IELTS Result 2023: Dates, Steps to Download

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Nov 29, 2023

IELTS 2023 results will be 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 be available online through the official website. The scorecard for IELTS 2023 exam contains the scores in all four sections: reading, listening, writing, and speaking, along with the overall band. All five scores are given on a 9-Band scale.

Read the information provided in this article to get complete details on the IELTS result 2023. 

IELTS Test Results 2023 Important Highlights

IELTS 2023 test centre 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.

IELTS Results Dates 2023

Candidates can avail their IELTS results 2023 from the official website within the following days.  

IELTS Results Dates 2023
IELTS Test Mode Result Dates of IELTS
CBT 5 to 7 days from the test date
Pen and Paper 13th day from the test date

IELTS Band Scores

Separate scores will be given for each section of IELTS 2023 like Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The individual scores can then be averaged and rounded off to get an overall band score.

Calculating Overall Band Score
Band Skill Level  Meaning
Band 9 Expert user Has fully operational command of the language
Band 8 Very good user Fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies
Band 7 Good user Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in some situations
Band 6 Competent user Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations
Band 5 Modest user Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes
Band 4 Limited user Have frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language
Band 3 Extremely limited user Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns occur in communication
Band 2 Intermittent user Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English
Band 1 Non-user Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words
Band 0 Did not attempt the test No assessable information provided

How Are Scores Calculated for IELTS Results?

The scores mentioned in the IELTS 2023 result are based on the scores given for each test component namely Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. These individual scores are then averaged. The overall band score given in the result of IELTS is the rounded score of the averaged individual scores. The average is rounded as given in the examples below

How Are Scores Calculated for IELTS Results?
Listening Reading Writing Speaking Sum/ 4 =Average Band score
6.5 6.5 5.0 7.0 25/ 4 = 6.25 6.5
4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 15.5/ 4 = 3.875 4.0
6.5 6.5 5.5 6.0 24.5/ 4 = 6.125 6.0

IELTS Result 2023 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 2023?

There are two modes to access the IELTS test results.

IDP IELTS Results Online Mode

Candidates can check IELTS 2023 results online using the following steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website. Click on Results
  • Step 2: Login using passport number and date of birth.
  • Step 3: Enter the identification document number. Furnish more details such as Candidate number, Date of IELTS exam, and Date of birth.
  • Step 4: IELTS Score will be displayed on the screen.

IDP IELTS Results 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.

IELTS Result 2023 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 2023 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 2023 from Exam Centre

Candidates can get the result from the exam centre:

  • Candidates have to show their ID number or Passport.
  • Candidates need to show the candidate number received on the exam date.
  • Candidates who have registered for the IELTS 2023 through an exam centre will not be receiving the result via phone/email/fax.

IELTS Result 2023 - 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 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 INR 250 per copy for airmail or INR 1250 per copy for a courier to International Destinations.

Information Required to Access IELTS Score

The candidates can verify the IELTS overall band score by finding the average 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

Enquiry on IELTS Result 2023 

The term "enquiry on result" (EoR) refers to the process of having the IELTS test re-marked. EoR must be applied within 6 weeks of the test date to be effective. The candidate has the option of marking simply one part or all of them. The candidate must fill out and submit the EoR form, as well as submit the original TRF and pay an inquiry fee. The entire process of having the scores re-marked will take an extra 6-8 weeks. The candidate will receive a full refund of the inquiry fee as well as a new TRF if the result is revised upward. Candidates can request five free additional copies of the TRF to receive colleges/universities. However, if the result stays the same, no refund will be given.



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