There is no pass or fail mark.
Scores are given on an Overall Band Score of 1.0 to 9.0.
Different institutions have their own entrance requirements and may require minimum scores in particular modules. In general, universities request an Overall Band Score of 6.0 or 6.5 for entrance to academic courses. You are advised to check the requirements with the respective institution to which you are applying.
Scores are recorded on an official Test Report Form which shows the individual band score for each part of the test as well as an overall band score. Scores are valid for 2 years from the written test. Scores may be viewed on "My Page" from 13:00, 13 days after the test date, however, please note that the online test score is provisional and cannot be used as an official confirmation of your achievement. An official Test Report Form will be sent out via post to your registered address. We are unable to respond to requests for test results over telephone or through email. Only one official Test Report Form will be sent out to you, so please make sure that you keep it in a secure location.
Candidates can apply for an EOR if they feel the test result is wrong. Candidates can choose to have one or more parts of their test re-marked. Fees for EOR are as below. An administrative fee will be charged for this service, but should the result(s) change after the Enquiry on Results, the full amount will be refunded only if the applicant for remarking designates a bank account in Japan as the account to which such refund should be made. Please note that it takes about 3 weeks (or more) for re-marking.
IELTS Academic/General Training 9,000円（will change to 15,000円 from 1st of December, not test date but application）
(regardless of number of components)
Candidates who wish to apply for EOR, please contact the designated test centre below;
IELTS Official Tokyo Test Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
IELTS Official Osaka Test Centre: email@example.com
Please send all necessary documents stated below within 39 days of the Written test date by post.
Please be noted:
Additional Test Report Forms may be sent up to five registered organizations. Registered organisations include governments, businesses, and educational institutions. Requests may be made through the 「試験結果閲覧・証明書発行(View Your Test Results/ Request to have your test report form sent to institutions) 」 page of "My Page" from 13:00, 13 days after the written test. Additional Test Report Forms will be sent out within 4 business days of receiving a request once details are confirmed.
Circumstances where Additional Test Report Forms cannot be issued
Before requesting additional Test Report Forms, please check that the organisation is registered. Requests for additional Test Report Forms to be sent to non-registered organisations may be subject to inquiries from the test centre.
Checklist for Sending Additional Test Report Forms
Please check the following before requesting additional test report forms.
Important Information Regarding Additional Test Report Forms
Please make sure to input the correct information for each organization. This includes specific names and address of the organization as well. If the address requested is different from the official address, it may take more than 4 business days to confirm the correct address and send out the results.