When will I get my IELTS results?

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 preview your results online after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal. 

If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results online after 5 to 7 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. 

IELTS results on paper 

If you are from Sofia, you will be able to collect your IELTS results (also known as your Test Report Form) in person from our Customer Services Centre. Please bring your ID document with you. 

If you are not from Sofia your IELTS results will be posted to you by registered post.

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

Test Report Forms (TRFs)

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

Test Report Forms for institutions

We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you register online.

If the addresses of the institutions were entered incorrectly when you registered please contact us to change the addresses.

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

After your test, for a period of two years you can apply (to the centre where you took the test) for additional Test Report Form which will be sent directly to the receiving organisation/institution. Please fill in the Application for additional Test Report Form and send it to us by post, email or in person together with a proof of payment. 

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.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee per copy to send it via registered post or via courier. This process applies to both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS

You will need to provide the institution’s address, fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form” and send it to us by post, email or in person together with proof of payment. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

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

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 fees in year 2020 for this service are:

  • IELTS Academic/ General: 210 BGN
  • IELTS for UKVI: 200 BGN
  • IELTS Life Skills: 150 BGN

The fee 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.

Download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and send it by email  or by post along with a scanned copy of your original Test Report Form and proof of payment (we accept payments by bank transfer to  Citibank, IBAN (account in BGN) BG77 CITI 9250 1051 0015 01).

Enquiries on Results take 2 to 21 days to complete. If there is a change in your result we will ask you to return your original TRF in order to issue a new one reflecting the updated mark.

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.