Should I ask for an IELTS remark?

by Hossam
(Jeddah)


I took the exam two times, in the first time, I have got the results I expected which was:


L 5.5
R 6.5
W 6
S 5.5

The second time, I was happy from the exam as I was confident that I would get "7" in all except writing but unfortunately I got:

L 5.5
R 6
W 6
S 6

I believe that this results are not mine, this results which are not expected make me frustrated to get the required scores.

Could you please give me your advice?

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May 06, 2015
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I don't think my IELTS results are correct
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Hossam,

Your scores in your second attempt are very similar to your first attempt, so that suggests to me that they are correct and that your general level is around a band 6 overall.

It is quite possible for a person's band scores to fluctuate slightly between tests as every test is different and you may do slightly better / worse on different tests in certain areas.

You improved slightly in your speaking and did slightly worse in your reading. Just a few more questions wrong than last time could easily bring you down half a band.

I'm not sure why you were confident you would get a 7 this time - you got 5.5 in listening and speaking last time, so that is quite an expectation to go from 5.5 to 7 so easily.

You didn't tell us the time period between your tests but it can take some time to improve your score.

May 20, 2016
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IELTS
by: heidi

I got

L-7.5
R-6
W-7
S-7

IS IT BENEFICIAL FOR ME TO LET MY SCORE OF READING FOR RE MARKING

May 20, 2016
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Reading reassessment
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Heidi,

Probably not because the reading answers are either right or wrong so there is unlikely to be an error.

It's only worth getting a remark if there is a problem with writing or speaking - there is an element of subjectivity with these as they are marked by examiners.

As I've always said about remarks though, nobody can say for sure what might happen so it's really up to you.

Jun 03, 2016
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a problem with writing
by: Anonymous

i sat for the exam 3 times, the first time:

R-8
L-8
S-6.5
W-6.5

second:

R-8
L-8
S-7
W-6.5

Third:

R-8
L-8
S-7
W-6

I am really frustrated, I think I did well for the third time and deserve a 7 for writing. I have been practicing for a month.

My friend who is a native speaker said that my writing improved a lot.

Should I ask for a remark? Has anyone gotten a different score after the review?




Jun 03, 2016
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Should I get a remark
by: Anonymous

I have taken my IELTS twice and I need a minimum of 6.5 for all the sections.

My scores for the first attempt are:

Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 7.5

And the second attempt was:

Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.5
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 7.0

I knew that I did not do well in writing for the first attempt as I did not have enough time for the longer essay and I did not finish the essay. And for the second time, I think I did a much better job and capable to finish the essay. However, the score of the writing is the same for the two attempts.

Should I ask for a remark or should I take another test again?

Jun 09, 2016
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Should I apply for remark
by: Nazlin

I appeared for second time, in my first attempt my score was as below:

L-7.5
R-6.5
W-7
S-8.5

I wanted an 8 band score so I reappeared and second time my score was

L-8
R-7.5
W-6.5
S-7.5

I was surprised with my Writing score, I was quiet confident to get 7.5 at least. Should I apply for re-Mark in writing? What is the probability of change in result?

Jun 10, 2016
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Help me please
by: Anonymous

I got my result today and need advice urgently.
I had given my exam first time.

L-7
R-6.5
W-6
S-5

My speaking bands are not satisfactory and i want just 0.5 band more in speaking.

Should i put request for re-evaluation?

Would it increase my score in speaking?

Jun 13, 2016
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probability of change in result
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Nazlin,

Nobody can predict what you could get if you got a remark. You may just get the same.

It's only half a mark less than the first time you took it so it may be right.

There is nothing to suggest it is badly wrong.

It's really up to you.

Jun 13, 2016
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Help me please
by: IELTS buddy

It's impossible to know if your speaking score will increase.

It's only worth getting a remark if for some reason your are confident it should have been much higher and a mistake has been made.

Jun 17, 2016
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speaking remark
by: Anonymous

This is the first time i took the ielts exam and i got this.

L 8.5
R 8.5
W 6
S 5.5

overall 7

It seems ok but my university i want to apply requires no band 6s. should i ask for a speaking remark and can my point get lower after the remark?

Jun 17, 2016
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IELTS remark - Reading
by: Kabir

My score is as following-

Overall Result 6.5

Listening 7.5
Reading 5.5
Written 6.5
Speaking 7

Can't believe that I got 19-22/40 in academic reading. My minimum mark was 27, while practicing Cambridge IELTS 7-9. Listening was unpredictable.

Also, an increase of 0.5 in writing can give me an overall score of 7.

Should I recheck?

Jun 17, 2016
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remark
by: Arden

I got

L:6
R:7.5
w:5
S:6

I need additional 0.5 in writing. Should i apply for remark? What do you guys think?


Jun 17, 2016
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Is it worth to make a remark?
by: Mostafa

I got

L:8
R:9
W:6.5
S:7

I just need 7 in the writing section should i go with the remark ?

Jun 18, 2016
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Is remark possible?pleaae help
by: Rohan

Hi my ielts score is Listening 6.5 speaking 6.5 reading 8 and writing 5.5. You want to give particularly writing for remark because I feel I wrote decent to get 6.5 or 6 and for this. I am missing my CLB 7. D0 you think remarking can improve my writing half point more?

Jul 07, 2016
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6.5 in writing
by: Anonymous

I got 6.5 in writing 7 in speaking 8 in listening and 8.5 in reading
Should i apply for rechecking in writing
I need 7 in writing.

Jul 13, 2016
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Delayed result
by: Sri

Hello

I gave my exams in March and scored:

L-7.5
S-7.5
R-7
W-6

I need just 0.5 more in my writing.

I applied for EOR in writing it's been almost more than 15 weeks I have not received my results.

I informed to my test centre several times still they say results pending..what might be the cause in delaying my result..I am totally frustrated and in dilemma ...is there any place to inquire beside our own test centre?

Jul 19, 2016
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Delayed result
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sri,

You could make contact with the main centre IELTS website:

https://www.ielts.org/info-pages/contact-us

Or make an official complaint:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/help/complaints/

But check with your centre what the deadline is and why there may be a delay. 15 weeks seems a long time.

Jul 29, 2016
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Remark
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I sat for IELTS test 4 times. My scores for Listening & Reading are 9 all the time.

I scored 7 in the last test in writing. But I scored 7 last time in speaking but this time I got 6.5.

I need 7 in all the parts.

Do you think I should go for re evaluation this time?

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You got 7 then 6.5 - both those score are pretty close so that doesn't indicate any problem with the marking. You may just be at the 6.5 / 7 level.

IELTS buddy

Jul 29, 2016
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Writing Section Reassessment
by: Vl

Hi!

I've passed IELTS for the first time in my entire life this July.

Today (on the 29th of July) I've eventually got my TRF. Results:

Listening 7.5
Reading 9.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 8.0

Overall: 7.5 (30,5/4=7,625)

Should I apply for reassessment of the Writing Section?

Just as in the case with my friend, whose Overall Score and Writing band is 5.5 and 6 respectively, I got only 6.0 in Writing (imho, it's just quite unfair).

I can not say that I am great in describing pie graphs and such unnecessary stuff, but, anyway, I think that I deserve band 6.5.

Is it possible to get .5 after reassessment? This procedure may help me to increase my overall score from 7.5 to 8.0 (31/4=7.75 ~ 8.0)

Frankly, I am trying to recall my essay and the table description, but I consider that used vocabulary is relatively adequate and what's more - I've been trying to maintain coherence throughout the written text.

The only serious mistake I've done - I used contraction "didn't". I can speak with authority that I was not under words and could not be penalized for that.

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Hi VI,

You are trying to make an assessment of your own writing which you really can't do. It's not possible to know all the errors you may or may not have made unless you are a native speaker / English teacher.

You would want to think about a remark if for some reason you are very sure that the mark is wrong - for example you have had some writing assessed before and you got much higher than 6 or a teacher has said you should be much higher.

Your writing is much lower than your other scores which indicates a possible mistake, but sometimes people are worse at writing than the other skills.

So you need to think about that then decide.

IELTS buddy

Jul 29, 2016
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Writing Section Reassessment
by: ERL

Hi All,

I took IELTS for the first time and got:

Listening-8.0
Reading--8.5
Writing---6.5
Speaking-9.0

Overall---8.0

I need at least 7.0 in writing. I don't believe I wrote an amazing essay, given that it was about a crappy topic regarding history.

But, given the 9.0 in Speaking and 8.0 Overall, should I go for a remark?

Cheers

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Hi ERL,

See my comment to VI below.

Do you know for a fact that your writing skills are as good as your other skills. If so, a mistake may have been made.

But if you think, as you say, you wrote a bad essay, the score may be correct.

IELTS buddy

Jul 30, 2016
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Should I apply for EOR
by: Buslad007@live.ca

I checked my test today as first timer, but I was surprised to see my writing to be 6 and I need 7.

Here is the result:

Listening 6.5
Reading 7.0
Writing 6
Speaking 7

What is the likelihood of improvement on remark?

Jul 30, 2016
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Should I apply for EOR
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Check the comments I just left for the last two people. You need to decide how confident you are that you did better than 6.

Nobody can know how likely it is to go up after a remark.

Jul 31, 2016
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what should I do
by: Akash kalwar

I have speaking disability. Because of that I am not able to get that much marks. And my speaking test was good. And I just need 0.5 more. What should I do????

Aug 03, 2016
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what should I do
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Akash,

You should notify IELTS of your speaking disability. They may be able to take it into account, but it depends what the issue is.

Aug 07, 2016
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Should I go for a remark ?
by: Ahmed

I had IELTS twice this year.

The first trial was in February and I got overall 7 (6.5 writing, 6.5 speaking, 7 listening, 8 reading).

The second trial was in July, I got overall 7.5 (9 listening, 7.5 reading, 6.5 writing, 7 speaking).

Every band score is fine except for the writing, I need at least 7.

Should I go for a remark?

Aug 07, 2016
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Remark
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ahmed,

The thing is you haven't said anything that suggests that you should be getting a better grade than 6.5.

You've taken the test twice and got the same score, so that does suggest it may be correct.

Aug 08, 2016
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7 weeks passed for EOR
by: Sha

Hi,

I have applied EOR 7 weeks ago.

L--7.5
R---9
W---6.5
S---7

Still I haven't got any reply. Are we getting an email from test center once results available? Do you have any success stories received recently?

Thanks,

Aug 10, 2016
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Remarking
by: Anonymous

Hi! I took the IELTS exam in British Council and got 6.5 in Writing and Speaking. I needed 7.0 in all areas, so I decided to go for a remarking.

I received the results last week and noted to have a change in the Speaking Section, which was raised from 6.5 to 7.0, but the Writing Section remained the same.

Aug 12, 2016
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Should i go for remarking?
by: Carla

Hi,

I just got my ielts result today and i need at least 6.5 in all my subtest. Do you think i should go for rechecking? Here are my scores: listening 8 reading 8 writing 6 speaking 7.

I hope you can help me decide

Aug 26, 2016
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Remark IELTS Listening
by: Ola

I got S 7.5, W 7, R 7.5, L 6.5. Can I ask for a remark in listening?

Aug 28, 2016
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Remark IELTS Listening
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ola,

Yes you can choose any of the modules for a remark.

Sep 02, 2016
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PROBABILITY FOR REVALUATION IN BC
by: sachin

Dear team, I got my result today:

L-7.5
W-6.5
R-6
S-5

I DID REALLY VERY WELL IN SPEAKING, but dont know what happened.

kindly suggest me regarding this matter.


Sep 04, 2016
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PROBABILITY FOR REVALUATION IN BC
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sachin,

Firstly, how do you know you did well in the speaking? Only the examiner who is doing the grading can really judge that.

Your score is quite a bit lower than your others (and 7.5 in listening but 5 in speaking does seem odd) so there is potentially an issue.

But in thinking about a remark, you need to decide how confident you are that your speaking is better than 5? What evidence do you have for that e.g. test taken before, advice from an IELTS instructor etc.

If you are sure that 5 must be wrong from some evidence or experience then it may be worth getting a remark.

Sep 08, 2016
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rechecking
by: Varun

Hello,

I got my scores on 2nd September as follows:

S= 7
L= 7
R= 6.5
w= 6

I think I had done better than 6, so can a rechecking help me to get 7 in writing?

Sep 08, 2016
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Re-check
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Varun,

Nobody can predict if your score will go up or not.

You say you think you did better than 6 but it is difficult to judge your own essay. You need to be very confident that you are better than 6 normally

For example you may know you are better because you have had an instructor who has checked past essays and you have always got much higher.

If you have not done this, how do you know?

So you need to think about whether you really know if you are generally better than 6 or not in your writing.

Sep 17, 2016
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Re-evaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi ! Last night I got my IELTS result and my score is as under:

Listening 8.5
Reading 8
Writing 6
Speaking 8.5

I am not convinced with my Writing score, it just can't be 6 ...what should i do?? If i apply for re-evaluation, will it help??

Sep 18, 2016
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Re-evaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Your situation is really the same as Varin's, so please look at the comments I gave there. Thanks.

Sep 22, 2016
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Does writing get an automatic remark
by: Anonymous

Scores

R9
S9
L9
W6.5

Would they remark the writing

Ta

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It's likely it was looked at twice so there is probably little point in having a remark.

IELTS buddy

Sep 23, 2016
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revaluation
by: irene

Hi I got only 6 for speaking. Others for 7.5/7/7. Is there any scope for revaluation.

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There's always a chance for everyone a score could change if it is remarked, but you need to assess your particular situation. See some of the discussions below. Why are you sure your score should be higher?

If you have good evidence it should be higher then you may want to consider a remark.

Sep 23, 2016
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revaluation
by: harpreet kaur lakhi

Hello, I'm astonished to see my ielts result i got only 5.5 bands i want my paper should be remarked

Oct 21, 2016
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Remarking
by: Cath

I got ielts result today

L: 7
R: 7.5
W: 6
S: 6.5

I really need 7 in speaking. Should I go for re marking? Please suggest?

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Look at some of the comments below. They explain under what circumstances it may be worth getting a remark.

IELTS buddy

Oct 21, 2016
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Writing
by: Gette

Hi i just got my result for the 4th time.

