When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

You can preview your results on the Test Taker Portal. Depending on which IELTS test you have taken, you will get your results as shown below:

Test Time
IELTS on paper 13 days
IELTS on computer 1-5 days
IELTS Online Between 6 – 8 calendar days
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration on paper 13 days
IELTS Life Skills 7 days

IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance.

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

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

If you have taken IELTS on paper, we will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

If you would like your test report form to be sent overseas outside of Turkey, you may kindly find the Courier fees below.

If you have taken IELTS on computer or IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 1-8 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.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken IELTS on paper or on computer  (not applicable to IELTS Online).

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

We can send ten copies of your test result document directly to the institutions you are applying to (eg universities, immigration offices etc.) via the IELTS electronic system. To do this, you can add the relevant institutions from the Test Taker Portal within two years after your result is announced.

Please do not forget to 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.

If your requested “University/Department/Country” is registered in online system, your IELTS scores can be sent by electronic system. If it is not registered in our system we can only send hard copy of your TRF by post.

Please kindly e-mail us your requested university as “University Name-Department Name-Country”; thus we can check it from the online system.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send a hard copy of your TRF to recognising organisations in addition to the ten electronic shares, you will need to pay an administration and courier fee per copy. This process applies to both IELTS on paper and on computer. 

Below you may find the fees:

Turkey: 500 TL
Central Europe and UK: 1250 TL
Northern Europe & Balkans: 1800 TL
North America (USA, Canada): 1500 TL 
South Hemisphere, Middle and Far East, Africa and Other Countries: 2000 TL

Please make your payment to the below account as indicated:

İş Bankası
Galatasaray-Beyoğlu Branch
Branch Code: 1011
Account No: 1830108
IBAN CODE: TR29 0006 4000 0011 0111 8301 08

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org. (https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/additional-trf-form)

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and courier this to us. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 5 days to be processed.

Request additional copies via: customer.services@britishcouncil.org.tr

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?

Whether you have taken IELTS on paper or on computer, 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 3000 Turkish Lira (TL), 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, regardless of whether you have taken IELTS on Paper or 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 by email. 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.

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.