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). The candidate will receive a result which reports a score for each of the four skills ( listening, reading, writing and speaking), as an overall band score. The IELTS result is displayed after 13 days from an exam date. The provisional results are displayed on the respective website of IDP ( International Development Progress) which enables the candidates to know their scores before the actual TRF (Test Report Forms) is received. The result is displayed on the IDP website after 13 days of the exams. To view the result, the candidate has to be logged into his/her profile on the IDP website. Nowadays, only E-TRF is issued and no physical TRF is provided. Candidates can download the E-TRF from IDP website after 4 days of the result declaration.
The content of the provisional result and TRF also varies. The provisional result will only be stating the band scores for all the four modules, (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as an overall received in exam. TRF will be an official document bearing the logos of IDP, British Council and the University of Cambridge along with the candidate’s photograph, candidate details, result and the centre and validation stamps.
The preview of the provisional result might be removed from the website after a prescribed number of days. IDP often displays the result of a candidate for 28 days.
So a candidate can get provisional IELTS results before TRF but should not be used as an official confirmation of the performance. For more information about IELTS exam and to know about our IELTS preparation programs please feel free to contact our student helpline +91 85690-85691.