computer. The paper copy of the TRF can be collected in person from the British Council Office but you need to notify us up to 5 days after your test via email. Please allow at least seven working days for the postal delivery of the TRF. Turkish Cypriots need to collect their results from our British Council Office (Şht. Üsteğmen Ünal Genç Sokak). 

If you have taken IELTS on Computer, you should download the electronic version (eTRF) from your Test Taker Portal 1-6 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.

If you would like a paper copy of your test report form to be sent overseas outside of Cyprus, you should cover postage expenses.

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.

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 (not applicable to IELTS Online)

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 addresses on the Test Taker Portal within two years of taking the 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 my IELTS results?

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 €26.00 to send it via airmail. If you wish to send it to international destinations via courier, you should cover postage expenses.

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

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and email this to contact.ielts@cy.britishcouncil.org. 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.

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?

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 €120.00, 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 IELTS on Computer.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal

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 your test centre. 

If you have taken a Life Skills test and would like to apply for Enquiry on Results, please contact us contact.exams@cy.britishcouncil.org for information on how to proceed.

 

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.

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