IELTS Results And Scores

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJan 26, 2023

IELTS 2022 Result

After you have completed your IELTS test, your results will be accessible online within 3 - 5 days of the test. The results are available on the official site for 4 weeks after release. The results of the Life Skills test will be available 7 days following the test. The outcome will be provided in the TRF format, and you'll only receive 1 TRF. The TRF displays the overall band and the scores in each of the 4 sections: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. All 5 scores are provided on a scale of 1 to 9.

You'll get IELTS scores in each of the 4 sections on a scale of 1 to 9 when you have completed your IELTS test. In addition, you'll be given an overall score.

IELTS Result Online

Students may get the IELTS results online via various channels, including the internet, email, SMS, and in-person at the testing center. After you have completed your IELTS test, your results will be accessible online within 3 - 5 days of the test. The results are available on the official site for 4 weeks after release.

  • Step1: Go to the official site of the British Council.
  • Step2: Select the 'Results' tab.
  • Step3: Decide on a test date.
  • Step4: Submit all necessary information, such as the candidate number, DOB, ID number, and then proceed.


To get your IELTS score, simply calculate the average of the results from each section, namely Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. If the mean contains a decimal number, it'll be moved to the closest half/whole band. That would be the total of all the marks divided by 4.

For example, if the mean comes out to .25, it is raised to the nearest half band. In this scenario, if the average result is 5.25, the final result would be 5.5. If the average is 75, it'll be increased to the nearest full band in other circumstances. As a result, if you receive a 5.75 band, the end score would be 6.

IELTS Score Band

The English language abilities are assessed using band scores on the IELTS test. The band scores vary from 0 -9, with every band score referring to a level of Language proficiency. Students will receive a band score for every section of the test and a total band score (mean of the band scores) for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The band scores are reported in the whole/half band & are approximated to the next half/whole band score.

The table of the IELTS Band Score is represented below:


Skill Level




Very Good










Extremely Limited 






Didn’t Attempt the Test


IELTS Score Calculator

The IELTS Score Calculator is that in which score is given from 1 to 9 for each part of the test like Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The overall band score is produced by average. You can score whole (for eg. - 5.0, 6.0 etc.,) or half (5.5, 6.5 etc.,). 

  • Your score will be increased to 6.5 if the overall score is an average of 6.25.
  • Your score will be increased to 7 if the overall score is an average of 6.75.
  • Your score goes down to 6 if the overall score is an average of 6.1.
  • The score will be rounded up or down to the nearest 0.5.

IELTS Score Validity

The IELTS result would be valid for 2 years, although Australia is an exemption. If a candidate wishes to move to Australia, their result could be valid for 3 years under the skilled migrant application, but not in any other situation. As a result, students can transfer to a new university without retaking the IELTS, provided their IELTS score is still valid. But, if the validity is surpassed, pupils must retake the exam.

IELTS Result Online

The IELTS result online will be available on the official website. The computer-based test result will be available online within 3-5 days after the test date.

The paper-based test result will be available online 13 calendar days after your test date. The online availability of your result will be notified to you by your test centres.

You should be handy with your passport number, personal details and your test for getting your IELTS result online. 

  • The IELTS result will be available online for the last 28 days.
  • For a computer-based test, you can preview your result online within 3-5 days after the test date.
  • For a paper-based test, you can preview your result online 13 calendar days after the test date.
  • Your test centre will notify you about the online result availability.
  • The documents which you require are your passport number, personal details and your test date.

IELTS Result Check

 There are 4 modes of IELTS result check – online, at the test centre, via SMS and via email.

The IELTS result check 4 different modes process is given below :

  • The Online mode of IELTS result check:
    • Visit the British council's official website (
    • Then select the link for the result.
    • Select your test date.
    • After that enter your date of birth, identification document number and candidate number.
    • Then after filling all the details click on the find button.
    • Your result will be displayed on the screen.
  • The IELTS result check on the test centre:
    • To get the result from the test centre, candidates need to show ID number or passport number which is used at the time of registration.
    • Candidates need to show the candidate number which is given on the test day.
    • Then the test centre will give the hard copy of your IELTS result.
    • The candidates who are receiving their result directly from the test centre will not get the result on the phone, via SMS or email and fax.
  • The IELTS result through SMS: 
    • Candidates have to send the code from any mobile number to 9289892898 after 12 p.m.
    • The SMS needs to be sent on the result day.
    • The format is – RESULT<space>Candidate number<space>Passport number.
    • The score will be automatically sent to your preferred universities or organizations which you choose at the time of registration.
  • The IELTS result via mail:
    • The candidates will receive mail on their mail id which they have given at the time of registration for the IELTS test.
    • The mail will be sent by the British council.
    • You need to check your mail for notification of your result.


Que. How can I check my IELTS result?

Ans. The candidate can check their IELTS result via 4 modes. The 4 modes for checking the result are – online, SMS, email and through the test centre. After taking your result from the test center you will not get your result on the phone via SMS, mail, or fax. 

Que. How long is IELTS valid?

Ans. The IELTS is valid up to 2 years from the date of the exam. The result date will not play any role in the validity of IELTS. The IELTS validity is totally based on the test date.

Que. How many times can you take IELTS?

Ans. There is no time limit for giving the IELTS test. You can give as much time as you want. The IELTS test is conducted 5-6 times every month. But it is advised that you should not appear for the exam any closer than once in a period of 2 months.

Que. Does re-checking decrease my IELTS scores?

Ans. No, your IELTS score will not be decreased in any manner throughout the re-marking procedure. The new examiners can only possibly raise your score.

Que. Is 6.5 a decent IELTS score for Canada?

Ans. Yes, 6.5 is an acceptable score for an IELTS study visa. With this score, students can apply to various colleges at their desired level of study. If you're going for UG programs, the Canada study visa score requirement is normally 6.0.

Ques. Is the IELTS result valid for three years?

Ans. No, the validity of the IELTS test has not yet been prolonged to three years. The validity term begins on the day of your test. As soon as the IELTS results are received, the score is applicable for two years.

About the Author
Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.