IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2.2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognized as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1,000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.
You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate.
Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.
You can trust the quality and security of IELTS because it is managed by three reputable, international organisations: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).
Total Test Time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Candidates must be prepared to spend the entire day at the test center, because there is a speaking interview in the afternoon. Appointments are arranged in order of test registration date, so the later a person signs up for a testing date, the later the speaking appointment will be scheduled.
Results are released on the 13th day following each test date. Test results are not released over the phone or via email attachments.
To preview your IELTS test result, complete all fields at https://results.ielts.org. The preview of your IELTS result is usually available online 13 days after your test date, and will remain available for 28 days thereafter. Your official Test Report Form will be mailed to you 13 days after the test. Please note the preview of your IELTS result cannot be used as official confirmation of your test result.
Disclaimer: The online preview of your test result may not be used as an official score report. IELTS International, the test center and the IELTS Partners give no guarantee as to the accuracy of the preview result, and will not accept any responsibility for an inaccurate score. IELTS International, the test center and the IELTS Partners will not accept any responsibility in the event that your result fails to display, whether due to technical fault or administrative procedures.
IELTS provides a profile of English language ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
A Band Score for each of the four modules as well as an overall score is recorded on the Test Report Form. This allows receiving institutions to clearly identify the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses. These Band Scores are recorded on the Test Report Form along with details of the candidate’s nationality, first language and date of birth. The Test Report Form indicates whether it is for an Academic or General Training candidate.
Marking at the test centre ensures that test results are available without any administrative delay. A valid Test Report Form bears a centre stamp, a validation stamp and the IELTS administrator’s signature. Test Report Forms should be sent directly from the test centre to the receiving institution or organization.
Photocopies should not be accepted.