Why are My IELTS Results Withheld or Delayed?

Learn why your IELTS results are withheld and what you can do about it. 

Why your IELTS results are withheld

When you apply for your IELTS test and fill in the application form, you will find the terms and conditions attached to the form. You should read these terms and conditions very carefully because you will find three points which explain that your results may be withheld or cancelled.

IELTS Terms and Conditions: Withholding Results

The following points can be found on your IELTS application form under the terms and conditions:

  • Your result may not be issued 13 days after the test if the IELTS Test Partners decide that it is necessary to review any matter associated with your test or the administration of your test. To assist any investigation, you may be required to provide writing and speaking samples. In exceptional circumstances you may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.

The above point explains that you may not get your results after 13 days because IELTS want to check them more carefully. There are two main reasons given: 1) they want to check your test again 2) they are doing quality control checks on how the test is managed.

  • Your result may be cancelled after it has been issued if any irregularity is identified. You may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.

This means that if there are any problems with your test, your results might be cancelled  and you might need to take your test again or part of your test again. An “irregularity” means that something occurred relating to your test or how it was managed which was not usual or acceptable.

  • If any of the data on the Test Report Form provided by you or your agent to Recognising Organisations has been altered in any way, your original test result may be cancelled.

This point shows that if any information you give has been altered, your result might be cancelled. So, be careful about providing the right information and only use reputable agents.

You now see that IELTS have the right to withhold or cancel your results for certain reasons, usually for analysing and quality checking.
When you sign your application form, you also agree that you accept a possible delay in results. Your signature is agreeing to the terms and conditions above.

IELTS will email you if your results are withheld or cancelled. If you don’t get this email, check your spam folder or contact your test center.

What can you do about it?

If your results have been delayed, you just need to wait and be patient.

Your results will arrive but there is no fixed time limit. Some students receive their results within just one week or a couple of weeks. However, for others, it might be longer – a month or even 3 months.

Can you take your test again? Sure you can. See below for advice:

Taking your Test Again

If you don’t want to wait, you can take your test again.

When you take more than one test, you can choose which results to use. You can choose to use the highest results. So, it won’t matter that you end up with two sets of results – just choose the best one to use for your future.

Booking your Test in Advance

When you decide the date for your IELTS test make sure you have a few months before your actual deadline because your results might not arrive after 13 days.

Give yourself lots of time to prepare for IELTS and to get your results!!

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  1. Moonwalker says

    My IELTS result was die to be released on 10/11/2023 but got mail that my result has been withheld. I have done everything they requested still no news from British council.

    I called to ask if I can book for another test, the person that attended to me said it I am not allowed to take another test till investigation is completed.

    That withheld result was taken with British Council, please I want to know if I can book a test with IDP? as this is really frustrating.

  2. Oludayo says

    My result has been withheld. Should be out yesterday but I was told it’s been withheld while some investigation is getting carried out. I don’t know why this has to happen to me …. What do I have to do concerning this

  3. I’m experiencing this right now. My own experience is a bit different. It is not just me but everyone that wrote the test that day at the centre (according to what the people at the centre told me). I don’t know how long this delay might last.

    • Olanrewaju says

      I have similar experience. I had my test on the 26th of August, 2023. I am yet to get the result.
      I got a messgae that my result is been delayed for quality control procedures,
      What can i do and when should i be expecting the results?

      • I am experiencing same. Hopefully this is sorted out soon

      • Harmanpreet says

        I gave my exam on 10th of august. My result is under investigation. I have sent e mails several times to idp. But still idp says to wait and be patient. I think it is the stupidity of idp to take such a long time for rechecking the test. I mean they just need 13 days to check millions of tests but they need 3 months to check only one test wowww.
        Its frustrating…

      • I took the exam on the same day

        Any up date ?
        I haven’t received my result yet ‘(

  4. Zakaria says

    I never believed that I would receive such a service, I opted for the IELTS computer pass and the results should be displayed in 3-5 days, and it was after 15 days that they contacted me to tell me that I have to wait again, that my results were retained for quality reasons, I feel robbed, sincerely. It’s incredible that in 2023 it could pass without doing anything, and the worst that a month has passed without receiving any news.
    Shame on you

    • Baraka says

      I went through the same situation with two exams I had. The first exam didn’t have its results on time, so I took a second exam. But even the results of the second exam haven’t come out yet. It’s been 10 days waiting for the second exam’s results and a month for the first exam’s results.
      So frustrating!

  5. Ajith says

    You are absolutely right mam. It’s time they should change their policy. They should publish the result of the candidate, whatever their bandscore is…. All the candidates doesn’t come from similar financial background. Money matters too. Publishing the result at the right time should be the proper way to be followed by the exam conducters . Preparing for a test takes more time and it’s not fare that we should wait too long for that hardship, as time also matters!. My IELTS test was on Feb 25/2023. Yesterday (10th March) was the expected date. But I have received the mail from the test partners saying quality check and so the result is withheld. It shocked me and spoiled my whole plan. I haven’t mailed them back till now and I don’t know whether it’s required. I don’t know how long I have to wait for the results… let’s see.

    • CeSmith says

      My wife took an IELTS Skills for Life in Croydon, UK on the 25th (like you). It is 14th May 2023. NO RESULTS. We are waiting and fretting. It is getting to the point where we will not be able to renew her spouse visa and she will have to leave the UK. AND WE ARE NOT IN A FINANCIAL POSITION TO RESTART THE PROCESS AGAIN!!

      This British Council/IELTS delay is forcing a family apart (She is a step-mother to my children). As someone who works in state education, I am furious at this ludicrous situation. It is untenable.

    • Aman says

      I had given my exam on 11.02.2023 in India.My result was supposed to be declared on 23.02.2023 but it was withheld and later banned with the malpractice reason stating that somebody else has appeared in my exam. This was a wrong allegation put on me without any verification and based on their false assumptions.So,I contacted the idp customer care.Nobody was even ready to listen.Then, I put an appeal against my results.Still my results were not declared even when I was a genuine candidate.All they replied in mails was to wait and have patience.I kept mailing the appeals team from my registered email id as well as other idp departments of my county. I was extremely shattered by this decision of Idp as I had applied for Pr visa and I needed my Ielts results urgently.But I didn’t loose hope and kept mailing them repeatedly.Finally, I got my results on 04.04.2023 with overall band score 8.So all I would like to suggest is to keep contacting idp offices located in your nation and do not loose hope.Just keep doing your part and you will get your results for sure and very soon.All the best.

  6. Nikhil Mehta says

    Hey Liz,
    Hello guys , here comes another victim of ielts investigation 😅, well I had my exam on 15/9/22 and on 28/9/22 i received an email representing that my result is witheld, to be honest , I contacted my teacher and also searched about it because it was completely new for me , when I got to know about it , I panicked very much and was not able to sleep
    and eat good for about 4-5 days but now as time is passing , frustration and depression is overcoming myself and literally my time has stopped because all my goals are incomplete without it , day by day I am loosing hope , I just keep reading about investigation process or people who faced it , it might be a joke for idp but it can literally cost dreams of someone. i think this is the most terrifying situation which i am going through in my life.

    • any updates?

    • Srinivas says

      Hi Nikil, Any updates on your situation? your results are released yet?
      I am also a victim of IDP’s IELTS results withheld due to quality check. I took my test, CD, on 12/22/2022 in Montreal. It has been almost 2 weeks and counting, every day. Finally, I found this thread after lot of time spent online looking for similar situation. I am sure quality check must have definitive timelines and not like it takes time as long as pine tree seeds are sown and waiting to them grow.
      I will remember to update my status once my results are shared with me.

      • Abdur Rohman says

        hey, did you get your ielts result. I am also faceing same situation. My exam was 26th August.

        • Praveen says

          I’m also facing same situation, I have given my exam on August 26. I got an email its under investigation.But still waiting for results……..

  7. titia says

    TITIA here
    I did sit my ielts exam on 28/03/2022, in one of the british council. 14 days late no results. After contacting the test center i was advised that my results were witheld and were under investigation. i wrote to several places they all seems to give same answear that they were investigating. 2Months gone now still nothing. Can anyone knows what should I do? Pls help I am really frustrated.

    • U got ur result?

      • Fatema Jannat says

        Hi, my result is on investigation. 12 th May 2022 was my first attempt. Unfortunately, my result was poor. I got overall 5.5 (S-5, R-4.5,L-5,W-6). I appeared in Ielts exam in 25 th June. Now my result is on investigation. I have contacted many times with idp office and investigation team. But replied that result investigation is in progress. But still now I am waiting for my result. In the 2 nd attempt I am expecting (R-8,L-7,W-6,S-5.5). There is huge discrepancies between the first attempt and the 2nd attempt. Is there any possibility 2 months later they will publish my result? Or not. Please, response if you know

  8. Abbey says

    hi. Can ielts make a mistake with the results?
    I took the CD test on April 28 2022 and was to receive my result by May 3 2022 according to the test takers portal. However, I didn’t get my results on the said day and I didn’t receive any mail to explain the reason for the delay. Two other people who wrote at the safe test center also experienced the delay. 13 days after the test, I called the test center and received my results on the next day. It so happens that the score was exactly the same as my previous test which I took a month before this one. The scores fire each component was also exactly the same. Meanwhile, the other two people are still yet to receive their results and they haven’t receive any explanation for the delay. They are the only two people I know who also wrote at the same center. Is it possible for ielts to mistakenly repeat the results of the old test?
    When I called the test center, they asked me to apply for EOR which I have done.

