The British Council has released the results for the IELTS Academic examination held on August 12, 2017. Typically announced 13 calendar days from the main test date, the results bring relief to eager students and professionals. The scores will be valid for two years and can be used for work, study or immigration purposes.
The IELTS is a standardised test of language proficiency that assesses the individual’s ability to use English a form of communication in the four segments of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It follows a follows a nine-band scoring pattern, each band score denoting the test taker’s level of expertise on English. The IELTS scores are globally accepted at over 10, 000 organisations, including higher education institutions, overseas employers and immigration authorities in countries like the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.
The test takers can now collect their Test Report Forms (TRFs) containing the individual IELTS scores from the test centres in person or receive them by post (dispatched through courier service or speed post). As and when required, test centres send up to five copies of the TRFs to the immigration authorities or universities on behalf of the test taker free of charge. Only the individuals applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) are eligible to receive two copies of the TRF.
The results for the August 12th IELTS can now be viewed online by submitting the identification document number, candidate number, main test date and the date of birth of the candidate on the British Council portal before receiving the copy of the TRFs. Also available through SMS, the scores can be previewed by sending the code RESULTCandidate No.Passport No. to 9289892898 from any mobile number.