Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to Check Your IELTS Results Online - IDP and British Council

The IELTS of the International English Language Testing System is a world recognized English speaking examination. Here in the Philippines, different kinds of individuals and professionals take the IELTS due to its importance – a primary requirement for employment, education and immigration. With this, examinees of the IELTS are encouraged to study or take review classes in IELTS review centers where they are taught on different techniques and strategies important in responding to the various tasks in the IELTS.

As many candidates know, the IELTS has four different language skills that are evaluated – speaking, reading, listening, and writing. In the Philippines, it is typical to have the speaking test done first, a couple of days before the written tests (reading, listening, and writing). The speaking test usually lasts for ten to fifteen minutes but candidates are expected to be at the test area a couple of hours before the scheduled time. The written tests additionally run for about three hours. After the test is done, the grueling waiting for the results takes place. As a candidate of the test, how will you be able to check your test results? Here’s how.

•    IDP test takers

a.    Go to https://results.ielts.org/.
b.    In this webpage, there are dates indicated where preview of the results are already available.
c.    Fill in the form (given name, family name, passport/ID number, date of birth and the test date) and hit the search button.

The Test Report Form will be posted 13 days after the day the candidate took the exam. Candidates should be reminded that the online preview cannot be used as an official confirmation of the IELTS result.

•    British Council takers

a.    Visit www.britishcouncil.org/philippines-exam-ielts-online-result.htm.
b.    Click on the link (View my IELTS Results Online)
c.    Key in your Candidate Number, Birthday and ID Number (the ID the candidate used on the exam like passport, SSS ID, or driver’s license.
d.    Select the test date you took the exam
e.    Click Search Results

Like in the IDP, the provisional results become available after 13 days of the test date. The results can be viewed between 10 am on the first day of the release until the fortieth of the test day.

Examinees have to bear in mind that their scores online are still not the official results of their IELTS test. The Test Report form can either be picked up from the centers or have it sent to the candidate’s mailing address. This option is made on the day of the registration.


  1. I work with many 'highly skilled' migrants. Doctors in fact. And I can assure you that the requirement for an English language test is entirely necessary. I think you'll find you have to sit the IELTS test if applying to work in the UK or US as well.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Definitely agree on that.

  2. Great Blog! I am preparing for IELTS preparation & looking forward to get admitted to USA top university. I really enjoyed your blog and definitely share with friend. Thanks

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