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Sep 08, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cost
by: Anonymous

How much will be the cost of remark in academic ielts? Thanks

Jan 13, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Jun 11, 2017
writing re-score
by: Anonymous

Hi

I got 7 in writing two years ago. Currently I have been taking the exam, and my score was always 6.0 except my 5th attempt in which I was able to get 6.5. I need 7.0 in writing and is it a good idea to try re-evaluating my report?

Thanks

Jun 14, 2017
writing re-score
by: IELTS buddy

It's difficult to answer really on the information you have given.

You get 7 two years ago but could you have been marked a bit high that time? Could you have declined if you have not been writing much in English for 2 years?

They are both possibilities but I don't know much about your situation.

That's not to say it could not increase if you get a remark, but the fact that you 'always' got 6 before (suggesting you got 6 quite a few times) seems to suggest you may not be at the level of a band 7.

Aug 05, 2018
rechecking
by: Amrinder kaur

First attempt 17 june 2017

W-6
S-6
L-6
R-5.5 overall 6

Second attempt 12 august 2017

W-6
S-6
L-6
R-5.5 overall 6

Third attempt 2nov 2017

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

fourth attempt 7 July 2018

W-5
S-5.5
L-7.5
R-6.5 overall 6

Should i go for rechecking ielts result ???

Aug 07, 2018
Amrinder kaur
by: IELTS buddy

I assume it is your writing and speaking you want checked.

It may be worth it in your case as you did well in the other two and you did better before so they could go up a bit. Usually though it's half a band not a whole band, and also it is possible you did something wrong in the writing that bought your score down.

As always it is a gamble.

Dec 26, 2018
Remark
by: Anonymous

Hi I did my first IELTS exam and got:
listening 8.5
Reading 7.5
Writing 6.5
Speaking 7

I need at least 7 for my writing. Would it help to ask for a remark or should I attempt to another exam?

Jan 27, 2019
Will re-marking submission work
by: Anonymous

HI
I received below results. Do you think it's worthwhile to apply for a re-eval?

Listening 8
Reading 8
Speaking 8.5
Writing: 6.5

Hope to get some dope real quick.

Cheers,
A

Jan 28, 2019
Speaking re-evaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I appeared in the IELTS academic exam last month which was from IDP.My results are ....

LISTENING- 6.5
READING - 6.5
WRITING - 6.0
SPEAKING - 5.5 *

Is it worth for getting my test rechecked?

Exam date 5 january 2019.

Please give me your precious advice so that I would proceed further.

THANK YOU,
IN ADVANCE.

Jan 28, 2019
Speaking re-evaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I appeared in the IELTS academic exam last month which was from IDP.My results are ....

LISTENING- 6.5
READING - 6.5
WRITING - 6.0
SPEAKING - 5.5 *

Is it worth for getting my test rechecked? I need a mere increase of 0.5 in speaking which will fulfill my requirement.

Exam date 5 january 2019.

Please give me your precious advice so that I would proceed further.

THANK YOU,
IN ADVANCE.

Feb 24, 2019
Is there a possibility of 0.5 band increase in speaking?
by: Komal

I appeared for IELTS general on 9th feb 2019. Got my score as L-8, R-8 , W-7 , S-6.5 i need 7 in speaking. Should i apply for re evaluation???

Mar 23, 2019
ielts result
by: Anonymous

sir i decreased my band score after revaluation..is it possible

Apr 19, 2019
Re evaluation in writing
by: Anonymous

Ielts test
Reading 8
Listening 7.5
Speaking 7.5
Writing 6
I appeared 3 times in ielts test and always scored 7 in writing . I want to go for re evaluation. Is it possible to get 1 band in re evaluation as i want 7 in writing.

May 10, 2019
TWO attempts for IELTS
by: Kunal

Hello guys,

I would like to share something with you, my first ielts attempt was on 14th feb,2019

I got scores :
L:- 6
R:- 6
W:-5
S:-6.5

I was very much shocked seeing this result and was in a humongous dilemma. I talked to my tutor for about 2 hours, when i got the result.As every time when i appeared for the mock test, i always use to get above 6 in writing by my tutor. Listening was my favourite from the very first day and i always use to make efforts to atleast score 7.5-8 however, i got 6 in the test. Same was with reading.


My tutor advised me to take a second attempt and give it a best shot. Even though i really worked hard in the first exam still I convinced myself and again started preparing for the exams and within 15 days. I appeared for it and was very curious about the result.