R: 8.5
L: 8.5
S: 7
W: 6

I'm pretty sure i did good in my writing. Do you have any details if they give a remark higher than .5.

And is it true that if u have 1 skill with 2 bands higher it is automatically rechecked by a senior checker already and means that a remark is not a good option anymore? Since the third person will unlikely have the same opinion?

Thanks

Oct 22, 2016
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Writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Gette,

It is very likely that yours has been looked at again already so you are probably wiser to just retake the test.

Oct 26, 2016
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Should i go fr reading remarking or not
by: Gaurav

First time i got:

Reading-5
Writing-5
Speaking-5.5
Listening-6

Now I got:

Reading-5
Writing-6
Speaking-6.5
Listening-7

Nov 04, 2016
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i got
by: Gurbaaz

L-6
R-6
S-5.5
W-5.0

Is it possible for me to increase my writing band to 5.5 by re-marked?

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Check out the comments below - unless there is some good reason you think it should be higher it's just a gamble.

IELTS buddy

Nov 05, 2016
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hello should I go for rechecking
by: Anonymous

Hello sir,

On 1st try I got 6 band in speaking but this time I got only 4.5 and by the way I REALLY DONE very WELL in speaking as compared to 1st try.

Should I go for rechecking. I'm too much confident that my speaking result will be minimum 6 band?? And my requirement is 5.5.

Nov 06, 2016
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hello should I go for rechecking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Yours is a situation where it may be worth considering a remark as there is quite a difference between a 6 and a 4.5. In other words, it's unlikely you could suddenly get that much worse in your speaking.

However, you have to consider that maybe your score was too high the first time and also that you did a bit worse this time? Only someone objective such as an IELTS instructor can tell you for sure what your level actually is.

Also, when scores go up it's often just by half a band so you may find you get 5.

If you really are sure you did better you may want to go for a remark, but it's really up to you. It's impossible to know for sure what the result could be.

Nov 26, 2016
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will there be any change
by: Anonymous

Hi, I got 7.0 in speaking, reading, listening but I got a 5.5 for writing. Should I apply for re-evaluation? Are there positive chances, I think I wrote a decent essay and it needs 6.0 min.

Nov 27, 2016
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will there be any change
by: IELTS buddy

Nobody can predict whether there will be any change.

If you only need a half band increase and you are sure your essay was ok and as you say you got 7 in your other modules, it may be worth a risk.

But are you sure that your writing is as good as your other skills? You need to think about that.

Dec 01, 2016
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should I remark
by: Anonymous

My ielts scores at first was 6/7.5/7/6.6 for L/R/W/S respectively. Then I took again and scored 7.5/7/7/6.at third time I got 8.5/7/6.5/7. I had given for remarking. Is there any chance of increasing my score by half a band in speaking.

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There's always a chance a score could go up but it's impossible to predict if it will or not.

IELTS buddy

Dec 02, 2016
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Remark Cost? is it worth?
by: Mah

Hi I have got Academic Result today

W-6
R-6
L-6
S-6.5

Overall 6
But I need each 6 and overall 6.5 for my Phd.

Is it better to re-mark my Writing? If I get 6.5 for writing can I get the average 6.5?

How much it will cost me?
Tks
Mah

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You should check your centre for the cost, but it's more or less the same price as taking the test again.

You really just need to decide whether to get a remark or not yourself as it's impossible to know if it will change.

People usually get a remark if it clearly looks like there has been a mistake with the marking, but there does not seem to be any specific evidence for that with you, so you are just taking a gamble if you do it. So you may want to take the test again instead.

IELTS buddy


Dec 02, 2016
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Ielts revaluation
by: Anonymous

Sir is there possibility of reduction of bands if we recheck our exam....??

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I've not heard of scores being reduced.

IELTS buddy

Dec 02, 2016
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Remark request
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I got my IELTS Result (GT): L-8.5; R & W-7; S-6.5.

I need a 7 in speaking, will it be advisable to send my result for a Remark? I think it was pretty good compared to the score I received, also the examiner cut me off every time I answered her question, so I was fluent and grammatically correct too.

Need to know whether I should have it remarked.

Thanks.

Dec 02, 2016
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Remark request
by: IELTS buddy

Only you can really make that decision.

If you are very confident that you are higher than 6.5 and you did well, then you may want to, but it's not possible to predict if it will increase or not.

Dec 12, 2016
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Speaking score too low
by: Balooshi

Hi sir,

I received my Result this Friday morning;

L=8
R=8
W=7
S=6.5

Overall = 7.5

I need 7.5 overall and at least 7.0 in each module, should I go for a remark?

My previous speaking bands;

May (British council)= 7.5
September (IDP)= 7.0 and 7.5
October (IDP)= 6.0
November (British council)= 7.0

I think I did much better in the last speaking but still I got 6.5.

Please suggest me.
Kind Regards

Dec 14, 2016
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Speaking score too low
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I would say in your case you have quite a good reason for going for a remark as previously you have to 7.5 twice in speaking and 7 once.

And you only need that one half band in one module.

It's slightly concerning that you got 6 not long ago though, that is my only concern.

I think if I was you I would be quite tempted to get a remark, but it has to be your decision really as of course it's really impossible to predict what could happen.

Dec 16, 2016
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Remark
by: Saj

Hi. I have appeared for ielts this month. Got 7 band in all except speaking. I got only 6 in speaking, but last time when I appeared i was able to attain 7 for speaking. I was expecting at least 7 this time since I was satisfied with my performance in speaking exam. Can I give for revaluation?

Dec 18, 2016
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revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Yes you can ask for it. Anybody can. But nobody can know if your band will go up or not.

Yours may be worth considering as you have taken the test before and got 7, but often bands only go up by half a band, which means you may end up with speaking 6.5.

Dec 28, 2016
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Example EOR
by: Victoria

Hello! Can someone please supply me with an example of completed EOR?

Jan 04, 2017
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To share my experience
by: Anonymous

Hi,

My first score in July was L 6.0, R 5.5, W 5.0 and Speaking was 7.5 (I was always confident in speaking).

Later I took an intensive course for six weeks in order to improve my scores, and second time in December I've got L 7.5, R 7.0, W 6.5, but Speaking 5.5!

Sent my text for re-marking!

I can not describe how angry am I because I was assessed many times during my course by experienced tutors and never got lower than 7!

Moreover, I was pretty satisfied with my performance after the exam, because questions were familiar to me and I felt very confident. Now I have to wait for 8 weeks for re-mark, so I missed the opportunity to take my degree course. It seems to me that IELTS is just a JOKE a money making JOKE!

Jan 05, 2017
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To share my experience
by: IELTS buddy

It won't be for money making as the examiner won't make any money by giving you a 5.5.

However, in your case it does look like a good example of where something may have gone wrong and a good case for seeking a remark.

You scored much better in speaking the first time and also you have tutors who have told you you are higher. Those are the kinds of times it is definitely worth getting a remark as you have some good evidence that you should be higher.

I can see why you are frustrated though as it means you have missed a course you wanted to apply for. You could try contacting the course to see if they could provisionally hold a place for you pending the remark.

Good luck anyway

Jan 23, 2017
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just a little .5 to reach the stars
by: monstercub

Hi classmates,

I received the result last week and I've got

Listening - 6.0
Speaking - 7.0
Reading - 7.5
Writing - 5.5

I needed at least 6.0 for every component.
I have this strong feeling to apply for re-evaluation and hopefully increase my Writing score by .5.

But looking at the cost makes me wanna jump off the apartment building.

I just want to ask you if its worth it to try this, instead of just using the money to buy some goods from the grocery store?

Jan 25, 2017
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just a little .5 to reach the stars
by: IELTS buddy

Really it's impossible to say for sure.

Actually from looking at your writing in your post it does seem you may be better at writing than the score you got, but it's possible you made some errors answering the questions in the actual test that brought your score down, so it's still possible, even if you are an ok writer that you got 5.5.

So really you just need think about that and decide. It's just a bit of a gamble in your case unless for some reason you are very certain that you did do better than your score.

Jan 31, 2017
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Passed in several attempts
by: Samanta

Hello

I attempted IELTS for 5 times and got same scores:

W:6
S:6.5
R:7.5
L:7

on every attempt.

But I needed S:7 and overall: 6.5. I was extremely frustrated. I applied for re marking of my 5th attempt. Meanwhile, I also took another two exams (6th and 7th) attempt. I am extremely happy to share that I got my required score in my 6th attempt with scores (L:8, R:8, W:7, S:7).

I was amazed with my writing score while I was pretty confident on my speaking though. I haven't got my remarking result yet.

Anyways, I am done with my IELTS. Never lose your hope especially when you are lacking by 0.5. It means you are almost there.

Good luck. I will post once I get my remarking result just so you know it got change or not.

Feb 03, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I had written IELTS from India. My speaking score was 6.5 in two exams. I got reevaluated and there was increase on one band. It is observed that IELTS examiners who are in India are very biased and they are not giving the required band score.

Feb 23, 2017
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I don't know whether I should request on results or not
by: Anonymous

I am going to use my result to apply the uni which they required for 7 overall and each part have to be not lower than 6.5.

For the first time I got:
R 7.5
W 6
L 6
S 6.5

And for the second time I got:
R 7
W 6
L 6.5
S 6.5

I don't know whether I should request for the remark, can anyone give me some advice?

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There is not much there to suggest you should go for a remark as your scores were quite similar each time (just half a band). This therefore suggests no mistake has been made.

Of course it's quite possible if you have remark they could go up a bit but it's just a gamble. Nobody can predict what will happen.

IELTS buddy

Feb 24, 2017
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Absolutely surprised
by: Areli

Hi,

I would like to get your advice about whether ask for a remark or not, the first time I took IELTS I got the following results:

Listening 5.5
reading 7.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 7.0

Three months later after have taken a course from the British council and have the help of a native professor I got this scores:

Listening 7.0
reading 7.5
Writing 6.5
Speaking 5.5!! D:

I am frustrated because I am fairly sure I did it well in my speaking exam, I felt confident and thought I would have the same score as before or higher.

It worth to ask for a remark?

Mar 02, 2017
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by: IELTS buddy

Yours is a situation where it is certainly worth seriously considering a remark.

As you say, your other scores a much higher and you got much higher last time. So it is possible a mistake was made.

But it's impossible to know if it will change, or if it does what it could change to.

Most common is just half a band score change, but of course it could go up more. For example it could go to 6.5 but I don't know if you need that or 7.

Mar 17, 2017
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Pls. Suggest
by: Anonymous

Hi I got my result today on 17th March 2017.

Below are my marks:

L: 6.5
R: 6.5
W: 6.5
S: 8

I was upset with my reading, as i was expecting nearly 8 in that.

I completed my reading 10 Mins before the time and re checked the answers twice. I was pretty confident that i did the best in Reading and Speaking Modules, but somehow the results didn't prove the same for Reading. Pls. suggest if I should go for re-marking or not.

Mar 17, 2017
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Pls. Suggest
by: IELTS buddy

Reading answers are either right or wrong so it's not always a good idea to get a remark for that.

Mar 17, 2017
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Remark?
by: stace

Hello!

I just got my results:

L 8.5
R 9
W 6.5
S 8.5

I did ielts a few years back and it was a 7. I just need a min of 7 in all my components. Should I wait for a remark or just retake the test this coming Saturday? I mean from what I read above, it seems like there should already been "remarked"if the scores within the components are diff by more than 2 bands?

Your advice is very much appreciated! Thank you!

Mar 19, 2017
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sprite
by: Anonymous

Hai, I got my ielts result yesterday.And I got L-6,R-6,W-5,S-5.5.My overall snoring is 5.5 but I need 6 bands. Please give me a advise . should I go for rechecking .By this I can easily improve my writing scores.

Mar 20, 2017
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Request remark if you are confident about how good you did in the exam
by: BJ

Hello all,

I sat for the IELTS Academic exam on (21-Jan-2017) and my results came after 2 weeks as the following:

L: 7.5
R: 7
W: 5.5
S: 7.5

I got shocked with the writing as I know I was sure I did very well.

I requested for remarking, and today I got my revised scores as the following:

L: 7.5
R: 7
W: 7
S: 7.5

So, if you are confident about how good you did in the exam, go ahead and ask for a remark.

Apr 07, 2017
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Speaking remarked: 6.5 to 7.5
by: davidJ

I took my IELTS General Test in Singapore. I received my score with a 6.5 in speaking. Which I found really surprising. I had it remarked and they changed it to 7.5.

My suggestion is, if you're confident that you should have a higher score. Go for it. If you know that you performed terrible, then don't.

Apr 07, 2017
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How long remarking
by: Rene

This question is for David, who posted that he got the score that he wanted for his speaking after the remarking. I also took my exam in Singapore. My score during my 3rd attempt R=9, L=7, W=7, S=6.5. However in my previous 2 exams I got 7 in my Speaking. How long does it take before you got the result of remarking. Thank you

Apr 09, 2017
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How long remarking
by: IELTS buddy

Officially the guidelines say it could be 7 weeks.

Apr 09, 2017
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writing and speaking
by: Anonymous

Hi, I did the exam twice and the result are

1st attempt:

L - 7.5
R - 8.0
S - 6.5
W - 6.5

2nd Attempt:

L- 8.5
R - 8.00
S - 7.00
W - 6.5

I have improved 0.5 in each section except Writing. This is frustrating and I need a minimum 7. Should I apply for a re correction?

Thanks,
Ayu

Apr 12, 2017
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Writing score
by: IELTS buddy

The fact that you have taken the exam twice and got a 6.5 twice does suggest that 6.5 is your current level, so it's quite likely the score won't change.

But nobody can predict it. It's possible another person marking could view it as better and the score could increase. But it's just whether you want to risk this or take the test again.

If you are 6.5 though you need to start taking some steps towards improving towards a 7.

Apr 21, 2017
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Advice for rechecking
by: Anonymous

Please advise me, i just got my score:

L 8.5
R 7.5
S 8.0
W 6.5

Should i go for rechecking, because i need 7.0 minimum in each.

Regards
Dr. Anser Ali

Apr 21, 2017
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Advice for rechecking
by: IELTS buddy

In a case like yours, I'd normally say it's seriously worth considering because you only need half a band in the writing, and your other scores indicate you are a fairly high level generally.

