How to Check Your IELTS Results Online | IELTS Band Score Chart

A Comprehensive 2024 Guide on How to View Your IELTS Results

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PI - Prepare IELTS

2023-09-06

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Overview

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an important step for people around the world who want to pursue higher education in English-speaking countries.

So, if you plan to study abroad and take the IELTS exam, you should learn how to examine the test results. This thorough guide will let you view your IELTS scores in 2024. So, let's start with the blog!  

How to Calculate IELTS Exam Score

The IELTS exam score is calculated using a well-defined and standardised methodology. IELTS is divided into four main sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each section is scored separately, and test takers receive a band score for each. These scores are then averaged to calculate the Overall Band Score.

IELTS Band Score Chart

Certainly! Here's a simplified IELTS Band Score Chart that outlines the various band scores and their corresponding descriptions of English language proficiency:

IELTS Score Skill Level Description

9

Expert user

The test taker has full command of the English language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.

8

Very good user

The student has a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. 

7

Good user

The student has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. 

6

Competent user

The student has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

5

Modest user

The student has partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. 

4

Limited user

The student's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They are not able to use complex language.

3

Extremely limited user

The student conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. 

2

Intermittent user

The student has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

1

Non-user

The student has no ability to use the language except for a few isolated words.

0

Did not attempt the test

The student did not answer the questions.

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How to View IELTS Results Online

Checking your IELTS exam result is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide in points to check your IELTS test result: 

  • Wait for the IELTS test result: After taking the IELTS exam, you'll need to wait for the official results release date, which is typically 2 weeks after your test date in case of a pen-paper test. Whereas in the case of online tests, the results take around 1 week.

  • Collect Essential Information: Before checking your results, make sure you have the following information ready:

  • Test Report Form (TRF) Number (found on your TRF)

  • Date of Birth (used during registration)

  • Test Date (the date you took the IELTS test)

  • Visit the IELTS Official Website: Open a web browser and go to the official IELTS website. 

  • Find the "Results" Section: On the homepage of the IELTS website, look for a section or link related to "Results" or "View Results Online." 

  • Enter Your Information: Click on the appropriate link to view your results. You'll be prompted to enter the required information, such as TRF Number, Date of Birth, and Test Date. 

  • View Your Results: After submitting the necessary information, your IELTS results will be displayed on the screen. You will see your scores for each section (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and Overall Band Score. 

  • Download and Print: You can print a copy of your results for your records. 

How to Check IELTS Results via SMS or Email?

During registration for the IELTS test, students have to provide their mobile number and email address. So, after taking the test, wait for a notification. Some test centers send SMS or email notifications when results are available. After receiving the link, you have to log in to your account using the credentials you provided during registration.

What Does the IELTS Test Report Form Include? 

In addition to viewing IELTS results online, you will receive a hard copy of your Test Report Form (TRF) via postal mail. This official document is often required for university or visa applications. The IELTS TRF includes essential information about your performance on the IELTS test. It typically contains the following details:

  • Personal Information: Your full name, date of birth, nationality, and photograph.

  • Test Details: The test date, the module (Academic or General Training), and the venue where you took the test.

  • Test Scores: Your IELTS scores for each of the four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. These scores are presented as band scores, ranging from 0 to 9.

  • Overall Band Score: An overall band score, the average of your scores in the four sections, is rounded to the nearest half band or the whole band.

  • Test Report Form Number: A unique identifier for your TRF.

  • Remarks: Any relevant remarks or comments, such as whether you took the test on paper or a computer.

  • Test Taker's Identification: A section that includes your passport or ID details for verification.

  • Institution Details: Space for you to specify the institutions or organizations you want your scores to be sent to directly (if applicable).

What is Enquiry on Result (EOR)?

After getting your IELTS result, take time to assess the result properly. If you are not satisfied with their band score, you can apply for rechecking. Applying for this re-marking of the IELTS test is called Enquiry of Result (EOR). The fee for requesting IELTS EOR in India is mentioned below. 

IELTS Paper-based

INR 12,200

IELTS Computer-based

INR 12,200

IELTS UKVI

INR 12,375

IELTS Life-skills

INR 11,525 

How to Request IELTS Enquiry on Result (EOR)?

So, if you are unsatisfied with your IELTS score and planning to apply for re-marking, then here are the steps to apply: 

  • Locate the EOR tab after logging into your IELTS IDP account.

  • Click "Apply now" and fill out the form with the necessary information.

  • Pick the sections that you want to have again marked.

  • You'll get an invoice for the re-evaluation in 2 business days.

  • Utilise the email's given link to complete the payment.

  • You can anticipate your revised result in 2–21 business days.

What is IELTS One Skill Retake?

Recently, IDP IELTS has introduced a One-Skill Retake, which allows test-takers to retake a specific section of the IELTS test (Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking) instead of the entire exam. Students are only eligible to appear for this retake within 60 days of their original test day.

To be eligible, candidates must meet certain criteria and receive an updated Test Report Form (TRF) with the new score for the selected skill.  However, the IELTS One Skill Retake is only offered in Australia and will be gradually introduced in other nations.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we would like to say that receiving your IELTS results is a significant moment in your journey towards higher education or professional opportunities abroad. Remember to keep your TRF number and other essential information safe, as these will be crucial for future applications.

If you need further guidance, please contact Prepare IELTS Exam (PI) expert counsellors. Our team of education experts is dedicated to providing you with the best guidance in IELTS Speaking.

You can get a one-on-one free counselling session online via our platform. Contact us at info@prepareieltsexam.com or call us at +91 9773398388.

FAQs

A paper copy of your IELTS test results, known as the Test Report Form (TRF), will be sent to you by the institution 13 days after the test date for IELTS on paper and 3 to 5 days after IELTS on computer.

IELTS scores are typically valid for two years from the test date.

You can preview your IELTS results online by logging into the official IELTS website with your test-taker login details. Once logged in, you will be able to view your scores and see a detailed breakdown of your performance in each section.

Yes, you can request a revaluation of your IELTS score if you are unsatisfied with your results. There is a fee for this service, and the revaluation process involves having your test re-marked by an independent examiner.

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