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May 06, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Remark IELTS Listening
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ola,

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

Sep 02, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Example EOR
by: Victoria

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

Jan 04, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
IELTS review positive
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
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
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
Absolutely surprised
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How long remarking
by: IELTS buddy

Officially the guidelines say it could be 7 weeks.

Apr 09, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Just missed by 0.5, need advice on recheck
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?

Apr 24, 2017
Just missed by 0.5, need advice on recheck
by: IELTS buddy

As you'll see from previous postings, it's impossible to know if it will improve if you have a recheck.

It's just a gamble - another examiner may view it differently and it could go up by half a band, but there is no way to know.

May 12, 2017
Ask for a remark
by: Gawri

Hi,

I received my academic IELTS results today.

L 8.5
R 7.5
W 6.5
S 7.0

I thought I did my writing component well. But the problem is during the exam I forgot to write down the test date and module in the extra paper given for me. Even when I asked them they said it might be a problem.

This is my first attempt and I'm so disappointed. Do you think I should ask for a remark?

May 12, 2017
Ask for a remark
by: IELTS buddy

If forgetting to write down the test date and module on your extra paper was a problem (i.e. they did not include it when they marked your paper) then I can't see how a remark will help as I can only assume they will mark the same paper as they did the first time (in other words again not look at the extra sheet).

To be honest I'd be surprised if they did not mark it. I'm sure the admin staff put them together and it was all marked.

But really all you can do is try asking the test centre but I have a feeling they will say they can't check now.

May 27, 2017
Confused regarding results
by: Simran Kaur

Hey.

I took test two times and obtained:

L 8.5
R 6.5
W 7
S 7.5 in the first time, while

L 7.5
R 8.5
W 7.5
S 6.5 in second attempt with an overall score of 7.5 both the times.

My requirements is 7 in each module.
Should I request for a remark???

May 28, 2017
Confused regarding results
by: IELTS buddy

As I always say on here it's of course impossible to know what the outcome could be and it's ultimately up to you what you do, but yours is a very good case for getting a remark.

You only need half a band in one module, speaking, and then you have all the scores of at least 7 that you need. If a score is increased, then it's more likely to be by half a band than a whole band.

Also, you scored 7.5 before. It is possible for a person to do less well in one test than another, but dropping by one band in speaking is quite a lot so, if you feel you did as well this time as the time before then it's is possible you were marked slightly low and another examiner could view it differently.

So like I say it's possible nothing will change and it's up to you, but it's a good case to certainly seriously consider going ahead with it.

Jun 19, 2017
do i apply for a remark or not?
by: Anonymous

Hi

My general training scores are:

First attempt:

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

Second attempt:

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

I am quite worried as i require a minimum of half a band in writing.

please suggest do i go for a remark?

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It's possible it could go up half a band but you got only half a band more last time so it is quite possible you did slightly worse and got a half band less.

But another examiner could view it differently.

So really just a decision you need to make.

IELTS buddy

Jun 24, 2017
Remark
by: Ekam

First test result.

L. 6
R. 5
W. 5.5
S. 6.5

Overall. 6

2nd result:

L.7.5
R.7
W.5.5
S.5

Overall 6.5

My need is 5.5 in speaking but i knw i didn't done well as my first exam.

Should i go for revaluation? Pls suggest asap.

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It is quite a drop - 6.5 to 5. So if you can afford it, it may be worth trying a remark, but there is no guarantee it will change as you may have done worse than last time.

IELTS buddy

Jun 29, 2017
Should I request for a remark for Speaking?
by: Anonymous (Msia)

This is my recent results.

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

Overall: 7.5

I am wondering if I should ask for a remark for Speaking.

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There should be a reason though for asking for a remark. Why do you think it is wrong? It's quite near to your writing result so it may well be correct.

