Your test results will show a “band score” for each of the test components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and an overall band score (an average of the four components), rather than a pass or fail. A band score is a scale from 1 (“non-user”) to 9 (“expert user”).
Test results are mailed out 13 calendar days after your test date by regular post. You can also pick up your test results in person. Only you can pick up your test results and you must bring your passport or permanent resident card, whichever you used to initially apply for the test.
Only one copy of your test results will come to you. Up to five additional copies of the test result form will be sent directly to the institutions you specified on your application form.
You can order more copies of your test results within two years of your test date. Visit the policies page for more information on the process to follow and a link to the form you’ll need to fill out.
Test results are valid for two years from the date of your test.
The IELTS Test Centre can’t give advice on what test versions or scores are required by different institutions. Please contact the institution directly.