When you apply for your IELTS test and fill in the application form, you will find the terms and conditions attached to the form. You should read these terms and conditions very carefully because you will find three points which explain that your results may be withheld or cancelled.
IELTS Terms and Conditions: Withholding Results
The following points can be found on your IELTS application form under the terms and conditions:
You now see that IELTS have the right to withhold or cancel your results for certain reasons, usually for analysing and quality checking.
When you sign your application form, you also agree that you accept a possible delay in results. Your signature is agreeing to the terms and conditions above.
IELTS will email you if your results are withheld or cancelled. If you don’t get this email, check your spam folder or contact your test center.
Your results will arrive but there is no fixed time limit. Some students receive their results within just one week or a couple of weeks. However, for others, it might be longer – a month or even 3 months.
Can you take your test again? Sure you can. See below for advice:
When you take more than one test, you can choose which results to use. You can choose to use the highest results. So, it won’t matter that you end up with two sets of results – just choose the best one to use for your future.
Give yourself lots of time to prepare for IELTS and to get your results!!