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.
The IELTS results are released after 13 calendar days of your test.
As part of the quality control procedures designed to protect the integrity and security of the IELTS test, test results are routinely analysed before they are issued to candidates therefore if your result is one of them then there could be a delay.
IELTS results online
You’ll be able to preview your results online, 13 days after 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)
Your personal Test Report Form
You will receive one copy of the Test Report Form from the Customer Services Desk. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it.
You can also authorise someone to collect your results on your behalf, please fill the authority letter for collection of results below.
Test Report Forms for institutions
We can also arrange for additional original copies to be couriered directly or sent electronically through us to Institutions (Colleges, Universities and Immigration Authorities) within Kuwait at a fee of KD 10 per copy and outside Kuwait at a fee of KD 15 per copy. Your request will be processed within three working days.
Please fill in the IELTS Additional Test Report Form and submit to our Customer Services Desk after receiving your result.
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 can I query my score?
If you have a query regarding your score you can apply to our Enquiry on Results 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 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 eight weeks to complete. Please contact us for further information about how the service works.
Can I retake the test?
You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, to significantly improve your score you will need to undertake further study. Research by IELTS indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.