Your IELTS results

Find everything you need to know about your IELTS results. Learn about the band scores, what examiners look for and how to request a remark.

Getting your IELTS results is easy. If you take IELTS on a computer, will get your results within 3 to 5 days of sitting your test. Or if you choose to sit a paper-based test, your results will be available 13 days after your test.

Your results are reported as band scores which range from a band 0 to a band 9, with each band corresponding to a level of English-language proficiency. You will get an overall band score, as well as one for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

If you are not happy with your IELTS results, you can request a remark (Enquiry on Results) within 6 weeks of your test date. This process takes between 2 and 21 days, and if your band scores change, you will get a refund on the fee associated with requesting a remark.

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How is IELTS scored?​

To help you work towards the IELTS score you need, watch this short video and find out how IELTS is scored in all four parts of the test.

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IELTS General Training Test

If you plan to move abroad for work or migrate to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, you might need to take an IELTS General Training test.

IELTS Academic Test

If you plan to study in higher education or seek professional registration in an English-speaking country, you might need to take the IELTS Academic test.