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We understand that getting your results is important to you. We know you want them quickly, but it is equally important that we give you the score that correctly reflects your performance. 

You can expect your IELTS result to be available 13 calendar days after your test.

IELTS results online, on your mobile and for collection: 

You’ll be able to preview your results online from the 13th day onwards after your Writing test date. Please visit the website after 2 PM on the result publication day.

You can also collect one copy of your IELTS results (known as your Test Report Form) 13 days after the date of the main test day.  

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. 

Test Report Forms (TRF)

You will receive one copy of your personal Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it. 

Even you lose your TRF, you can request us to send your TRF to the universities or immigration authority by paying us the courier costs, Tk 3,500 per destination.

Test Report Forms for institutions

If you need to send your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) to a university or visa office we will be able to do that for you on your behalf. In that case you will have three options.

International Courier – The fee will be BDT 2500 per address within 42 days from the exam date and after that the fee will be BDT 3500 per address. It will take about four working days to reach your university and you will get a tracking number. To get the dispatch form please click here.

By post – Free for the first 5 addresses within 42 days from the exam date and after that the fee will be BDT 1500 per address. In this case you won’t receive any tracking number and we won’t be able to give you specific time when the document will reach its destination. But usually it takes about three weeks or even more sometimes.

Electronic – Some Institutions need original copies of your TRF where as some can be sent electronically. Universities / Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores (STED RO) will be sent results electronically. Please click here to get the ETRF request form that will allow checking if your university avails the electronic service or not. You will be able to find the list of the universities that accept IELTS scores electronically from the drop-down list under ‘University or immigration office name’. This process usually takes seven working days and it is free of charge. Please note that you can request to send your IELTS scores to five universities within a period of 48 hours. To apply Please fill the form in and send back to bd.enquiries@britishcouncil.org . If you need to send your scores to more than five universities then please fill in the online form after 48 hours of your first request. We will notify you regarding this once the process is completed from our end.

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.

The validity period of your Test Report Form

Institutions will not usually accept a Test Report Form that is more than two years old. After this time you will need to provide them with evidence that you have maintained or improved your English since taking the test. 

Understand your IELTS scores

IELTS provides results for all levels of English: there is no such thing as a pass or fail. You will be given a score from zero to nine for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Find out more about how to understand your IELTS scores and the nine-band system.

Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

How to query your score

It is unusual for there to be a mistake in the marking. However, if you believe a mistake has occurred you can apply to our Enquiry on Results (EOR) Service to have your test re-marked. This must be done within six weeks of the test date. You can choose which sections of the test you want to have re-marked. 

There is a fee (BDT 7500 for regular IELTS, BDT 11400 for IELTS UKVI and BDT 8700 for Life Skills) for the Enquiry on Results service, which will be refunded should your overall score change as a result of the re-marking. The Enquiry on Results Service can take up to ten weeks to complete. Please contact us for further information about how the service works.

Can I re-take the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.