Is It Advisable To Get My IELTS Test Remarked?

  • Posted By IELTS Tutorials IELTS Tips / March 27, 2018

The biggest concern of all the IELTS aspirants who haven’t achieved their desired score even after studying as hard as they could – Can I get my IELTS Test remarked or rescored?

Well, there are two things that you can do if this is the case.

  1. You can re-sit for the IELTS Exam
  2. You can make a request to get your IELTS Test re-scored

Yes, you can get your test remarked if you didn’t achieve the score you were expecting.

  • The process of remarking the test is officially known as Inquiry on Results
  • You must apply for rescoring within 6 weeks after obtaining your original test result i.e. the test centre must receive your application for remarking within 6 weeks
  • You can either get your entire test or individual modules rescored
  • The process of remarking takes around 7 weeks
  • If there are any changes to your score, your Remark Fees will be refunded

How is the IELTS Test Remarked?

If you are not satisfied  our IELTS Results, you can apply for Enquiry on Results (i.e. consider remarking your test) at your test centre.

  • Your test is rescored by senior examiners who are unaware about the original marks awarded to you for each module
  • Your test centre is then notified about the re-mark result
  • A new Test Report Form is issued if there are any changes in your score

However, the Inquiry on Results process is time consuming and expensive. Additionally, the chance in increase of the score by a Band or more is very rare.

When you SHOULD get your IELTS Test Rescored?

  • You have been assessed by an expert trainer or faculty before and have consistently achieved high score
  • You have taken the test before and your scores were high
  • You are confident that you performed well in the test and attempted every question correctly

When you SHOULD NOT get your IELTS Exam Rescored?

  • You obtained the same score in your previous attempts
  • Your friend achieved a score higher than you
  • You achieved two Bands higher in one of your other modules. If this is the case, you will get an automatic remark in your local test centre.

What affect do Rescoring have on Individual Modules?

The score almost never changes in IELTS Reading and Listening modules as the answers for these sections of the exam are usually one/two/three words or a single letter. Even if you have a bad handwriting, there are least chances for another examiner to change your score while remarking. So, if you are not satisfied with your IELTS Reading or Listening Scores, requesting an IELTS rescore will rarely make a difference.

On the other hand, there are chances of increase in score for IELTS Writing and Speaking modules. It is quite possible that a different examiner may give you a different score. Sometimes, you might also get an increase of a whole or a half band.

We have a Better Solution…

Instead of spending 7 weeks to get your test rescored, we would suggest you to re-sit the IELTS Test and achieve a better score.

You can carry out effective IELTS test preparation by attempting practice tests and getting them evaluated from certified trainers. This will help you analyse your strengths and weaknesses. You just have to Sign Up on and you will get access to free IELTS practice tests. Here, you can avail the benefit of Writing Correction Service to improve your IELTS Writing Band Score and Online Coaching to seek personal assistance of expert faculties.

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