When will I get my results in the exam?
You won't have to wait long for your IELTS test results.
If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to view your results 13 calendar days after the exam date. You can view your results on the Test Taker Entrance Portal .
If you have taken the computer test, you will be able to view your results after 3 - 5 calendar days from the date of taking the test. You can view your results on the Test Taker Entrance Portal .
You can log in to the test taker portal to view your results. Test results are available online for 28 days but may not be used as an official document to prove your performance.
If you lose the Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact the test center.
When will I get a hard copy of my result?
We will send the TRF, a hard copy of your IELTS score, 13 days after the paper-based test and 3-5 days after the computer-based test.
Your IELTS results will not be released by phone or email.
We will send your test report form directly to the institutions you are applying to.
We will send your test report form directly to the institutions you are applying to, whether you have taken the paper-based or computer-based test. Institutions require original copies of the Exam Report Form, noting that photocopies will not be accepted.
We can send a maximum of five additional copies of your Exam Report Form directly to the institutions you specify (eg universities, immigration officials, etc.). So if you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when registering for your exam.
Please make sure to provide us with the full postal address of the relevant institution, without which we cannot check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service which allows it to see your results after we issue them electronically. In the case of the institution they do not have the access to this service, we will send a form to your exam report by the courier service fees amounting to QR 100 .
Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?
If you would like us to send another original copy of the Exam Report Form to a specific accrediting institution in addition to the five copies we have sent to the institutions, you will have to pay an additional fee of QR 65 in addition to the shipping fee. This applies to both paper-based and computer-based IELTS exams.
You will need to provide the address of the relevant institution and complete the “Application for Additional Exam Report Form” after downloading it from the file download section below. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS result and your passport to the application form and send it to our office. We will then send the Exam Report Form directly to the institution.
If your test center is closed, you can request additional test report forms at ielts.org .
Please note that it takes approximately 5 days to submit an additional Exam Report Form.
What does my IELTS score mean?
You will be assessed in the IELTS test on a scale from 0 to 9 for each section of the test, and these scores reflect your English language proficiency.
Your test report form shows your score in each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) as well as your overall score. You can earn full marks (eg 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half marks (eg 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the exam.
Learn more about how your score is calculated here
How long is my IELTS score valid?
Whether you take a paper-based or computer-based IELTS test, institutions usually do not accept test report forms that are more than two years old unless you provide evidence that you have maintained or attempted to improve your English since you passed the test. IELTS test partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.
How can I request an IELTS exam re-mark?
If you do not get the result you expected, you can submit a request to re- mark your exam through the Inquiry on Results (EOR) service and you can select the sections of the exam that you want to re-mark and you will have to request this from the exam center where you took the exam.
The fee for this service is 450 Qatari Riyals , which you are entitled to refund if your score in any section of the exam increases after re-marking.
You must apply for re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you took a paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS test.
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.
It takes two to four weeks to complete the results inquiry process from the date of receiving the application.
Can I take an IELTS test again?
Please be aware that your score is unlikely to improve unless you make a significant effort to improve your English language skills before taking the exam again. Visit the Exam Preparation section to take an exam and assess your level .