Enquiry on Results – getting your IELTS re-marked

This was a part of the forum (and before a post here) that I am now reviving. It is clearly something that concerns many candidates – can they get their scored changed? The answer is yes. But that does not mean that it always makes sense. Below I outline some of the points to consider. In summary my general advice is:

forget it for reading and listening

if you need both speaking and writing changed, your chances are probably very slim

it works best if you need a change in just speaking or writing of half a band score

remarkably few candidates I know get exactly the same result twice – very often it is easier just to go again – it shouldn’t work this way but next you might just get a better score even if your English hasn’t changed

The IELTS EOR procedure

You need to fill out an Enquiry on Results Form. These may vary slightly from country to country so you should apply to your test centre for the correct form for you. You should note typically:

• this must be received by the centre within 6 weeks of your test date

• there is a fee of approx £60 (this may vary from country to country)

• the papers will then be marked by a senior examiner

• the results will then be sent to you in approximately 7 weeks

Reading and listening

You can apply to have these papers remarked. However, the chances of a change of score are very small. These papers are marked objectively: the answer is either right or wrong and so the chances of a different assessor giving you a different score are remote.

Speaking and writing

Your chances of success here are much higher. There is a subjective element to how these papers are marked and it is quite possible that a different examiner may give you a different score. It is quite possible that your band score may change by a whole band. Points to consider:

Why you might consider it 

• Your other scores are consistently higher (eg 7.5/7.0/7.0/6.0). The idea is that you should get approximately the same score in each skill. It can particularly help to look at any difference between the speaking and writing scores here.

• You know that you completed the papers and didn’t do anything that may have caused a deduction.

• An experienced teacher has assessed your writing/speaking as being worth a higher score. It can be easy for candidates to misjudge their own skills. This is particularly true in writing where coherence and cohesion is 25% of the score.

• You have taken the test before and got a higher band score for that skill

Why you might decide not to try

• It takes 6-8 weeks: it may be quicker to re-sit the test

• Did you not finish a writing question? In this case, don’t bother. You were probably penalised heavily on task response

• Did you completely understand the question in the writing? If not, don’t bother. You were probably penalised on task response

• If there is a big difference (2 band scores) between any of your papers, then two different examiners will have looked at your writing and speaking anyway. The senior examiner may still change the score, but your chances are perhaps smaller

• You have taken the test more than once and your band score for that skill is consistently low

Don’t forget the other option – do it again and get a better score

The other option is of course to sit the test again. It shouldn’t happen like this, but most candidates I know come back with a different set of results each time – even when the tests are only one or two weeks apart.

I’d add that one of my standard pieces of advice is to book two tests at once if you can afford it. You very very unlikely to complain if you get the score first time around.

Some case studies:

Here are some scenarios from candidates who asked for advice on this site or the forum. Reading through them and my comments may help. You should remember thought that each case is different. These are for guidance only.

Case study 1 – Sano – needing 8.0 for emigration to Australia – 0.5 out in writing 

I received my IELTS Scores today and was a little disappointed with my writing score.I have been consistently scoring 8-8.5 in the mock tests.
My scores are – L-8.5, R-8.5,S-8,W-7.5 O:8
It is imperative I score an 8 in all sections to make the cut off for the Australian PR. Do you think a re evaluation will help in my case.
Thanks so much for your help.

Yes, I believe this is exactly the sort of case where the IELTS EOR system can work – only half a point in one paper. But if this is the first result then you may just take it again and get a better score because you know the exam better.

Case study 2 – Sandeep – General Training – low score in writing

Hi Dominic
Got my second GT IELTS score today.
The first one was L9, R8.5, W7.5, S6.5
This time it was L9, R9, W6.5, S7.5
Both time I was confident about Listening and Reading. First time I really goofed up the speaking part. Couldn’t think enough to complete task 2.
But, this time I thought i got it all right, but it seems I didn’t do well in writing. I just wish that they send best of two attempts marks. but alas thats not the case, so I will have to repeat it.
Thanks for being there for people like me, who needs advise and tips for the ever changing band score.

For this one my advice would be maybe not. Because there is such a big difference between the listening and writing scores (2.5) then almost certainly two examiners would have looked at the writing. It is possible but unlikely that a third examiner would change it. I’d add that even though these are sensational marks in reading and listening, both the writing and speaking marks are considerably lower.

Case study 3 – Deepskisam – many attempts

I have sat the exam 4 times now. I need to get 8 across the board for my visa. so far I have score
Listening 7.5, Reading 8.5, Writing 8.5 and Speaking 9.0 every time. It has become very frustrating as I needed to get 8 in listening as well.
I have received my exam results from the 8th of June of got the following:
Listening 8.5, reading 9.0, writing 7.5 speaking 9.0
I am not sure how I managed to drop to 7.5 in writing when I have scored consistently 1.0 higher in each of the 4 previous writing papers.
Do you think this may be worth a remark or would the difference of 7.5 to 9.0 have been marked by a second examiner?

In some ways, four attempts is nothing. I could show you comments where people have had 18 attempts! My personal advice is that if you haven’t got that score after several attempts and you are quite close (0.5 in one paper) then you have little to lose. Psychologically it may help to know that you have tried everything.

Case study 4 – the writing score is much lower

Dear Dominic
My wife recently attempted the IELTS examination and obtained the following scores:
Reading 7 Speaking 7 Listening 7 Writing 5.5
She was pretty confident about the writing section, and had in fact scored 8 in her previous attempt (a month earlier).
Her previous scores were :
Reading 6.5 Speaking 7 Listening 8.5 Writing 8
Reading 6.5 Speaking 7 Listening 8 Writing 6.5
I await your advice if applying for remarking is prudent in this circumstance or if it would be futile.