IELTS buddy

Jul 20, 2017
ielts result
by: Anonymous

I took the test just 6 weeks ago and my scores are as follows:

Listening...7
Speaking...7.5
Reading....7
Writing...7

Total score of 7

I however need a total score of 7.5 so I can apply for my exams...an increase of 0.5 is all I need to get a total score of 7.5...Do you think I should apply for a remark because I am so sure of what I wrote in all sections.

Jul 21, 2017
ielts result
by: IELTS buddy

As I have said on here it's impossible to predict what could happen so it's up to you if you want to take the chance.

If a score does go up then it's more likely to be by half a band so it may work for you. But of course it may be marked the same way.

It is always difficult to assess your own writing, but if you are very sure it is wrong then it may be worth pursuing a remark.

Aug 16, 2017
Need urgent advice please help
by: AMRINDER JIT SINGH

I got:

7.5 in speaking
6.5 reading
6 writing
5.5 speaking.

Overall score is 6.5

I need 6 in speaking should I go for remark?
Please reply fast:

Aug 17, 2017
Need urgent advice please help
by: IELTS buddy

But you haven't said why you think it is wrong. If you go for a remark there has to be a good reason.

Sep 20, 2017
Remark - I got half band increase
by: Tasleem

Go ahead you have high chance.

My experience, I wrote Aug 19th and I got 5.5 in writing and got 7 in reading, 7.5 in Speaking and listening and immediately applied for remark.

And in two weeks I got revised for writing with marks of 6 and very happy

All true best

Nov 24, 2017
EOR
by: Anonymous

I scored L9 R9 S7.5 W6.5. I need 7 at least in writing. Should I request a remarking for the writing or it will be a waste of time and money??

Nov 24, 2017
Rechecking or not
by: Ami

I just got my IELTS result and it was L-9, R-8.5, S-8 and W-6.5. Should I go for rechecking?

Nov 25, 2017
Kindly suggest on EOR
by: HnM

Hello,

I got my IELTS report yesterday with the following band score in each section

Listening - 8.5
Reading - 8
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 7.5

I was very happy after the test but the writing score is a shocker. I did very well making sure all the grading criterias are met and expected atleast 7.5 - 8. Do you think my writing was graded by two examiners as I have a difference of 2 whole bands or is it done only if the difference is more than 2. Please advice if I should go for remarking and have my writing section reassessed as I need a minimum band score of 7 in it.

Your swift response will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Nov 26, 2017
EOR
by: IELTS buddy

With regards to the two band difference, IELTS don't actually publicly say when they do a remark.

If you search online, on one site it says they do if the 2 mark difference is between speaking and writing, on another they say it's a difference with any score.

Personally I would say it is more likely to be the former because you'd expect the writing and speaking to be fairly similar, but the others could be quite different. But it's not clear what they do.

But with your other scores so different you could try as it's quite possible it would be up half a band, but there is no guarantee. You could have made some errors with your writing such as not answering the question properly which brought your score down.

So really it's just a gamble, and up to you whether you'd prefer to spend the money on a new test.

Feb 02, 2018
Remark
by: Anonymous

In my first attempt my scores were as follows:

L 8, R 7.5, W 6.5, S 7.5.

I just received the result of my second attempt and my scores were as follows:

L 7.5, R 7, W 7, S 7 with an overall band score of 7 while I needed to get an overall of 7.5.

I'm pretty sure that I spoke very well and deserve at least a 7.5 in speaking. Would a remarking in speaking be a good idea or a remarking in all sections if any is gonna increase by a 0.5 for me to have my desired overlay and score thank you

Feb 04, 2018
Remark
by: IELTS buddy

This is just a guess but I would say your writing is unlikely to go up. You got 6.5 before and 7 this time. So I think it unlikely it would go to 7.5 (but as I say that's just a guess I can't say for sure what would happen).

Listening and reading are also very unlikely to change as they are set answers - either right or wrong.

So that leaves speaking. And really it is just a gamble. You got 7.5 before so it is possible if another examiner looks they could think it was 7.5 but it's really impossible to tell you either way.

