IELTS Result 2020
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 - 11:24 a.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana

IELTS Result 2020 - British Council has announced the IELTS 2020 result for the paper test held on January 4 in online mode at Candidates can also check their result from their test centres. The result of IELTS 2020 is available through the test taker portal where candidates have to log in by entering their test date, date of birth, identification document number and candidate number. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results for the paper-based exam are usually declared by the British Council at around 12 noon on the thirteenth (13th) day from the test date. The IELTS result 2020 for computer-based test is declared generally within five to seven days from the date of the test. Candidates will be sent a paper copy of their IELTS 2020 test score in the form of a Test Report Form (TRF), via mail delivery ten days after the result date for paper-based test and five to seven days after the conclusion of the computer-delivered test. The result of IELTS 2020 will not be entertained over phone or email. To resolve a query on the IELTS results 2020, candidates can contact their test centre. The IELTS results 2020 will be available for only 28 days from the date of the result declaration. Candidates can check for the complete details on IELTS 2020 result here on this page.
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IELTS Result 2020 - Important Dates

Exam DateResult Date for Paper TestResult Date for Computer Test
4 January, 202017 January, 2020 Announced12 January, 2020 Announced

IELTS Result 2019 - Important Dates

Exam DateResult Date for Paper TestResult Date for Computer Test
19 October, 20191 November, 2019
26 October, 2019
26 October, 20197 November, 2019 2 November, 2019
2 November, 201914 November, 2019 9 November, 2019
7 November, 201919 November, 2019 14 November, 2019
16 November, 201928 November, 2019 23 November, 2019
23 November, 20195 December, 2019 30 November, 2019
30 November, 201912 December, 2019 7 December, 2019
7 December, 201919 December, 2019 14 December, 2019
12 December, 201924 December, 2019 19 December, 2019
14 December, 201926 December, 2019 21 December, 2019

How to Check IELTS Results?

Candidates can check their IELTS results through four modes - online, at the test centre, via SMS or email. The steps to check results are mentioned below.

Online IELTS Results By British Council

Candidates can check their IELTS Results online by following the given steps:

Step 1: Visit the British Council official website @

Step 2: Select ‘Results’ link

Step 3: Select test date.

Step 6: Enter date of birth, identification document number and candidate number and click on the find button.

Step 7: Your result will be displayed on the screen.

How to get IELTS Results from test centre?

Candidate’s can also collect their IELTS results 2020 from their test centre. In order to check their IELTS Test scores at the test centre -

  • Candidates need to show their ID number or passport used by them during registration of IELTS test

  • Candidates will be receiving their candidate number on the test day and are required to ensure that they keep it safe

  • Results of IELTS 2020 will not be available over the phone, or by email or fax to candidates who have done the arrangements to pick it up in person from the test centre

IELTS Results through SMS

Steps to get IELTS results through sms are:

Step 1: Candidates have to send the following code from any mobile number to 9289892898 after 12 p.m (IST) to check their IELTS results 2020 on the result day.

Step 2: The format for the same is- RESULT<space>Candidate No.<space>Passport No.

Step 3: Scores will be automatically sent to their preferred universities or organisations which they chose at the time of registration for IELTS 2020.

IELTS Results through Mail

Candidates will receive an email containing their results sent to them by the council and when it announces the results for IELTS 2020. Candidates have to regularly keep checking their mail id for notification of results.

How to Calculate IELTS Scores?

The steps given below will help in calculating IELTS Result 2020 scores:

Step 1: Scores are calculated by taking the mean of the four individual scores, i.e., listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Step 2: Keeping in consideration the nearest half or whole band the reporting of IELTS Band scores 2020 is done.

Example: (I)

  • If a candidate’s average across the four skills ends in .25, it is rounded up to the next half band.

  • If a candidate’s average ends in .75, then it is rounded up to the following whole band.

  • Therefore, a candidate who secures 6.5 for Reading, 6.5 for Listening, 7.0 for Speaking and 5.0 for Writing would be awarded an Overall Band Score of 6.5 (25/4 = 6.25 = Band 6.5) in IELTS result 2020.

