Improving your results

What to do if you didn’t get the result you were hoping for

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Understanding your score

When you get your IELTS test results you will be given an overall test score of between 0–9 on the IELTS scale. You will also get a score for each of the four sections of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The IELTS scale helps organisations understand your level of English.

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Retake One Skill

If you did not show your potential in one of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking) on test day, IELTS One Skill Retake can help you get back on track by letting you retake just one skill.

IELTS One Skill Retake will be rolled out worldwide during 2023. Find out if your local test centre offers this today.

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Request a re-mark

If you are not happy with the result you have been awarded, you can request a review of your score. (Please contact your test centre to find out more.)

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Resitting your test

If you did not receive the score you were hoping for, you can apply to resit your test as soon as you feel ready.

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Get test ready

We know how important your test is – that’s why we’re here to help you get the result you deserve. From apps and webinars to training courses and practice tests, IELTS official resources can help you prepare for your success.