About IELTS Results
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.
How IELTS is Scored
IELTS 9-band Scale
IELTS is designed to assess English language skills across a wide range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). Dowload the PDF below for a full description of each band score.
IELTS Assessment Criteria: Writing and Speaking
To understand the IELTS assessment criteria, please download the below PDFs.
IELTS Assessment Criteria: Listening and Reading
IELTS Listening and Reading papers contain 40 items and each correct item is awarded one mark; the maximum raw score a candidate can achieve on a paper is 40. Band scores ranging from Band 1 to Band 9 are awarded to candidates on the basis of their raw scores.
Getting your IELTS Results
Your test results will be ready to be picked up at the IELTS Victoria Test Centre office 13 calendar days after the test. Candidates will receive only one original Test Report Form (TRF). This is a very valuable document and it is recommended that you keep your TRF secure.
Unofficial results can be previewed online 13 days after the test date. Results will remain online for 28 days. Please note that online results are not to be used for official purposes. All Institutions or Agencies require original Test Report Forms (TRF).
Additional Copies of your IELTS Results
IELTS Victoria sends IELTS results worldwide to a variety of Educational Institutions, government agencies, and employers every day. Here are a few things you should know about sending extra copies of your IELTS results.