IELTS Test Results & Scores

After you've completed your IELTS exam, you'll be able to view your results online within 3 to 5 days of the test date. The result will be in the form of a Test Report Form (TRF), and you will only receive one TRF. The TRF displays your overall band as well as your scores in each of the four sections: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. On a 9-band scale, all five scores are given. 

Following the completion of your IELTS exam, you will be given IELTS scores on a scale of 1 to 9 for each of the four areas. In addition, you will be given an overall band score. We will tell you everything you need to know about the IELTS results and scores in this article.

When will the IELTS result come?

The IELTS online results are accessible 3 to 5 days after the test. The IELTS results are available for 28 days after they are released on the official website. The results of the IELTS Life Skills test are available seven days following the test.

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IELTS Results Release Date

Test Mode

Result Availability Time

Online Mode

3 to 5 days after the test

Offline Mode

After 13 days from the test date

To check your IELTS results online, use the link supplied by your test centre to go to the IELTS online results portal. There is a table with the IELTS test results and an explanation of the scores. The results will be available for 28 days on the internet.

How to Calculate Overall IELTS Score?

To get your IELTS score, simply subtract the mean (average) of the scores from all four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. That's the total of all the scores multiplied by four. If the average has a decimal point, it will be rounded to the next half or whole band. If the average comes out to.25, for example, it is rounded up to the next half band. As a result, if your average score is 6.25, your ultimate score will be 6.5. If the average is.75, it will be rounded up to the next whole band. As a result, if you receive a 6.75 band, your final score will be 7. 

To understand how your IELTS score will be determined, look at the scoring structure below.


Skill Level


Band 9

Expert User

Has complete command of the language.

Band 8

Very good user

With only sporadic unsystematic inaccuracies, you have a complete grasp of the language.

Band 7

Good user

Has a good knowledge of the language, yet there are certain mistakes and misunderstandings in some instances.

Band 6

Competent user

In familiar contexts, can use and understand pretty advanced language.

Band 5

Modest User

Has a limited grasp of the language, coping with the broad meaning in most instances, but is prone to making numerous errors.

Band 4

Limited user

Have regular difficulties comprehending and expressing themselves. Is unable to communicate in a complicated manner

Band 3

Extremely limited user

In very familiar situations, simply conveys and understands the general meaning. Communication problems are common.

Band 2

Intermittent user

Has a hard time comprehending spoken and written English.

Band 1


Has a little capacity to use the language other than a few isolated words.

Band 0

Did not attempt the test

There was no information that could be evaluated.

What is IELTS Band Score

Your English-language abilities are assessed using band scores on the IELTS test. These band scores range from 0 to 9, with each band score indicating a different English language proficiency level. 

For example, a band score of 6 indicates a skilled user who has a good command of the language despite inevitable mistakes and misconceptions. In familiar contexts, they can also use and understand pretty complex language.

You will receive a band score for each section of the exam and an overall band score that is the average of your band scores for Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening in your IELTS results. Your band scores are reported as whole or half band scores, with the half or total band score rounded up to the nearest half or total band score.

If you receive a 6.5 in Reading, a 5 in Writing, a 7 in Speaking, and a 6.5 in Listening, for example, the average of these four scores are 6.25. Your overall band score would be rounded up to 6.5 based on this score.
Test Type Listening Reading Writing Speaking Average of four components (total of the four individual component scores divided by four) Band score
Test taker A 6.5 6.5 5 7 6.25 6.5
Test taker B 4 3.5 4 4 3.875 4
Test Taker C 6.5 6.5 5.5 6 6.125 6..0

The overall band score is rounded up to the next half band if the average of the four sections ends in.25, and the overall band score is rounded up to the next whole band if it ends in.75.

How Long is an IELTS Score Valid?

The validity of an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is two years. You have two years to transmit your IELTS results to as many universities as you like. After that, an IELTS test taker will not be able to use the
IELTS scores, hence the validity of IELTS scores is two years.

How do I send my IELTS score to universities?

It's critical to understand how to send IELTS test results to universities once you've received your IELTS results. Candidates are allowed to send their IELTS test results to up to five universities for free. Aspirants must, however, choose their universities at the time of registration.

IELTS Score Requirement for Different Countries

In every country, the minimal IELTS criteria for any overseas task, such as a university application or a visa, are different. It is dependent on the country to which an individual wishes to study or relocate. The average IELTS score each country is shown below.

United Kingdom (UK)

The IELTS exam is administered in the United Kingdom, which is also the home of the English language. The United Kingdom is home to some of the world's most prestigious universities. The IELTS band of 5.53 is the minimum required for selection in the visa procedure for coming to the UK.


Australia is known for its beautiful scenery and friendly people. Australia's universities have a diverse culture, offer internationally recognised courses, and attract students from all over the world. 

Students who want to study in Australia must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5. Colleges want a score of 6.0, which can grow to 8.0 if you plan to attend one of their top universities.


Because of the large number of international students in the country and the substantial scholarships available to Sri Lankan students, Canada is a popular choice for students. The minimum IELTS score required for entry into Canada varies by university.


The United States is a popular location for both students and persons looking for work. Everyone aspires to live the American dream. In every discipline, the United States has some of the greatest universities in the world. The minimum band requirement for working or studying in the United States is 6.0, but it varies depending on the institution.

The IELTS band score requirements are critical for both your student visa application and admission to your preferred university. The test preparations should be tailored to the college you intend to attend. You can read a variety of articles and blogs on our website for tips on how to excel in different aspects of the IELTS exam and better prepare for your exam.


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