The thing is though your scores may have already been rechecked. If there is a big discrepancy between scores such as 2 bands (as in your listening and writing) they are likely to have rechecked it.

However, IELTS don't publish what their exact procedures for this are, and precisely when they would or would not check something so it's not possible to know for sure.

Apr 21, 2017
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Rechecking
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for the prompt reply. I have applied for rechecking, let's hope for the best.
Dr. Anser Ali

Apr 22, 2017
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Just missed by 0.5, need advice on recheck NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I received the results for GT module last week India (first time attempt). Scores are
L-7.5
R-7
S-7
W-6.5

I needed 7 in every section, as I missed it in writing. I am confident about my writing as I followed most of rules for it such as, coherence, word limit, conclusion, contraction, linking words,paragraphs.As none of my score difference is 2 band, so I expect examiner did not rechecked it, shall I go for recheck ?

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Shall I go for remarking or not?

by Constatinou
(Europe)

Hi,

I just need your advice.

Some candidates are saying that they received 6.5 band in writing and speaking.

Do you think they should go for a remarking so that they may get their score increased?

The point is that how can you believe the authenticity of rechecking by the British council.

Because if marks were raised in revaluation, British council would have to payback the fee so their honesty is at stake.

Why do they bother to increase the scores of the candidates ?

Do only one examiner is hired to recheck the exams of one candidate or not?

I hope you will reply soon .

Since you are helpful, you are a hope for many .

Bye




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remarking IELTS
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Firstly, it's really difficult to advise someone if they should have a remark or not - that really has to be a personal decision.

If you have been practicing IELTS and you have a teacher who has been giving you band scores you may be very sure of your ability - so maybe you think the score is wrong.

But you are talking about someone getting a 6.5 for writing AND speaking.

If they got this band for both, that suggests it is correct.

People tend to go for a remark if something looks amiss. For example, they get band 8 in everything but then 6 for their writing. It may well still be correct because it is quite possible to do worse in one area than another - people can be worse at certain skills. But these are the kinds of circumstances someone may consider it.

All the other questions you ask are not possible to answer - you would need to contact the British Council to find out more about the remarking process, but I think you will find that it is confidential.

Thanks

Apr 15, 2016
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need helpppppppppppppp
by: shah

Hi.

I got: L 6, R 5.5, W 6.5, S 6.5.

Can I go for recheck of reading only for to make it 6?

Apr 15, 2016
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need help
by: IELTS buddy

Hi shah,

Yes you can choose which section you want remarked.

http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/find-out-about-results/questions-about-your-ielts-results

Jun 03, 2016
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Need advice on remarking.
by: Raj

I got a score:

L 5.5
R 6.0
W 6.0
S 4.5

I am confused whether to go for remarking in speaking, because everything went fine in all sections of speaking I didn't stop anywhere even though she stopped me in section 2 also, I think the mistake I made was I didn't ask her permission to leave the room as soon as she stopped the recording, plse give me suggestion.

Jun 04, 2016
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Need advice on remarking.
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Raj,

You are marked on your speaking, not on whether you asked her permission to leave the room. She would not have let you leave till the test was over.

Jun 19, 2016
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Highly inconsistent marking in speaking.
by: Ridwone Hossain

I enrolled my 1st exam in the 31st April and scored 7.0 in Speaking. However, I enrolled again 4th June to improve my over all band score and I scored only 5.5 in Speaking(!).

It could be 6.5 or, in the worst case scenario, 6.0; but how come it's 5.5!

I am definitely going to remark and, therefore, I seek authorized reply/comment in this regard.

Jun 25, 2016
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remarking in speaking
by: Rajdeep Sran

Hllo sir

I got overall 6 bands
R6. W6 L6.5. S5
I need 5.5 in each module in speaking i want .5 only .. So Would you suggest me to go for remark in speaking?

Jun 26, 2016
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7 to 5.5
by: IELTS

Hi Ridwone,

It does seem odd to go from 7 to 5.5 so you are right to think about a remark, but nobody can tell you for sure if it's the right thing to do. It has to be your decision.

Jun 26, 2016
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remarking in speaking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Rajdeep,

Are you saying that you are a higher level than 5 so it is a mistake? You should only go for a remark if you think an error has been made, not just in the hope that you may happen to get an extra .5 of a band.

Jun 26, 2016
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speaking
by: Rajdeep Sran

Hi
Yes sir i think i am higher level than 5 because I had given answers to all questions. And my speaking was i think good.

On other side many friends also give speaking on that day and thy missed 2 or 3 ques. But they got upto 6 bands ..........

Jul 01, 2016
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The grading of the test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Rajdeep,

Just because you answered all the questions doesn't mean you got higher than a 5. It is the way you answer them.

Also, just because your friends did not answer a couple of questions and you answered them all does not mean you necessarily did better than them. You are marked on lots of things so other factors matter as well.

I'm not saying that your score is correct, it may be too low, but the reasons you are giving to not show that it should be higher.

Jul 08, 2016
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Remarking or retest?
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I Just got my IELTS GT results and i got
L- 6
R – 6.5
W- 5.5
S – 6

i need 6 in all, so whether should i go for remarking or take re-test on coming weekend.

please suggest me, thanks in advance.

Jul 08, 2016
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Remarking or retest?
by: IELTS

Nobody can really answer that. It's just a gamble and it is up to you.

It looks like you are around a band 6 so 5.5. may well be the right score.

Sep 28, 2016
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Please don't give more money to IELTS
by: Anonymous

I just took the IELTS like a month ago and got a 7.5, 6.5 in writing and 7.5 speaking.

Here is the bullshit part. I am a 30 years old and, I am a native speaker. I was born in a third world country so I have to do all this bullshit, but my parents main language in our home is English.

Out of those 30 years I have lived 22 years in English speaking countries. I have a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from top American Universities.

I have published works in Academic Journals, I give lectures every week in Universities, and I use to teach English Composition workshops at the University of Houston.

Even more ironic, I worked 5 years part time tutoring students to take the TOEFL Ibt test.

My TOEFL Ibt test is 118/120. and IELTS 7.5/9.

Therefore the only possible conclusion is that IELTS exam is bullshit. It is far more expensive than TOEFL with shameful quality.

Just take it for what it is. Nothing more than a scam to milk money. The remarking is like $150USD. Save your money and just suffer through their incompetence like everyone else.

Nov 11, 2016
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Re- Assessment
by: Anonymous

Dear Buddy,

I got my results on 11 Nov 2016 and my overall band score is 6.5.

I got L-7, R-6, W-6, S-7.5 and here I am confident on listening and reading.

I believe, I have written correct answer and I was expected a band of 8 in listening and reading.

Is it advisable to go re-evaluation on these two modules or not?

Also, how will be the overall band be effected in case it decreases or increase

Advice me, so I'll consider your valid opinion

Nov 14, 2016
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Re-Assessment of IELTS listening and reading
by: IELTS buddy

It's not usual for listening and reading scores to change because they are not the same as speaking and writing.

They are not subjectively graded by an examiner, they will be marked elsewhere and they are just right or wrong as they have fixed answers from an answer key.

Of course it is possible that an error was made so it is up to you if you want to check, but just so you know that it's more likely than not that they will stay the same.

Why are you so confident they are wrong and you should get 8? Have you taken timed practice tests to check your score?

To check the possible overall band you need to add them up and divide by 4.

Dec 23, 2016
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Remarking
by: Khan

Hi sir, I got the result with British Council now L 7, R 6.5, W 6 and S 5.5 and my last result with IDP was L 6, R 5.5, W 6 and S 7.

So I go for rechecking...please advise soon is there any different criteria between IDP and BC checking?

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The remarking procedure would be the same for both.

IELTS buddy

Dec 23, 2016
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discrepancy between L/R and W/S
by: Anonymous90q1

Hi, I just got my IELTS result, and while I scored 8.5 both in the reading and listening tasks, I got a 6 and 6.5 in writing and speaking part.

Given that I took a CAE test two years ago and scored higher, and that in those two years I've been studying and living in an English speaking country, obtaining high grades at the University I find this discrepancy frankly laughable.

I've heard more than once that Examiners stick to lower grades knowing well that especially in the writing task 7 is required for application to a University and therefore students are likely to re take the test, therefore other money will be paid.

Should I go for the EoR or take another test altogether? IELTS wont see me again, that's for sure. Disappointed 100%.

Dec 24, 2016
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discrepancy between L/R and W/S
by: IELTS buddy

It just has to be your decision. If you are so sure it is wrong you may want to get them rechecked, but it seems odd (though not impossible of course) that they would both be incorrect.

And remember if scores do get changed it tends to only go up by half a band as if errors are made with marking it may only be slight. But again that's not to say it couldn't go up more than half a band.

Jan 18, 2017
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Need 7 in speaking
by: God's love

Hi IELTS buddy
My ielts score was
Reading 7 listening 8.5 writing 7.5 and speaking 6.5
I believe that my speaking was worth band 7. I have
Given for revaluation. Please suggest.

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There's nothing I can really add if you have already applied for the re-evaluation. You just have to wait for the result.

IELTS buddy

Mar 10, 2017
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About revauation of IELTS Exam
by: Simar parmar singhAnonymous

My requirement was 6:0 overall and i got 5:5 as:

L=6.0
R=5.5
W=5.5
S= 5.5

But i think my speaking was quite good and i should be 6.0 in speaking as well as writing so can i fill revaluation or not as i only want 0.5 rather from writing or speaking to get overall 6.0?

Mar 12, 2017
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About revauation of IELTS Exam
by: IELTS buddy

Yes you can ask for a re-evaluation. Anybody is allowed to do it, it's up to you.

But it's impossible to know if it will get changed or not.

It's the same price I think as retaking the test, so unless you are very sure a mistake was made you may be better taking the test again.

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Waiting for IELTS Enquiry on Results

by Andie
(Philippines)

Hi,

I took my very first IELTS test last March 2016 and here are my scores:

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 8.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 7

I basically prepared for 3 weeks before taking the test and I really focused on the Writing part. I studied the essay structures the examiners might be looking for and, in general, I think my writing skills will bring me a band score of 7 because I was used to writing research papers in English as an undergraduate student.

After taking the test, I was confident about my performance in the writing part. I was actually expecting a score which is higher than 7. It was in the speaking part that I really had a difficulty in because I was so nervous during the interview. Hence, I was expecting a speaking test score which is below 7. To my surprise, I got a 6.5 in writing and a 7 in speaking.

I requested for IELTS Enquiry on Results (EoR) and I am currently on my 4th week of waiting. I need to get an all-7 IELTS score for each band by August to apply for my target university in Australia.

I'd like to ask if it's a wise step on my part to have my results remarked. Also, while waiting for the result of my Enquiry on Results, what steps can I do to improve my Writing and Speaking skills given my current scores, previous preparation and own assessment of my writing and speaking skills?

Lastly, if ever my scores would not improve through EoR, when is the best time to re-take the IELTS test? As much as possible, I'd like to have two possible chances of re-taking the IELTS test before August if worse comes to worst.

Thank you!

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May 09, 2016
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Enquiry on Results
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Andie,

Firstly you said that you have already requested an EoR so I would not worry about whether it is wise or not. It seems like it is done.

Regarding steps to take, I would just go through the lessons and model essays on this site and any other info from other IELTS sites to check that you are doing what you should do in an IELTS essay.

Speaking is a bit more difficult to improve online, but again you could check online for tips and strategies and find someone to practice with.

There is not really a 'best time' to take the test. It will be the same whenever you take it.

Good luck

Jun 10, 2016
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Writing score troubled me
by: Anonymous

Hi
I got my results today and I'm not contented with my results. I need 6 band for writing but unfortunately I got only 5.5.

L 6.5
R 6
W 5.5
S 6.5

Can I go for revaluation to improve my writing score.

Jun 13, 2016
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Writing score troubled me
by: IELTS buddy

Only if you are very sure that it should be higher. What were you expecting?

Feb 24, 2017
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IDP test centre
by: Suneeth

Hi,

I want to get my Writing and Speaking test resluts re-evaluated.
As the test centres are different for both the tests, am i supposed to send two Enquiry forms for the both tests?

And, I am from India, i couldn't find the option-India in the IDP test centers list.

To whom am i supposed to send my TRF along with the Enquiry forms for the re-evaluation?

Thanks in advance.
Suneeth

Mar 02, 2017
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IDP test centre
by: IELTS buddy

I'm a bit confused. You must have taken them at the same centre.

But anyway, you must have one point of contact even if it was two centre, so contact that person/centre and check where it will go.

It will be just one re-evaluation though.

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Speaking dropped from 5.5 to 4.5. Should I get EoR?

by Ankita

Hi i want to know whether i can my marks will increase in speaking by EOR. I got:

L-6
W-6
R-5.5
S-4.5

I have done much better in speaking and in my previous result i have already scored 5.5 in each but i strongly think that i should get min 5.5 in speaking unless it was far better than previous time

Please suggest

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EoR
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ankita,

It does seem odd for your speaking to go down from 4.5 to 5.5 - that is quite a big drop and it seems unlikely that your speaking skills could have got worse unless there was a big gap between the tests and you were not practicing.

But unfortunately nobody can predict what could happen if you had a remark.

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IELTS Remark - what do I do?

by renu bala
(punjab)

Hi..i want to apply for recheck of my writing..so i want to have complete procedure of applying..i have given the exam at chandigarh center. rechecking will be applied to test center? and from i will have center postal address?? and payment procedure? Pls reply fast

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IELTS Remark
by: IELTS buddy

The procedures are explained here:

Enquiry on results

Apr 16, 2016
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Remarking
by: Anonymous

Hi..
I'm still thinking if I go for remarking...would u mind to give an idea..
I did the exam for 3 times and last result was:
L. 5.5
S.6
W.6.5
R. 6
Overall is 6 and I need 6.5
I did very well in speaking but the result is still 6.
Is it possible if I will apply for remarking it will goes up atleast 6.5? Overall?

I only need .5

Thank you...

Email me if possible Clrvin@yahoo.com.sg

Apr 17, 2016
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remarking
by: IELTS buddy

I wouldn't say there is anything in your results that stands out as odd as they are all around the same range - 5.5 - 6.5.

