When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results, which can be previewed online 13 calendar days after the test for paper-based and 3 - 5 calendar days after a computer-delivered test on the online registration system. IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

The Test Report Form (TRF), a paper copy of your IELTS test score, will be dispatched via courier 13 calendar days after the test for a paper-based and 3 - 5 calendar days for a computer-delivered test  Please allow at least 7 working days for the delivery (in case of a failed delivery we will contact you for correction/confirmation of address and resend the TRF within these 7 working days)

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

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact us at 0800-22000

We will send your Test Report Form directly to the institutions you’re applying to

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form (TRF). Photocopies are not accepted.

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (universities, immigration officers, etc). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test.

Please 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.

Universities / Institutions that have subscribed to the electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. The university and its address details on ATRF Forms need to match exactly as mentioned on the downloadable STED RO list. Click here to download the STED RO list of the universities that accept IELTS scores electronically.

Get additional copies of your IELTS results

Additional Test Result Forms (TRFs) are available to any institution upon request. You have to pay a fee mentioned here, and your results are only available for up to two years after the date of registration. If a courier service is needed this may also incur additional costs.

Download the Additional TRF form and send them to your respective test centre, if your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms.

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form. We then send the TRF directly to the institution.

An additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed.

In addition to this, Candidates may request up to two additional TRFs under conditions such as damage or loss. No reason or evidence for loss or damage needs to be submitted by the candidate. Submissions for additional TRFs must be made in writing to the center with copy of ID document used on test day and proof of payment of relevant fees. For details of applicable fee, please click on the link above.

Submissions for additional TRFs must be made in writing to the center with copy of ID document used on test day.

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.

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 detailed in the EOR fee document. Your 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.

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 proof of payment.

Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact info@britishcouncil.org.pk or 0800-22000 

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.