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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. 

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 four 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.


You may postpone your test, but postponement must be made at least 35 days prior to the scheduled test date. You will be asked to bring an original receipt and fill in a "IELTS Refund and Transfer" Form at British Council. A postponement fee of 18 KWD will be charged in all circumstances.


You may cancel your test, but cancellation must be made at least 35 days prior to the scheduled test date. You will need to complete and submit a "IELTS Refund and Transfer" Form along with the supporting evidence and original receipt. 

You will then receive a refund of the test fee after deducting 18 KWD as administrative charges.

Amendment of test module

Candidates may amend the test module (Academic/General Training) but any amendment must be made 35 days prior to your registered date. Candidates will be asked to bring an original receipt and fill in a "IELTS Refund and Transfer" Form.