In the second attempt, i got
L:- 7.5
R:-6.5
W:- 5.5
S:-7

Again a big disappointment with the writing score as i was pretty much sure about my writing as this time i preapred my writing according to the writing criteria imposed by cambridge. I used complex sentences,questionnaire, vocabulary, sentence formation all of the things. Though i haven’t got any time for proof read for both on the test day but i can recall i placed everything properly in task-2 and in task-1 i was really in an hurry as i got very less time but I attempted it with some of the points and with proper comparison and structure. Still 5.5 really shocking it is.

I DON’t KNOW WHAT TO DO I HAD ALREADY SPENT AROUND 45k OVER IELTS AND STILL I AM IN CONFUSION THAT SHOULD I APPLY FOR EOR?

PLEASE HELP AND ADVICE PLEASE....

May 13, 2019
Want to know about reading revaluation
by: Anonymous

Hello I just got result and I got , is L=6.50,
R=5.50,
W=6.50,
S=7.00,
OverAll=6.50 Scores in TRF will be Final

I’m pretty sure my reading went very well and I expected 7 in reading and definitely something isn’t right here. I’m thinking to get reavaluation do u think I should? I just need .5 more in reading.

May 14, 2019
Revaluation in reading and writting
by: Aman

Hi
I have given test for third time and I scored overall 6 band L-6.5 R-5.5 W-5.5 ,S-6.5 and I am confident in reading module but quite sure with writing module not even thinking that score in reading plzz tell me if I can go for revaluation in two modules

Thanks

May 17, 2019
INCREASE IN REMARK
by: Anonymous

My initial scores were L 7, R 7.5, S 7, W 6.6.

I requested for EOR on W & L and I got W 7.5 and L 8.5

Now L 8.5, R 7.5, S 7, W 7.5

May 24, 2019
Possibility of increment in writing score in Reval
by: Simran

Hello Sir!

I have appeared for ilets GT on 11th may and I got my result today. I have scored in S/R/W/L 8.5/8/6.5/8.5. As my requirement for express Entry Canada is 7778 so should I apply for Rechecking for Writing module or is it better to prepare for reappearing in the same.

Your early response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks you.

May 26, 2019
Possibility of increment in writing score in Reval
by: IELTS buddy

Yours could be a case where it may be worth getting a recheck because firstly you only need half a band more and also you have very high scores in the other areas.

However, though it's not officially publicised, there is a general understanding that if there is a wide discrepancy in a candidates scores of 2 or more (i.e. you got 8.5 in speaking but 6.5 in writing) then it is reassessed anyway.

So in your case it may have been remarked already. This is supposed to be the rule but of course I can't say for sure what was done in your case.

You may want to have a think about why you could have got a 6.5. Do you know for a fact that your writing is higher than this? In other words have you had it assessed at all by anyone in the past?

And could you have made an error in the Task 1 or Task 2? Sometimes some very good writers make errors that can affect their score significantly such as not fully answering the essay question or missing/misinterpreting a bullet point from the letter. Any of those can really bring the score down.

Of course it's difficult to know whether you did any of those errors. You may have and you may not have realised. It may be worth looking at some IELTS tips for writing to check you didn't do something you shouldn't have.

Sorry I can't say for sure about a remark, but as I say it may well have been looked at again already.

Jun 06, 2019
Remarking for 11 May exam
by: Anonymous

I am in the same situation.

Test date: 11 May 2019
Result SMS: 24 May 2019
Scores: 8.5 7 6.5 7.5 LRWS
EOR applied: 25 May 2019

No updates so far from IDP yet

Jun 07, 2019
revaluation
by: Anonymous

Hello sir I am kamal I have received my ielts exam and my scores are:

L 7.5
R 6.5
W 6
S 5.5

Should I fill revaluation, plzz suggest me sir I am very upset even my overall band is 6.5.

I need just half band but one thing I want to clear that my cue card answer was little bit irrelevant

Jun 11, 2019
revaluation
by: IELTS buddy

You should go for a re-evaluation of your IELTS score if you are confident an error was made.

So in other words if for some reason you know you are better than 5.5 then it may be worth it.

If there is no reason to think that then it may still go up but it's just a gamble.

Jun 13, 2019
Re-mark
by: Anonymous

hello
I have taken the exam last month and got:

Listening 8
Reading 8
Writing 6
Speaking 8

And overall 7.5 and I have applied for a remark for my writing which I need 6.5 but I'm just scared that they might not remark it...is there a chance for me ? I dont think I made a lot of blunders in the writing though to get only 6

Jun 14, 2019
Re-mark
by: IELTS buddy

If you have paid, yes they will re-mark it. Or do you mean you are worried that the score will not go up?