  9. Liz I took British council exam on October 30th 2021 it’s witheld till now……. After I visited your this site and saw where you said we can re write if we can’t wait I registered for for another one on 15th January 2022 so others got their results yesterday…. been 28th January up till now I haven’t gotten mine not even a mail from this people to let me know why my result Status is still showing awaiting result uptil now. Please I’m confused what do I do….. I don’t even know my score whether I failed or passed they said they are scrutinizing it…… But this second one no information at all….

    Please have any one experience this , then I want to know if you later got your results…..

    God have mercy …. After several attempts. And making b6.5 now is witholding of the result I don’t understand this British council.

    • VIVEK VIJAI says

      Hello , still there’s no any update ?

    • Sheeba says

      I too sat for my exam from British Council on 4th December 2021 and my result is still withheld. It’s really very frustrating that we pay and work hard for the test and your results are withheld for more than 3 months. I have contacted the local British Council and UK British Council but only the same response that it is still under investigation. All our plans are shattered due to it.

      Whom to contact from Cambridge as they say it’s with the Cambridge examination board? Can someone suggest how to contact them to find out regarding the withheld result?


    • Dhruv says

      Hii there, could anybody tell me if I complaint about speaking delay in a little anger way to the person who works in the registration and that person doesn’t give reply then my IELTS results will be cancelled?

  10. Hello mam,
    I gave my ielts exam on 30 December 2021 and expecting my result on 12 January 2022 but instead I got a sms stating my result is delayed and i will get it on 14 January. I waited and checked my result on 14 January and i didn’t get my result nor did I receive any mail or message stating any further delay. I contacted IDP and they told me that my result is under additional quality control check and i will get it afterwards but they didn’t tell me any specific time. I am unable to figure out what I did wrong and what can I expect in my result ? I’m quite worried about my result. Can anyone guide me please and also i want to apply in college but i can’t. PLEASE ANYONE HELP ME ! I don’t know what to do or what to expect.

    • Mohit Sethi says

      Hi Raghav, I also gave my exam on 10th Dec and Still waiting for result. Today I got one mail stating that-
      “We refer to your IELTS test of Dec 10, 2021.

      Strict quality control procedures are in place to protect the integrity and security of the IELTS test. As part of these procedures, test results are routinely analyzed by the IELTS Test Partners before they are issued to candidates.

      As a result of these procedures, your test scores for Dec 10, 2021 have come under scrutiny and are being investigated. Your results are being withheld while this investigation is being conducted. Please note that all investigations are conducted without prejudice by the IELTS Test Partners.

      The declaration on the IELTS application form that you agreed to includes the following statement: ‘I understand that my results may not be issued 3 to 5 days after the test if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test’

      Should you wish to offer any information that may support your test performance on Dec 10, 2021, please send a scanned handwritten statement to verification.ielts@idp.com within 14 days of the date of this letter. A template has been provided with this letter for you to use. Your statement must be written in English in your own handwriting and signed by you.

      Any correspondence received after 14 days will not be considered.

      You can get in touch with me directly through my email- mohitsethi355@gmail.ocm

      • Sukhmanpreet singh says

        I got same reply when i when they told me that my result is withheld so your result is declared now??

        • Not yet. Still waiting for my result. Though I have received one email stating that my result is in final stage of investigation.

          • Ngawang Dema says

            I have received same mail as you today. After how many days you got your result & how was the score? Please let me know, I’m worried:'((

    • Hey pal.!!! dont stress yourself. it has happened to me as well. i got my result after 3 months. so just relax and you will get your results after 3 or 4 months.

      • Hey Mihir,
        I have received one mail that my result is in final stage of investigation.
        Can you please tell me if you received the same email. And how much time would it take to get results after that email.

        • Fatema Jannat says

          Hi.. Mohit. I have also faced same problem. Still now i didnt get my result. Do you know what is the reason for Result investigation?

    • Did you got your result?

    • rajinder says

      hi raghav your result came or not
      pls tell me
      im also in same condition

    • navita says

      i am also suffering in same condition i took the Ielts Exam on 4th december 2021 and i received my result via text massage on 18th december i also recevied an email regarding quality control check i repiled to that mail but till now my result has not been uploaded on portal i encountered problems. can anyone guide me what can i do.

    • Ramandeep Kaur says

      Have you got your result?

  11. i have NOT RECEIVED my IELTS RESULT . I have appeared in an exam through IDP on 9th october , 2021 . I was supposed to get my result yesterday , 22nd october, 2021. However , I have neither received any email or message regarding cancelation , declination or withheld of my result . I am sure I have made no mistake during my examination , so I see no lack from my side . On other hand, the participants who appeared along with me all received their respective results at the exact same time.

    • Hey , I am facing the same problem . I gave my ielts on 11th of December 2021, didn’t get results after 13 days. Neither received any mail regarding withheld or cancellation. Can u help me guide what now?

      • Trilok Kumar says

        I have faced the same issue. I have given my ielts exam in the month of August 12,2021 and my results are withheld for investigation by IDP. I used to call every day to IDP india customer care and keep on asking about the results but they used to repeat the same thing( wait patiently until the results are released). After three months I got my results with overall band of 6.5(L-6, R-8.5, w-6, s-6). The results are withheld maybe due to the high difference between LWS and R.

        • Siddharth Ruparelia says

          I appeared for my IELTS exam on 18th December 2021 along with my wife. She received her result but I did not. Are all the results released at the same time? I haven’t received any update or mail from IDP. Request if someone could guide.

          • Shivangi Gurjar says

            I also appeared on same date. I recieved one SMS the day before my result day, that your result will delay due to Christmas break and night curfew and it will be available by 3rd January.

      • Did u get your result?

      • Shivani says

        Hey..did you get your score?..I’ve attempted my IELTS exam on 18th december.I didn’t receive my score yet.instead I received an email from idp that my result is under Additional quality check.did anyone faced the same issue?

        • Shivangi Gurjar says

          Yes! I have received my result yesterday as they had mentioned in SMS that it will be available by 3rd.

      • Gurdyal gill says

        Same is happening with me. I gave my exam on 11 December and my result was announced after 13 days and I got overall 8 band score… But after few days they just removed my result from their site and when i called idp customer care service they told me that my result is under additional check… I am just too worried when i will get my result back

    • Trilok Kumar says

      Don’t worry if you have given your exam according to IDP rules. If your results are withheld you will get mail in one to two days. If you want to know about this call to IDP toll-free number and enquiry about the same. I also faced the same issue and my results got released after three months.

  12. My results are withheld for quality check by IDP. They are under investigation and IDP sent a mail to provide a hand written statement in support of my test performance. Can anyone tell what information I should provide in the hand written statement?

  13. bakri says

    I got this email from the British council it was computer-based test, i came across different topics and i couldn’t find something similar.
    Any ideas?
    Unfortunately your result is still being processed so it has not been possible to analyse it yet. The analysis will be conducted when the processing of your result is completed. Test Report Forms will be issued to candidates from Monday, 22nd March 2021 onwards.

    Please note that it is specified in the Declaration, signed or accepted online by candidates at the time of registration, that there may be occasions when it is necessary to issue a result more than 5 to 7 days after the test.

    • Faisal Umer says

      Bro what happened after that. I am also facing the same issue and unable to find a satisfactory result at the moment. After how much time you received your result?

  14. Madhav Uppal says

    I gave my ielts IDP exam on 19th December 2020 but i still hasn’t recieved my result yet. They emailed me almost 15 days(near 15th january) after my result date (i.e 1 january) to tell me that i have to provide them a handwritten statement, which i wrote,scanned and emailed them on verifications.ielts@idp.com . I have mailed them dozen times from that day after every 3-4 days to ask them about the update but everytime they told me that the result is under investigation and once finalised the test centre will contact. After 2 months, near february 15ish , after i again asked for an update, they said that my investigation is in final stage and that test centre will contact once finalised. Today is 14th March 2021 and i have still not recieved my result. They are not even replying to my follow up mails anymore too. What should i do.? I have to apply for september intake(canada). Can someone tell me if the seats of colleges are getting filled there or not.? Should i give another test or not? Should i wait.? How much time does it take for final stage investigation to end.? Please please please help me. I am really confused.
    Madhav Uppal

    • I am suffering from same problem…..I asked for update they told me that you result is in final stage…when I asked to idp centre to retake the exam …they told me that your result again can be investigated……..I want to know that shoul I retake the exam or not?

      • I’ll say you should wait. I also got the same reply that my next result can also get under investigation. i waited for almost 3 months and finally got my result. my advice to you is keep on mailing them every one or two days. try to reach them on different social media platforms… I hope you get your result. Thanks

    • Manpreet Kaur says

      The same happened to me. I gave my British council IELTS exam on 29 August 2020. On the day of my result, IELTS test partners sent me an email that my result is under investigation. I provided the handwritten statement to the IELTS test partners signed by me. After that, ielts said that we will give you an update on the status of this investigation on or before 6 November 2020. On 6 November 2020, I received another email saying that your result is withheld and we will give you an update on or before 4 December 2020 after that again I received similar emails on 4 January 2021 and 1 February 2021, whereas, on 1 March 2021, IELTS test partners sent me an email saying that we will give you an update on the status of this investigation shortly. It has been more than nine months now, but I have not got the result yet. Now, I am feeling very depressed and helpless. Mam, please give me some advice for the same. I shall be very thankful for me. Thank you.

    • Manpreet Kaur says

      Did you receive your result? My exam was on 29 August 2020, but I did not get my result yet?

  15. I took the computer-based IDP IELTS test in Toronto on 1/24/2021 and I still didn’t get my results. I emailed the test center, but there is no response. How to proceed from here to know the status? My friend, who took the test on the same day at the same center, got his results 3 days ago.