You say you did well in the speaking but only the examiner can really judge that as they do the scoring and have the assessment criteria.

Also, if let's say your speaking goes up to 6.5, as far as I can see, you will still only get band 6 overall. Your listening is unlikely to change as that is not subjective - your answers were either right or wrong.

It would be risky but it's really up to you. As I have said before, it's impossible for anyone to know what may happen if it was reassessed.

Jun 05, 2016
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IELTS reevaluation
by: richa

Hi, just want to confirm, after reevaluation whether these people could lower the points as well..kindly tell me

Jun 26, 2016
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Advice is appreciated
by: Ahmed

I would like to ask for any advice about remarking my speaking test as I believe I didn't get a fair test.

My first try for IELTS General I took the speaking test and I couldn't take the others due to an emergency.

Speaking 8
Listening 0
reading 0
writing 0

My second try

Speaking 8
reading 7.5
listening 6.5
writing 6

My third try.

For the speaking the examiner was late about 15 min and I felt nervous seeing other test takers finishing there turns with other examiners while I was made to wait infront of the exam room waiting for my examiner. When he arrived he went inside and I was made to wait another 10 min (while he prepared). My time was at 9 am and I entered the room at 9.25. The security and other attendants were also asking and looking around for the examiner and called him several times on his cell until he arrived. That situation made me feel uneasy and uncomfortable unlike previous times while taking the test. In addition, the examiner seemed out of mood or a bit upset. He was ok with me but very different from the other examiners I met during my previous attempts.

I scored in speaking 7
Listening 8,
Reading 9
Writing 7.5

My previous attempts I scored 8 in speaking.

What would you recommend is remarking a good try or not?

Thank you

Jul 01, 2016
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Advice is appreciated
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ahmed,

The basis for a remark would really be whether you are very sure that you did just as well in that third test as you did in the first two tests.

If so, then you may have been scored too low, maybe like you say because the examiner was not doing his/her job well. But only you can decide that.

But if you are saying that you think you did less well because you were made to wait and that made you nervous then your score may be correct.

So you really need to think about those things and decide.

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Should I get an IELTS Remark?
by: Mert Yücesoy

Hello,

I would like to ask for your opinion. My score is like the following:

IELTS General Training - Overall Result 8.5

Listening - 9
Reading - 9
Written - 6
Speaking - 9

I can't believe that I scored 6 in writing section; I conduct business mainly in English, wrote my masters thesis in English and I always got high scores in different English exams (i.e 113/120 TOEFL, Writing 29/30). I am also positive that I wrote essays quite similar to example IELTS General Training tests online and I exceeded the given word limit for both tasks.

I needed at least a 7 or an 8 as a score. I am thinking whether I should take the test again or ask for a remark of the Writing section.

Should I recheck?

Thank you for the help

Aug 15, 2016
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Band 6 for writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mert,

As I said on here if you read other comments, it is really difficult to know what result an EoR may have.

In your situation the 6 does seem low and you have a fairly good case to think about a remark i.e. your other scores are much higher and you know that your writing skills are quite good.

However, there are a couple of things against it. Firstly, with such a difference in score, it is possible that it may have already been flagged up as an issue at IELTS and looked at again. If this is the case then obviously 6 is correct because the second marker must have given the same score.

But they won't tell you this if you call them so I can't be sure if that is the case.

Also, there are sometimes reasons why even a very good writer gets a low writing score. For example if you misinterpreted the essay and / or letter questions in some way and so wrote the wrong thing, that can bring your score down quite a bit.

Have you looked through websites such as IELTS buddy or others to check specific things that you should / should not do in your writing for T1 and T2?

It may be worth doing that first as you may find that you did make some errors.

So really it is not easy to give you an answer and you just need to consider the things I have said, weigh things up and decide.

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Has anyone had their IELTS writing essay remarked and the score increased?

by NATHAN kasi
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Re-checking in writing module

My scores in IELTS are:

Listening 8.5
Reading 7.5
Speaking 7.5
Writing 6

I am thinking of getting my writing paper rechecked. I feel I had done better. I need 7 in writing as I am ok in all the other modules.

Please advice, if anyone has done "writing" paper rechecked and has got score changed by 1 band. I need from 6 to 7.

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Essay Remarked
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Nathan,

It really just has to be your decision. It's quite possible some people have had their IELTS writing essay remarked and the score increased but nobody can say what could happen in your case.

I can see your score is lower in writing than the others, but it is possible that you made an error in your answering of the question, such as a misunderstanding of the prompt. This could then bring your score down rather than it being an issue with your grammar.

Mar 15, 2016
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Whats your re-checking result?
by: Santosh

Hi Nathan,

So finally did you go for re-checking?
what was the feedback?
can u reply me with your feedback?

bhavik.2917@gmail.com

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Apr 19, 2016
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Any Feedback?
by: Botes

Hi Nathan,

I found myself in the same position as you and need my writing score adjusted by 0.5.

Have you been successful in getting your test remarked? Sure could do with a success story before forking out more money for the remark.

Apr 19, 2016
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IELTS RECHECK
by: Nathan

No they took more than 3 weeks to respond back and mentioned the result is the same. It was real bad since I paid so much money for correction.

May 27, 2016
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How long can get the result of remark
by: Cathy

Hello Nathan,

Could you tell me how long it took to get the result of remark?? I have submitted the EoR 8 weeks, but there is still not feedback.

Nov 20, 2016
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I need your advice
by: Tar

I got L-6.5, R-6 W-6.5, S-5, recently in IELTS exam.

I am sure I did well in speaking since I did the exam 2 times ago with a grade greater than the third time though the last exam is the best.

Should I go for speaking's remark?

Could I got 6 if I am right?

Nov 24, 2016
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by: IELTS buddy

Hi Tar,

It's not possible to predict what could happen. If a score does go up it's usually by half a band rather than a band or more (though anything is possible of course).

You didn't say what band you got before. If it was a 6 or more and you are very sure you did just as well this time, you could risk it. But if it does go up you have to be prepared for the fact you could end up with 5.5, there is no way of knowing if it could go up to 6.

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Anonymous

I got 6.5 in a previous exam

Apr 07, 2017
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Should I opt for a re-mark?
by: Asmita

Today I have got my IELTS test result from British Council and my scores are as below;

L - 7
R - 6.5
W - 6
S - 7

I got 6 in my Writing test. I had completed my essay but it did not meet the 'at least 250 words' criteria. My essay was written within the given word limit of at least 250 words.

Should I go for a recheck in Writing to get an increase in marks by .5? or should I refrain from it?

The thought which is bothering me is that, do the marks reduce in rechecking process?

Kind help. Thank you.

Apr 09, 2017
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Should I opt for a re-mark?
by: IELTS buddy

They don't tend to reduce scores so I wouldn't worry about that.

But a remark doesn't sound like a good idea because you say you didn't write enough words. If that is the case then you will have been penalised for it which will be why your score is lower than what you expected.

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Should I get an IELTS Enquiry on Result - Remark?

by Pruthvi

Hi, i got 5.5 in my IELTS result.

L - 6
R - 5
W - 5
S - 5.5

I'm sure about my writing and speaking. i thought i will definitely get figure 6. I'm planning to go for EOR (enquiry on results) on my score. can any one please advise me.

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Enquiry on Result - Remark
by: IELTS buddy

It is your decision but you need to consider it carefully.

If one band is very different from the rest, then there may be a case for it.

But you have got 5 - 5.5. in three of your tests. That suggests you probably are at that level.

Thanks

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re marking
by: Anonymous

Hi!

I have scored:

L-5.5
R-5.5
S-6.5
W-6

And my overall score is 6 bands.

I am really not satisfied with my result although it is okay for the course which i have to opt.

Plz tell me should i apply for re marking??
Email-simrat284@gmail.com
Wts app- 8288044228

Dec 11, 2016
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re marking
by: IELTS buddy

You need to have a good reason for getting a remark, not just that you are not happy with the result.

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Can I challenge my IELTS Speaking Score with British Council?

by Rashel
(Dhaka)

Dear All,

I got L-6, W-6, R-6 but I got Speaking-5.5 and I need 6 in each band. Can I challenge my speaking to British council?

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Oct 07, 2013
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Challenging IELTS Speaking Score
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Yes you can challenge the score, but you have to pay for it and it is about the same price as taking the test again I believe. Check with BC.

So a lot of people just retake the test.

Thanks

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Requiring info
by: Anonymous

Hi ,

I am in the similar situation .

6.5 bands in writing and speaking. Shall I go for a remarking or not?

Apr 22, 2014
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it's all about the money
by: Belinda

I find it disgraceful that a candidate has to pay to challenge their IELTS score. I have students who have paid a lot of money to continuously re-set their IELTS due to low scores. They have really progressed, yet their scores are going down!

Of course this is expensive and quite frankly I believe it's all about the British council making money by forcing students to re-sit their test in order to achieve their desired score.

I do not personally believe that, non-native English speakers are in any position to grade ESL students, especially on their spoken English, when so many have terrible accents (I speak from experience) as I live in the Middle East and I am a highly qualified English teacher with forty years of experience.(if I wanted to learn Arabic, I wouldn't ask a Chinese man to teach me!!) Now I discover to my disgust that to query a students marks, he has to to pay MORE MONEY!

Of course if it is the same price as the test, most students will just re-book a new test. I would like to know WHO, if anyone monitors the examiners?

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Should I ask for a remark for my IELTS score?

by Dharmesh
(India)

Hi,

I got my result today, scores are as below:

Listening-8.00
Reading-8.50
Speaking-6.50
Writing-6.00

I need 7 in all, do you think I should go for revaluation for Speaking and writing. I am not sure confident for writing.

Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

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Mar 07, 2014
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Should I get a remark?
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I think only you can answer that question.

There is quite a difference between your reading/listening and writing/speaking scores but is this normal? Are your writing and speaking normally around a band 6?

If you have not had your work checked by an IELTS instructor, though, in the past it may be difficult to know.

You need to think about these things before getting a remark.

And remember you have to pay for a remark, so this money could be spent on taking the test again. That is something else to consider.

Thanks

Feb 05, 2016
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Recheck for writing
by: Anonymous

Hi.

Got my results today:

L/R/S - 8
W - 6.5

In my first attempt in April I got:

W - 7
L - 6.5
R/S - 8

I need a band of 7 in each section. Do you think it is advisable to apply for an IELTS recheck? Do I hold a chance? Kindly help

Feb 06, 2016
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IELTS Writing Recheck
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

As you'll see from the comments below, it's really impossible to know.

It may well be that your writing was a 6.5 for whatever reason (some slip ups in grammar, not fully answering the question etc) but then again it's possible someone else could award it slightly higher.

But remember that examiners mark to a standardised criteria so it is more than likely to be correct.

So it's just a gamble and only you can decide.

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revaluation for Listening
by: Bala

Hi,

I appeared IELTS exam on 19th March through IDP. Got the result on 1st April. Scores are as below:

Listening - 5.5
Reading - 6.0
Speaking - 6.5
Writing - 6.0

I need 6 in all, do you think I should go for revaluation for listening. I did very well in exam and use to score more than 32 in practice session.

Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Apr 04, 2016
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revaluation for Listening
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Bala,

Don't forget that the answers for the listening are either right or wrong.

It's not like the writing or speaking which are open to some interpretation.

Apr 04, 2016
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Should I ask for a remark for my IELTS score?
by: Anonymous

"Don't forget that the answers for the listening are either right or wrong".

I completely agree with you (IELTS Buddy). But I am confident that I might have given more than 30 correct answer.

As far I know 20-22 correct answer give 5.5 and 23-26 give 6.0 band score. So i am wondering how come I got 5.5.

Did IDP played a foul game here? as I scored R-6,W-6 S-6.5 in these section.

Should I go for rechecking. Your suggestions are most welcome.

Apr 08, 2016
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Remark result
by: Ramandeep Singh

Hi, I had received my ielts academic result on 1st April 2016 and my scores are:-

Listening:-7
Reading:-6
Writing:-6
Speaking:-5.5

And I filled the EOR form for my speaking module on 6th april. I only want 0.5 band and i am damn sure that it will definitely increase but i just only want to know that how can i check my remark result.

It will come online or by other methods? I haven't received any message from British Council. So, please guide me i don't know about the remark result process.

May 01, 2016
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Writing Remark
by: AMA

Hi there,

I got my results as below:

L:8.5
R:7
W:6.5
S:7.5

I need at least 7 in all materials, and I sent an EOR 2 weeks ago for my writing remark.
My question is; do you reckon my score would increase for this band?

I had an exam 3 months before and I could get 7 for writing but this time I got 6.5 :(

Thanks and Best Regards,

May 03, 2016
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Writing Re-grade
by: IELTS buddy

Hi AMA,

There is only half a band difference between your scores, so 6.5 could well be the right score.

It's not possible though to predict what may happen.

Let us know the result of the EOR.

Thanks

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Getting a remark

by Manish
(Bangalore, India)

Hi,

I took my IELTS this July 10th and my scores are

L - 8
R - 6.5
S - 6.5
W - 5.5

Can I go for remark on writing as I need just 0.5 more?

Any feedback would help me a lot.

Thanks
Manish

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Jul 26, 2014
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Getting a remark
by: IELTS buddy

You can but it is really up to you. It may not get increased so it is a gamble.

I think a remark is around the same price as sitting the test again.

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Same Issue with me
by: DD

i have appeared exam for four time i am getting continues score 5.5 in writing.

anybody please suggest something or provide some tips to resolve it. i just need 6.0

thank you

Feb 18, 2016
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Remarking
by: Aka

I had L 7.5 R 7 W 6.5 S 7.5 please should I apply for remarking. I need 7 in all band. What is my chance of getting 7 in writing after remarking.

Feb 19, 2016
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Remarking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Aka, it's impossible to know if your score will get changed or not.

