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How Long Does It Take To Receive IELTS Scores?

Thu May 14, 2020     961

IELTS or International English Language Testing System is a standardised English language proficiency test accepted internationally and jointly managed by the British Council, IDP, as well as the Cambridge Assessment English. Every year this test is taken by students and professionals all over the globe who wish to immigrate to English speaking countries for better education and lifestyle.

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IELTS consists of four sections which are: reading, writing, speaking and listening and each section entails its own specific tests and tasks for the reader to complete. It requires practice, precision and in-depth knowledge of the exam.



Anticipation for results is an altogether different aspect of the exam. Once you've taken the exam, you have to be patient and wait for the results to be declared. If you have taken the test online, you can preview your results within 5-7 days of taking the exam. In case, you have taken the regular old, pen and paper-based tests you can check the results online within 13 days.



You will receive your results via post and message and your test centre shall notify you about the results and the tentative date. The test results are available online for 28 days and in order to view it, you will need to provide your personal information and passport details. This way you shall be easily able to retrieve your results which will include details of each and every exam, and individual scores.



The paper copy of your result is known as the Test Report Form (TRF). You are eligible to receive only one copy of your result report, which shall be your testament to college applications. A person applying for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), or United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI), might get more than one copy of the authentic TRF.
Apart from previewing the result online, you can receive the TRF by going to the test centre or by post as well. In case a candidate requires an additional number of TRFs so he/she can be charged accordingly. In case you lose your report, you can contact the nearest British Council centres.
The IELTS exam results are valid for up to two years and if you wish to get additional copies of your result during that time you can get it by applying to your test centre. One is eligible for getting up to five copies of his/her test reports. But you must keep in mind, these copies will not be sent to you directly, instead, they will be sent to universities, colleges, embassies, and consulates on your behalf. Each candidate is eligible to receive only ONE copy of the TRF.



IELTS score is awarded on a band scale of 0-9 based on your proficiency in the English language. You will be given specific scores in each module as well as the cumulative scores. From full band scores such as 6.0, 5.0, 7.0 as well as band scores such as 6.5, 7.5. 8.5. You can evaluate your scores individually,



In case you wish to make any enquiries about your results, like getting a section rechecked or remarked, you just have to get in touch with your test centre and the representatives. You can book an appointment for re-evaluation within six weeks of the declaration of results.
You will have to pay a specific amount if you want your scores re-checked, but in case your scores do increase your money will be refunded. Your new result will be displayed within 2-21 days of enquiry, depending on the total number of sections you need to be re-checked.



Most academic institutions want students to send the original copy of their TRF. However, some institutions are open to electronically downloading the manuscripts of your results. To do that, please keep in touch with your test centre before sending in your results.
All the pointers you read, include everything you need to know about IELTS results and the formalities once the results are declared.