Example: (II)

  • Likewise, in the IELTS 2020 result a candidate achieving 4.0 for Listening, 3.5 for Reading, 4.0 for Writing and 4.0 for Speaking would be awarded an Overall Band Score of 4.0 (15.5/4 =3.875= Band 4.0).

Example: (III)

  • On the other hand, a candidate achieving 6.5 for Listening, 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing and 6.0 for Speaking would be awarded band 6.0 (24.5/4 = 6.125 = Band 6) in the IELTS result 2020.


The Test Report Form (TRF) provides with the candidate’s overall band scores and band score for each of the four components, listening, reading, writing and speaking. The average of the four component scores, when rounded to the nearest whole or half band, is the Overall Band Score. There is equal weight provided to each of the component scores.

Test Report Forms (TRF) are available in two types, namely,

  • Personal Test Report Form

  • Institutional Test Report Form

Personal Test Report Form

Candidates will be receiving test report forms individually. This form contains their overall band score as well as scores obtained in each of the four skills, i.e., listening, reading, writing and speaking. Candidates are required to keep their test report form copy safe as one copy will only be provided to each candidate. The scorecard for TRF/ IELTS will be sent to candidates through courier or speed post which would take up to 10 days to get delivered from the result declaration day. Shipment tracking number will be sent to examinees on their registered mobile number once the shipment is out for delivery.

Test Report Forms for Institutions

The institution(s) listed by the candidate at the time of registration in their IELTS application form for sending IELTS results 2020 will receive copies of TRF. No extra charges are levied for sending the IELTS score to these five Colleges/Universities. Candidates can request for additional TRFs beyond the five from the test centre which issues the TRF. Candidates can opt for paid services for additional TRFs to be sent to the university or institutes anytime during the validity of the Test Report Form (two years). Following are the modes for transmission of IELTS results-

  • International courier – For this service the candidates will have to pay INR 1250 per address. The courier service tentatively takes four days to deliver to the chosen university. Tracking number through SMS will be provided to aspirants.

  • By post – The fee will be INR 250 per address. It tentatively takes approximately two weeks to get delivered through Air Mail. No tracking number is provided for this service.

  • Electronic – The fee for this service is INR 250 per University.Electronic results will be sent to institutions/universities which have given the subscription for electronic download of scores.

  • IELTS Test Report Form verification service also enables institutions to view the scores of candidate’s.To view, they would require your TRF number which can be found at the bottom right corner of the Test Report Form. In case, a candidate wants to re-evaluate the IELTS result 2020, he/she must apply for an Enquiry at the test centre within six weeks of the test date.Fully refundable enquiry fee is provided if the band scores of the candidates go through alteration.

The preparation of IELTS Test Pattern 2020 is done to reflect usage of English in day to day life.The reporting of IELTS result 2020 is done in half or whole bands.Each of the sub-test scores is equally weighted and the OBS is calculated by taking the mean of the total of the four individual sub-test scores. According to the IELTS test pattern 2020, the exam measures candidates' English language command in four different skill sets, namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS Result (Score Card) Sample


IELTS 2020 Band Scores

Band Score



Band 9


Fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8

Very good

Fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7


Operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands the detailed reasoning.

Band 6


Generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5


Partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4


Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has a frequent problem with understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3

Extremely Limited

Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2


No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty in understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1


Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0

Did not attempt the test

No assessable information provided.

Minimum IELTS Scores required for Top B-Schools

Required IELTS score 2018 for top business schools-




HEC Paris



IE Business School



Harvard Business School



Imperial Business School, Imperial College London



University of Chicago, Booth School of Business



Judge Business School, University of Cambridge



Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management



UCLA Anderson School of Management



SaÃd Business School, University of Oxford



Rotman School of Management



How to Send IELTS scores to Universities?

Candidate’s are permitted to send the soft copies of their IELTS test result scores to five universities of their choice, without any cost. Candidates choose for their preference of universities at the time of registration for International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Step 1: When registering for the exam, after the candidates have filled in all their personal details and have decided for the test date and centre they are provided with an option by the system to choose if they want to send their scores to other institutions.

Step 2: If the candidates answer in ‘YES’, they are required to fill in the details of the institution.

Step 3: The IELTS test centres send a copy of the Test Report Form (TRF) to the chosen universities.

