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. 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 after 13 calendar days from the test date.

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

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 3-5 days
IELTS Online 3-6 days
IELTS for UKVI 13 days
IELTS Life Skills 7 days

When will I get a physical copy of my result ?

If you have taken IELTS on paper, the results will be available 13 days after the written test.  You may collect your Test Report Form by presenting the same identity document you did during the test. If you live outside of Tirana and want us to send your TRF via mail, please contact us at examsalbania@britishcouncil.org and send us your mailing address.

If you have taken IELTS on computer, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 3-5 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.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

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 you entered on your application, you will need to pay an administration fee of 5 EUR per copy to send it via airmail.

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the "Application for Additional Test Report Form". Attach a copy of the bank payment for the additional TRF and send all the documents via email to examsalbania@britishcouncil.org. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

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

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10-14 days to be processed, depending on the post office service.

Test takers can pay via a direct bank transfer to the following account:

  • Bank name: Intesa San Paolo Bank
  • SWIFT code: USALALTR010
  • Account name: British Council
  • Account number EUR: 30545235301
  • IBAN code EUR: AL59208111010000030545235301

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:

  • €85  for EOR IELTS
  • €100 for EOR IELTS UKVI
  • €80 for EOR Life Skills

The fee 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. Alternatively, you can 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 proof of payment.

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.

Please note that it is not possible either to have a qualitative feedback of the exam or see the test.

Test takers can pay via a direct bank transfer to the following account:

  • Bank name: Intesa San Paolo Bank
  • SWIFT code: USALALTR010
  • Account name: British Council
  • Account number EUR: 30545235301
  • IBAN code EUR: AL59208111010000030545235301

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.