To be honest as there is a 2 band difference between your other scores and your writing it has probably been re-looked at already but either way it's impossible to tell you what might happen if they do reassess it.

Let us know in the forum what happens.

Jun 14, 2019
Should i go for revvaluation
by: Prannjal

Sir,

My Name is Pranjal. My Scores are:

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

I need 7 in writing as well, I have read your comments but just wanted your opinion once again for revaluation of my writing exam.

Jun 14, 2019
Should i send for re evaluation
by: Anonymous

Hi

Ive got the following IELTS result today and i am stunned to see how i have been rated in writing. Would it make sense to give this for a recheck?

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

Please advice

Jun 24, 2019
Ielts revaluation enquiry
by:

Hi,
Below is my ielts result
R-6.5
L-8
W-6.5
S-5.5
I didn't believe that I got 5.5 in speaking so I gave it for revaluation and after few days I got a message from British Council that there is a change in your speaking bands. So can you tell me whether that the change can be positive or it can also be negative?

Jul 12, 2019
Should I request for the re-mark for speaking skill?
by: Jay Tran

My result is as following:
Listening: 8
Reading: 7
Writing: 6
Speaking: 5.5

I made some mistakes on grammar and vocabs. I need at least 6 in speaking for my attending university requirement.

Jul 20, 2019
Is there any chance to increase my speaking band score by 0.5?
by: Jashan hundal

Hi,
I have given ielts exam for first time and my score is

Listening 7.5
Reading 6
Writing 6.5
Speaking 5.5
Overall 6.5

Please suggest me can i go for re evaluation?

Jul 20, 2019
Should I go for re-evaluation
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone
I'm randeep
I had recently appeared for my IELTS exam and got bands
L-7
S-6
R-6
W-5.5
Should I go for re-evaluation?

Jul 24, 2019
IELTS EOR
by: Tavva

L: 8.0
R: 6.5
W: 5.5
S: 6.5

I want to apply for an EOR in writing and speaking. I prepared well for writing as I expected to get a 7. But, at present, I am expecting a 6.

Aug 10, 2019
want to increase reading score
by: Amanpreet Kaur

Hi sir

Yesterday I received my ielts result
and I got L:-6
R:-5.5
W:-6
S:-6
is it possible that reading score will increase with .5 and I need each 6 , if is it possible than I will fill revolution form .

Thanks

Aug 31, 2019
Recheck my ielts
by: Anonymous

My score is S:7R:5.5,L:6.5,W:5.5 should I go for recheck as my requirements are 6 in each. Is there any chance of getting higher score??

Sep 06, 2019
Possibility of revaluation
by: Jarman singh

i have given ilets exam recently and i got L 5.5. R 5.5 S6.5 and W 6 is there any chance to gain .5 bands in listening by revaluation please give some advice

Sep 08, 2019
Should I go for revolution?
by: Harmandeep Singh

I gave idp ielts exam on 24 august 2019 , but i am not satisfied with my result . The score is :-
Reading :- 7.5
Listening :- 6.5
Writing :- 6
Speaking :- 5.5
I am quite doubtful about revolution that my score will be improve in speaking module or not
Please reply so i will apply for jan intake canada as soon as possible or wait for revolution

Sep 09, 2019
Band increase in speaking
by: Raj

Hey ielts buddy!
I gave my exam on 1st august of this month and my results were.

L 7.5
R 7.5
W 7
S 6.5
And overall it is 7

Is there any good chance that there will be an increment of 0.5 in my speaking section?

Sep 09, 2019
Band increase in speaking
by: IELTS buddy

There is always a possibility but it's completely impossible to know whether it will happen. You should go for a remark if you are confident an error has been made. Of course you can just take a gamble and ask for a remark and see what happens, but you have to pay for it so you have lost the money if it doesn't happen.

Sep 20, 2019
Question about IELTS remark
by: Anonymous

Hello guys, I’ve received my Ielts results and it was like this : L 8.5 R 8.5 W 6.0 S 6.0 but I really need both 6.5 in W and S and i was confident on the speaking section and also writing because I’ve prepared a lot for those sections but the results were not as good as I’ve expexted. Should I submit a revaluation of my W and S score?

Sep 20, 2019
Suggestion on Revalution
by: Anonymous

Hi,

My IELTS score is as follows:

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

I need 7 in writing module. Would you recommend revaluation?