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Should I get an IELTS remark?

by Raj kumar

I have received my results on 12/02/16 and I got

Test with British Council

Listening 8.5
Reading 6.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 6

Overall 6.5

I was lack of 0.5 mark for 7 score and I don't know about my performance in speaking but I'm pretty sure that I did well in writing unfortunately ended with 5.5. So, I need some suggestions from you, whether I should go for remark or retake. I already took the test twice before and my scores are posted below

Test with idp

Listening 6.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 6

Test with British Council

Listening 6.5
Reading 6
Writing 5.5
Speaking 6

Please suggest me

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Feb 15, 2016
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Remark
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Raj,

It needs to be your decision but it seems fairly clear that you are around the 5.5 / 6 level for your writing and speaking as you have got the same score 3 times.

So I would guess they would more than likely not change if you got a remark. Of course reading and listening are not likely change as they are right or wrong, there is no subjective marking with those.

Feb 17, 2016
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Lets talk to improving English Speaking
by: shamim

I like IELTS Buddy because this site is very helpful to IELTS Candidate. Hope everybody will get benefit from this Page.

Yours,
Shamim

Feb 19, 2016
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want good score in writing and reading
by: Mannat

Hi IELTS Buddy,

Your page is easy to understand. I like to study with your site. This is so useful. I given my ielts test on October 2014 and i got 5.5 overall marks (listening 5.5, reading 5, writing 5.5, speaking 6.5) but i need 7 band. I want to improve my writing and my reading is so bad because when i read i understand whole passage but when i answer i don't get good marks. so i am very disappointed with my performance. i can do good in listening and speaking but please suggest me how to do practice reading and writing, and how much hours in a day i need to spend on study. one more thing i am not good in grammar so what should i learn for writing in grammar. i have booked my test again on 12th march.

Thanks & regards
Mannat

Feb 21, 2016
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Want good score in reading and writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mannat,

It's really not possible to tell someone how to improve their score in a short message. There are so many tips which is why this site, and other IELTS sites, are large.

You need to go through the reading pages on this site and practice the strategies and also just read generally as much as you can.

I can't advise on your grammar without a proper assessment of your writing unfortunately.

Good luck

Feb 22, 2016
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Best way for writing and reading
by: Katre brami the software engineer

HI mannat.

Firstly, I wish you all the best for your prep. The best way to get good score is by reading news papers, particularly Hindu editorial. As I saw so many grammatical mistakes in your way of conveying. so, i wish you to focus more on the headlines of the paper, and how well he constructed it, and take down some vocabulary which you think would help you. Keep this as your daily routine. After a week subconsciously you will see a drastic change

For reading you just leave every procedure you followed till date. Just take a rc and start doing don't mind your time. Just you practice it. After a week you start doing with time. You will see the change

Mar 04, 2016
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Speaking EOR
by: Biboy

Hi sir, i got my ielts result L: 7.5. Reading: 6.5 W: 6.0 Speaking: 6.5. Obs= 6.5... I am really desperate bcoz this is my 2nd time and exactly the same. The gap of my test was 3 months. Should I file for EOR for my speaking b'coz i need 7.0 so that i can apply for Visa screening? Thank you so much for response.

Mar 04, 2016
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by: Bokadiya

You can go my boy. In this case, if you got any change in your score, money will be credited back into your account. If not, you will loss your money. Moreover I can't give you full assurance to apply or not in this case. it's all depends on your financial situation. If you are sound enough apply for it if else book a slot and study well and get a good score which is required for your visa.

Mar 05, 2016
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0.5 in one section, with the rest grades very high
by: greek39

Greetings from Greece...
My trf arrived with :

an overall band score 8

a reading score : 9
a listening score : 9
a speaking score : 7.5
and unfortunately a writing score : 6.5

i needed overall 7.5 and in all sections a 7...

so i have asked for a re marking but also applied for repeating the test...

Is the difference of 2 band scores between ANY section the cause of automatic re checking? or difference of 2 band scores between speaking and writing specifically? I am very frustrated...

Mar 07, 2016
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Thanks Ielts Buddy and Katre brami the software engineer
by: Mannat

Thanks for your reply. I already mentioned that i am not good in grammar,i really appreciate that you have given me advise on how to do well in reading and writing section. My exam is very near i hope i will get good score.

Regards

Mannat

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same situation as above
by: nariman

I have got the same situation, on 4th of March I received my results as follows: L-8, R-7.5, W-6.5, S-8.

I need all bands to be 7.

That was my 7th attempt.
At previous attempt no. 6 I got 6.5 as well but I clearly remember my mistakes and deficiencies in writing part.

Whereas this time I wrote very well and at least a way better than previous time, therefore I applied for remark and also booked the next exam.

The admin of IELTS test center told me that if there is difference in 2 bands between any section then it is automatically rechecked by a different examiner.

I don't know if it is true or they only recheck writing if there is difference between writing and speaking only?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Mar 18, 2016
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Should I go for rechecking ????
by: Anonymous

Hello...I got L-7.5, R-7, W-6, S-7.5....I need 6.5 each band...please suggest me..should I go for rechecking??? This is my fourth attempt..

Apr 07, 2016
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Remark Success
by: Jo

I applied for EOR 6 weeks ago as I got the following scores:

L-8.0 R-8.5 W-7.0 S-6.5

I needed 7.0 in all modules. Got the result today and my Speaking improved from 6.5 to 7.0. So don't lose hope and take risk when you're confident that you did well. :)

Apr 07, 2016
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should I get my writing re-marked
by: Anonymous

Hi
I am getting L8 R 7 w 6.5 s8 and my concern is whether I should go for remarking in writing as I need a 7 in all bands and in my previous attempts I managed to get a band 7 to 7.5 in writing and is it possible that two markers have already marked my paper.
Any response will be appreciated.
Thanks.

Apr 08, 2016
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should I get my writing re-marked
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

There are a few situations where a paper may get looked at twice but it's impossible for you to know that. You can assume it probably didn't as most don't.

So it's really just a gamble and only you can make that decision.

Apr 12, 2016
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remark
by: Mohamed Samir

Dear Sir

I have received my IELTS results on as follows:
L 6, R 6, w 7, S 5.5

Noting that my previous attempt last year was:

L 5.5, R 5.5, w 5.5, S 6.5

Should I ask for remarking the speaking section?. I need only a half band score in speaking to become 6. Consequently, my overall score will also increase to be 6.5.

Apr 13, 2016
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remark
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mohamed,

I must admit, it does seem odd to go down from a 6.5 to a 5.5. That is quite a big difference in speaking ability.

Also, it is clear that you have been improving as your other scores have all gone up.

So there is a good argument there for getting a remark, but it's really up to you as nobody can say for sure how you did in the speaking test.

It's always going to be a bit of a gamble.

Apr 15, 2016
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IELTS writing
by: Anonymous

Hi there, I got following bands in my IELTS test.

L=6.5
R=6.5
W=5.5
S=6

I need at least 6 bands in all modules. In my opinion, I did well in writing. I need some advice. Should I go for a remark??

May 13, 2016
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by: pawan kumar

Recently I have got overall 5.5 and 6 in reading, 6 in speaking, 5.5 in listening, 5 in writing.

I am totally unsatisfied with my writing module scores. I need only 0.5 band more in writing for getting a visa.

Should I go for rechecking pllzz... suggest me

May 15, 2016
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by: IELTS buddy

Hi Pawan,

Your other scores seem to be around the 5.5 / 6 range, so your writing score may well be correct.

There is nothing to suggest it is wrong, but there is no way to predict if it could increase if you get a remark. It's possible.

It's a gamble and it's up to you to decide but as it's around the same price to sit the whole test again you may be better off doing that, and work on improving your writing before you take the test again.

May 19, 2016
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Should I go for a remark?
by: Het

Hi there, I got following bands in my IELTS test.

L=6.5
R=6
W=5.5
S=6.5

Overall = 6

I need at least 6 bands in all modules. In my opinion, I did well in writing. I need some advice.

Should I go for a remark??

May 19, 2016
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Lower writing score
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Het,

There is not a great deal of difference between your writing score and some of your others, such as reading.

So it may be a bit risky to get a remark but as I've said before it's really up to you.

Nobody can know if it will change or not.

May 19, 2016
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Re-marking of IELTS result
by: Jason

Hi!

I got the following score for my IELTS Academic last April 30.

L - 8
R - 8.5
W - 6.5
S - 7.5

O - 7.5

I really needed to score at least a 7 in all modules. Do you think I have a chance of raising my writing score to 7 if I go for the EOR?

May 22, 2016
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speaking revaluation
by: gurjinder

hi there, actually i got overall 6 bands. 6 reading 6 writing 6.5 listening but speaking i got 4.5 but i m.confident that i did well in speaking so what should i do.

in previous one test i got 6 bands in speaking. please suggest me that should I fill in revaluation. thanx in advance for assistance. reply as soon as possible please.

May 23, 2016
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speaking re-evaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Gurjinder,

That does seem odd to go from 6 to 4.5. That is a very big difference in speaking skills.

Of course your speaking can't have suddenly got that much worse.

It is of course possible that when you got assessed before your score was too high and maybe you were around the 5/5.5 area

This is just guessing of course because I can't hear your speaking to know what level you really are.

So it seems quite possible if you get a remark it may go up but remember it may not, and it may not even go up to a 6 if it does.

May 25, 2016
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Remark for Writing
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I just got my second ielts results recently with L8.5, R7.5, S7, W6.

I think that I performed better in writing when compared with my first exam (the writing score was 6 either).

Do you think that I have a chance to upgrade my writing score from 6 to 6.5 if I require re-mark?

Thank you!

May 27, 2016
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Band 6 twice
by: IELTS buddy

Nobody can predict that, but the fact that you have got 6 twice does seem to suggest you are around that band, so it doesn't look like anything has gone wrong with the marking.

Jun 03, 2016
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IELTS speaking remark
by: Jacques

I got my result

Listening 8.5
Reading 7
Writing 7
Speaking 7.5

I require 8 in Speaking. What do you suggest? Should I go for recheck in Speaking?

Jun 03, 2016
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L-9 , R-6.5 ,W-7,S-7
by: Anonymous

My score is Listening - 9, Reading - 6.5, Writing - 7, Speaking - 7.

This was my 1st attempt in General IELTS. Is there any option for me as I am targeting working in Australia (except reappearing again).
Email me : abhishek.saptech@gmail.com

Jun 04, 2016
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Speaking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Jacques,

You should for a remark if it looks like the result is wrong but you haven't said anything to suggest that it may actually be a mistake.

7.5 is a good score so you obviously did well.

Jun 07, 2016
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Ielts reevaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi

the score for me in ielts:

R-8.5
W-6.5
L-8.5
S-8

Shall i go for a revaluation in writing? would it be beneficial?

Jun 10, 2016
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Got a low score in writing
by: Anonymous

Hi

My IELTS Academic test result is mentioned below.

L 8.5
R 8.5
S 8.5
W 7.0

I need an 8 in all bands for immigration purposes. This is the second time I have given this test and last time I got:

L 8.5
R 8.5
S 7.5
W 8.5

And considering the fact that my written exam this time went really well, even when compared to last time. Should I apply for remarking for the written part? Do the bands actually get better after remarking?

I really feel I had done better than the score suggests.

Best Regards,
Anuj

Jun 13, 2016
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Got a low score in writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Anuj,

Some people's scores will change, some will not. It's impossible to put a figure on it.

In your situation it may well be worth considering a remark as you are obviously a very good writer (you got 8.5 before) and 7 is quite a big drop from that.

The fact that you are a competent writer and good at English generally means that you more likely to be able to have an idea if the score is wrong.

But of course the 7 may be correct as we have no idea of knowing if you did do something wrong in the Task 1 and 2 (maybe misunderstanding the questions in some way so not fully answering them - this can bring your score down quite a bit).

I would seriously consider it in your case but there are no guarantees, so it's really up to you.

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Should I check my IELTS writing again?

by Anisha
(Mymbai)

Got the result today..and very disappointed because it is:

L - 8.5
R - 7.5
S -7.0
W - 5.0

I had writing 7 in my previous attempt. Is there any chance of getting higher band score in writing if I give for remarking? What do you think is the best way to score individual 7 score..

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Jun 13, 2016
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Writing score
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Anisha,

You mean band 7 in your previous writing attempt? If so, that does seem like quite a drop, 5 then to a 7.

It's a big difference but it is possible you did something very wrong without realising it.

It is the kind of thing that may be worth a remark if you really feel that you are a 7 and you didn't do anything wrong.

But as I have said before, it's impossible to know for sure so it's a gamble and it's really up to you.

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Should I retake or request an enquiry into my results?

by MSK

Hi all,

Today I got my IELTS results, which I reproduce below:

1. L: 8.5
2. S: 8.5
3. R: 7.5
4. W: 6.5

I needed 7 in Writing to apply for immigration. Should I retake or request for enquiry into my results.

What do you guys think?

Regards,
MSK

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May 15, 2016
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Enquiry on Results
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Your writing does seem quite a bit lower than the rest of your results.

But do you have any idea if your writing is weaker than your other skills?

If you can normally write and get around 7 or 7.5 it may be worth getting a remark. Have you had essays graded by IELTS teachers before and been given feedback?

Though of course even if you are normally of a higher skill you may have done something in the test to bring the score down such as not answering the question properly.

So you need to think about those things and make a decision.

May 15, 2016
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You must do
by: Anonymous

2 weeks ago, my friend got result and speaking was not what she expected. After this she objected to the result.

She got 5.5 but after evaluation her score was raised to 6.5.

This mean IELTS results generally are not fair for this reason you must do this. If you are sure your writing, your score could rise.

I hope you will take your target point.

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Should I go for revaluation?

by MANOJ
(India)

Hi all,

My IELTS score on 1st attempt (30 Jan, 2016):

L-6.0
R-5.5
W-6.0
S-6.0

Overall - 6.0

My IELTS score on 2nd attempt (19 May, 2016)

L-6.5
R-6.0
W-5.5
S-6.5

Overall - 6.0

Should I go for revaluation? because I am lagging 0.5 in writing which would tilt my overall score to 6.5 from 6.0.

Thank you :)

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Jun 02, 2016
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EoR
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Manoj,

You got 6 last time, so a score of 5.5 this time may well be correct. You may have just not done quite so well.

So it's a gamble to do a remark but only you can decide that.

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I was hoping for band 8 in writing...

by Sam
(Sydney)

Hi all. I have just sat the IELTS as part of my Visa requirements to stay in Australia.