  16. Notification of Investigation of IELTS Life Skills Test Result We refer to your IELTS Life Skills test of 07/01/2021.
    Strict quality control procedures are in place to protect the integrity and security of the IELTS Life Skills test. As part of these procedures, test results are routinely analysed by the IELTS Test Partners before they are issued to candidates.
    As a result of these procedures, your test scores for the 07/01/2021 have come under scrutiny and are being investigated. Your results are being withheld while this investigation is being conducted. Please note that all investigations are conducted without prejudice by the IELTS Test Partners.
    Please note that it is specified in the Online Registration System agreed by candidates that there may be occasions when it is necessary to issue a result more than 7 days after the test. Please note that the Online Registration System also states that candidates who have passed an IELTS Life Skills exam at the same level within the previous two years are not eligible to register for the exam.
    Should you wish to offer any information that may support your test performance on 07/01/2021, please send a scanned handwritten statement to resultsinvestigation@idp.com 14 days of the date of this letter. A template has been provided with this letter for you to use. Your statement must be written in English in your own handwriting and signed by you.
    Any correspondence received after 14 days will not be considered.
    Yours sincerely
    IELTS Life Skills Investigation Team How long do you think this process take ??coz l need to apply m

  17. Hi, I had taken my CD Ielts test on 3rd Jan 2021. I received a mail on 8th Jan(actual result date) that there is a delay and I’ll receive an update by 11th Jan. Now again I had received a mail that the next update will be provided on 14th Jan. Why is this happening and When can I expect my result? please help

    • Hi everyone, let’s call me Ann. I sat my Computer-delivered IELTS on 28 December 2020 and expected the results would be available on Test Takers Portal (British Council) on 2 January 2021.
      On that faithful day, I received an email from British Council sending on behalf of IELTS Test Centre Administrator. They said there was a delay in releasing my official results because they need to follow the quality control procedures without mentioning the reason why my results were kept.
      At first I was so worried and devastated and I tried to call BC customer service line every day. Each time they all said “uhh It was Cambridge that held your results, we BC are only a test centre so we also have no idea”. I waited and waited for 4 more days and on 8 January I sent an email explaining how important the results are for me to the British council test center (in my country). Lucky me, after sending that mail for around 3 hours, they released my results on the same day.
      My advice is to stay calm and positive. You can also try to reply emails sent by the test center and explain your urgent situation like I did.

    • Hi, I have also faced similar situation. I gave my CD-IELTS on 7th January 2021, I was expecting results on 12th January but I got email from British council that my results has been delayed and I will recieve further communication on 14th January. They didn’t said explicitly but I believe that my results were delayed because there was major increase in my results from the previous trial. On previous trial, I scored 6.5 bands and this time I scored 8 bands. So do not worry if your results are delayed, you will score more than your expectation. Also, today I emailed them to release my score and within few hours I got email that my score has been released. So I advise everyone to email rather than just calling them.

  18. uyime frank says

    hi my name is Uyime frank. i wrote my Ielts exams on the 19th of December 2020[paper-based]. my result, is way overdue still date i have not received any mail or notification from british council and am so worried. what can i do??

    • Arvind Kaur says

      Same case happens to me. I gave my exam on 24th October and expected the result on 6th Nov. However I received one email about “Notification of Investigation of IELTS Test Result

      Reason: Quality control analysis”. and they mentioned that I can expect my result before 1Jan 2021. I replied them back on the same email with the details they asked for in email. and sent the remainder emails every 3 weeks.
      I got my result on 25th of December. I got overall 8 bands(R-9, L-7.5, S- 7.5, W-7). Donot worry you might be scoring well so theats the one of the reason they hold result. Have a good hope.

      • Arvind Kaur says

        You can check the emais from IN_IELTS_RESULTS ENQUIRY <IndiaIELTSResultsInformation@britishcouncil.org

  19. Chara says

    Hello Liz! I sat the IELTS Academic (computer based) test on August 1st and they had informed me that within 7 calendar days I would have gotten my results. I kept checking the Test Taker Portal everyday under the tab “results” and I kept seeing the status as “awaiting results”. Suddenly though, on day 5 it changed and it only said “Results” (instead of awaiting) under the status so I thought they were out! Nope. They still aren’t out (today is the seventh day) and I called the British council because my local test center somehow does not pick up their phone at all, and they told me that they will first send me an email to inform me that they are out… I need the results quickly, do you know if this means they will be delayed?

    • Chara says

      Nevermind, I got my results the same day!

      • Hi Chara, by how did you view the test? I have been sent a mail by British council but when I went to the test taker portal, I only saw results nothing else. Thanks

        • I don’t exactly understand your question. I viewed my results on the Test Taker Portal and they later sent me the official document by post.

  20. Uvie Shelly says

    I wrote a computer-based test exactly two weeks ago and my results are not out yet. I didn’t receive any information whatsoever as to the state of my result yet when I send emails and social media messages to British Council Nigeria, all I get is silence. I’m so exasperated. This is very unprofessional, to say the least. How can they treat people like this?

    So as it stands, I don’t know when my results will be out.

  21. Umer Yakoob says

    Hi mam, I am Umer Yakoob, and I have taken two IELTS tests (Academic and General training) last month. The Academic test i gave was a conputer delivered one, and I scored 8 in Listening, 8 in Reading, 7 in Writing and 7 in Speaking. But, the General test I took was a badly conducted one which took 5 hours and 45 minutes, due to some tech ical glitches in the listening part of the test. Hence, I could score only 6.5 in listening, 7 in reading, 7 in writing and 7.5 in speaking.

    Now, my query is, Is it true that, If i took a test sooner and when the results come, IDP won’t give me not more than 2 bands in the Listening part ?.. I needed to score a minimum of 8 in Listening part, but I read on Quora that, IDP or BC has the pereception that English can’t be learnt in 2 weeks, so they will either limit my score from 6.5 to 7.5 maximum, or will withheld my results for 6 months. Is there any rule as such ?..

    Awaiting your reply mam. Thanks ( I also am grateful to you for your lessons on youtube, and your paid digital purchase lessons)

    • There is no such rule that your score is limited prior to your test by IELTS. You have misunderstood what IELTS is explaining to you. IELTS believe, as far as I can see, that it is unlikely your score will change dramatically between one test and another because it takes a long time for someone to develop their English. It is 100% true that to learn a language and improve takes time. However, in my opinion, it does not mean you can’t improve your score dramatically. If your score is low because your English is weak, taking another test is not the answer. However, if your score is low because you didn’t understand the test properly, then it is easy to change your score – all you have to do is learn more about the test and train in the test – this is quick to do. So, as you can see, your potential score is based on two factors a) your level of English b) how much you are prepared for this specific test.
      Each test is marked independently. The score for one test does NOT influence the score for the second test. you got a lower score in your GT test because you didn’t perform well = that is the only reason. As you said, it was badly conducted and this is the likely reason you didn’t perform well. You can take as many tests as you want and each test will be marked separately based on your achievements in that one test.
      I hope this helps you understand.

  22. Hi mam,this is Vandna,i was appeared in IELTS exam last year on 18th July,2019 and on my result date(31st july,2019)that my result is withheld and i have to send a handwritten statement.As told,i sent my statement and they gave me an approximate date upto 25th September,2019 for updates and result.Now,it’s been more than 6 months and even yet,i have not received any results from the same.I am so tensed that what to do. In every e-mail they give dates of next month and then they postpone it again,even this 12th Feb,2020 is the respective date..but still ..my result is pending.Mam please give some advise for the same.I shall be very helpful for me.Thank You.

    • Hi Vandna,

      What is the current status of your test results? Whether IELTS IDP has published the results or not? Did you take another test?

  23. Hi, I took my IELTS on 27th April, and they informed me that my result was investigated on 10th May. And I gave them my handwritten statement immediately on that day, but got no feedback – even no a confirmation about receiving my email. After that, I send another email to ask for a response on 13th May. On the second day, they replied that they received my email but could not give me any exact date about the result of investigation.
    Then I realized I should not put my life on these untrustworthy people. So I booked another testing at another testing site on 1st June. After another 2 weeks, I got my required result on 14th June.
    So in general, it wasted me 1 extra month and money to receive my result, and I still have no news about the so called investigation of my testing on 27th April.
    At the end, I believe these investigations could be just a way of making money by IDP. Please don’t put your life on them if you really need your result ASAP.

  24. Sameer bishnoi says

    As I was given my IELTS exam on 27th April 2019 and result was to be declared on 10th May 2019 but I received an email that your result is under some kind of investigation after that I provided a handwritten statement to the IELTS test partners with signed by me after that IELTS said that
    We will give you an update on the status of this investigation on or before 5 July 2019. On 5th July 2019 they sent me an another email saying that your result is withheld and we will give you an update on 2nd August 2019.After that on 2nd August 2019 IELTS test partners send me an another email saying that your result is under some kind of investigation and result was withhold and give you an update on 30th August 2019.on 30th august saying that we will give you an update on the status of this investigation on or before 27-Sep-19. I don’t know what was the reason behind it please realise that how important the result for me. I wrote plathora of mails to various IELTS test partners but none of them help me. I am in frustration that what will be do . please help me and it’s my humble request that please give IELTS result as soon as possible.its my humble request …

    • I will give a tip. But please note that this is not in my capacity as an IELTS teacher. I am speaking as someone who has had to deal with companies that do not deliver on their promises. Take the problem public. Go to their official FB page and write a public note (not private) – continue to post it and update it until you get the right reply. Put those dates in your message – state that your results were withheld on May10th, then withheld again on ….etc. Companies usually start acting quicker when the situation is available for the public to read. I do not know if it will work. I do not know IELTS will respond. But it is one possible option to push them to resolve this problem. It is an awful situation for you and one that IELTS should be ashamed of.