Sep 21, 2019
writing
by: Anonymous

Hi,

Yesterday my ielts result came and is scored an overall of 7 bands with a section-wise score of

L - 8.5
W - 5.5
R - 6.6
S - 6.5

should I go for revaluation of writing module?

Sep 21, 2019
writing
by: IELTS buddy

You need to make that decision based on whether you think an error has been made or not. Do you have good reason to believe the examiner has given you too low a score?

If you are very confident of that then it may be worth the EOR. Of course you can just take a gamble and try whatever but you will of course lose the money if no scores are changed.

Sep 27, 2019
Possibility of band score
by: Anonymous

Hi

I got

7 in listening
6.5 in Reading
6 in writing
5.5 in speaking

Overall 6.5 ..

Last time i had score 6.5 in speaking. This time i was expecting quite good in speaking but unfortunately my score fall down. I just need .5 in speaking.. Is it possible if go for eor. Plzz suggest me.

Thanks

Sep 27, 2019
Possibility of band score
by: IELTS buddy

Yours is the kind of situation where it may be worth going for a EOR because it's unusual for someone's speaking score to drop by a band (unless of course you were marked too high last time...) and you only need .5 increase.

Unless of course for some reason you did do much worse, but if you don't think you did then maybe an error was made.

Of course it's impossible to know for sure what will happen so really it's up to you.

Sep 29, 2019
Band increment
by: Bhatia

Hello sir... I had given my exam twice and my result is...
L-6.5
R-7
W-5.5
S-6
Should I reply for the revaluation of writing because I'm not confidence with my writing score I just want to increase 0.5 band in writing...
Actually when first time I gave the exam my writing scroe was 6.5 and at that my exam was fine at all but at this time exam was actually good....so can you please give me suggestions please fast because I don't have enough time....thank you....in Advance!

Sep 30, 2019
Overall band score
by: Anonymous

My result was out yesterday and it was overall 6 with no band less than 6. University requirements are no band less than 6, overall 6.5.
Should I go for re-evaluation.?

Oct 18, 2019
Can i go for revaluation,I got 6.5 overall score and 5.5 in one module
by: Anonymous

Hello sir,
I wanted to know if my writing score will increase if i go for revaluation or not. I attempted 3 ielts test and i want 6.0 in each but the score was
1.L6.5R6.0W6.0S5.5
2.L6.0R6.5W5.0S5.5
3.L8.0R6.5W5.5S6.5
So, is it worth going for revaluation on my 3rd attempt as i gave my best in this exam.

Nov 09, 2019
EOR
by: Anonymous

Hello, I've secured my score as follows :-

L - 6.5
R - 5.5
W - 5.5
S - 7.5

I wish to give my scores for eor in writing and reading section. I'm sure that I've scored well in the writing section but am unsure about the reading section. I just need to qualify in my reading and writing section by half band (Required - 6.0) Is it possible that I could get my bands increased in reading as well ?

Nov 09, 2019
EOR
by: Anonymous

Hello, I've secured my score as follows :-

L - 6.5
R - 5.5
W - 5.5
S - 7.5

I wish to give my scores for eor in writing and reading section. I'm sure that I've scored well in the writing section but am unsure about the reading section. I just need to qualify in my reading and writing section by half band (Required - 6.0) Is it possible that I could get my bands increased in reading as well ?

Nov 16, 2019
Re-evaluation of Writing test
by: Anonymous

Hi I have given IELTS general exam twice. First time my score was-

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

and this time its-

L- 8.5
R- 9
W- 6.5
S- 7

Will it be wise to get my writing section re-evaluated?

Nov 19, 2019
I need 6.5 band (EOR)
by: Anonymous

I have got 5.5 band score

L 5.5
R 5
W 6.5
S 5.5

Should I go for EOR, what are the chances to get 1 band increase in this situation ?

I did well in speaking and listening too, this scores not justify fairly.

Nov 19, 2019
I need 6.5 band (EOR)
by: IELTS buddy

It's impossible to predict what you may get if it changes, and of course it may not change.

Listening is not likely to change because the questions are either right or wrong. It's not like the writing or speaking where an examiner marks it.

Dec 02, 2019
Revaluation or Reappear
by: Pranit Chhabra

Hlo sir, sir actually i scored overall 6.5 bands with 7.5 in listening, 6.5 in speaking and reading but, 5.5 in writing. I need no less than 6 bands. So what would i do now? I also know that, i write my task 1 essay overlength, so now, should i apply for revaluation or give my exam again...?

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