Test Scores

Candidates receive scores on a Band Scale from one to nine for each part of the test - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The average result from the four parts then form the Overall Band Score, rounded in whole bands or half bands.

Descriptive explanation on each Band Score

Online Result

All candidates taking IELTS in British Council centres can get their results on the afternoon of the 13th day after the test using the IELTS online results service. You can get your result by providing the following data:

  • - candidate ID
  • - passport/ID number
  • - Date of birth
  • - Test date.

Each test result will be available for viewing online for two weeks, after which the information will be deleted automatically.

Test Report Form (TRF)

Test scores are also recorded on an official Test Report Form (TRF), showing overall ability, as well as performance in listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS TRF will be posted to you 13 calendar days after your test. Each candidate will receive only one copy of the TRF.

Within one month of the test report issue date, you may request up to five additional copies to be sent to academic institutions/government agencies/professional bodies/employers for free. An administrative fee will be charged for any further copies.
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You may apply for further copies of the Test Report Form for a period of two years from the examination date. Additional copies can be sent only to receiving institutions, not given to candidates. [Request form]

Enquiry of Results

Candidates may apply for an enquiry on results (EOR) only at the centre at which they took their test. They must apply within six weeks of the test date. The candidate's test material is forwarded to the UK for remarking. The fee is HKD900.00. After remarking, should the score on any module be increased, the fee is refunded.

It takes seven or eight from receipt of the candidate's exam materials in the UK before the candidate is notified of the re-mark results. The candidate will receive an EOR feedback letter stating his or her final result status.

Candidates should submit the following documents to the Customer Services Centre in person or to Examinations Services by post.

  • a completed, signed application form for IELTS Enquiry of Results
  • the original IELTS Test Report Form
  • payment of HKD900.00 by cheque, credit cards or EPS (only for application in person)
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