    • Did you get your results?

    • Simran says

      So did u get ur result or still onhold?

  25. Jaspinder Kaur says

    I had given my exam on 13 june but didn’t get my result in bc please help me I m depressed no word to explain my situation 😓😔 help me if you can please 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Contact your test centre and discuss it with them. Also read this page again very carefully.

      • Jaspinder Kaur says

        I send many mails and also contact with them they just say you agree with all policy now you have to wait. From 13 june till today I am waiting for my result but now i am very disappointed from everyone they all said we can’t do anything 😔😔 who will help me to declare my result. I want to tell everyone please don’t fill exam in bc…. good luck 👍

        • Jasdeep Singh says

          Plz post it whenever u get ur result. My result is also on hold for 6th july general training exam through British council. I gave it in ludhiana.

    • Arsh Sran says

      we will get update on 6 sep according to british council n i guess it will be same for idp as investigations process is done by cambridge university australia ! if u wnna discuss something more u can call me on 7272 00 6262 ! M punjabi too so don’t hesitate ! I performed very good in that test that’s why it is very important 🙂

  26. Jaspinder Kaur says

    I didn’t get my result 😓 they even not interested in inform us about what happened with our result and don’t give proper date or day on which they give result they don’t take seriously but this problem make a bad impact of bc and idp. We spend a huge amount of money on exam and for preparation but they even not interested in pay back or give a result.. bad experience I think i waste my money as well as a year in this process.

    • Mandeep kaur says

      U r ryt
      Bc as well idp now they have become money maker by this process like withheld of ielts result.. They think that we will withheld the result of students and student will again give ielts exm, pay 13250 to them..can u imagine i m waiting from last 7 months. My exm date was 19 jan 2019. Still i m waiting. I think 2020 will come but bc cannot complete the investigation process in a year because they don’t care about students.
      Moneymaker(bc & idp)..

  27. Mihir Patel says

    I gave test on 18/07/19 and the British council website is showing the 18/07/19 on their result link, but after submitting my information it says No results found
    also I have not received any email from them
    The sms system also replies with No matching information found
    What should I do ?

  28. Mandeep kaur says

    Hello everyone,
    If ur result is still not declared even after 13 days of IELTS exam . Then u shouldn’t worry. Just keep calm dear aspirants. I know better that anxiety is normal in this condition but don’t get stressed over this.
    I have suffered through the same as I have given exam on 11th may 2019 ND got my result on 4th of July. . ND one thing I learned from dear Liz is just to keep idp informed about ur delay through mail and telephonically.
    And u know what , it actually worked for me.

    I wrote plathora of mails to verification.ielts@idp.com and they listened carefully and advices me to keep patience . ND I m lucky that finally I got my result after a w8 of nearly 1 and a half month with band score is 7 overall .
    So, if ur result is delay then it’s a good sign that u will get higher band score.
    Just keep in mind to send mails on regular basis to these ielts insitutions ND just wait for the best.

  29. Zahoor says

    The result was announced in website of 22 june but still my result not found why ???

    • Bhagyashri jadvani says

      I also faced same issue… my exam date was 13 june… result declared date was 26 june and on the day of result i received mail from British council that your results will be declared on 5th july but still i have not received my results

      Dear Bhagyashri
      Notification on your result update.
      Test Date:13.6.2019
      Reason: Delay in processing results.
      Strict quality control procedures are in place to protect the integrity and security of the IELTS test. As part of these procedures, test results are routinely analysed before they are issued to the candidate.
      Unfortunately, your result processing has been delayed and will not be released today. We understand how important it is for you to have your result as soon as possible and we are making every effort to expedite the process. In case you would like us to inform your receiving organisation, please contact us at IndiaIELTSResultsinformation@britishcouncil.org.
      The declaration on the IELTS application form that you agreed to includes the following statement: ‘I understand that my results may not be issued 13 days after the test if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test’
      We will further update your result status on 5.7.2019

  30. Hi Liz, I was supposed to get my results on the 14th of June but I received an email saying that my results were under investigation. I still did not get access to them so I am considering writing the supportive statement before my 14 days are up. However I am not sure what I should include in it? Since I don’t know my results I don’t even know what I am supposed to “justify” or explain about my results, they refuse to tell us more about the cause of the investigation. Could you tell me what I should write about in the supportive statement please?
    Thanks in advance

    • As explained above, results are withheld either for quality checking purposes or because they suspect cheating. You have a chance to write something which defends against any charge of cheating or breaking exam rules if that is the reason your results are withheld. Unfortunately, they do not tell you the specific reason – leaving you to judge best how to tackle the situation.

  31. Megha raj says

    I’m just shocked to see many r facing the same problem that I’m facing.

    “WITHHELD”. ???? for wat !

    Written IELTS through IDP on March 23, 2019 and got withheld till today i didn’t receive my results.
    – no time frame for this kind of cases ?
    – is it a kind of joke that IDP, BC , Cambridge being such big institutes /organisations , thy make this much of delay.
    – In a country like India 13 thousand rupees is huge amount. we write test with all our efforts of hardwork. thn we keep listening to wait wait wait have patience for months together. i think my Indian govt is little fast now in this year.
    – This is not at all fair and injustice.

    just the statement in their writing says results may not release in 13days or more. oh god here the word more standards till my death ! I’m helpless. my months of preparation and hardwork got withheld.

    I lost my precious time in waiting tht i cannot get back . now I’m losing my interest in my plans and career i have planned with ths IELTS.

    I don’t knw who s responsible but this is frustrating and hurting.

    are we in 2019 or 1900 !??

    • I understand your situation. But you must never lose hope or become negative. Do not let the actions of a third party affect your plans, your determination or your future. Hopefully your results will arrive soon. Otherwise, start preparing for another test. I like your comment about which era we are living – we are in the era where such companies as IELTS do not listen, do not improve and do not care. This is one of the areas of IELTS customer service that I think is appalling. This page has been active on my site since 2016 – during all that time IELTS could read how hurtful and damaging this policy of withholding results with clear communication, without a fixed deadline and without any indication they care about the consequences it has on people’s lives. In three years of this page highlighting a serious problem with their policies, they have changed nothing. On the whole, I like IELTS as a testing system, but this aspect of the company is disgusting, heartless and unprofessional.

    • Pooja Parihar says

      Did u get ur result?

    • Jass says

      I am also facing similar problem with same exam date but till date no response even after numerous emails..

    • Shobhna Eusebius says

      Even I am a victim I can say that…gave my IELTS on 23rd of March 2019 through British Council, it has been 9 months now and my result is nowhere to be found. Till the month of August they were sending me a repetitive mail that investigation is going on and will send your result next month, but to my surprise they even stopped sending mails from September onwards.
      My money gone, my precious time got wasted and whenever I try asking British council people about the update all they say is that “your result is under investigation” I wonder what kind of investigation goes on for 9 months?????? And in addition to that they suggest giving IELTS again… I mean really British Council do you have no respect or shame or accountability as to how you are robbing students out of their money, time and their trust just to keep your business moving?????

      • I suggest you contact IELTS Official on their FB page and post the query in public. When the comment is public, it is taken more easily. Just state clearly – I have been waiting for 9 months to hear about my results. Then demand a response in public so that the public can see how they deal with such situations which cost you £XXX. Try it and see if it helps. Keep pushing them in public. Good luck!

  32. Harpreet says

    Hi mam how are you i done my exam at april 25 and 27 but my result is not declared i call directly head officer but they say that investigation going on my result but toady is 8june but again my result is not declared i am so worried about this please help me

  33. Sameer bishnoi says

    As I was given my IELTS exam on 27th April 2019 and result was to be declared on 10th May 2019 but I received an email that your result is under some kind of investigation after that I provided a handwritten statement to the IELTS test partners with signed by me after that IELTS said that
    We will give you an update on the status of this investigation on or before 5 July 2019. Now what will I do for this result to be out.please help me

  34. Dikshant Jain says

    Registered for IELTS British Council Academic for June 1, 2019. Received LRW dates through SMS. I have been daily checking Mails, Spam, SMS and Candidate area since the day I have registered for IELTS for Speaking.

    But today on 31 May, I checked my candidate area and I felt shocked to see that Speaking was scheduled for 31 May at 10:20 AM.

    Though, I have received for LRW through SMS, I was NOT notified about Speaking through SMS or email. Also, I checked my candidate area on a daily basis since the day I booked for IELTS. Is this is a system bug or what ?

    Suggestions, Guidance and Expert Advice is solicited.


    • You need to contact your test centre directly. Explain that you didn’t receive the email. Ask them to forward the email them sent. This way you will know if they sent it and you didn’t receive it OR if they didn’t send it. Also check which email you used to register with them. For more you talk to them and ask for confirmation of the email, the quicker this will be resolved.

  35. sai says

    Hello Everyone,
    I took the computer delivered test from ielts IDP on May 2nd 2019 and IDP has informed that my results are under additional quality checks.
    Please let me know the time frame as to how long this would take? In the previous comments from the years 2017 and 2018, I noticed that it took somewhere around 2 to 6 months for the issues to be resolved. Is it same in 2019 or are there are changes to the time frames? Please advice.

    • I posted a comment here but it wasn’t approved, not sure why. But here’s my two cents for you, I gave exam on 13 April 2019 and my result was delayed for processing that’s all they replied to my email. However, I got my result on 8th May. It looks like due to band difference of 2.5 they were rechecking it. Though the low writing score doesn’t make sense to me. Don’t worry. Keep patience and don’t panick seeing the time frame here like me. It’s not as bad as before now.