My scores were -

L: 9.0
R: 9.0
W: 7.5
S: 9.0

O: 8.5

Scoring over sevens works for my visa but over eights in all categories would give me extra points and ensure a quicker processing time. As English is my first language I was hoping for all eights.

So my question is - is it worth an EOR for my written test? And is it possible for scores to drop after an EOR? If so I won't bother.

Thanks

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May 19, 2016
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EoR
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sam,

It's always difficult to say for sure if someone should get a remark.

However it's not uncommon for native speakers to actually do worse than they thought in the writing.

There are certain things that you should and should not do in the Task 1 and 2. If you end up doing something that you shouldn't it could pull your score down even if your grammar is perfect.

That's why it's important to look at tips and strategies before the test, however good you are at English.

I can't explain it all here. Did you go through websites such as this one before the test to check what you should do in the essay and graph / letter?

If not, go through the lessons and model essays and double check you are doing everything as you should.

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Advice on Remark reading

by Advice on Remark
(India)

Require Advice on Reading remark,

Has anyone ever seen any change in reading remark, Just my reading score has a difference of more than 2 bands from others.

Below are the scores

L= 4.50
W= 4.50
S= 5.00
R= 2.00

I need 3.5 in reading, all my other scores are as needed. My reading seem so much lower than expected. I was expecting 4.5.

Any chance if I go for remark?? Can there be a mistake in reading because the difference seems to be big compared to the other scores.

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Jun 07, 2016
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Reading Remark
by: IELTS buddy

2 is a very low score. How much do you get if you take a practice test? You should do a couple of practice tests and grade yourself to see what level you are. If you are getting much higher than 2 then at least it tells you it may be worth considering a remark.

However, as I have said before on here, it is less likely that a reading test will change if you get it remarked as it is objective - the answers are taken from an answer key and marked either right or wrong. Of course it is still possible an error was made.

Hopefully if a candidate has any experience of this they can post here.

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English major but did badly in IELTS reading and writing

by Chris
(Canberra, ACT, Australia)

I scored 9 for my Speaking test and 8.5 for my Listening, but for both Reading and Writing I scored 6. I need to achieve band 7 in both of the latter in order to teach in Australia.

As an English major I find it astounding that I should have scored so low on the last two categories. Is it worth me requesting a remark?

My teaching qualifications were achieved outside of Australia, I am therefore needing to achieve the score of a minimum of 7 before my qualifications will be considered.

Any advice?

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May 27, 2016
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IELTS reading and writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Chris,

For both those modules, did you do some practice tests first and look at some tips and strategies?

You should do that even if your English is very good as the reading is difficult, even for native speakers, and the writing has a few things you need avoid doing in order to have a good score.

So first I would suggest looking through a site such as this to check what is rrquired for writing and see if you spot some things you didn't do and how it is graded. And with reading, try a few practice tests to see what score you get.

If you still feel it was a mistake then you might consider a remark, but look through some of the advice I gave others about the process.

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Retake IELTS or Remark?

by Shobaruddin
(Semarang, Indonesia)

I took IELTS Exam twice. Firstly my score was:

L. 6.0
R. 6.5
W. 5.5
S. 6.5

Some of my friends advised me to remark, but I got anxiety that my score will be increased. So, I took the retest. Unfortunately, my second score was similar with the first:

L. 6.5
R. 6.5
W. 6.0
S. 5.5

Can Anybody give me suggestion, should I remark or retest?

Anybody here got increasing result after remark?

*note: I only need 6.5 overall band score and each section no less than 6.0. Thank you

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Jun 13, 2016
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Re-test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Shobaruddin,

It doesn't seem like a remark is worth it as you would need writing to be increased by 0.5 and speaking by a whole band. You'd be quite lucky to get this.

So I'd say do some more practice then take the test again, but it is up to you.

Jun 17, 2016
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Is remark worth it
by: gabriela

Hi I just got my Academic result test as for:


Listening: 7.0
Reading: 8.5
Writing: 6.5
Speaking: 7.5
Overall: 7.5

I need a 7 in each band so that means I'm missing writing for .5, should I ask for a review accordingly with my results here?

Jun 17, 2016
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Recheck on IELTS ?
by: Anonymous

Hi,

My ILETS score:
L: 8
R: 9
W: 6.5
S: 7.5

I was expecting writing to be 7.5 ;
I know it has been asked many times here. Should I apply for recheck on writing? Does it even happen that writing score gets increased by 0.5 ? I just need 7 in W.

Jun 19, 2016
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British Council IELTS First Attempt
by: Vaibhav

Hi,

I recently gave IELTS general for Immigration purpose to Canada,Australia or New Zealand. I scored :

R : 7
S : 6.5
W: 5.5
L: 7.5

In Reading I was assured that my all answers were correct as I had completed that section 20 minutes earlier, no logical understanding issues, and rigorously reevaluated the answers thrice but still got 7 (don't know why).

And regarding writing section used some good vocabulary (and a slang too), absolute lexical resource and appropriate answers in correct format, still got 5.5. Even if I consider that some grammatical mistake might happen, still it doesn't has to be too low.

Shall I go for rechecking for both the above sections or not.

Jun 22, 2016
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Re-mark writing section?
by: Hazel

Hi,

I sat the IELTS test in Sydney on 4 June for the first time ever, and these are my results:
Listening - 9
Reading - 8.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 8


I need a 7 for all sections to apply for work.

My gut tells me that I should order a re-mark, because I know I wrote well (was fluent and it made sense). In fact, it was the section that I was pretty confident about. What are your thoughts?


Jun 27, 2016
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remark
by: Marie

Hi,
I want to ask if its possible for me to have a remark? When I took UKVI academic module I got:

L-7.5
R-7
W-6.5
S-7

But when I took the regular academic last june 2016 I got:

L-8.5
R-8
W-6.5
S-7.5

Is it really possible to comprehend well in listening and reading and a good english speaker but cannot have a 7 on writing? Thanks, your reply would mean a lot.

Jul 01, 2016
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Poor writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Marie,

Yes it's quite possible to be good at some skills but worse at others.

Some people are very good at speaking and listening but poor at writing if they have never really practiced it much.

Jul 10, 2016
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writing rechecking
by: navpreet

Hi, I got:

R 7.5
S 7.0
L 6.5
W 5.5

Overall 6.5

I need 6 in each module. Is it beneficial to apply for rechecking in writing?

Jul 10, 2016
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writing rechecking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Navpreet,

It is quite possible for someone to be weak in one particular skill e.g. writing, but better in the others, so your score could be correct.

Are you worse at writing than the other things? You need to think about that then decide.

If you know that your writing is as good as the other skills and you are very confident that you did not make an error elsewhere (such as not answering the question properly - this can bring the score down significantly in certain cases) then it may be worth considering a remark.

Jul 20, 2016
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disappointed about speaking both time.
by: sangram

Hello,

I m from haryana. I have taken the IELTS academic two times. First in January 2016 from british Council, chandigarh and second in delhi from idp on 25th june.

In first i got.:
L.5.5
R.5.5
W.5.0
S.4.0.

Overall.5.0

In second time..
L.6.5
R.6.0
W.5.5
S.4.5

overall.5.5

In first i gave good speaking and second time i was very confident to get 6.0 band in speaking and my Institute teacher also said me you definitely get 6.0 in speaking but i got only 4.5 and in rest of 3 i got very good band according to me but in speaking i m very disappointed.

Plzzzz give me suggestion about...should i go for re-mark or not?

Thank you

Jul 22, 2016
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Confused about remarking for speaking test
by: Anonymous

Hi

I have received my IELTS results today but im very unsatisfied with the results for my speaking test.

Listening 7.5
Reading 7.5
Writing 6.5
Speaking 5.5

I'm very confident that i do not deserve 5.5 in speaking because i answered all the questions very properly and didnt make any mistake of any kind.

Please suggest if i should apply for remarking or not.

Jul 22, 2016
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disappointed about speaking both time.
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Sangram,

There isn't anything to suggest to me that anything is wrong,

You went to two different centres and they gave you 4 and 4.5. So that suggests that your speaking level is somewhere around the band 4 mark.

Jul 22, 2016
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Confused about remarking for speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

It is quite a bit lower than your other scores but it is possible to be weaker at certain skills but stronger in others.

However if someone such as an IELTS instructor is sure you are higher than a 5.5 then you may want to think about it, it's a gamble though so your choice.

Aug 02, 2016
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re-mark process
by: Anonymous

Hi. I took my first ielts exam with British Council with scores:

L-8
R-8
W-6.5
S-7

I did not request for a remark because I was not confident with my writing essay so I took another exam with idp with scores:

L-8.5
R-8
W-6.5
S-7

Now I wanted to request for a remark since I am quite confident with my writing essay.

Can anyone tell me how to request for a remark?

Aug 13, 2016
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.5 short speaking
by: Anonymous

I smell something fishy both with IDP and BC. My wife took here IELTs last 2009 she passed it but now she just needs to renew it for visa purposes.

She consistently got 6.5 for speaking. Take note she already took it 9 times. This is bullshit.

Any input and help. U can send me an email at emer0690@gmail.com. Anyone need a Speaking practice session with my wife thru FB or skype.

Thanks

Aug 15, 2016
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Remark
by: Chubasco

Hi People,

I saw online 1 person from Nigeria had 6.5 in writing and went for remark. And guess he got 7.5. But it took 50 days for the response to arrive. I also gave my exams in India on 30 July and got L-8, R-7, S-7.5, W-6.

So was planning for EOR. But it takes a very long and its too expensive. In that case we can give a new exam and the results will come more faster than EOR.

Any suggestions people?

Aug 27, 2016
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Reassessment
by: Jigs

I scored:

Listening 6.5
Reading 4.5
Writing 6.5
Speaking.6.5

I deserve more in reading. My reading skills are very good. Is there any chance of improvement in reading bands?

Please advise me….

Sep 03, 2016
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Writing remarks
by: Monica

Hello, ielts buddy.

I really hope you can help me. I have just taken my first IELTS test and i'm pretty confident about it. Since i've been taking toefl prep and ielts prep. So here is my score

L = 8.5
R = 9
W = 5.5
S = 7.5

I want to ask for a remark in my writing test but im afraid that i will get a lower score. Is that possible? If the remark score is smaller, will they still put 5.5 score in my certificate?

Thanks!

Sep 04, 2016
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Lower Score after IELTS Remark
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Monica,

I don't think they lower the scores and reissue certificates. Often if a band score changes it is only by 0.5.

I really do not think they would want to be in the position of charging someone for a remark then giving you a decreased score. So you will get either get 'no change' or an increase.

Sep 06, 2016
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Go for remark
by: Isabel

My husband sent for remarks in IDP for speaking and his score increased.

So if you are confident about speaking and score less, go for a remark.

Sep 10, 2016
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Withheld results revaluation
by: Anonymous

Hello IELTS buddy,

I got my withheld results today and its 8.5, 8, 7.5, 6.5. Overall 7.5.

I expected my writing to be at least 7.5. Do you think withheld results are re-evaluated and it won't make a difference if I apply for a revaluation?

Thanks

Sep 11, 2016
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Withheld results revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

It's not possible to say for sure if your scores were re-evaluated, but it's quite possible as one of the reasons they withhold results is if they need to check them for some reason.

But nobody can say for sure. You could try contacting your centre and tell them that you think the writing score is wrong and that you are thinking of getting them remarked.

It's possible that they may tell you then there is no point in doing this. Obviously if that is the case then they have been looked at again already. But they may not tell you though.

If you can't find out then it's really just up to you to decide whether to go for a remark or not.

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Possibility of Band Increase

by Kanu
(Port Harcourt, )

What Is the possibility of getting band 7 when you pay for a re-mark after getting band 6.5?

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Sep 08, 2016
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Possibility of Band Increase
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately it's completely impossible to predict if you band would go up or not.

There are no statistics available on the number of people who are successful in getting their IELTS band increased.

Sep 16, 2016
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Do i have a higher chance to success for my remarking test?
by: Aaron Lau

Hello sir, I had received my ielts test result today, and this is my first time taking ielts exam.

reading: 5.5
listening: 6.0
writing: 4.5
speaking: 6.0

overall: 5.5 (And i need the overall 6)

So, i am looking for suggestions whether to remark my test or not. Because i feel that i had done quite well during the exam day, such as i understand what is the question asked, and finished the two essay on time. Besides that, i also get 5.5 and 6.0 as a results of my practice essays during the class from my lecturer, two weeks ago before my actual exam day.

So, sir do i have the higher chance to get from 4.5-5.0 or 4.5-5.5 in my writing task? Appreciate your valuable response.

Thank You.

Sep 18, 2016
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Chance for a higher score
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Aaron,

There is always a chance your score will be increased, but it's not possible to say with with certainty if it will be or not.

It is certainly worth considering a remark in your case for two reasons:

1) You have evidence you may be higher because you have had practice essays checked

2) You only need half a band more - it's quite possible another examiner may grade it slightly differently.

Going to 5.5 is possible but less likely.

But you have to consider that 4.5 could be correct. You say you answered the question well, but it is difficult to judge your own answer.

Oct 06, 2016
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Please suggest me
by: Anonymous

Hi, I sat IELTS exam on 3 September and BC took 33 days to publish my result. They took this extra time for investigation purposes. My score is

R=6.5
L=6.5
W=5.5
S=5.5

I was really depressed to see my result. I did very well speaking and writing also. Now, I want to remark my exam paper. Can any one tell me is it beneficial for me? My target is w=6, S=6
Thanks in advance

Oct 06, 2016
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Please suggest me
by: IELTS buddy

If they investigated your paper it's probably not worth as it sounds like (for whatever reason) they looked at it closely.

Also, to be honest There were some very noticeable grammar errors in your post (I corrected them) so you may well find you are 5.5 unfortunately.

Oct 08, 2016
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Should I request for remark
by: Huei

Hi IELTS buddy,

Like all other candidates here, I too am in a conundrum on deciding whether to get a re-evaluation or not.

