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IELTS Reading Remark

by VJ Vijay


I got all 5.5 in my first time IELTS, except 7 in Speaking.

The second time i got

R- 5
L- 6.5
S - 8
w - 8

So is there possibility for revaluation only for reading. If I get 6 i can be ready for Canada PR express entry. I did really well in reading. I don't know why its reduced.

Because of this score my Canada process will go. Please suggest. Don't know what to do.

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Nov 14, 2018
Re-evaluation of IELTS Reading
by: IELTS buddy


There is probably little point in getting a remark of your IELTS Reading. Questions for the reading and listening are either right or wrong so there is little chance any error was made.

They are marked by admin staff, not examiners.

It's not like the speaking and writing where it is a bit more subjective as the examiner has to make a decision on what to give you based on their marking criteria.

Of course I can't say for sure if some kind of error was made with your papers, but as I say you need to bear what I said in mind.

Most people just go for remarks for issues with writing and speaking rather than reading or listening.

Mar 04, 2021
Reading score was too low
by: Soroush

I took an IETLS exam and my scores were:
W: 6
S: 7
L: 6.5
R: 5
and about a month ago I took another exam and I got:
W: 6
S: 6
L: 6
R: 6.5
in the first exam, I was not good enough in both Speaking and Reading so I decided to take another exam.
after the last one, I was sure about Reading and I was waiting for more than 7.5 but when I received my scores I got 5. :|
I'm in shock and I don't know how to find out what was my mistake.

Feb 09, 2023
Reading remark
by: Omowumi adijat

Please I got 3.5 in my reading and I need 4.0 please can I call for remarking

Feb 09, 2023
IELTS Reading remark
by: IELTS buddy

You can request it but you should remember that the reading and listening questions are either right or wrong so it's very likely your score will change.

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Advice on Remark reading

by Advice on Remark

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
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.

May 18, 2018
Should i apply for remark
by: Savi

I got:-

May 25, 2018
Should i apply for remark
by: IELTS buddy

It's quite a lot lower which is odd but you have to think about whether there could be a reason for that. Is it possible you did something wrong like not answering the question properly?

If you are sure you did not make such an error or another major error and you know your writing is normally better than that level, then it may certainly be worth getting a remark.

Dec 29, 2018
Reading Remark
by: Farouk

I took IELTS exam more than 7 times and I achieved 8 or 8.5 in reading exam six times, but the last exam I got 7.5 in Reading (General Module) and the rest skills were acceptable.
I feel that my answers were to meet 8, so would you advise me to do remark reading?
Also, I want to know how many admins did check my answers, one or two?
Thank you a lot for your help.

Sep 20, 2019
Should I get reading and writing remarked?
by: Anonymous

Hi, I gave the online IELTS test through IDP on 1st Sep 2019 and got


I need 7+ in reading and writing. I had literally finished the reading test in 30 mins and reviewed it in the remaining 30 mins. I was very confident to get 8+ in it.

Do you think it makes sense to put it for remark?

Nov 29, 2019
Reply to your question
by: Anonymous

Did you go for reevaluations buddy? I am in the same boat as I did gave my exam on 16th november. what did you do next?

Jun 15, 2020
by: Anonymous

In the same shoe with you guys, still contemplating on remark, what was your outcome?

Sep 18, 2020
Reading remark
by: Ash

In the same boat as some of the other guys above. Reading score is really bringing me down. I'm considering a remark, though as mentioned above, it's marked subjectively.
I got a 6.5 for reading and the rest of the scores were what I was expecting.

Sep 30, 2020
Reading EOR
by: Teja

I am in the same boat. i thought my Reading went really well as i had at least 10 mins to review the answers and when i saw the test report i was surprised to see R- 6.5 (when i was expecting 8).

Does the test center influence/manipulate the test score to see that candidates dont get 8777 ? Because i spoke to a person in that test center and he is writing the exam in the same test center for 9th time and almost all the times he missed it with 0.5

My score
R,L,W,S -- 8,6.5,7,8

Oct 05, 2020
IELTS Reading EOR - remark
by: IELTS buddy

No it won't be manipulated.

Like listening, reading is marked by administrators (not examiners) so there's no interpretation of what you have written down - questions would either be right or wrong according to an answer sheet.

The marker will have no idea about who you are or how you have done in the other parts of your test.

Oct 05, 2020
Reply to a friend
by: Farouk

Salam all friends, sorry for delay to reply, I have just seen this notification now.

For me they didn't increase my degree in Reading, although I'm sure that I did well and I always get 8-8.5 in Reading for the last 5 times.
So as IELTS-Buddy said, it won't be manipulated.

Jun 19, 2023
by: TOJU

hello. please i need advise here
my test result is out and i got....
but in READING i got 5.5
please what are my chances if i apply for a remark

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