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 IELTS on a computer 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 IELTS on a computer 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. Please check the downloads section at the bottom of this page to view 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.

If I am not happy with my IELTS result, can I choose a specific section(s) of the test to be remarked?

If you are not happy with your IELTS results, you can apply for an enquiry on result where your test will be remarked by a senior IELTS examiner. You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked (Reading, Writing, Listening, or Speaking) or can request a remark for the whole test. 

Can my scores go down when I request a remarking?

Your score does not go down from a remark. So, it will either remain unchanged or increase.

How soon after my test can I apply for the remarking?

You can apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date. You will not be able to apply for EOR after six weeks have passed.

When will I get the outcome of my IELTS remarking request?

Result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark.

If I haven’t received any response after 28 days of my IELTS remarking request, what should I do?

If you have not received a response after 28 days, please email us at info@britishcouncil.org.pkwith the ticket number.

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 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

·       If you have taken the paper-based IELTS test, you will be able to preview your results by 12:00 noon on 13 calendar days from the test date.

·       If you have taken the computer-based IELTS test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date.

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

We will send out a hard copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery within 13-14 days from the test date for paper-based test and five to seven days for a computer-delivered test. Please allow at least 7 working days for the delivery. 

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

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Your IELTS result remains valid for a period of 2 years

My result is released but I have not received my Test Report Form (TRF). What should I do?

If your result has been released, you will receive the TRF at your registered address within 7 working days, provided it was a complete & local courier accessible address. In case, you have not received it, please write to us at info@britishcouncil.org.pk mentioning your IELTS registration number.

How many test report forms (TRFs) am I entitled to?

You are entitled to five free additional copies of your TRF which can be sent directly to receiving organizations (viz. universities, immigration offices, etc) you are applying to.

How can I send my IELTS scores to the Universities I am applying to?

We can send up to five free additional copies of your TRF directly to receiving organizations (viz. universities, immigration offices, etc) you are applying to. If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test. These free TRF copies will be sent to the receiving organizations (RO) in 7 working days after the result declaration date and you will be notified via an SMS. For more information on Additional Test Report Forms (ATRF) and applicable fees, please refer to our pricing policy.

Can I apply for the replacement of the Test Report Form (TRF)?

Candidates are entitled to only one copy of the Test Report Form. You can avail another copy of the TRF if you have applied for Canadian Immigration and Citizenship and can provide us with the relevant documents. Please email your request with relevant documents at info@britishcouncil.org.pk

Can I get another copy of my results?

You can request for another copy of your IELTS results up-to 5, however please refer to our pricing policy for the free structure. Charges are applicable. 

However, copies of your original valid IELTS results can be sent to recognizing international agencies/organizations for appropriate purposes. You have to pay a certain fee please refer to our pricing policy for the free structure.

What if I lose my Test Report Form?

IELTS Test Report Forms are valid for two years. Please email your request with the relevant documents (copy of original scorecard (if available) and copy of your ID Document (Passport/CNIC used at the time of registration) at info@britishcouncil.org.pk

How are the tests marked?

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine. You can reach detailed information regarding the IELTS test format and scoring from our website. 

How can I check my IELTS result Online?

You can log in to the Test TakerPortal to preview your resultsIELTS Results remain online for 28 days 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 have taken IELTS on a computer, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date.