IELTS Enquiry on Results Procedure

by Koolgurl

Hi guys,

Just wanted to share my IELTS general experience and the IELTS enquiry on results procedure. I gave mine in Nov 2018 (first attempt) and the below was my score:

R 8.5, L 8, S 6.5, W 7

I needed to get 7 in I was like super disappointed. Cuz I would have to take the entire exam again to get 0.5 in speaking and there was the added risk of scoring less in the other parts in the next attempt.

So I was strongly considering revaluation. Here are a few things about my revaluation and the IELTS enquiry on results procedure.

IELTS Enquiry on Results Procedure:

1) IF your highest and lowest scores are different by 2 or more points then it IS true that 2 examiners will review your results.

2) BUT this is verified only locally. So if you are very confident that your score is not right you can give it for revaluation which will be done in Britain.

3) your revaluation money does get reimbursed if score increases.

4) the score can’t decrease after revaluation. It either increases or stays he same.

5) you can be sure that they do a genuine revaluation of your scores. Mine increased from 6.5 to 7.5 in speaking!!!!!

6) cost of revaluation is the same whether you want to revaluate only one section or all 4 sections.

7) revaluation is a waste for reading and listening since it’s all right or wrong answers. Consider it ONLY if you need higher scores in speaking or writing. Also do not consider it if you need the score to increase more ban a max of 1 point.

For anyone out there considering revaluation or awaiting revaluation results, be positive! My revaluation result came out on 5th Jan 2019. I had applied for it in last week of nov 2018.

Do let me know if any of you have any questions on this or the IELTS enquiry on results procedure :)

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Feb 01, 2019
IELTS Enquiry on Results Procedure
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Koolgurl,

Thanks for telling your IELTS remark story.

You've provided some really useful information on the IELTS Enquiry on Results Procedure.

It's impossible to know the IELTS remark success rate but your IELTS remark story shows that it is possible.

Congratulations on your success.

Feb 18, 2019
How did you get the result
by: Anonymous

We have applied for revaluation, BC guys are saying they will send the result in post? Is it that way you got the result?

Mar 16, 2019
My unbelievable writing score
by: Zsattar

I received my test result as follows:

L 9
R 9
W 6.5
S 7.5

Overall 8

Yet I could not qualify for being short of just 0.5 in writing module.

I have always been a good writer as far as grammar, vocabulary and contents considered. I don't believe in memorizing answers for writing or speaking. I might have made few spelling mistakes cos I could not get any time to re check or edit my writing.

However, I m quite sure that I can communicate very well in writing and I make perfect sense with due respect given to grammar. I don't care nor hoped for 7.5 or 8 in writing. But I am sure, knowing myself and reading sample essays in Cambridge past papers that scored 7 or even 7.5, that I deserved 7 at least.

I believe I should apply for re evaluation of my writing only.
My first IELTS was 10 years ago and I scored overall 7.5 and no less than 7 in any module.

Any input will be helpful.

Mar 19, 2019
A score never seen before.
by: Anonymous

Hello, I got my test results online last week and scored

I need 7 in writing and thinking about applying for EOR, any suggestion or thoughts on my decision to do the same is really appreciated

Mar 21, 2019
A score never seen before.
by: IELTS buddy

To be honest, with those discrepancies your writing was probably looked at again.

There is a procedure in place whereby if the scores look like they could possibly be wrong, it is flagged up and double checked. A difference of 2 bands is believed to represent this and yours falls into that category.

So there is little point in an Enquiry on Results for you.

Apr 08, 2019
Shall I go for recheck?
by: Anonymous

I got my scores last week :
LRWS 9 9 6.5 7.5 .

Do you think my scores were also rechecked because of 2 band difference!? Or shall I apply for recheck?

Apr 22, 2019
The same boat
by: Niva


We are almost on the same boat. I just viewed my score today(BC) and I got 6.5 in Speaking. I was a little bit disappointed because my target was really to score at least 7 each. In what country did you take your IELTS exam? I took mine in Philippines. Really planning to have an EOR. My scores in other sections are : Listening : 8.5, Reading: 7.5, Writing : 7. Do you think I stand a good chance? Though I could really say that I was nervous at the time of the speaking exam. I just think I still deserve a 7.

By the way, your post is really helpful. thanks

May 09, 2019
Negative EOR
by: Anonymous

Hey all, here's my own experience. I scored L9, R9, W7.5, S8.5, in March 2019 but had to get 8 in all components.

I applied for en enquiry on results for writing only, it came back after 4 weeks, writing score unchanged :(

May 19, 2019
How can I know my changed scores for EOR
by: Harshil Thakkar

I applied for EOR process on 6th May 2019 with scores L-7, R-7.5, W-6.5 S-5.5 in IELTS ACADEMIC.

What are my chances of getting bands changed & how will I came to know about my results through mail or message.

Jun 03, 2019
Advice on IELTS EOR
by: Alice C

Hi everyone, I took my second exam last month after 2 years. Results: Overall band score 6.0
Listening: 7.0
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 5.0
Speaking: 5.0
I was really surprised for 2 reasons: When I took the exam in 2017 I had LIST (5.5), READ (6.5), WRIT (5.5), SP (6.0). I was not really prepared and I couldn't finish Writing TASK2. In these 2 years I lived in England for a while, I graduated and I definitely improved my knowledge of the language, especially in listening (and in fact I had an increase in listening from 5.5 to 7.0). what I can't explain is the deterioration in speaking and writing, when I managed to finish both tasks 1 and 2. In general my writing skills are very high, and I have been studying English since I was little. These results do not correspond to my real knowledge of the English language. Would you give me your opinion on the whole question and above all if it's worth asking for an EOR for the Writing and Speaking sections? I need an overall band score of 6.5. Thank you all.

Jun 08, 2019
Enquiry on results
by: Anonymous

Do you think I should ask for remark please help me

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