      • Nilangi says

        Could you let me know when they sent you an email? I sat for the exam on 27th of April and the results was out on 13th of may. But I didn’t receive an email or my results ..

      • Thank you for your advice. I’ve sent a scanned hand written statement to them as they requested it. I mentioned everything about the way I prepared and that the test centre was very vigilant and all. I hope that they look into the camera footages of the test centre ASAP because all that they can find is me doing the test without moving an inch let alone cheating. I need those results ASAP but only god knows when would I receive them.

  36. Nazia says

    For those whose result is withheld!
    I gave my exam on 13th April and my result got withheld which was not only nerve-wrecking but also complete new for me, as I gave Ielts before and didn’t experience anything like this. I wasn’t notified or anything from my test centre. Hence, the first thing I did was google and what came to my knowledge was horrendous. It made me panicked that many people didn’t get result after 6 months. Such uncertainty isn’t something that a uncertainty avoidance person like me would take. What made me even more furious was that no liability on behalf of Cambridge! There is no one who would answer for this! Finally, I decided that I am not letting my luck sit on their hand and rather registered for TOEFL aa I don’t trust Cambridge.
    Now the twisting point is that I got my result after 25 days of my test date and now I will give toefl which would not be necessary only if I hadn’t panicked and kept some patience. So whoever is reading this, keep some patience, I can not assure that you will get your result within 30days like me, but can suggest you that wait at least a month before registering for another exam. Besides, plan your IELTS 6/7 months beforehand from your expected deadline.
    Previous score in 2016: L-7.5, R-7.5, S-7.0, W-7.0 overall-7.5
    New score: L-8.5, R-8.0, S-8.0, W-6.0 overall-7.5
    My writing score was surprising as I prepared for only writing, and I don’t think that after graduating with a distinction in UK where I wrote extensive amount of academic papers, my writing skill has deteriorated. Perhaps, this gap was the reason of my delay.
    On a side note: After taking Toefl I will be able to say which one is a better indicator.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 About IELTS writing, no academic writing will help you with IELTS writing because they are not the same. IELTS have specific requirements and specific meaning behind their instructions. There are ways of showcasing your English which does not follow your usual academic writing methods. You must understand how the examiner reviews your writing and what makes your score go up or down. For this reason, it is very common for people with excellent English not to prepare properly for writing and thus get a writing score that does not match their level of English. However, you’ve done really well overall 🙂

  37. nuel johnson says

    I wrote the exam in October 2018, My exam result was withheld and till today 14/march 2019, it has not been released. This is rubbish, spending so much money for it to be seized or withheld. The management does not know what they are doing. that is corruption.
    If I have cheated then cancel the result rather than putting me on hold for this long.
    The have to put a limit on length for investigation, this is not Russia collusion with Trump, this is people lives

    • I completely agree. There must be guarantees of time limits for withholding results and clear, transparent communication. IELTS really need to do something about this. How were your results?

    • Naveen says

      I have given test on 17 November 2018 in BC. They’re withheld my result from 30 November till now i have not got result. Cheating and playing with students money and valuable time.

    • Vishnu says

      Hey Nuel,

      I sat for computer – delivered test on march 30 2019, considering the faster results as it is terribly important to boost my score for immigration purpose. However, i have been informed by my test center that results are withheld for few candidates and no confirmation shall be given until IDP Australia perform control checks. Why is it happening?

      • sai says

        Hi Vishnu,
        The same issue with me. I took the computer delivered test on May 2nd 2019 and IDP gave the same reason as yours.
        Any news regarding your case? Please update me as it will be of immense help.

  38. Anyone here who gave ielts academic in Manchester,on 19 January and didn’t get the result????

  39. Karam Botrous says

    My Result was sent to me by a message on my phone.
    But not found online. I don’t know why?

    • Hi I think I didn’t subscribed the sms service my result was announced yesterday but I am unable to find it on the official site,is there any other way through which I can get my result via text message .thank you

      • First of all check your email maybe your IELTS result is withheld by Ielts test partner, in this case you won’t receive your result, all you need to do is wait for the result.

        • I didn’t got any email not even in the spam folder and I need it urgently and I am reading here other comments many of them got there results after 3 to 4 months that’s too long I gave it in Manchester , have emailed them letsee fingers crossed

          • You should call them on their help line number as its been 4 months and my result is withheld by ielts test partner.

  40. Sawaliya prince madhubhai says

    I have given exam on 18august2018 and its 5 month held still my result is not come , and now its urgent to get my result then how can i get my result . Please help me im in depression.
    Bday :2/5/1996

    • swati patel says

      Same problem with me but I got my result on 16 January 2019 and I got 8, 8.5, 7, 7.5 in LRWS respectively. My exam date was 18 August 2018 IDP.

      • Balveen Kaur says

        M also waiting for my result. I appeared for the exam on 12th September 2018. Its very frustrating to wait for the result. I always get the same answer from idp wait for the result.

        • I taken test from BC Hyderabad on 17 November 2018. I am waiting for results they are pospy till now no result received and saying to wait.

        • I am waiting from 30 November 2018, I taken test on 17 November till now there was no result.

        • sajna says

          I wrote my exam on September -8 , 2018 , its been 6 months now , still no word of result . I am not sure whom to contact for this anymore .Its frustrating after putting so much efforts and money , all ended for nothing now . I have been placing mails each and every month and still without any change in words they ask me to wait for the update till next month .

          • Try their public FB page – post your comment as a public comment so that they must pay attention. Continue to post comments, send emails, phone and do anything else you can.

            Has anyone else had this problem lasting so long? 6 months seems a very long time indeed.

            • sajna says

              Thanks for your suggestion Liz . I have sent a message in IELTS official page , let’s see if there will be any positive response.

            • Rayan says

              Hi Liz , does British Council closed on Good Friday and Easter !! I took my exam 6th of April 2019 and today 19th of April so results suppose to be published I’m continuing checking my result but system says no result found .. I rang them several time there given number but answer machine replied they are busy!! Whome should i contact in nepal ??

              • It is considered a Bank Holiday which means most companies close down until Tuesday. Check their website to see if they have details about closing and opening times.

              • chetana says

                yeah.. i also gave the test on 6th of april; however , i haven’t got my result yet. i tried it more than 100 times but it still says no results found.. it was supposed to get published on 19th i.e yesterday, but we have not still got the results. is there any way we can get access to them ??
                i am from Nepal
                Want to say thanks to liz for all her support;her vidoes really helped me and my friends a lot ..😊

            • Mandeep says

              Same happened with me

  41. Hi guys , anyone here who’s taken the exam on Dec 13 2018 (academic UKVI)? We were supposed to get our scores on 29th , but still no sign of it …customer care agents keep saying the same thing over n over again .

    • I have ! I got a msg saying it’ll be on 29th, then on 4th because of some issue (i.e today). And now when i am trying it shows ‘ no result found’

  42. sofar_cat says

    I took academic exam on 8th Dec. The result supposed to be released yesterday. However, until now the online system only show”no results found”. I cannot contact my local test center ( British Council) as they are closed for Christmas holiday until next Thursday. I also have not received any email explain why my result was delayed. Anyone know if this due to the holiday or my result has been withheld…I am very nervous now because I need my result by mid Jan 🙁

    • Ayush modi says

      Hey don’t worry u can write an email to British council mentioning that u need to submit to University or so but please ensure to attach the reference about the timelines from ur University

      • Hey Ayush,
        Did you get your result?
        if yes then how long did you wait and what have you done to get your result as my result is still withheld, my exam date was 15th September-2018.

      • Sofar_cat says

        Hi , thank for your reply.
        The online system already showed my result on Sunday. I feel so relieved now. Maybe it was delayed due to holiday or technical error. So if anyone face the same problem like me, you can try check again for another few days.

  43. Hey Liz,
    I took my exams on November 10th. I am getting the message of my result is being confirmed. What should I do? I have tried to contact the exam center but they are receiving my calls.

  44. Mayank Slathia says

    My IELTS result was declared about 12 days before but my TRF isn’t dispatched till now
    Why is it so?
    I’m trying to contact them but they aren’t responding well
    Do you have any idea

  45. Maruf Rayhan says

    Same problem with me. I have got an email from British Council that they are investigating for quality control and they will let me know. but it’s been already 10 days. No answer whatsoever. My master’s application process is being delayed for this.

    • Same problem with me and it’s been more than 40 days till now no response from british council, i keep on calling them on a regular basis.

      • I was about to receive result today but not received and when i called bc customer care they told few results are delay and yours too. So wait till 16nov 12 pm. Worried after reading all comments here.

        • Please where was your centre? ielts has not sent the results or any mail with regards to the exams. i feel like i’m in a limbo. someone please help.
          i have checked their test taker portal and no result released. i wrote the exam November 1… in Lagos, Nigeria. Anyone else with this issue please?
          thank you

          • Hey Dami, it’s been 3 months and still i have not received my result, test center keep on saying that my result is under investigation by IELTS test partner, so , i have to wait.

          • beckley Okorie says


  46. Ayush Modi says

    I appeared for General training IELTS from BC on Oct 13, 2018 my result was due on Oct 26, 2018, however I received an email stating that my result is kept on hold due to quality parameters and same will be declared by Dec 06, 2018…
    Any updated why this is being done and will I be getting result prior to the dates defined or how….I am quite worried…..

    • This is happening more frequently now. It happened with me as well and mainly it is because that there is a band difference of more than 2 point amongst LRWS. For example you might have scored 9 in Listening and a 7 in Speaking or Writing

      • Ayush modi says

        So r they going to cancel my result just because of this reason or they will release the actual result???

