When will I get my IELTS results?

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results online after 13 days from the test date. If you have taken the computer-delivered test you will be able to preview your results online 3 to 5 days after the test date. 

We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score, the Test Result Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for a paper-based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered test. Please allow at least 7 to 14 days for the delivery.

To view your results online, download the user guide at the bottom of the page.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to

We can forward copies of your IELTS Test Result Form (TRF) to recognising institutions and organisations following submission of the Application for Additional Test Report Form and the payment of the applicable courier fee. The courier fees are Php1,400 for each international address and Php250 for each local embassy.

Send a copy of the completed form along with a copy of your proof of payment via email to britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution. Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. 

Here are our bank details for payment:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Account Name: Citibank FAO British Council

Account Number: 001380194898

Type: Savings Account


In the Reference Section of your payment please write: [IELTS TRF / family name / test location / test date].

We can also send your results via electronic sending free-of-charge to recognising institutions and organisations in our list every 15th and end of every month. You may contact us to confirm deadline dates and if the receiving organisation is part of our list. Once you have confirmed, you just need to submit the request form as above. The deadline for submission of request forms for free electronic sending is every 12th and 28th of the month.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

You can only have one personal copy. If you lost or damaged your personal copy, please contact us.

We can issue up to two personal copies of your IELTS result. The first copy will be issued on the release date while the second copy needs to be requested from us. To make a request, fill out the request form and pay Php 250 via bank deposit for the administration fee. If the second copy will be sent to an international address, the administration fee is Php 1,400. Processing time is 5 working days from the receipt of the request.

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay Php 1,400 per copy to send to international destinations and Php 250 for local embassies via courier. We offer free electronic sending to CGFNS and selected universities and institutions. Please send the list of your requiring universities by email to britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph in order to verify if they are subscribed to our free electronic service.

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Send a copy of the completed form along with a copy of your proof of payment via email to britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. Remember to fill in the blanks in the form completely and accurately to ensure smooth and timely processing of your request.

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What does my IELTS score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.

Find out more about what your score means here.

How long are my IELTS results valid?

Organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.

How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?

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). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked.

There is a fee for the Enquiry on Results service, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test. Updated rates below:

  • Php 5,250 for the IELTS test
  • Php 7,100 for the IELTS for UKVI test
  • Php 5,300 for the IELTS Life Skills test

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless if you have taken IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Alternatively, for IELTS for UKVI or Lifeskills, you can download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and email it to  britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph. Make sure you attach your proof of payment. 

Your result will normally be available in 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark.  If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact your test centre. 

Can I re-take my IELTS test?

There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

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