When will I get my IELTS results?

You won’t have to wait long for your IELTS test results.

If you have taken the paper based test, you will be able to preview your results after 13 calendar days from the test date. You can check the results on the Test Taker Portal.

If you have taken the computer delivered test, you will be able to preview your results after 3 to 5 calendar days from the test date. Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

IELTS Results remain online for 2 years but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. 

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

We will send out a paper copy of your IELTS test score the Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for paper based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer delivered test. Please allow at least seven working days for the delivery.

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF free of charge directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test taker portal within two years of taking the test.


If you have ordered less than five copies when you booked your Computer Delivered IELTS test but need more copies, you can order additional copies through the Test Taker Portal free of charge, anytime up to two years after your test date. The same applies to those who booked to take their Paper Based IELTS test after 1 December 2020.

If you booked took your Paper Based IELTS Test before 1 December 2020, please download and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form from the download section below. We will then send a copy directly to the institution.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by post.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee of 5,000 Ft per copy and the postal fee to send another copy via courier. This process applies to both Paper Based and Computer Delivered IELTS.

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the Application for Additional Test Report Form. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed.

What does my IELTS score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.

Find out more about what your score means here.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.

How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?

If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.

The fee for this service is £80 from 1 April 2019, which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test. Please contact our Customer Services Team for the actual monthly exchange rate as we can only accept payments in Forint.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date, regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS. 

Download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test and also attach the proof of payment. 

Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. 

Please note that if your scores change as a result of an EOR, then you will need to return your Test Report Form before a new one is issued.

Can I re-take my IELTS test?

There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.


After having taken the IELTS test, you will receive a Test Report Form (TRF). You may wish to nationalise your TRF to obtain a certificate that is valid within Hungary as well as abroad. The nationalised certificate has no expiry date, however, the original TRF is accepted for two years. We suggest you get in touch with the institution you wish to study in to obtain detailed information on entry requirements. 

If you wish to nationalise your IELTS certificate, please submit your claim through the Educational Authority Accreditation Centre for Foreign Language Examinations.

You can find all the necessary information about the process here. The nationalisation process takes at least 3 weeks. 

The Hungarian certificate will enable candidates to:

  • earn extra points when applying for a state university (the number of extra points depend on your results, please see below for equivalence chart)
  • prove their language skills when applying for a job
  • obtain university diplomas.

IELTS and the Common European Framework of Reference

IELTS is recognized by the Council of Europe. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a basis for the mutual recognition of language qualifications, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility.

CEFR level IELTS score range
Pre-intermediate (A2) 2.5-3.5
Intermediate (B1) 4.0-5.0
Upper-intermediate (B2) 5.5-6.5
Advanced (C1) 7.0-8.0
Proficiency (C2) * 8.5-9.0

* Please note that under the Hungarian system there is no C2 level, therefore all IELTS nationalisation above the range of 7.0 will yield a C1 Hungarian equivalent.