IELTS 2020 Result, Test Report Form, Score Validity

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    IELTS or International English Language Testing System is the most popular English language test for international study, migration and work.Candidate will receive only one copy of the Test report form. If the candidate wishes to seek Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) then only he/she will be provided with two copies of IELTS Test Report Form.

    • IELTS Results are declared 13 calendar days after the candidate sits/appears for the examination.
    • The result of IELTS computer delivered test are declared usually within 7 days from the test day.
    • Candidate can have access to the IELTS Result online as well as offline. Check IELTS Score
    • However, online preview of the IELTS Result must not be mistaken as an official confirmation of the candidate's performance.
    • A sample of IELTS Test Report Form is as follows:
    IELTS Result

    IELTS Result Test Report Form

    • IELTS Test Report Form or TRF is the scorecard that is obtained by candidate who appears for IELTS exam.
    • It will be sent via post or candidate can have a preview of it online.
    • There will only be one copy of the Test Result Form or TRF that will be provided to the candidate.
    • For those who have applied for CIC i.e. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, two copies of TRF / Test Result Form can be provided.
    • Candidate will be asked to nominate up to five universities or employers or organizations to which candidate's copy of Test Result Form will be sent on the insistence of candidate himself/herself.
    • Candidate can obtain additional copies of his / her Test Result Form by paying administration fee. Only up to five copies of Test Result Form can be provided to the candidate.
    • Universities or Institutions that have subscribed to electronic download of scores or STED RO and need original copies of candidate's Test Result Form can be provided with it.
    • Organizations can view candidates’ scores through the IELTS TRF Verification Service. To do so, they will need candidate’s TRF number which can be found in the bottom right corner of candidate’s Test Report Form.

    Online mode

    Candidate can preview the result for IELTS after 13 days of appearing for the IELTS exam. A candidate can check his / her score in IELTS exam through the official websites of following organizations:

    • Brirish council IELTS 

    Offline mode

    • To get IELTS Score offline candidate must wait for the concerned IELTS Exam Centerto post the Test Result Form after 13 days of the commencement of the examination.
    • It is possible that candidate's result might get delayed due to strict quality control procedures. There will be an email confirmation being sent to the candidate in such case scenario.
    • Candidates can also have access to the score of IELTS Exam through SMS service. Candidate will be required to send the SMS on 9289892898 as follows:
    RESULT<Space>Candidate Number<Space>Passport Number
    • Another way to get IELTS Score is by going at the test center and getting it in person. The procedure, however, depends on the arrangement at the test center.

    Information required to access IELTS Result

    To access IELTS Result, candidate must keep following information in hand:

    • Candidate will need his / her Identification document number.
    • To access the result for IELTS exam candidate number provided during examination at the test center will be required.
    • Date of IELTS exam.
    • Candidate’s date of birth

    IELTS Score Validity

    Institutions usually don’t accept Test Report Forms that are more than two years old. However, if you’re applying after 2 years from your IELTS test, then you can try proviiding evidence for your efforts regarding actively maintaining or improving your english since you took the test. IELTS Test Partners take no responsibility of test results that are more than two years old.

    Steps to check IELTS Result

    There are two ways that a candidate can get a preview of his / her IELTS Result - Online and Offline. Following are the steps explained in detail to check results forIELTS Exam:

    To get a preview of IELTS Result online, candidate must follow these steps:

    1. Candidate visit the official websites to get an access to the result portal.
    2. The candidate will have to fill in following particulars:
    • Firstly, enter identification document number.
    • Candidate will be provided with candidate number during the examination which shall be kept safely as it will be required to fill in the second entry.
    • Following candidate number, candidate must enter date of IELTS exam and lastly fill in his / her date of birth.

    IELTS Additional Test Report Form

    If a candidate does not request for Additional Test Result Form in the original application form, he/she will have to fill a separate form for the same. Candidates who wish to obtain Additional Test Report Form will have to pay INR 250 per copy to send it via airmail or INR 1250 per copy to send it via courier to International Destinations.

    Candidate must attach a photocopy of IELTS Score Report and passport to the application form. Since Test Result Form will be sent directly to the recipient, therefore candidate must provide institution's address and fill in the Application form for Additional Test Result Form and send it to

    BC Examinations and English Services Pvt. Ltd.
    6th floor One Horizon Center
    Sector- 43, Golf Course Road,
    Gurgaon- 122002

    Additional Test Result Form can be obtained by candidate after 14 working days after the receipt of documents on the given address. IELTS exam scorecard or Test Result Form is usually acceptable within two years' period of time.