    • Varun Joshi says

      You should get your result in couple of months. For my exam in April 2018, my results were released in October 2018.

      I got 9 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 7.5 in Writing and 8 in Speaking.

      My guess why my results were withheld is that in my earlier attempt in March 2018, I had an issue with the AC and had formally complained to the exam invigilator in form of a written form immediately post my exam.

      They offered me a free re attempt which I accepted and took in April 2018.

      Probably there was a big gap in my scores of previous exam to April one.

    • Ayush modi says

      I got my result today after six months… finally happy

  47. Hi,
    I have given my results for remark ( idp Canada). On August 29th I received an email that they issued the results. But till today I didn’t get my results. I emailed them, but gave no response. Is there any way that I can know where the results now? And can I know whether the score has improved or not? Please help me. My education is depend upon this results. And I am near the deadline

    • Arshdeep Singh says

      Can you get your result?

      • Geetinder kaur says

        From which centre did u appear for the exam?? I’m also facing this problem.

        • Ayush modi says

          I appeared from Delhi but till date I haven’t received any update I am continuously following up from BC but till date I haven’t received any concert reply.

  48. Hi, my exam was on 18 August, 2018. So, basically they told test result will be declared on 31 August. And it’s been 1 day and still waiting for it. Huh! Anyone else is facing same???

    • From which center did you write your exam?? Because I’m facing the same problem.didn find my result yet

    • Yes !!! Even im facing this same problem !!! It’s very disappointing for us, but i got an mail from British council that my result will be declared after next 13 days !!!! Like seriously !!!

    • Same thing here 😔

    • Hii, I’ m also dealing with the same problem .waiting for result

      • Prasanta Ganguly says

        I am also facing the same issue for 18th Aug test. I booked my UKVI GT in Mumbai through IDP. IDP customer care informed me yesterday that 18th Aug results (from India) are withheld due to quality check and there is no TAT so far.

    • Sandeep Singh says

      Same here

    • parwinder says

      same here

    • I’m also facing this problem.. I gave my exam on 18th August.. now they told me that they give some information about my result on 6 September..

      • Please !!! Do let us know when u’ll recieve ur result.

        • Samaksh Kapoor says

          Hello! I appeared for IELTS (IDP from Noida) on August 18th, received an email stating that it under quality control and the results will be declared after so and so date. Till today I have not received my results and with no updates by when they will be declaring.
          Have you guys received any updates? If yes, what do you think could be possible reason for your delayed results?

          When they declare the result, do they give any justification sort of something along?

    • Hey guys i also gave my test on 18th August and i got my result just now hope you will get your results soon 👍👍😊😊

    • swati patel says

      Same here. still waiting for result.

  49. UNLUCKY says

    Hi Liz,
    I received an email from IDP that my results are permanently withheld with a pdf file and in that file, they mentioned that the following actions will be taken:
    1. The result will not be released and a Test Report Form (TRF) will not be issued.
    2. A report has been made to the IELTS Test Partners and any nominated Recognising Organisations.

    So, this means the I can not write the IELTS again or the PR process cannot be processed?
    Kindly guide me what to do? am I eligible to write the IELTS again? If yes, then my results will be considered by the immigration authorities or not?

  50. Anita Kapoor says

    My Son gave IELTS exams in the month of April and the result was supposed to come on 14th April,2018 , On 14 Apriol,2018 we got message that due to strict quality control his result will out by 22nd June and these kind of email are coming on every month and now it is postponed for the next update in September,2018. In the meantime, he gave the exam once again and cleared. But this is totally unprofessional behaviour of IELTS what I understand that they had missed the bundle of papers and they are keeps informing the candidates with the same reason. Is anybody there who had faced this problem and finally got the result.

    Is there any legal action needs to be take against this Institute … Please suggest.


  51. My ielts result delay today … Why this hpping. . Plz anyone tell me .. My score above ovrll 6 or low …plzz tell me 😞

  52. sandeep says

    i gave my exam on 7th july and the result was declared on 20th july, but i am not able to view my result in candidate area of british council, it says result not found, however i am getting my result on message when i follow the result on message procedure.
    advice me what should i do.

    • Mahmoud Othman says

      Did u get any updates ? I did mine at 21th july I should be getting my result 2th august but result not found

  53. I gave my exam to 12 may but IDP don’t declare my result.i wait for my from 70 days. Please any tell about this problem

  54. Raghu says

    I gave my ielts exam on 23rd of june in Moga,Punjab & idp have declared its result on 6th of july.I did not get result on 6th of july even i am still waiting for my result or i could not get any email or text from idp..So,please anybody here those who are facing same trouble.Please contact me ÷ 6239667875

    • raghu says

      Today,i receive this mail from idp anybody knows when would my result come.Please Elizabeth mam assist me.Because i did lot of hardwork afterthat i gave exam now i am worried..

      Dear Concern,

      This is to inform you that your result is currently being investigated by Cambridge and IDP Australia & once we receive any confirmation from them, we will inform you about the outcome of the same. We would request for your kind patience regarding this matter.
      For any further assistance, you can also call us at 1800 102 4544 (Toll free) from Monday to Saturday between 09:00 am to 05:30 pm.

      Team IDP IELTS

  55. Harpreet Singh says

    I appeared in the exam of 10th march 2018 which was conducted by IDP. It has got 4 months from the test date but i have not got my result till now. When i call to the customer care of IDP ielts they just give me a robotic answer that your result is under investigation and you have to wait and we will intimate you when we will get any update.
    It is very frustrating to just wait for result.

  56. Same thing happened with me.i also gave exam to 12 may 2018 ,but the result is witheld,IDP says to me for wait .what I do now.

  57. Ifeanyi Nwobu says

    I wrote the exam 12th May 2018 in ph Nigeria, they sent me a mail the result is withheld for quality control. On 19th on June they sent another mail that the result is released and I can go for collection. But till today, whenever I go they say it still can’t be found. And because it’s past 40days I can’t view it online. Pls what could be the result. Could it be the result is missing? What can I do about it

  58. Gunjan arora says

    I have given exam on 20 jan 2018 but still I didn’t got my result. Every time they are giving robotic answer Which is useless. They don’t give any timeline. I am really frustrated 😔

    • Rishi says

      same happened with me…I have taken my IELTS ACEDMIC on 20th Jan,fortunately I got Result on 25th may (after 4 months) …they sent directly TRF at my place…So wait for it …You will get soon your results…thanks liz for this website… 🙂 lots of love from ahmedabad.

  59. Daniya says

    I appeared for an exam on 2nd June and result had to be declared on 15th June. My result is withheld for further investigation and i have to fill a consent form attached in the mail and need to send back within 14 days. Can any one pls explain what we need to write in the instruction given as ” please provide information in support of your scores. Your answer is not limited to 1 page “. What exactly are they looking for and what all are we supposed to write in it?
    Pls reply

    • Mineshpatel says

      Will we get any unwanted notification like not valid or cancelled like notification with ielts TRF??????? PLEASE PLEASE RLY ME PLEASE DEAR

      • Daniya says

        Either we will receive the TRF directly or some email notifying about further delays

        • vsarad says

          Hi Daniya i am dealing with same situation, so just wanted to ask you if you have got any update or your result yet? Thanks!

          • Daniya grover says

            Not yet!
            And this is really frustrating because it’s almost 4 months now. Have u or any1 else received any update or scores?

    • Hi Danaya!
      I am facing the same situation. I gave exam on 12th september 2018.
      Please guide what information I need to give them. how long it will take to declare result.

    • Same thing happened with me. I gave an IDP ielts general training exam on 18th August and still waiting for result.

      • Jasmeet Kaur says


        This message is for all those who are facing the issue of result being withheld by British council/ IDP.

        I took my exam on 8th September, and instead of getting the result on 21st, I got an email which stated that my result is withheld due to some breach done by me on test date. I was totally devastated, as my whole plan was getting messed up. On the top of it, the first thought that struck my mind after reading such email was, “Are they are trying to put some cheating blame on me?” Well! to answer that, it is not true in all the cases.

        Results are withheld either due to audit purpose or some malpractice reported by the Invigilator. Malpractice could be as innocent as asking for some extra time for revision. Inspite of declining your request and taking the sheet back, the Invigilator can still report an issue against you. Strange! isn’t it? Apart from it, I feel BC/IDP take chances in releasing less results also. Very less candidates follow-up with them pro-actively, so good number of rejected souls end up booking an another exam without putting an effort and fighting for themselves. It is all money making scam, so you better be aware of your rights.

        Here are the things I did to get my result released within a week:
        1) I read all the Ielts test guidelines for students, test takers, and investigation process. As per it, you can only be blamed for a breach if you were warned about it on the test date.
        2) Write a strong email to them as a response, and communicate clearly how it has impacted your complete plan.
        3) British council’s TAT to respond on your emails is 72 working hours, which I know is too much, so keep sending reminder emails.
        4) Call their customer care executives, and tell them how important this result is for you. Ask them to write an email on your behalf to the investigation team so that they can speed up the process.

        By doing above three steps( point 2, 3, 4), I was able to get my result on 30th Sept. Which was of no use though 🙁

        Here is my score:
        Listening: 8
        Writing: 7.5
        Speaking: 7.5
        Reading: 6.5 ( I swear to my God, there is no way I made 8 mistakes to qualify this score)

        Anyways, I am booking again. Hope I get 8,7,7,7 this time.

        I hope my suggestions can save your time.