So you just need to decide if you want to take that risk or not or spend the money on another test.

Feb 13, 2018
IELTS Reading
by: Anonymous

I have got same IELTS score for two times

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

I need 7 in reading. can I go for reading remark? what is the sucess rate?

Thanks!!

Feb 14, 2018
IELTS Reading
by: IELTS buddy

Reading questions are either right or wrong so there is little chance of getting your score changed.

Feb 14, 2018
Should I apply for remark
by: Ari

Hi

My recent IELTS score is

L 8.5
R 7.5
S 7
W 6.5

Last year I appeared for IELTS twice and my score was

L 8.5 , 7.5
R 7.5 , 7.5
S 7.5 , 7
W 6.5 , 6

Should I apply for re-evaluation for writing?
I need 7 in each module.
I am Really in stress

Feb 16, 2018
Should I apply for remark
by: IELTS buddy

I'm not sure in your case there is much chance of it being increased as it doesn't seem like any error has been made.

You've taken the test three times and got 6, 6.5 and 6.5 so that suggests you are around that level for your writing, not 7.

Feb 25, 2018
Remarking
by: Anonymous

I appeared for IELTS academic in February in united kingdom. My result came out to be LRWS 8 8.5 6.5 8.

Unfortunately I need band 7 in all.

Do u suggest me to send for EOR for re-evaluation is it worth because I had taken the test in UK? Please guide me. Thanks in advance.

Feb 27, 2018
Remarking
by: IELTS buddy

It doesn't make any difference about taking it in the UK.

In your case as you did well in the other modules, it is possible that your writing was marked a bit low. It is possible it was looked at again already because of the difference in the scores but impossible to know that for sure.

So it's a gamble but up to you. It's possible that you did make some kind of errors in your writing that led to the 6.5.

Apr 06, 2018
Score improvement in ielts
by: Hemant sharma

Hi

I gave ielts from bc on 16th December 2017.
My scores were listening 8.5, reading -7.-,speaking -6 and writing 6.5
Today I got reassessment result as follows:

Listening - 8.5
Reading- 7
Speaking - 7 = increase of one band
Writing - 7 = increase of .5 band

Thanks

Apr 07, 2018
Should i go for writing ielts rechecking?
by: Navneet

Actually i have score overall 6 bands in ielts. In reading and listening 6, writing 5.5 , in.speaking 7....i want overall 6.5. Is there any chance in writng task to increase .5 band. Should i go rechecking?

Apr 09, 2018
Should i go for writing ielts rechecking?
by: IELTS buddy

You should go for a recheck if you think an error was made and you should have got a 6. Otherwise it's just a gamble, though of course your gamble could pay off and it may go up, but at at the same time it may not.

Apr 09, 2018
Is it wise to apply for a remarking?
by: Ava

UK VI - 24th March 2018

L 9
R 9
S 7.5
W 6.5

Overall 8.0

I need at least 7.0 in all PLAB in November this year.

Apr 12, 2018
Is it wise to apply for a remarking?
by: IELTS buddy

Yours is an example of where it may be worth asking for a remark as your other scores are much higher, that is of course if you are sure your wrote well and did not make a mistake such as not answering the question.

It is the case that if there is a two band difference between other scores then it is automatically remarked, however I believe this is between just speaking and writing, not the others. If it includes the others then it would have been remarked already. Unfortunately it's not possible to check which is correct.

But you have to keep in mind the score could be correct in which case you'll have wasted your money.

Jul 20, 2018
Remarking the reading component
by: Gary

Hi, i just received my IELTS RESULTS and are as follows.

LISTENING 8.0
READING 7.0
WRITING 8.5
SPEAKING 8.5

with an overall score of 8.0.

This is the 3rd attempt and i previously got overall band 8.0 but as i am hopefully immigrating to Australia , i am requiring all 4 components to be a 8.0 .

I thought i did well this time but the reading section is the mark i would possibly want re marked as i understand i got 35/40 which is band 7.0 and i needed 37/40 to achieve the band 8.0 .

