When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results from the British Council.

If you have taken IELTS on paper, your results would be available 13 days after your test date and in 3-5 days if you have taken IELTS on a computer. The paper copy of the TRF wiil be delivered by post; please check with your test centre what option is available locally. Please allow at least seven working days for the postal delivery of the TRF.

If you have taken IELTS Online or IELTS on Computer, you should download the electronic version (eTRF) from your Test taker portal 3-6 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.

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

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 a computer-delivered or a paper-based test.

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.) If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the test. In that case, you will have three options.

International Courier – This service is available only for test takers who have taken an IELTS test with the British Council Bangladesh and have a valid test score (IELTS score for any test taken two years before than the application date is considered to be invalid). Please fill in this application form to apply to have your TRF dispatched by international courier if your university/institute does not accept IELTS scores electronically. 

Electronic – Some Institutions need original copies of your TRF whereas some can be sent electronically. Universities/Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. Please login to your test taker portal and apply to have your result sent to the university/institute electronically from the result section. Please click here to see the step guide to use the test taker portal to send your IELTS scores electronically to your chosen university/institute.  

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

Institutions may be able to view candidates’ scores through the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service. To do this they will need your Test Report Form number which can be found in the bottom right corner of your Test Report Form.

What does my IELTS score mean?

Here’s information on calculating 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. So you get a separate IELTS Listening score, IELTS Reading score, IELTS Writing score and IELTS Speaking score. You also get 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 IELTS score means.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, 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 BDT 10,000, 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 computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.

Regular IELTS: You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Make sure you attach your Test Report Form and proof of payment.

UKVI IELTS: Please fill in the online form to apply for Enquiry on Results. After submitting the form you will receive an automated email with payment instructions to complete the application. 

Your result will normally be available in two to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remarking. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre.

Can I re-take my IELTS test to improve my IELTS results?

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 IELTS score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Take our free IELTS preparation test to practice and assess your level.