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In this section we inform you about your IELTS English test results and what your score means.

When and how will I know my IELTS English test results?

You won't have to wait long to find out your IELTS English test results. 

You can log in to the candidate portal to check your results. The results will be available to view online after they are released, but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. Please note that IELTS UKVI test scores are only issued physically and delivered personally.

If you took the IELTS test on a computer, you will be able to check your score online three to five days after you have taken your written IELTS test. Log in to access this information. 

When will I get my IELTS results?

The established times for the generation of results are as follows:

Exam Online results
IELTS on computer Three (3) to five (5) days after the date of submission of the written examination.
IELTS on paper Thirteen (13) days after the date of submission of the written examination.
IELTS UKVI on computer Three (3) to five (5) days after the date of submission of the written examination.
IELTS Life Skills Not available online.
IELTS Online  6-8 calendar days after the test

*As for the physical results, you will be able to pick them up personally on the days assigned by your center.

*If you requested the shipment of your results to your home, the shipment is made on Fridays and may take between 3 and 5 more working days, this will depend on the courier's delivery time and the destination city.

* If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only, but you can print your electronic Test Result Form to send it to the organisations you are applying to.

Once you have taken your IELTS test, you are entitled to your original results in the form of an official physical certificate that you can pick up at our offices, or request home delivery.

You may also request the delivery of your results through a third party who must present a signed letter of authorization and a copy of the document registered by the candidate in his or her registration.

Your IELTS English test score will not be communicated by phone or email.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your official IELTS center. 

Please note that if you lose your Test Report Form or forget your IELTS English test results, you will need to contact the official IELTS center in Peru where you took your test.

What are the schedules for on-site delivery of my IELTS results?

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS English test results?

If you would like us to send a copy of your IELTS transcript to the institution you are applying to, request it on the day you claim your original results. 

Digital activation

The activation of your IELTS score is generated on a digital platform and is free of charge. The university must be registered and have a password to enter the portal and verify your IELTS score; if it is not registered, it will not be possible to offer you this option. Please confirm this with your university.

If activation is not possible for the institution, the physical copy procedure will apply.

Physical Copy

You must complete the Additional Test Report Form (TRF) and bear the administrative costs of copying your IELTS transcript and sending it to us domestically or internationally. We will issue a maximum of five free copies of your IELTS transcript during the two-year validity period of your result. You will bear the cost of each mailing.

We will issue copies of your IELTS score, in addition to the above, if you have taken your test at official British Council IELTS centers as long as it is current (two years). You must bear the administrative costs of issuing the copy and sending it nationally or internationally. We will not be able to issue copies for you.

If you are requesting your IELTS score certificate to be sent to a mailing address, please write to us to let us know the cost of shipping; otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.

Institutions will view candidates' IELTS test scores through the IELTS Reporting Format (TRF) Verification Service. To do this, they must have your TRF number.

Write to us at ieltslat@britishcouncil.org indicating your complete information for more detailed information.

How long is my IELTS English test score valid for?

Organizations will not usually accept your IELTS results if they are more than two years old, unless you can show that you have actively maintained or improved your level of English since you took the test.

IELTS English test partners cannot confirm the validity of your IELTS score if it is more than two years old.

How can I request a re-correction of my IELTS English test?

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).

The fee for this service is 295.00 PEN, which 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 IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. 

The outcome of Enquiry of Results (EORs) can become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The time it takes depends on several factors, including the number of sections you’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre. 

If you have any questions about the process or you took the exam in the paper version or Life Skills and wish to apply for this option, you can contact us by email ieltslat@britishcouncil.org.

What should I consider when requesting a re-correction of my IELTS test?

Please note that: 

  • You may request to review one, several or all components of the exam. The components selected must be the ones you wish to requalify; once your request is complete, you will not be able to make any changes.
  • IELTS results cannot be used during the re-qualification process until the official response from IELTS is issued. This applies to physical and electronic copies.
  • The response from the review takes a maximum of 12 weeks, as it depends on several factors, such as the number of components to be reviewed.  
  • If the re-qualification response indicates that there was a change in the IELTS score in one, several or all of the components, the amount paid for this process will be refunded.

Can I retake my IELTS English test?

There is no limitation on retaking the IELTS English test. You can reserve your seat for the IELTS English test when you feel you are ready.

Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before retaking the test. Visit the IELTS test preparation section to take a mock IELTS English test and assess your level. 

IELTS English test score

The IELTS English test is designed to assess English language skills at a wide variety of levels. This English test uses a banded scoring system to measure scores, with 1 being the lowest band and 9 being the highest. You will be graded with an IELTS score range from 0 to 9 for each section of the test, reflecting your level of English.

Your IELTS English test transcript shows a score for each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), as well as an overall score. You can get a full band score (e.g. 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0) or a half band score (e.g. 5.5, 6.5 and 7.5) for each section of the test.

Learn more about what your IELTS score means here.

How is the IELTS international English language test scored?

IELTS Banded Score Scale
Score Level Description
9 Expert user Has a full working command of the language. Your use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and demonstrates a thorough understanding.
8 Very good user Has a fully operational command of the language with occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. May misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex and detailed argumentation well.
7 Good user Has a working command of the language, albeit with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent user Generally has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, misuse and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, especially in familiar situations.
5 Modest user Has a partial command of the language and handles the general meaning in most situations, although he/she is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited user His basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Frequently shows comprehension and expression problems. Cannot use complex language.
3 User very limited Conveys and understands only the general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent interruptions in communication.
2 Intermittent user He has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 No user   He has no ability to use the language, except for a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test He did not answer questions.