IELTS Result 2021: Check IELTS Exam Results, Steps to Download

Apr 7, 2021 | Science


The results of the IELTS 2021 exam are issued in the form of a test report after 13 days of the exam day. The test report will be sent by post to the candidate and will also available online through the official website.

IELTS Test Results

The test center will declare the test results 13 calendar days after the candidate takes the exam.

  • Candidates will receive the test results in the form of a Test Report Form.

  • If any irregularity is found, the candidate's test results will be canceled.

  • Candidates can access the work they produce during the test i.e. their answer sheets.

Calculating Overall Band score

Separate scores will be given for each section like Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The individual scores can then be averaged and rounded off to get an overall band score.

IELTS Result Validity 

Each organization will set up a validity period that works for its purposes, the IELTS partners recommend a validity period of 2 years for the IELTS test results. This is based on the well-documented phenomenon of second language loss or attrition.

How to access IELTS Test Results?

There are two modes to access the IELTS test results.

Online Mode:

  • Visit the official website. Click on Results. 

  • Login using passport number and date of birth.

  • Enter the identification document number. Furnish more details such as Candidate number, Date of IELTS exam, and Date of birth.

  • IELTS Score will be displayed on the screen.

Offline Mode:

The results of the IELTS is delivered in the form of a test report to the candidate's address, which was entered in the IELTS application form. Usually, it takes 13 days from the date of the examination. Sometimes, due to strict quality control procedures, the results might get delayed. In such scenarios, you would get an email confirmation about the delay. 

Or else, you could go to the Test Centre in person and get the score. But only if the test centre has such an arrangement.

Information required to access IELTS Score

The candidates can verify the IELTS overall band score by finding the average of component band score. The list of things that the candidate should keep at hand to access his/her IELTS Score is as follows:

  • Candidate's Identification Document Number
  • Candidate Number that is provided at the test center
  • Date of the IELTS Exam taken on.
  • Date of Birth of the Candidate

IELTS Result through SMS

Candidates can now check their IELTS Result through SMS by sending the code mentioned below to 9289892898 after 12 noon on the day of the result.

Code: RESULT Candidate Number Passport Number

IELTS Result through Email

On the day of the results, candidates will receive an email from the British Council. Hence candidates are requested to keep checking their email after the exam.

IELTS Result from Exam Centre

Candidates can get the result from the exam centre:

  • Candidates have to show the ID number or Passport.
  • Candidates need to show the candidate number received on the exam date.
  • Candidates who have registered to the IELTS 2021 through an exam centre will not be receiving the result via phone/email/fax.

IELTS Result - Test Report Form (TRF)

Test Report Form of IELTS is the official scorecard that is given to a candidate who has appeared for the exam. It is sent via post and the candidate can also access it online. 

Only one TRF is provided to the candidate in the physical form. But the test results could be sent to five universities or organizations if the candidate has nominated them beforehand. The candidate can get the additional copies of TRF by paying the administration fee. The maximum count for the additional Test Report Forms is Five.

The candidate needs to fill in a separate form for the additional TRF and pay ₹250 per copy for airmail or ₹1250 per copy for a courier to International Destinations.


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