Step 4: Candidates can choose to send hard copies of their TRF to institutes by paying an additional charge of US$3.75.

Step 5: Candidates have to pay an extra charge of US $19, if they wish to send their TRF via courier to international destinations. If required, candidates can also attach IELTS TRF to the university application form.

Re-taking IELTS Exam

The council does not restrict the candidates on the number of times they appear for IELTS test. If a candidate is not satisfied with the score received in IELTS results 2020, he/she can appear for the exam again for as long as required score is not achieved. IELTS eligibility criteria 2020 is not specified, so, the selection procedure for IELTS depends on the institution the candidate wishes to apply to.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IELTS Result 2020

Question: Can I see my IELTS result online?


Candidate’s can view and download their IELTS results online for 40 days after the test date.

Question: How can I check my IELTS result?


Candidate’s can check their IELTS results online. They are also provided with the hardcopy of their test results by the council.

Question: What is the validity of IELTS result?


IELTS results of the candidates are valid for a period of 2 years after the test.

Question: Can IELTS results be changed?


Candidates cannot change their IELTS results, but they can appear for the improvement test or can get their scores rechecked within six weeks of the test date.

Question: How many times can IELTS be taken?


Candidates can appear for IELTS multiple number of times by paying separately for each attempt.

Question: What is the good score in IELTS?


IELTS does not have a good or a bad score, the scores are provided on a 9 band-scale. The council gives a detailed description of the scoring. Furthermore, it is the institutions individual decision for selecting scores of their preference as the cutoff scores.

Question: What documents are required to check IELTS results?


Candidates are required to enter their registered login details, passport or ID number. For any queries they can contact their test centre.

Question: When will I receive the hard copy of my IELTS result?


Candidate’s will be receiving their Test Report Form 13 days after the completion of their test. Candidate’s will receive one or two (if applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) copy (s) of the form. Candidate’s can arrange for their test centre to post it to them, or they can pick it up in person.

Question: When does IELTS results come?


The council for IELTS examination declares its results at 12 noon on the thirteenth day of the test date.

Question: Why is my IELTS test result delayed?


Since the result dates provided are approximate and not accurate, so they may vary.

Question: Is 5.5 A good score in ielts?


No, Most universities prefer an overall band score of 6 and above. 5.5 IELTS score would not be considered a good score by most universities.

Question: Is 7.5 A good score in ielts?


Yes, Most universities prefer an overall band score of 6 and above. So we can say that 7.5 is a good score.

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all about IELTS eligibility and application date

Indrajit Gupta 25th Jan, 2020

Hello vinayak,

IELTS exam has no eligibility criteria. Therefore it is open to all ages and their background. A candidate must need to carry passport at the exam. IELTS 2020 upcoming dates has not official announce till now.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!


what is the cost of hotel management course in canada ????

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


This depends on which university you wish to go and the city where you want to reside.

The living costs do vary from province to province and within a province city to city.

The estimation of costs will be provided to you in the admission letter you receive from the university.

Alternatively you can obtain admission handbooks from few universities and there will be indication of costs for tuition fees, living expenses and medical insurance etc.

Hope this helps.


As I Pursuing my engineering in electrical and electronics engineering is IELTS / TOFEL exams are suitable for me to enter MS in Germany for Abroad

Archita Aggarwal 16th Jan, 2020


If you want to pursue your MS in Germany abroad, first you need to find out which college are you exactly aiming for and then decide to weather go for IELTS/TOEFL. Some universities do accept IELTS and some do accept TOEFL as a proof for your English proficiency. Without proving your English proficiency you can not go for studying Abroad

Hope this answer helps.


how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 35

I hope this information helps you

all the best

hi, i wanted to do mba from Germany with a government college but i have less than 60%(59.7) in my graduation( so am i eligible if not so if i score good in gmat/ielts/toefl will this help me to get the admission in public college of Germany. i have a experience of 2 years in IT.

Sanjay Khandelwal 8th Jan, 2020
For different university and college there are different eligibility criteria, you must have 6-6.5 IELTS score for that, work experience is not compulsory but they will consider during application, they may have interview also. You can do MBA but you must see the criteria in University you wish to desire. In B-School that will not be a problem i think. If you can mention any college then i can help further.
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