I have taken the test twice in IDP.
First test score

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 9
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 8

The test was done a little more than a year ago.
The second test score came in just a day before is

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 7
Writing - 7.5
Speaking - 6.5

I am honestly baffled with the presented results.
I remembered having to check my reading test thrice with the extra 20 min. Yet I understood the fact that it is hard to prove the results wrong. I know I might have changed a lot of my correct answers to wrong ones within the extra time frame.

As for the major drop in my speaking result is hardly justifiable. My first language is not English, but have in many occasions, been recognised as a native speaker by native speakers. I would not say I am at my best on the day when the test was held, but I certainly doubt I performed very badly. Also, I could have understood the drop if it is by 0.5 or 1 difference, not a 1.5 difference.

I have consulted someone from the test centre after receiving my results and even that person could not understand why. Via the conversation we had, she told me I could have at least get a 7 easily and then introduced the request to remark form to me.

I was ready to make a remark request but hold my horses when I realize the probability of getting a higher mark is in fact very low and started wondering if paying more is worth it at all.

I would be very grateful if you could advice me on the matter. Should I go for it or should I not?

Thank you in advance.

Huei

Oct 08, 2016
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Should I request for remark
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Huei,

Ultimately it is impossible to know and whatever you do it will be a gamble.

What you say about the reading is correct. Of course it is possible someone made an error somewhere in marking it, but as it is either right or wrong, assuming it was done ok, it is unlikely to change.

It's not usually recommended to just get listening or reading checked if they are the only ones with a problem, but if you are checking speaking or writing you can just asked for all to be checked.

As for the speaking, you may find it has been rechecked already because there is quite a big difference (2 bands) between that and your listening. If there are odd scores like that it may be rechecked.

It's really up to you, but there do appear to be a few things going against you getting a higher score if you get a remark.

Oct 10, 2016
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revaluation
by: singh simar

Hey sir I got:

L-6
S-6
W-5.5
R-5

Please tell me if i fill revaluation, will my score can be raiseed in reading?

Oct 13, 2016
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revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Singh,

It's impossible to predict that. Take a look at some of the other comments so you understand the issues with getting a remark.

Oct 16, 2016
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writing module
by: brant

I give test on 24th September 2016 at idp. I got overall 6 bands:

Listening 6.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5
Speaking 6.5

Is there any possibility for writing to become 5.5 as its less from my expectations and requirement
Please reply fast I have to make an decision.

Oct 16, 2016
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writing module
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Brant,

It's possible for everyone that their band could get increased, but it is impossible to predict whether it will or not.

The usual reason for requesting a remark is if you think something has gone wrong.

For example, you know you are normally a band 7 writer (perhaps because you have taken the test before or you have been working with an IELTS instructor who has checked your work before) but in the test you get much lower than this, maybe 5.5.

In this case there is a reasonable chance that an error has been made (though the score could well be correct).

But if you are just taking a gamble for no particular reason, which seems to be the case for you, it is a bit risky.

You may be better just taking the test again and doing a bit more study and practice on the writing beforehand.

Oct 22, 2016
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Should I go for recheck ?
by: Anonymous

Last month appeared for ielts
my score was:

L: 7.5
R: 6
W: 7
S: 7

Just got my result of second attempt

L: 8
R: 7
W: 6.5
S: 7

Should I go for re scoring of the second result?
As I have practiced for writing more than anything.

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It's very close to your old score so it may well be correct. Even if you practiced you could have done a bit worse.

It's really up to you - it could get increased by half a band but you'd just be taking a gamble.

IELTS buddy

Oct 22, 2016
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EOR
by: Anonymous

My result is:

L: 8.5
R: 8.5
W: 7
S: 6.5

What do you suggest for EOR?

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Look at some of the comments below. They explain under what circumstances it may be worth getting a remark.

IELTS buddy

Oct 22, 2016
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Re remarking
by: Samanta

Do you suggest me to go for remarking? My score was:

L: 7
R: 7.5
W: 6
S: 6.5

I want to re check speaking module. I really need 7 in speaking. I thought that I did well on that. Please suggest.

Oct 22, 2016
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Re remarking
by: IELTS buddy

You should get a remark if you have some kind of evidence that would point to the fact the score is wrong e.g. your other scores were much higher, you got much higher in a previous test, or your IELTS instructor is very confident you are much higher.

For you a remark is a risk as none of those seem to apply. You are just basing it on the fact you think you did well, but it is difficult to judge yourself.

Oct 24, 2016
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advise
by: Anonymous

Hi,

After 2 month studying for Ielts i got the following result:

L: 8
R: 7.5
W: 6.5
S: 7.5

Do you think it will be useful to ask for re-mark in writing ? I need just 0.5.

is there is any possibility to get lower mark after re-mark? I mean can if the expert examiner gave me less than what i had (hopefully not) they will change my result to the lower or not?

appreciate your quick response

Oct 24, 2016
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Lowering IELTS score after remark
by: IELTS buddy

They are not likely to lower your mark but look at some of the comments below. It has already been explained under what circumstances it may be worth getting a remark.

Oct 24, 2016
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Is EOR worth it?
by: Anita

Hi,
I took my first EILTS Academic last September 3 and got the following results.

R-7
L8
W-6
S-7

I did not apply for a remark because I know exactly what I did wrong on my writing part so i let it go.

I decided that I will retake the exam and it was last October 8 and got the following result.

R-7.5
L-7.5
W-6.5
S-6.5

Now, what I want to know if its okay to apply for a remark? My tutor, a british council examiner, suggested that I should go for a remark since he knows what band score my writing is during our reviews and he said Im always consistent. He is actually not allowed to score my writing exams but instead he always write pass or fail.

I always pass in our practice exams and it means I always achieve a band score 7. I was able to tell him my structure of my last writing exam and he said it was okay.

Is it worth it? To apply for a remark on my writing exam?

Is it advisable to apply for a remark for both speaking and writing? Because I am
planning to apply for an EOR on both S and W. I just need a 7 on writing since I already got a 7 on my first attempt on speaking.

I am quite aware that my result can be combine as long as I retook the exam within 6 months.

Should I ask for a writing EOR only?

I hope you can answer me.

Thank you.

Oct 25, 2016
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Is EOR worth it?
by: IELTS buddy

It's really just a gamble in your case as to whether your score will go up or not.

Your tutor said you are a 7, but 6.5 is close to 7, so it is still possible your score is correct. You could have done something to bring the score down a bit from 7.

So yes, you can ask for speaking and writing to be remarked, but it's impossible to say whether your score will change or not.

Nov 01, 2016
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Re-Evaluation for Writing test
by: Anonymous

Hi,

My first attempt last year S-6, L-6, R, W.5.5 and now recently in Oct 2016 my score is S-7.5, L-7, R-6.5, and W-5.5. Now, I need at least 6 in all whereas writing I scored 5.5 and need only 0.5 to be mark of 6.

Is it wise to go for re-evaluation...pls suggest.

Nov 03, 2016
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Re-Evaluation for Writing test
by: IELTS buddy

It is difficult to judge in your case and it would really just be taking a gamble - it may go up, it may not.

You improved in your other scores, so it may be that your writing has improved and it should be higher.

But then again, you got 5.5 before, so it's quite possible that you got that again if you haven't managed to improve it much, or you have improved but made some kind of errors.

Nov 04, 2016
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Thinking to put remark for speaking
by: Sai

I got results today:

L 6.5
R 6
W 5.5
S 4.5

I HAVE stammering from childhood. Before exam I have submitted all my doctor's certificate to bc, and they accepted for special accommodations but I got 4.5 which stopped me to achieve 6 with 0.5.

Shall I go for remark? Is there any chances to increase my Mark? Please reply as soon as possible.

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Hi Sai,

you could ask your centre to check if they definitely took the stammering into account. But as for going for a remark, please take a look at the advice below. It's really not possible to predict in your case whether your score may increase or not.

IELTS buddy

Nov 05, 2016
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Revaluation
by: Heena

Hai,

I got my result yesterday and my scores are

L 8
R 7.5
W 7.5
S 6.5

But I scored 7 for speaking for the last 3 attempts. Is it better to go for revaluation?

I am also scared that is there any chance to lower the current grade after remark? Please help me if anyone knows.

Nov 06, 2016
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Revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Heena,

In your case as you got 7 the last three times and I assume you only need that 7 to have the overall scores that you need, it could be a risk worth taking. If bands do go up, it's most likely it will be just a half and that is all you need.

But nobody can say what will happen. It is possible that for some reason you did slightly worse this time than the others, so your score could end up staying at 6.5. It's just a gamble as to whether you want to spend the money on a remark or taking the test again.

If your other scores were unexpectedly high and you don't think you can get them again, that is obviously another good reason for risking a remark.

Nov 12, 2016
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remark?
by: Ali

Hi

I got:

L 8.5
R 7.5
W 7.0
S 6.5

Would my speaking score gets bumped up to a 7 if I were to get it remarked?

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It's impossible to predict that.

IELTS buddy

Nov 16, 2016
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Rechecking
by: Jamal

Hi, I received my scores this morning and they were as follows:

listening 8.5, reading 7.5, writing 7, but only 6.5 in speaking. Overall 7.5.

I'm really disappointed because I feel like I should've scored higher in speaking.

My issue here is that I need to get at least 7 in each section so I was wondering, what are the chances that my speaking goes up half a band if I decide to get it remarked, considering I scored higher in the other sections?

Nov 18, 2016
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Rechecking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Jamal,

It's just a gamble unless you have some reason to know that you should be higher in your speaking.

For example, you may have had IELTS lessons and your tutor is sure you are higher.

It's possible it could get increased but there is no way to know.

If you are very confident you did well and are better than 6.5 then you may want to risk it, but you need some firm basis to feel it should be better.

Nov 20, 2016
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EOR
by: rini

Good Morning,

I applied EOR for IELTS speaking on August 30. No result yet. What will the reason be, any idea?

Nov 20, 2016
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EOR
by: IELTS buddy

That's quite a long time. You'd need to check with your centre where you applied for the EOR.

Dec 01, 2016
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Revaluation
by: Jaskirat

Sir is there any chance of a decrement of scores after revaluation as I sent revaluation.

My score is 6 listening and reading = 6.5 writing = 6 and speaking = 5.5. Is there any benefit as I need .5 to reach at overall 6.5

Dec 01, 2016
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Revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

I don't think they reduce scores, that would be unlikely, but it's impossible to say if they will increase or not.

Dec 03, 2016
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Should I ask for a remark??
by: Yasser

My scores are L 8.5 R 9 W 7.5 S 6.5 O 8, I think I didn't do that bad in the Speaking section, do you recommend I'd ask for a remark?

Dec 04, 2016
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Should I ask for a remark??
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Yasser,

It really depends on how well you know your own ability.

If you have reasons to be sure you are much better than 6.5 (for example, you've had tutoring and the IELTS tutor has scored you before) or you just know you are very fluent, then you may want to consider it.

Bear in mind though that with the quite large differences in your other scores to your speaking it's possible it has already been looked at again.

Dec 05, 2016
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apply for EOR or not?
by: Tushar

Hello sir I got below score in my last exam

L:6.5
R:6
W:5.5
S:4.5

In my previous two tries I got 6 band in speaking module so I want to recheck my result and I'm sure that my speaking test was too good as compared to both previous try.....

My tutor also said go for rechecking and definitely will changed.

So give me suggestions and idea about rechecking.

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It needs to be your decision, but yes you have a good case for rechecking. A fall of 6 to 4.5 in speaking is odd as there is a big difference between somebody who is 6 and somebody who is 4.

IELTS buddy

Dec 06, 2016
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remarking chance
by: Anupama

Respected sir,

I scored 7.5 / 7 / 7 / 6 in L / R / W / S respectively.

My second IELTS result was 8.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 7. I had given for remarking the first one. I need just .5 for clubbing. Is there any chance.

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I don't know what "I had given for remarking the first one" means.

There is always a chance, but it doesn't seem that you have any particular basis for getting higher scores except that you just are taking a gamble. You can try it but it may not work.

IELTS buddy

Dec 06, 2016
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Need Guidance for remark
by: Gurmeet

Hello

I took IELTS in November for second time and got score on 2 december 2016:

L - 8.5
R - 8
S - 7
W - 6.5

I need 0.5 more in my writing. please advice that shall I opt for remarking my writing. As I think I did well. Another thing is that if they decrease the score??? Please guide me.

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They don't normally decrease scores, but normally you go for a remark if you think something has gone wrong. You don't seem to have much evidence for that apart from thinking you did better, and it's difficult to judge yourself.

So really if you do go for a remark it's just a gamble in your case.

IELTS buddy

Dec 16, 2016
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Need your advice on rechecking
by: Usaid Shuaib

Dear brother,

I appeared for IELTS general training on 3rd Dec and received my result today:

L 8.5
R 9.0
W 7.0
S 6.5

I required at least 7.0 in each but I am 0.5 short in speaking

I am extremely disappointed

Please advise me if I should go for the reevaluation of my recording

Thank you!

Dec 16, 2016
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Need your advice on rechecking
by: IELTS buddy

The reason that someone would normally go for a recheck is if they think something has gone wrong. In other words, you know you are higher than 6.5, but you have said nothing about that.

So really nothing can be predicted. It's just a gamble and it's up to you whether you want to risk it or not.

Dec 17, 2016
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Request for advice on revaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I gave IELTS test for the first time. My scores are as below

R - 6.5
W - 7
S - 8
L - 8.5

I only needed 0.5 more to become eligible for PR application, Should I ask for review of Reading section?

Please advise

Dec 18, 2016
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Revaluation of IELTS reading
by: IELTS buddy

It would be unusual for reading or listening to be increased. The answers for those are right or wrong so there are not normally errors.

Dec 23, 2016
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Re-mark for writing?
by: Anonymous

The website displays the following results:

Listening: 9.0
Reading: 9.0
Writing: 7.5
Speaking: 9.0

Does it mean it will 100% sure be that on the report form they send me?

Secondly I am applying for a Visa and require an 8 AT LEAST in EVERY section. Should I get it remarked? Would I have a chance? It is IMPERATIVE for me to get that 8 in writing so I can apply for my visa.

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Yes that will be the final mark. Nobody can predict if your score could go up or not, it's just a gamble. If there is some reason that you know your writing is much better than the score you got you may want to reconsider a remark.

