When will I get my IELTS results?

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

If you have taken the test on paper, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal

If you have taken the test on computer, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Please note that if you have taken IELTS for UKVI, you will be able to preview your results, only when you receive an email with the link to the system. 

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 ?

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 for test on paper and 3 to 5 days after a test on computer. 

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 (test on paper and computer).

IELTS on computer and paper (paper: only for tests taken on or after 7 Nov 2020)

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration offices, etc.) free of charge. If you would like to do this, please either:

  • Add organisation information when you book your test

Or

  • Add organisation information on your Test Taker Portal after you have registered – up to 10 days before your test date – or/and after your results have been published

You can request a total of up to five additional free TRFs via your Test Taker Portal for up to two years after your test date.

For IELTS on paper (taken within 2 years up to and including 31.10.2020)

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration offices, etc.) free of charge. If you would like to do this, please complete our online webform for additional TRFs. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

You can request a total of up to five additional free TRFs via the webform up to two years after your test date.

Please note that we will process additional TRFs on a weekly basis. 

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

Once you have had five additional free TRFs sent to institutions, any additional copies will incur an administration fee of €10 per copy (this is for both tests on computer and paper). 

To apply for extra copies, please send an e-mail to ielts.plus@britishcouncil.de with the full postal address of the institution(s), any contact person and application number, together with a proof of payment of the fee by bank transfer. Once payment has arrived on our account, we will process your request and send you notification. 

Our Bank Details 

Account Holder: British Council
Bank: Citibank
IBAN: DE13 5021 0900 0217 0860 19
BIC: CITIDEFF
Reference: Additional TRF, Your name, Your IELTS Reference No.

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 computer or paper, 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 €90, 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 computer or paper. Download the Enquiry on Results Form and return it to us via email (DE_BerlinEOR@britishcouncil.de) or post. Please make sure to attach a proof of payment for the EOR fee.

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 your test centre.

Should your results change as a result of the EOR, you will be required to return your previously issued Test Report Form by post to the test centre before a new one can be issued. Your test centre will get in touch with you should this be the case.

Our Address
British Council IELTS
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Our Bank Details 
Account Holder:
British Council
Bank: Citibank
IBAN: DE13 5021 0900 0217 0860 19
BIC: CITIDEFF
Reference: Enquiry on Results, Your name

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.

Contact us

For more information about IELTS please send an email to ielts.plus@britishcouncil.de or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.