Test Results

Test Results

Test results are available to candidates 13 days after the test date. Official results are sent by mail or can be picked up in person at the Test Centre on the 13th day between 8:30am-4:30pm only.

Candidates cannot receive their official results by phone, email or Internet. Candidates can pick up their results on the 13th day only. Unofficial results can be previewed online at Please note that these are not to be used for official purposes, and that all institutions or agencies require original Test Report Forms.

Important Conditions for Pickup Service

  • You must bring the passport or permanent resident card you registered and took the test with in order to pick up your results.
  • Registered candidates must pick up their OWN results with the valid identification stated above. Friends, relatives or other acquaintances cannot pick up results on your behalf.
  • Applications not picked up by the specified time will be mailed by regular post after 4:30pm on the 13th day.
  • Test results cannot be picked up on any other day or at any other time than as specified above.


Results are listed on a Test Report Form (TRF), indicating sub-scores in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and an overall band score which is an average of the four sub-scores. Band scores range from 0 (non-user) to 9 (expert user).

All IELTS results are released 13 calendar days after the test. This means that results will be released on the second Friday following a Saturday test and the second Wednesday following a Thursday test. Please note that only one copy goes directly to the candidate and all other copies must go to institutions.

Each candidate is sent one copy to the home address supplied, and has the option of applying for five additional copies of the test result form. These copies are free of charge if they are included on the application. The additional test report forms will not be sent to the candidates themselves, but to academic institutions, government agencies, professional bodies or employers that require it.

Candidates may order other additional copies at a later date, up to within two years of the test date, by submitting an additional TRF request form (PDF). An administration charge of $20.00 CAD per copy will be charged for this service. Note that your passport must be shown at the time of application for the additional copy or a scanned copy submitted along with your application.

Your additional TRF will be processed within 2-3 business days. Please note that it may take up to 3 weeks for the Recognizing Organization to acknowledge receipt of your application.

Test results are valid for two years from the date of the test.

The Test Centre cannot give advice on what test versions or scores are required by different institutions. Please contact the institution directly.

Review of Test Results

If you feel that the marks you have received are unjust, you may file an Enquiry on Results (EoR) request (PDF) to have your test remarked. Candidates wishing to request a re-mark of their results must complete the EoR form and forward it with their original Test Report Form and payment to the IELTS Administrator at their test centre. All enquiries must be made within six (6) weeks of the test date. The re-mark fee is $160.00 CAD. This fee must be sent with the EoR form.

All information related to the request for review is sent from the Test Centre to IELTS Australia within one week of receipt. Candidates are advised that the review process may take six to eight (6-8) weeks from receipt of your request.

The review is conducted by a Senior Examiner. If the review results in no change to the score, the review fee will be charged and the candidate’s Test Report Form (TRF) will be returned. If the review results in an increase to the score, the review fee will be returned and revised TRFs will be sent to the candidate and all receiving institutions.