The disappointment and despair you experience when you don’t receive the marks you need is one of the hardest aspects of IELTS. Perhaps you just missed your necessary overall band score by 0.5 points, or you didn’t achieve the score you required in one section of the test despite a strong overall band score. For most of you, this is a fairly regular occurrence, but thankfully, IELTS provides you with a second chance: the EOR (Enquiry of Result) IELTS. This is a service provided by both The British Council and IDP that allows you to request a remark on your IELTS exam.

In this article, we will explore a lot of important information regarding EOR. Read on if you want to learn how to apply for EOR IELTS.

What is EOR in IELTS?

The procedure of re-marking is used to ensure that the exam is fair. It’s true that examiners occasionally differ regarding the right band score, therefore it’s a means of assuring test takers that the evaluation system is reliable. You can apply for your test to be re-marked if you are not satisfied with your result. You can request that one or more portions of your test be marked. The price, though, is the same.


Fill out the IELTS remark form to start the EOR IELTS procedure. The IDP authorities will send you a digital invoice for $165.00 that you may complete with your bank card after they receive this documentation.

An invoice will be issued within 2 working days of accepting payment, and the remark will be forwarded for approval within 5 working days. Starting an EoR six weeks after your test date is the timeframe. Re-marking can take anywhere from two to twenty-one days, depending on a number of factors, including the number of sections to be re-marked.

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Important Facts about EOR IELTS Part 1

# The IELTS remark form is referred to as Enquiry on Results or EOR

# When your results are reviewed by another assessor in the UK or Australia, it is known as a re-mark (i.e. not in your local test centre).

# Your original results will not be shared with your new examiner.

# You can ask for a re-mark on the entire test or only a portion of it (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking). The price for re-marking is the same. The longer the re-marking procedure takes, the more components you want to have re-marked.

# The assessor will re-mark your speaking test after listening to the tape (this is the reason why your speaking test is taped!).

Important Facts about EOR IELTS Part 2

# After 6 weeks after the date of your reading, listening and writing test, you must apply for an EOR

# The re-marking procedure can take up to 6 weeks, but it can also be completed in a matter of days.

# You cannot utilise your results for university or immigration requests throughout the re-marking procedure.

# The cost of a re-mark varies depending on the test centre, however, in most countries, the cost is between US$90 and US$130.

# If your results change, your fee will be reimbursed.

Enquiry of Result IELTS Important Details

# Requests for results must be made no later than 6 weeks after the LRW test was taken.

# Within 2 business days after receiving payment, an invoice will be provided, and the comment will be forwarded for processing within 5 working days.

# You have the option of having all components from a single exam session re-marked.

# Upon submitting your original TRF, if any part is re-marked greater than the original score, you will get the following:

#a. A full refund

#b. A reprinted TRF

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How to Apply for EOR IELTS?

You may also request an EOR for your IELTS English test by filling out the form below, which is available in the “downloads” section based on the type of test you took. Please submit the completed form to [email protected].

Fill out the form below and submit it to [email protected] for examinations like IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills. You have the option of having one or more portions of the exam re-evaluated. Your test will be sent straight to the United Kingdom, where it will be corrected by a professional examiner.

EOR IELTS Venue Query

The method is the same if you had your IELTS in any city or region, however, you must contact the test centre directly.

Please wait for additional instructions through email after submitting the form and providing the information above. If the test taker’s results change as a consequence of the enquiry on the results procedure, the test taker must return their TRF before receiving a new one.

The Enquiry of Results fee is Rs. 11,325 including all taxes. For the Academic and General Training tests, payment is done through the Test Taker Portal, and for the exam for UKVI and Life Skills assessments, payment is made using a bank slip. If your score on any component of the exam improves, the money will be returned.


The EOR fee for the IELTS application, inclusive of all taxes is Rs. 11,325.

Steps to Register for EOR IELTS

With your Test Taker Portal, you may request an Enquiry of Results for your Academic and General Training exams.

Once you’ve logged in, go to the “Completed Exams” section and choose the exam date for which you’d want a grade review. Scroll to the bottom in the “results” area until you see the hyperlink “I’d want to postpone my exam.” Simply click it and follow the instructions that pop up.

Step 1

Firstly, fill up the IELTS remark form and submit it here.

Step 2

Choose the section(s) that require remarking.

Step 3

Make the required payment. Please remember to bring your application reference number with you.

Step 4

Please wait up to 3 weeks (21 days) for the EOR to be completed. You will be informed as soon as the EOR results are available.


The time it takes for your findings to be released varies between 2 and 21 days, depending on a variety of circumstances, including the number of components that have been asked to be noted. Make sure to contact your test centre if you have not gotten an answer after 28 days.

EOR IELTS Important Questions

Would You Like Your Reading or Listening Scores to be Re-marked?

Listening and reading skills are measured against a set of correct and incorrect responses. Only when there has been a fundamental marking or clerical error would a re-mark affect these scores. Because this is highly unlikely, a remark on reading or listening would have little effect.

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Did You Fall Short of the Required Band in Speaking or Writing?

Listening and reading are easier to measure than speaking and writing. Examiners must interpret your writing or speaking to fit the evaluation criteria, and it is possible that examiners will differ on the score you should receive in these two sections of the test. In your writing or speaking result, however, examiners seldom differ by more than 0.5.

This implies that if you just failed your necessary band score by 0.5 in either writing or speaking (e.g., you scored a 6.5 in writing but needed a 7.0), a re-mark may be warranted.

Do You Require a 1.0 Boost in Your Total Band Score?

For example, you received a 6.5 overall band score, but you require a 7.5.

A positive IELTS score is unlikely to help you in this circumstance. The total band score is rarely changed by more than 0.5 due to remarking.

Are You Able to Pay for an IELTS EOR Score?

The IELTS remark isn’t inexpensive. The cost of re-marking varies by test centre, however, it is typically between $90 and $130. It may be much more expensive in certain nations, so verify with your local testing centre. If the re-mark doesn’t improve your score, you’ll forfeit the charge, so if you’re not sure if a re-mark would help you, you’d be better off spending the cash on a re-sit instead of an IELTS remark.

Do You Generally Receive Higher Band Scores for Speaking or Writing While Practicing?

Have you had your writing and speaking abilities evaluated by an assessor? Do they routinely offer you better IELTS results than you got on the actual test? If this is the case, it may be worthwhile to request a re-mark.

This, however, is contingent on the quality of your teacher’s evaluation. Because interpreting the IELTS evaluation requirements for writing and speaking is difficult, it’s conceivable that your assessor is awarding you too high marks. As a result, you must consider if you trust your assessor’s assessment abilities.


If you’re uncertain you solved the writing assignments correctly, a remark could be useful. A remark will not help you if you require better listening or reading scores, and it is unlikely to help you if you require a 1.0 or higher improvement in writing or speaking. In some instances, retaking the exam instead of receiving a remark is the best option.

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