        Good luck!
        Jasmeet Kaur

  60. Jeffry says

    I wrote the IELTS General British Council on 2nd June 2018 in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Till date i did not receive my results. Is any one received the results who wrote the test on same date and loctaion

  61. Minesh patel says

    Hello mem
    What is meaning of this mail…

    Dear Minesh Umeshkumar Patel,

    Notification of Investigation of IELTS Test Result

    Reason: Result withheld for investigation into suspected breach of test day rule

    Our test day staff have reported that you may have breached the IELTS test day rules on 24-May-18 at Baroda.

    As a result, your test scores for the 24-May-18 have come under scrutiny and are being investigated. Your results are being withheld while this investigation is being conducted. Please note that all investigations are conducted without prejudice.

    The declaration on the IELTS application form that you agreed to includes the following statement: ‘I understand that my results may not be issued 13 days after the test if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test’.

    We understand how important it is for you to have your result as soon as possible and we are making every effort to expedite the process.

    We will give you an update on the status of this investigation on or before 27th June, 2018

    Should you have any questions, please write to IndiaIELTSResultsInformation@britishcouncil.org

    Thank you for your patience

    Yours sincerely
    IELTS Investigations Team

    • Hi minesh i have received same kind of email . On result date they said they will give update on results within three weeks but after three weeks they again sent me an email stating that it is not concluded yet and we will get back to you in three weeks. I want to know what happened in your case?pls reply. ..

  62. Priya says

    Hi Guys,
    I have written my exam on 12/5/18 and supposed to receive my result on 25/5/2018. But I have neither received my result nor the withheld mail. Pls advice, approx within how many days you guys have received ‘withheld mail’?

    • You should call them on their customer care number.it must be a case of withheld..I gave my test on 14th april and I still waiting for my result…they ask for handwritten statement which I gave on 2 may..but still they investigating my result..

      • gurjant singh says

        Can you got your result aur not manbeer nd I gave exam on 12may2018. But still investigation anybudy now when I got result today is 11june

    • Khaled says

      Tell us what happened to you? because my a certificate was blocked by the same date.

    • Tell us what happened to you because ny certificate was blocked by the same date .
      Will the certificate be blocked? Or They will adopt me?

    • satinder says

      i also written my exam in 12.05.2018, but the result is withheld, idp says just wait and they dont said any reason. i dont know whats they justify in a long time. i donot know what i do now.

    • Foram patel says

      My husband got the mail that the result is in investigation . he gave the exam on the 12/5/2018. Still they are saying the same .

    • Priya says

      Hello guys!!! I have got my results on that following week. It was my bad of giving my date of birth incorrectly during the test registration. I have realised it only after speaking with the service team. Wishing you all to get the result soon without any issues.

    • Divya Sharma says

      When you got your result I give exam 12may2018 my result is investigation when I got my result nd I send written statement to idp you have contact num plz give me

    • divya says

      What you date of relying your result nd you send notification to idp team plz tell me m divya plz give me your number is discussion with you for a exam nd how many days you got result

    • Divya Sharma says

      Which service team you speak with them plz give me your number is want discuss with you 12may2018 I gave exam but my result is investigation Plz hlp me

      • GAGANDEEP SINGH says

        Contact withe me. I have suffered from this all. I got my withheld result after 4 months. +919463894000

        • Daniya says

          Hi Gagandeep!
          Was your result held for further investigation or due to some other reason?
          Because I appeared for an exam on 2nd June and my result has been withheld for further investigation purpose.

      • Priya says

        Hello Divya!! I have not written the exam in india. Pls call any ielts customer care number in the country you have written the exam.

  63. Hi Liz my exam was 21st April .but my result is delayed please tell me what to do .


    I appeared for IELTS exam on 20th January, 2018 and my result is still withheld. Nothing is disappointing than waiting for result. Anyone knows the maximum timeframe of withheld result ?


    i have given test on 21st april. my result which supposed to release on 5th may was withheld for investigation into suspected breach of test day rule. Now i got email that my result is permanently withheld since i have written after the end of test component.
    i want to know about the effect of this withheld result.
    they have informed me that following action are taken:-
    Test score permanently withheld
    Recognising organisations will be able to view this outcome online
    A report has been made to the IELTS test partners.

    please let me know whether i can give again exam.
    Is i am not banned. they have not stated it in their email.

    • Himanshu says

      Hello harminder singh ji same case happened to me have u got any update regarding this please contact me my whatsapp +918800801809

  66. Sweety Gupta says

    My husband too gave ielts test held on 24 th March 2018 but he has not received his marks yet.Nor got any information regarding its marks or cancellation .

    • Nurul says

      I faced the same problem. Until now, no results. Where did your husband took the test?

      • Vamsi says

        I had written the test on the same day 23rd March in Hyderabad. I also haven’t got the results yet. Did your husband get the scores? Where did he take the test?
        My whatsapp number: +91-8500046885.

  67. Varun says

    Dear All,

    I gave my IELTS exam on 21st April 2018 and I got a notification today that my results have been withheld and I will get an update on the same before 22nd June 2018.

    This was a second attempt which was rescheduled by Britich Council since I had faced issues in my previous attempt and had written a formal complaint about it. They had acknowledged my problem and offered me a free re take which I had expected.

    Any suggestions on how long I should wait before I take a call on next steps.

    • srh says

      Which country and city was it?
      we faced same problem.. but haven’t received any email from BC or IDP…
      one email came from centre that some candidates will get results next week..
      not sure what happened..

    • Shinz says

      Me too, appeared on 21st april 2018, idp trivandrum (India). During the examination the hall was perfect and I never experienced any inconvenience in any manner.However I was expecting to get a result on 3rd May. Until 5th May I waited, after which i contacted idp team. I came to know from them that my results are under investigation. And today 12th of May I received a mail from team idp saying my results got cancelled. This is really disgusting. I have never done any kind of malpractice. I struggled a lot to prepare and appear for this exam and the fruit I received is hard to believe. What step should I take next, to know the possible reason for my cancellation of results?

      • HARMINDER SINGH says

        Same thing happened to me. yesterday i got email that my result is hold permanently since i have written after end of test component.

  68. Anyone else ? Who face the same problem of 13th april test conducted by idp ….
    I want to know what kind investigation they are doing ???

    • Dilpreet Singh says


      • Who conduct ur test idp kr bc ?? Mine was conducted by idp

        • Dilpreet Singh says

          IDP. Are you a punjabi?

          • Yes from amritsar…I did really hardwork for this but get nothing …they send me only one mail and told me that my result is under investigation…I dont have any idea when they release my result..

            • Dilpreet Singh says

              Same here bro

              • By the way m not bro 😂..I think I have to go to their office..may be I find anything relevant..I read lot of blogs and I think it’s a case regarding band difference in particular modules or cross checking..(but m also afraid because I don’t expect long or permanent withheld which also happened in some cases coz honestly I did lot of hardwork..😑I dont want to appear in the exam for the third time ..because all the invigilators will probably same 😂😂

  69. Tony Gill says

    I gave the IELTS academic paper on the 16th and 17th of December, 2017 in Hong Kong. Its soon going to be 4 months since I gave the paper and still have not received my results. My test scores were also withheld but its been too long. I really dont know when my results will be out or are they even going to ever tell me. I called several times and they cant provide me with useful information

    • Jomol mathew says

      My results ielts resut .center Kuwait on 7th april,I cannot find the result on line.please help me .why any idea

    • Dilpreet Singh says

      Yes same issue i also call many times but they misbehave with me

  70. Hello Liz,

    I would like to ask about my pending result. I have taken my IELTS test on 24th March and my result is supposedly available on 6th April, but I haven’t got my result until today and I don’t get any emails or notifications from my test centre or IELTS. I’ve asked my test centre about it and they said they didn’t know about the reason as well and told me to email the verification team. Do you have any advice for me? Thank you.

    • Nurul says

      I also have taken the test on 24th March 2018 and until now no results has been communicated to me. Where did you took the test?

  71. This policy is too long like you’ve cheated or been scammed after months of study. This policy is rubbish. We are entitled to a result! They don’t consider our deadline and more concerned on their profits and on administering future exams! It’s really frustrating. Am I gonna take the exam again? Hell no! At first, I didn’t believe that the IELTS exam is money-making and that opinion is from those who didn’t prepared well. But after the delay for almost a month and still waiting in vain, I think now that IELTS is purely business without considering their candidate’s deadline. If there should be any quality control, why don’t they have a time limit for this? A week should be enough! We paid, we were pushed to our limits during the exam, then what? nor result?? Not even an email for an update and I need to keep ringing them, asking if there is an update. This is an area that they must address. They don’t even consider their test-takers! It”s just unfair because we paid for their service. Took IELTS in BC. Still, no results till now.

    • niroshan says

      100% agreed with you bro.
      day time robbers with license,and all the culprits are depend on our money

    • Anitha says

      Hi evo, are we suppose to submit the form which is got attached with that mail… Did u get ur results…

    • Mohammed says

      Hi Guys,

      I wrote IELTS on 24th March. I am facing similar issue and they do not give a timeline. They keep talking like robots and I tried my best through email, phone and chat, they still give a robotic response that my results are withheld and are under scrutiny. I am frustrated like everyone else here and now I am thinking of taking some serious step against them because we spend our effort, time and money to take up the test which is bluntly ignored by IELTS officials. Let’s get together and take some serious steps against them if they do not release our result by EOM.

      • What we have to do ?? It’s been a month and I still don’t get my result …even the number on their (idp) site isn’t working …its not really kind of way to deal with candidates….

