IELTS Results

The IELTS results are issued 13 days after the test for the Paper-based IELTS test, and after 5 to 7 days for the Computer-delivered IELTS test, and on the 7th day after the test for the IELTS Life Skills test.

Official IELTS results by mail

After you do your IELTS test by a few days, your IELTS Test Centre will send your official Test Report (TRF) to your postal address.

Computer-delivered IELTS testTRF will be posted 5-7 days after your test date.
Paper-based IELTSTRF will be posted 13 calendar days after your test date.
Life Skills testTRF will be posted on the 7th day after your test date.


Owing to the current global pandemic, many IELTS Test Centres will not be issuing results by post. Alternative methods of issuing results are in place. Please check with your Test Centre.

Is there a minimum score to pass the IELTS test?

No, there is no minimum score required to pass the IELTS exam.

The IELTS certificate

IELTS certificate is a Test Report Form that issued to all test takers with a score from “band 1” (non-user) to “band 9” (expert user) and each institution sets a different threshold. The IELTS certificate will be valid for 2 years.

IELTS certificate sample:

IELTS certificate sample

Overall IELTS scores

The overall IELTS scores are reported to the nearest half band. For example, you can receive 6.5-7.0- 7.5.

If the overall score ends in ” .25 “, it is rounded up to the next half band (overall 7.25=7.5), and if it ends in ” .75 “, it is rounded up to the next whole band (overall 6.75=7.0). Most top universities require 6.0-7.0 overall IELTS score for admission.

Each IELTS score corresponds to some level of English proficiency. If you want to know more about scoring check this article: IELTS Band Scores

Find Your IELTS Results Online

You can preview your provisional IELTS result online using the links below:

IELTS IDP Preview your IELTS result
IELTS British CouncilFind your IELTS result