Test Results

There’s no pass or fail in IELTS, and there are no long waits. Results for the paper written version of the IELTS are posted 13 calendar days after test day and are available both online and in person.

IELTS is not a “pass” or “fail” test. It is a test that is used to measure English-language proficiency and is scored using a 9-band scale.  IELTS test results are required for internationally educated individuals who wish to study, work, or live in Canada.

Public institutions and regulating bodies typically require an IELTS score from the Academic test for admissions to their institution or certification into a professional field.

National and provincial governments also require an IELTS score from the General test as part of the immigration process for various programs as proof of English-language ability.

Be confident in your score.
IELTS has a rigorous, quality-assured system for marking every IELTS test.

Marking is carried out by trained examiners who follow standardized guidelines. The examiners hold relevant teaching qualifications and are certificated by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Each examiner is tested every two years to retain their certification.

The IELTS integrated system of recruitment, training, benchmarking, certification and monitoring for IELTS examiners ensures they are fully qualified, experienced and effective.

Getting your Score

  • Receive results in 13 calendar days
  • Access results online
  • Request to have your results sent to up to 5 Receiving Organizations

IELTS Results