As this is the only thing holding me back from getting my permanent visa, i am wondering if i would be possibly successful in applying for a remark in the reading component.

Thanks in advance

Jul 22, 2018
Remarking the reading component
by: IELTS buddy

It's probably not worth it with reading as the answers are either right or wrong. It's not like speaking and writing which are marked by an examiner and open to possible errors.

Jul 22, 2018
Remarking
by: Anonymous

Hi Hossam,

Sorry for your unexpected results. IELTS is a exam which depends on luck.It all depends on circumstances and your presence of mind on that day and I know it is a very stressful but easy exam. You will definitely be successful. But don't expect any positives on IELTS remarking, it's a waste of time and money. Whoever are writing that marks will increase it is not at all true, they are giving us false hope. Try to reappear the exam with maximum presence of mind and leave the rest to luck.

ALL THE BEST

Oct 08, 2018
IELTS EOR by AEO Islamabad, Pakistan
by: Mudassir

Hi everyone,

I am sure you all agree that writing is the component where most of us get stuck and I am not the exception. I did IELTS (GT) an got 7 as per my expectations.

Next time I wrote IELTS (A) and got 6.5 in writing which was not what I expected. I worked hard, learnt new tips of writing and practiced by writing (I never did it before), was very confident that I will do well and I really did!! But when I got the result to my surprise I got 6.5 in writing which was really annoying as I deserved at least 7.

I did an EOR and took a risk of PKR 15000, waited for 3 weeks and finally I got my updated bands 7 and this was the minimum I required to apply for registration with a professional body.

So, I would suggest, if you are confident that you did well in writing, give it a try. You may end up with a disappointment and a loss of EOR fee but life is all about taking chances. If you never try, you never win!!!

Good luck!

Oct 13, 2018
Should I ask for remark?
by: Joey

I made my first attempt recently for IELTS and had the follow results:

Listening: 8.5
Reading: 8.0
Writing: 6.5
Speaking: 8.0

I am rather shocked by my writing scores and was wondering if I should get a remark.

Oct 14, 2018
Should I ask for remark?
by: IELTS buddy

Unfortunately only you can answer that. You have to think about why you may have got a 6.5. If you are sure it's an error on the part of the examiner then go for the remark.

But you have to be sure - you may have misunderstood the question or something which can bring your score down quite a lot, even if you are a good writer.

Jun 16, 2019
Speaking
by: Nick2.0

My IELTS result for 5th Jan 2019 brit council

Listening: 7.5
Reading: 8
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 6.5
Overall Band Score: 7


IELTS RESULTS IDP

Test Date: 6/1/2019


L - 6.5
R - 7.0
W - 5.5
S - 6.0
Overall - 6.5

I need 7 in speaking me and my wife focused our practice in speaking and writing and I am very confident that I did better in my second exam for speaking and writing, so is there a possibility that my speaking can be 7 and writing 6 or 6.5 after remark? Please advice me. Thank you.

Jun 16, 2019
Should I go for a remark?
by: Anonymous

My IElTS first attempt
L 8.5
R 7
W 6
S 9

2nd Attempt
L 8.5
R 9
W 6.5
S 7

Should I go a remark on the speaking part of the test? and maybe writing?

Jul 11, 2019
Speaking-Remark
by: Anonymous

Hi. I would like to ask for your suggestion is I can remark this speaking score. This is my 3rd time already. And I always end up at 6.5 score in speaking. I am aiming for a 7.0. Thank you

Speaking- 6.5
Reading-6.5
Listening-7.5
Writing 5.5

Jul 11, 2019
Speaking-Remark
by: Anonymous

Hi. I would like to ask for your suggestion is I can remark this speaking score. This is my 3rd time already. And I always end up at 6.5 score in speaking. I am aiming for a 7.0. Thank you

Speaking- 6.5
Reading-6.5
Listening-7.5
Writing 5.5

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