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. IELTS Results remain online for 40 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.
If you have taken the paper based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date.
When will I get a physical copy of my result ?
The results will be available 13 days after the written test. You may collect your Test Report Form at the British Council in Tirana 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 email@example.com and send us your mailing address.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 60 GBP, 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.
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 Test Report Form and proof of payment.
Enquiries on Results take 2 - 21 days complete.
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.