    How to fill Additional Test Result Form

    Additional Test Result Form must be filled in order to provide the copy of Test Result Form for IELTS exam to various institutions across the world. Here are steps to fill ARTF or Additional Test Result Form:

    1. Candidate will first enter his / her name that has been registered while applying for IELTS.
    2. Enter the candidate number that the candidate is provided with at the examination center of IELTS.
    3. Test Date must be entered after candidate enters his / her candidate number.
    4. The form next asks for Candidate's address, telephone number and email address in the next section.
    5. The following part of Additional Test Result Form asks for the following particulars:
    • Name and Address of the College / Institution / University.
    • Name of the department head
    • Email od of the department head
    • Contact number of department head.
    1. Candidate must fill in full address of the Institution / College / University in the 5 Address sections. Only a P.O. Box number will not be accepted.
    2. After the form has been filled candidate must sign the undertaking and mention the date.

    Sending IELTS Scores to Universities

    • Candidates can send copies of their result to 5 universities of their choice without any additional fee.
    • This preference of universities has to be listed by the candidate at the time of registration.
    • IELTS Test center sends soft copies of Test Report Form to the candidate’s chosen institutions.
    • If candidates wish to send a hard copy of their Test Report Form to institutes, then they need to pay an additional fees of US $3.75.

    IELTS Result Enquiry

    If a candidate is unsure about the marking of the IELTS Exam, he/she can apply for Enquiry to get the test re-marked. Although it is rarely any possibility that the score / Test Result Form is mistaken in marking but if it happens, candidate must apply for re-marking within six weeks of the test date. In case candidate wants to get a certain section or sections corrected, he/she can make the choice while applying for IELTS Result Enquiry.

    Candidate shall pay INR 6500 as a fee for the Enquiry or Result service. If the overall score of the candidate changes due to re-marking, the fee paid will be refunded duly. Candidate must know that the re-marking can take up to ten weeks to complete. Candidate will receive an EOR letter stating final result after trained clerical markers and senior examiners re-mark the results.

    Candidate must first fill in the Application Form for Enquiry on IELTS Scores. Then the form must be sent along with Original Test Result Form, photocopy of cancelled cheque (to process refund, if any), Demand Draft for payment and photocopy of first and last page of his / her passport to the following address:

    BC Examinations and English Services Pvt. Ltd.
    6th floor One Horizon Center
    Sector- 43, Golf Course Road,
    Gurgaon- 122002

    Process to fill IELTS Score Enquiry Form

    There will be two sections in the IELTS Score Enquiry Application Form- candidature details and candidate details for refund.

    Given below are the details that must be filled by candidate in the IELTS Score Enquiry Application Form:

    • Candidature details
    1. Center name
    2. Center number
    3. Candidate name
    4. Candidate number
    5. Candidate address
    6. Test to be remarked out of- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
    7. Signature
    8. Date
    • Candidate details for refund
    1. Beneficiary’s name
    2. Bank name
    3. Bank account number
    4. Bank branch address
    5. IFSC Code
    6. Email id of bank account holder

    Resitting For IELTS

    If candidates are not satisfied with their scores, they can retake IELTS. No restrictions on the number of attempts have been specified for IELTS. Candidates can register for the test whenever they feel ready. There is no specified eligibility criteria for IELTS and therefore it varies as per the institutions one wishes to apply to.

    IELTS Results FAQs

    Ques. What is the validity of IELTS test score?

    Ans. IELTS scores are usually valid for a period of 2 years. However, exceptions can be made by institutions if candidates can provide evidence regarding their efforts to maintain and improve their command over english. IELTS test partners take no responsibility for the test results that are more than two years old.

    Ques. Can I get more than one hard copy of TRF?

    Ans. Candidates will receive a hard copy of their Test Report Form, this is included in the exam fee. Ordering more than one Test Report Form will be chargeable to the candidates.

    Ques. Is 7 a good score in IELTS?

    Ans. Yes, band 7 is considered as a ‘good user’ in IELTS scoring. This tells us that the candidate uses the language well but under certain situations, there may be misunderstandings and inaccuracies and he/she may showcase inappropriate usage. Read More

    Ques. Is there any limit to the number of attempts in IELTS?

    Ans. No, there is no specified limit to the number of attempts one can take at IELTS.

    Ques. When can I preview my IELTS Score?

    Ans. IELTS results can be previewed online 13 days after the test. Results shall be available online for a period of 28 days. Candidates must note that the online preview of result can not be considered as an official confirmation of candidate’s performance.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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