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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. 

You can expect your IELTS result to be available 13 calendar days after your test.

IELTS results online and in person

You’ll be able to preview your results online from, 13 days after the main test day.

All Test Report Forms (TRFs) will be delivered to your preferred location via Posta Uganda who we have contracted for this purpose. We will use the physical address details you provided during the registration process.

TRFs dispatch to your preferred location will be arranged between five to seven days after your test results have been released online. If you haven’t received your TRF 10 days after receipt of your online results, please contact our customer service team.

Should you wish another person to receive the TRF on your behalf, please complete the IELTS results authorisation form to allow someone else to do so on your behalf.

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or by fax. 

Test Report Forms (TRF)

You will receive one copy of your personal Test Report Form. Unfortunately, replacements cannot be issued if you lose it. 

However, for a period of two years you can apply (to the centre where you took the test) for verified photocopies of the Test Report Form.

Test Report Forms for institutions

We can also arrange for additional original copies (up to a maximum of five) to be posted to receiving institutions (e.g. universities, immigration officers, etc.). Candidates who require this service must complete the Application for the issue of Additional TRFs. International courier charges apply. Administration fees may be incurred in addition to the courier charges if additional TRFs are requested 30 days or more after the result release date.

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies of your Test Report Form will not be accepted.

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 to query your score

It is unusual for there to be a mistake in the marking. However, if you believe a mistake has occurred 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 two to four weeks from the receipt of a complete application. Please contact us for further information about how the service works.

Can I re-take the test?

You can take the test as many times as you wish. However, please note that to significantly improve your score it is necessary to undertake further study. IELTS research indicates that scores are unlikely to improve without further English language tuition.