IELTS buddy

Dec 24, 2016
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Writing remark
by: Shoaib

This was my third appearance in IELTS and I received a 6.5 band in writing, which was 7 earlier in both writing tests. Should I go for the remark?

Dec 24, 2016
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7 earlier in both writing tests
by: IELTS buddy

It's only half a band less so it is possible you did slightly worse this time for some reason. It's really up to you though if you want to try for a remark. It's impossible to predict what could happen.

Dec 26, 2016
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Reassessment for speaking
by: NIREN

Hello!

If you are confident enough about your writing and speaking score more than what you have got then surely you should go for reassessment. I want to share my story.

I gave exam in British council and I got below score

Listening: 6.5
Reading 7
Writing 6
Speaking 5.5

I was confident enough to get 6+ bank in speaking without wasting time, I apply for reassessment for speaking and you know what I got 7 band in speaking.

After that my final score is as below

Listening: 6.5
Reading 7
Writing 6
Speaking 7

Dec 28, 2016
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Re evaluation is gambling
by: Anonymous

Dear All,

I am letting you a secret which if you follow will have sure success. Forget about reevaluation it's fake and not of use and more over its money making game.

Secondly, you all asking this guy is double useless because he doesn't not know anything. If you see his comment most of the place he used common word like we cannot say, there is no guarantee etc etc.

Now, will let you the secret while applying for ielts exam - don't select in your form that you are opting ielts for higher studies or immigration purpose...just tick it's for my reference or anything useless. Because they all know the criteria of minimum point 7 for Australia and 6 for Canada and accordingly they do program to reduce to 5.5 in any module to rewrite. This is business and moreover don't select IDP for this exam.

Dec 30, 2016
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Re evaluation is gambling
by: IELTS buddy

Firstly, there is no guarantee and it is impossible to say if a re-evaluation will be successful - those are facts so that is why people need to be told that if they ask.

Secondly, what you are saying about what to write on the form is nonsense. The examiner does not see any of the candidates application details so they have no idea what they are applying for - they just receive and mark the exam paper.

Dec 30, 2016
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Revaluation
by: Anonymous

You proved to be more moron in this case, I know examiner will not know the purpose of the ielts candidate applied for but the system knows right....!!!

Have some common sense before writing and supporting blindly, i have no doubt that you are one among commissioning pimp of these bodies who support them and cheat public and aspirants who are helpless and faultless.

Jan 01, 2017
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In iELTS revaluation is possible
by: Shanib

Speaking 4.5
Writing 5.0
Reading 7.5
Listing 5.5

My question is revaluation is possible.....?
If yes what are the procedure to do reavaluation...?
If i made revaluation you think my score will be increase..?

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These are the details from the BC site about applying for EoR:

"If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be remarked. This is called an Enquiry on Results.

If you would like to make an Enquiry on Results, you need to apply at the centre where you booked your test no later than six weeks after the test date. You can choose which parts of the test you want to have re-marked.

You will have to pay for an Enquiry on Results. This fee will be refunded if your score is increased for any part of the test. Enquiries on Results take 6 – 8 weeks to complete.
"

Nobody can know if your score will increase. Only to a EoR if there is some reason that you think a mistake has been made.

IELTS buddy

Jan 01, 2017
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Re evaluation is gambling
by: IELTS buddy

What is the 'system' that you think is changing the scores? The examiner gives it a mark and then an admin officer would put that into the system.

Are you thinking the 1000s of officers are all trained to change the scores the examiner gave? Or the computer is set up to automatically change them? Both suggestions make no senses as it would cause chaos with everyone asking for remarks etc.

I have no connection to the 'system', but I know how it works.

Some student's blame the test when they fail a few times instead of their own abilities, but if you are not getting the score you want, unfortunately you need to keep studying. It is a difficult test and it takes time to climb bands. Learning a language is never easy, and it is more difficult for some than others.

Jan 12, 2017
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Cost
by: Anonymous

How much will be the cost of remark in academic ielts? Thanks

Jan 13, 2017
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Cost
by: IELTS buddy

It's about the same price as taking the whole test again, but check with your local centre as I think it can vary a bit.

Jan 19, 2017
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Please Help
by: Anonymous

Hi IELTS buddy

Love your website!
I've got my results out and it was quite disappointing. I've got:

L = 9
R = 6
S = 8
W = 6

Does this seem to be a case that is worth remarking?

I'm fairly confident in my writing so I'm in huge disbelief now.

Thank you for your time and keep up the good work!!

Jan 21, 2017
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Please Help
by: IELTS buddy

The thing is, with those differences in your scores, it's likely they would have checked it again. That is what is usually done if there is a big discrepancy between the scores.

However they don't advertise exactly how that works so I don't know if the fact you got two 6s may have meant that did not happen.

The reading is not likely to change as that is either right or wrong.

If you have some evidence that you should be much more than 6 in writing (i.e. someone knowledgeable as objectively assessed your writing on several occasions and confirmed it) then you may want to consider the remark.

Jan 22, 2017
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Query
by: KS

Hi,

Wrote IELTS thrice and interestingly, scores were same on all three occasion; L 8.5, R 8, S 7.5 and W 6.5.

I have heard that if there is a difference of more than 2 bands in any of the component then they already check it twice before declaring the results.

Wondering is it correct? OR should I think that I may go for re-check.

NOTE: I don't think that my writing in at least two tests was below 7 band!!

Regards

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Not sure about twice, but yes it should have been checked again.

IELTS buddy

Jan 23, 2017
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take advice about writing rechecking
by: harpreet

I got 5.5 in writing & fill rechecking in writing module on 8 December 2016 I need only extra half band can it possible ...I got 6 in listening, 5.5 each in all other module & 5.5 overall. I need only extra half band please tell me.

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There are a few errors in the message you posted so I'm afraid you may well be a 5.5. Really you may be best to keep studying and take the test again at a later day.

IELTS buddy

Jan 24, 2017
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10/01/2017
by: Anonymous

Hi IELTS buddy

I've got my results out and it was quite disappointing. I've got:

L = 6
R = 6
S = 5.5
W = 7

I need 6 for Speaking. Do I re-marked my exam results. Give your valuable comment please.

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It's only worth going for a remark if you have a good reason why you think the mark is wrong, not just because you wanted a higher score.

So for example if you have done the test before and got much higher (e.g. 6.5) or you have had an IELTS tutor who knows you are higher then it may be worth it.

Otherwise it's just a gamble. Yes you could get a 6 instead but there is no way of knowing it that will happen or not.

IELTS buddy

Jan 25, 2017
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IELTS Remark is a useless option
by: Anonymous

I received my Remark result last week and I just needed 0.5 increase in speaking and guess what.... unchanged.... I was pretty confident to get 7.0 band in speaking and I got that in many sittings but this time where I scored 7.0 in writing, 8 in reading and listening and 6.5 in speaking, they deliberately did this,.... stupid ielts....

Feb 03, 2017
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EOR
by: K S

"Not sure about twice, but yes it should have been checked again".

Hello IELTS buddy

In continuation to your above cited reply, I contacted the test centre and their advice was that they do not re-check, it doesn't matter if the difference in any portion is of 2 bands or more!!

I am a bit perplexed as what to do in this situation?

Regards

K S

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Hi K S,

I'm just going by what is the information on the internet as they don't publicly say what they do. If you look it will say in most places that that is what they do. I really can't say for sure then. If they say that, it is up to you if you wish to get a remark.

IELTS buddy

Feb 04, 2017
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Asking for solution
by: Anjali

I wrote ielts 4 times but I got only 5.5 band in every exam then what should I do to improve every module ,.L..5.5. R. 5.5 writing ..5 speaking 5.5

Feb 04, 2017
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issue date change
by: Anonymous

Hello Ielts buddy,

I have a question regarding the EOR. I took the exam in mid-November and applied for EOR as soon as my results were out a couple of weeks later. The result still isn't out but hypothetically, if it goes up, will the issue date (the one at the top) be the day I sat the exam or the day my result was changed?

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This is what it says on the official IELTS Site:

"IELTS results are valid for 2 years after the test date"

So even with a remark, it would be valid from when you took the test.

IELTS buddy

Feb 06, 2017
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IELTS (GT) Revaluation Query
by: Tushar

Hi IELTS Buddy,

In my second attempt (GT) I got the score - L9 R8 S7 W6.5. The first being (GT) - L7 R9 S6.5 W6.5

In the writing section, I used fairly good words to score well on the vocabulary. However, due to paucity of time, I could not review either of the two tasks. Would you recommend an EOR considering I need a .5 band increase in the writing score.

Thanks
Tushar

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Considering you have taken the test twice and got the same scores for writing it seems like it is probably correct so it is likely you are wasting your time with a remark.

IELTS buddy

Feb 06, 2017
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reply plz
by: Anonymous

Hello Mam,

U r the world's best teacher. My name is Khushboo Naik from India. Today I got my result which is

L -6.5
R-6.0
W-5.5
S- 6.5

overall 6.

It was my 3rd trial. Somehow I increased my band in all three module but only got 5.5 in writing again. I am so much dissappointed bcz this time I do my best and also have full confidence that I got 6 in writing.

Now I want to recheck my result but some people said that band may decrease after rechecking. I have no right information about this. Plz advise me that it is possible to apply for rechecking in "WRITING" only. And is that possible that band may decrease after rechecking?

Plz suggest me right way bcz it may totally change my TRF if I will get 6 instead of 5.5 in writing; then I also improve my overall band score to 6.5 and I can easily apply for master degree...

Thk u mam...
regards,
Khushboo Naik....

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I've not heard of situations where it goes down but to be sure you would really need to check with an official IELTS centre.

IELTS buddy

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Should I get a Re-evaluation of my IELTS Band Score?

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I got:

L = 5.5
R = 5.5
W = 5.5
S = 6

I want just 0.5 bands to fulfill my requirement. If I take revaluation of writing how much chance to get 0.5 bands increased?

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Jan 28, 2017
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Taking a gamble
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately the only way to know that would be if we had a crystal ball ;).

Basically people go for a remark (or EoR) if it looks like something has gone wrong.

For example for whatever reason someone knows they are normally a band 7, possibly because their instructor has marked their practice essays, but they get a 6. If they are very confident they did well in the test it may be worth a remark.

In your case it just seems you are taking a gamble with no evidence that you should be higher (you got around the same scores for your other modules). So that suggests the 5.5 may well be correct.

Of course it is possible that if you get it remarked it could get given a 6, but there is no way to know that.

So it just really has to be your decision as to whether you want to take that gamble or just do the whole test again.

One argument that there is for having a remark in your case is the fact that you got the scores you needed in the other modules. If you take the test again there is the danger you get 6 in your writing but then a 5.5 in something else.

Feb 04, 2017
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re evaluation
by: gagan

I got

L=6
R=5.5
W=5.5
S=5.5

I want just 0.5 bands to fulfil my requirements. Is it right to take re evaluation of my ielts test. Is there any chance to that 0.5 will be increased?

Feb 09, 2017
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re evaluation
by: IELTS buddy

Nobody can know the chances of it increasing.

You should only get a remark if you are quite confident something has gone wrong and you were given a lower mark than you should have got.

If you think the marks are right then you need to do more training then take the test again.

Feb 27, 2017
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re evaluation
by: vikram

I have taken my IELTS twice till date within an interval of 3 months.

First time I Received

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 7.5
Writing - 8.5
Speaking - 6.5

Second time its

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 7.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 7.5

I was expecting at least 7.5 in writing.

I require an overall band score of 7 to apply for immigration.

Can you let me know your recommendation.

Mar 02, 2017
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by: IELTS buddy

It really just has to be your decision and it is a gamble to some extent if you do.

Yes it is odd your score went from 8.5 to 6.5, but is it possible you did make some error you are not aware of such as misinterpreting the graph or the essay question?

Either of these errors on reduce your score quite a bit.

Mar 18, 2017
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Remark?
by: Stace

Hello!

I just got my ielts result and it's:

L 8.5
R 9
W 6.5
S 8.5

I heard that if there's a discrepancy of more than 2 bands within any components, then my grades will be automatically remarked? I need a min of 7 for each component. Do you think I should get a remark given that the rest of my components are good?

Thank you!

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IELTS Don't actually officially say under what conditions they recheck something.

The general understanding is that they do if there is a two band difference, however somebody recently on here said they spoke to IELTS and they denied this.

But you should not get a remark just because your other components are good. Some people are good in some skills but weak in others.

You should get a remark if you believe an error has been made and your writing score should be higher, not just because the other ones are higher.

If you think an error has been made then it may be worth it as you only need half a band, but it's impossible to know if it will change or not.

IELTS buddy

Mar 18, 2017
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by: amanpreet

hi last week i got my ielts result L6 R6.5 W 5.5 s6.5 i need Writing 6 ..can u suggest me for remarking..i am scared if band will discrease ..can u tell me pls bands can discrease or just same and increase thnx

Mar 19, 2017
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by: IELTS buddy

It's not likely to decrease but please see the responses below. It's not possible to predict if it could change or not.

Mar 30, 2017
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please advice
by: Anonymous

I have received the following scores on IELTS:

R: 7.5
W: 6.5
S: 7.5
L: 8.5

On PTE, I scored 81 in writing. I scored 90 in both vocabulary and grammar.

I was very confident about my writing. The topic I received was regarding extreme sports. I spent 10 minutes in writing session to double check any spelling errors or grammatical errors.

Should I dispute my markings? Please advice.

Apr 18, 2017
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Revaluation
by: Anonymous

Hello

IELTS Academic scores

listening: 8.5
speaking: 7.5
reading: 7.5
writing: 6.5

Is it advisable to go for a remark? I felt confident on my writing

thanks

Apr 19, 2017
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by: IELTS buddy

Just feeling confident is a bit of a risky reason as you are judging your own writing, which is difficult.

If you have some kind of evidence that you are normally better, for example an IELTS instructor has looked at your essays before and advised you of such, then it may be worth it.

Also it depends what you need. If it is just half a band then it is more worth the risk as it's less likely to go up by a whole band, but half is possible.

Also as there is quite a big gap between your listening and writing it is possible it was looked at again already.

Really you just need to decide whether you want to take the gamble or not or just pay to take the whole thing again.

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