IELTS remark process

Learn about the International English Language Testing System’s remark process.

Enquiry on Results

Candidates must apply for an enquiry on results (EOR) within six weeks of the test (see table below).

The test papers are sent to a senior IELTS examiner for an independent remark. Please note it can take 2 to 21 days to process a remark.

If your remark is successful, we will issue you a new Test Report Form (TRF) provided you have returned your original TRF to us. Your marks will either stay the same or increase. Your marks will not change if the senior examiner rates you lower than the original examiner.

Deadlines for Enquiry on Results

Test DateEOR Deadline
7 September 2019
11 October 2019
28 September 20198 November 2019
12 October 201922 November 2019
26 October 2019
6 December 2019
23 November 20193 January 2020
7 December 201917 January 2020
18 January 202028 February 2020
1 February 202013 March 2020
7 March 202017 April 2020


The EOR fee is NZ$195. It is the same price for both a full remark (all four modules) and a partial remark (any one module or combination of modules). If there is an increase in any band score, your full fee will be refunded.

EOR Application Process

  1. Fill in the EOR request form.
  2. Submit EOR form  to the IELTS Administrator (via email, post or in person).
  3. The IELTS Administrator will send you an online payment link.
  4. Make online payment.