Anyone had IELTS re-evaluation and band increase?

Hi Everyone,

One week ago, I wrote my IELTS exam and I am unsatisfied with my writing band score. I received a 5.5 Band, whereas I at least expected a 7.

After self introspecting, I believe in the Writing task 2, I went off topic and wrote mainly about "how a manager can be a good leader" (inspired by Simon Sinek speech) instead of "If you agree to the statement, A manager can be warm and friendly".

Due to the low score, I am unable to apply for my PR and thinking of reevaluating my writing exam and it costs $185 (CAD). I need a minimum of band 6 to apply for PR in Canada.

Do you guys have any previous experience where you reevaluated and your score increased after this?

Thanks everyone for your inputs.

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Aug 02, 2019
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by: Lee

Did you score at least a Band 7.5 in either the reading, speaking or listening test? If so, don’t bother with a remark as one will have already been undertaken before issue of results.

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