Everything you need to know about your IELTS result!
Here is everything you need to know about your IELTS test results.
First of all, you need to know that IELTS results are released 13 calendar days after the IELTS examination.
- If you want, you can view your results online after 13 calendar days of taking the test
- The test centres will post your TRF i.e. Test Report Form to you 13 days after the test. Alternatively, it can be picked up in person.
- It is important to note that you only get 1 copy of your TRF, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – in this isolated case, you can receive two. Obviously, proof of application to CIC must be provided.
- If, however, you chose institutions to get copies of your IELTS results when booking, these will be sent automatically on your behalf (additional copies generally incur an administration charge).
Where are IELTS results accepted?
Thousands of organisations, including colleges, universities, professional registration bodies, employers and governments accept IELTS result as proof of your English proficiency.
Interpreting your IELTS result…
Interestingly, there is no pass or fail in IELTS. Your IELTS results are simply reported on a 9-band scale (from 1, the lowest, to 9, the highest). You receive an overall bandscore, as well as individual scores for each IELTS test component – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
What to do if you are unsatisfied with your IELTS result?
If you did not achieve the score you required it is important that you take the time to think about how you can improve your English language test taking strategy before you repeat the test.
For instance, maybe you could consider taking an IELTS training where the teacher supports you and provides feedback to help you improve. At targetIELTS, we provide proven strategies to boost your IELTS result in a short amount of time.