  72. niroshan says

    Hi liz,
    I did the exam on 10/2/2018.resutls were withheld and received an mail about an update on the 7/3/2018.
    Today 8/3/2018,I received another mail from IDP ,in which they stated, they will give another update by 15/3/2018.
    About this we agreed to wait for results factor, At the point of registration, do people have time to read and understand and compelled to do so?
    Same time none of the staff clarified that your results are going through quality testing/investigation. They basically said, results will come on 13th day which repeated as soon as I finished the exam too.
    Please advice do we get refunded our fee or could we get the help via human rights.

  73. Shoaib ansari says

    I gave my test on 20th jan and since than received two mail that it has been withheld due to quality control procedure
    No matter what atleast I deserve a definite timeline
    Again and again mailing to respective concerned but all in vain

  74. Hi Liz. Do you know what is the estimate waiting time for withhold exam today is 10 weeks waiting whithhold?

    • Samanmali says

      Same here in Sri Lanka .i took ielts on 10th feb at IDP. This is so irritating..

      • Hi samanmail
        Yours is withhold by Cambridge as well as I
        They waiting for British Council to update it and when I contact British Council they always saying it’s withhold by Cambridge.
        Now I am like football kicking by both team side to side.
        No idea what to do!! anyone please

      • niroshan says

        I also did it at the same place me too have the same issue please update me if there is anything 0779053435



        • Samanmali says

          Hi niroshan..
          Did you recieve any update…

        • Anitha says

          Hi i took an exam on 03 03 2018 at BMICH Sri Lanka… I got a mail from investigation… Did u get ur results… How long will have to wait…

          • Kashn says

            Same here, I did at 03.03.2018 at BMICH Sri Lanka, I also have a mail from investigations. I don’t know what is going on with them.

            • I am also in the same situation. I wrote my IELS on 03.03.2018 and got an email saying that my results are withheld and are under investigation.

      • Anitha says

        Do you get ur IELTS results…

  75. Hi Liz
    I’ve got “Notification of Investigation of IELTS test Result” for Feb 10th exam???
    what do they exactly do in the investigation???? If I cheated they would got me at exam !!! so Are they gonna check my exam or check the Camera??
    I’m confused coz I had to send to immigiration depart for my immigration:((

  76. I wrote exam on 20th Jan, however result is still awaited, next update is on 09th March.

    • Satvir Singh says

      Dear Amar.

      Which place you had your exam. I wrote my exam in Dubai on 20-Jan-18 and still waiting for the result. I have got an email that update will be provided asap but no specific date mentioned.

      Did you got any email for next update by 9th Marck

    • Disha kalia says

      Same thing happened with me…did u get any update??

      • Venkat says

        I wrote an exam on Jan 20th in Delhi( Gurgaon) but till now i didnt get the result.My next update date is 30th march.this is the fourth time changed the update…..

        • chris says

          …..you are lucky to get an email and been told the update time …… I took the exam on 13/1/2018 and now 25/3/2018 I still received nothing, just an email to tell your result was withheld and needed me a scanned handwriting statement ….. no next update date…. gosh, I just requested to change a pencil and the new pencil was given by a staff not pull out from my bag…… How come they can withhold my result for such long time without any further notice….. I am still a student who working hard for saving money to take this frustrated exam…..

  77. I also took mine on 20th Jan and until today 21-feb I am still waiting, any update please message me. From dubai.

  78. Glency Baby says

    JAN 20-2018 QATAR
    Result still waiting any update any one????

    • As per their recent email, it will take some more time. We need to wait…

      • Hi All,

        I have created on whatsapp group for people with pending IELTS results for 20th Jan 2018. Ping me at +91-9899558884 and I will add you to that group for updates.

        Ankit Khurana.

  79. I took my test Jan 20th in Sri Lanka. I received my results on Feb15th. I did not get any email updates, no notifications at all. Only looked online by chance since people posted their results were coming through. I don’t know why they cant just say that there is a delay releasing the results instead of this whole “your results have come under scrutiny and are being investigated”. As if like you have cheated!! BC and IELTS need to be more professional without causing unnecessary stress and wasting our valuable time. My advice to all is to do another English exam that is acceptable other than IELTS. If not, then do it 6-9 months in advance and wish you the best of luck!!

    Overall band score: 8.5

  80. Changing your postal address while filling the form might be the reason why my ielts result is withheld. Is it so? Any idea guys! I changed my postal address for some reasons in third attempt but earlier, I was using some other address for ielts report card to deliver.
    Do you think changing address in the form would be the issue. I am waiting for tomorrow. I gave exam on 20th Jan.

    • Hi!Did you book the exam under IDP?My result is with held too and they had told me they will give me an update on 16th of feb.Today when I messaged them,they did not even give me a definite date for the next update.This is so distressing.I have an upcoming exam and I need my score to cross a certain band.i don’t understand what the delay is about.

  81. Gave my test on 20th January in Bengaluru. Finally got my results today after a long time. Overall band score 8.

  82. Finally got my result..of 20th jan. IDP Overall bands 7….
    Listening 7
    Speaking 7
    Writing 6.5
    Reading 6.5.
    Don’t worry guys you will get fruitful results soon….All the best👍

  83. Swaminathan says

    I got my results today! I took my test on Jan 20th in Chennai. Results were withheld due to some scrutiny, and according to the last update from BC they informed me that I should receive further update by Feb 19th. However to my goodness, I received the results today.

  84. I got my Results today ,i gave my ielts on 20th January in Banglore
    overall 7.5

  85. I got my result announced which was withheld for so long . I gave my ielts test on 20 january 2018 . The result date for test was 2february but my results were withheld till 9 february and again got a text from british council that my results are withheld till 19 february but today i got my results announced . I scored 7 band overall . I am soo happy . Wish you luck whosoever are waiting for their results . I wish they will be released soon . . 😊👍

  86. Rishabh says

    Given IELTS on 20th Jan, same situation. BC said they will update me on 19th Feb. This is unacceptable. After paying 12k for a test and waiting 13 days I am entitled to at least a result. If my result is going through scrutiny then I should be notified few days before not at 11:57 via email when the result is going to be released at 12:00. This is so unprofessional of them.

    • Deepak Sharma says

      I gave my IDP IELTS test on January 20,2018 in Chandigarh, India. The result was to come out on Feb 3, which they further stretched it to Feb 9; and to my chagrin, on Feb 9 they sent an email at 3:30pm saying that it would come out on February 16! This is really weird. What makes worse is their level of transparency – they are neither sharing the actual reason of “over-delay” nor reverting to social media posts (in fact, they are deleting those posts) and posting their sales-pitch or quoting guys like Henry Ford!!
      Seriously, It peeves to write it but IDP guys are a bunch of unprofessional amateurs who don’t really know “service” part of business.

      • Rishabh says

        Yup. This is getting annoying day by day. This is second time my result is getting scrutiny, actually many people from our center got the same email. They already conduct the test in very strict environment, I do not know what the scrutiny is all about.

        • Deepak Sharma says

          Rishabh, you are right. And I suspect that they are just FAKE bodies sucking money from Indians just by becoming “Judge of English language”! I sent a tweet to @IDPGlobal but it has been over 48 hours and they are mum! It is all a scam and I doubt that provided our politicians/ministers’ credibility, such IELTS test takers might be having full back up from our dishonest ministers. These bodies are just corrupt. Now, I regret spending my INR 12,100 and wasting one full day. Today, I will escalate it to HRD ministry, let’s see what happens. Their support executives are foolish and NOT at all transparent. This is a BIG BIG SCAM.

  87. Parmvir Singh says

    anyone here who gave the exam at ludhiana?

  88. Parmvir Singh says

    i gave exam of academics under British council but i am facing the same problem. they are saying that they cant do nothing to provide me my result. you should wait patiently

  89. Woo hoo! I got my ielts result and I nailed it. Got 8.5 overall and gave the exam on 20th Jan.

  90. hi supriya ,what number you used to call up BC ,?
    I tried contacting them on Their Customer Support Number ,but never able to contact them
    please forward me the number ,you used to contact them

  91. Palwinder says

    I gave ielts test on 20 January 2018 . But my result has not been declared. I got an email from idp regarding update on 9 feb . But there is no further information provided.

  92. Mrinalini says

    Dear Candidate
    This is for Jan20 results. Appeared for exam in Hyderabad.Results got delayed till Feb19 & they mentioned they will update further for any changes.

    What the helllllllllllll

    • SAI RAM says

      My results also have followed the same scenario. feeling really pity on myself for choosing British Council. I could have written exam under IDP

      • well it is the same with IDP ! 🙂

        • Chitra R says

          It is same with me. Taken the test on 20-Jan in Chennai and got a information from British council today that will come back to me on Feb-19.

          • yeah same with me. what if we go and talk to people in british council is there any chance they will help us???

      • I request someone create a WA group for candidates facing problems with getting their IELTS results. Whether Academic or General, I urge we all get together and workout a plan to raise our concerns to respective authorities.

      • Dude, British Council is 100 times better than IDP. You are lucky you didn’t choose IDP.

    • My result of 6th january 2018 from British Council was withheld from last 3 weeks and now they said me email that your results are withheld permanently due to cheating issue what the hell is British Council is doing i even can’t digest this nonsense my complete future was depending on this result and now they did this plz advice me what can i do now as it was my 4th attempt

      • Hi Ahmed have you got your results back yet? Where is withheld?
        Mine withheld since 14/12/2017 almost 10 weeks.
        What do you do or any idea please?

    • Mandeep says

      Same scenario…wrote GT in Hyderabad on 20th jan via IDP…now delayed result..

  93. Jaspreet says

    Result delayed till 19 Jan ,,given on 20 jan.. really not fair.
    Location yamunangar

  94. Just got an text message for the next update on 19th feb

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