This is one of those situations where I would be tempted into asking for IELTS EOR. But before you take that step, you need to ask yourself questions – did I answer the question fully? Did I write enough words?. If you think you may have done something that gets a penalty, then there is little point.


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246 Responses to Enquiry on Results – getting your IELTS re-marked

  1. Aparna November 17, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Dear Dominic,
    I need min 7 bands in all four sections and I barely miss by 0.5 each time. I have given the test twice and obtained the following scores:

    21 Aug :
    listening 8.5
    Reading 7.5
    Speaking 6.5
    Writing 6.5

    1 November
    listening 8
    Reading 7.5
    Speaking 7.0
    Writing 6.5

    I was quite confident about the writing section this time but still missed by 0.5. I am again giving the test on 22 nov. Please advice if applying for remarking would be a good choice in my case?

    • Dominic Cole November 17, 2014 at 10:24 am #

      Yes. It can easily work in this sort of case. You only need 0.5. The only trouble is that both your writing and speaking are lower than the other scores (perfectly normal) and consistently around the 7.0 mark. You clearly have the potential but it;s likely that you are borderline 7.0.

      • harman July 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

        I got
        8 in listening
        6 in reading
        5.5 in writting
        5 in speaking
        I just want to improve o.5 band in speaking
        Is it possible sir ?

        • Ary September 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

          Hi dominic

          Today, i got my ielts result..

          Overall 6

          However,,i need overall 6.5 for university requirement.
          I sure that i finish my last writing test appropriately more than 150 and 250 words..moreover,,i believed that in task 2, i answered the question very well.

          What is your opinion? Remarks will works for my case, because i need 0.5 in my writing to get overall at 6.5

          Many thanks from Indonesia

          • Dominic Cole September 16, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

            Yes this is the sort of case where it may be worth it. You only need 0.5 and it is possible that you could get it in either speaking or writing. Clearly it is slightly marginal as all your scores are so level but the difference between 6.0 and 6.5 can be very little.

            Let me know what happens if you do try.

          • gigi October 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

            hi dominic.
            just got my ielts result for the second time. quite disappointed with my score. i need 7 in all areas but got only 6.5 in my writing. S 7.5, L 8, R 7.

            the first time i took the exam 3 months ago my score was W 6.5, S 7.5, L 8, R 7.5. i thought i got it this time and i am quite confident now that i did. unfortunately i still need 0.5 in the area. should i have it remarked? planning to resit though next month.

            Thank you.

    • Shobana July 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

      Hi Dominic,i Ve completed my ielts second time and got 5.5scire.bur i dint expect this.i want to go for revaluation to get my score 6ovwr all.my speaking is 6.5and remaining us 5.will i get a positive results I’d i do it.because I belong to a poor family and can’t spend huge amount akways

    • Carla August 12, 2016 at 8:16 am #

      Dear Dominic,

      I need a score of 6.5 atleast in all subtest, i got L-8, R-8, W-6, S-7. Do you it would help if i would apply fro remarking? I hope you’ll help me decide what to do. Thank you so much.

    • Carla August 12, 2016 at 8:17 am #

      Dear Dominic,

      I need a score of 6.5 atleast in all subtest, i got L-8, R-8, W-6, S-7. Do you it would help if i would apply for remarking? I hope you’ll help me decide what to do. Thank you so much.

    • Joshni September 28, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      i have received my score and had got an overall score of 7 (R-6.5, L,S-7.5, W-5.5) i need a minimum og 6 in each module, do think i should apply for re-marking in writing ?

  2. Title November 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    I got listening 7.5, reading 7.5, writing 6 and speaking 5.5, in fact I was quire sure that my speaking should be 6. Do you think request for remaking speaking test is appropriate or not?

    • Dominic Cole November 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      If you only need a 6.0 then you could go for it if you want – you only need a 0.5 change.

      But the chances are that it will have been double-checked already given the spread of marks though and that reduces your chances slightly.

  3. MAM November 18, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    I really appreciate your support,I appeared ON 18th Oct and got scores
    Reading 5.5
    Listening 7
    writing 6
    speaking 6.5

    i need only 6 band in all categories ,i lost by 0.5 band in reading , do you suggest me for remarking .

    • Dominic Cole November 18, 2014 at 6:45 am #

      No. It is very unlikely that a reading score will be changed.

      • MAM November 18, 2014 at 8:36 am #

        Thank you very much for your response,i am searching for General Test Reading practice test papers ,can you share me some links .

        • Dominic Cole November 18, 2014 at 9:41 am #

          Good question. I’ll have a look and see what I can find. But I have to say the last time I looked there was very little available

  4. Nazerke November 23, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Hi, I will tahe the exam IELTS on december exactly, 13th of December. Could you help me speaking skills

  5. lucas November 26, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    Hi Dominic, I just get my result of ielts and I need all band above six. my result is 7R,6.5 W,6.5 L and 5.5 S . I am very confidence on my speaking do you think that it is worthwhile for me to have eor on speaking?

    • Janes October 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

      Hi Dominic,

      Landed at this forum while seeking for an answer on whether a remark would help on my case. I got L-9, R-7.5, W-6.5, S-7.5 . I just need a 0.5 for my writing. What is the posibility of achieving it?

  6. Alex August 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Dear Dominic ,
    I recently sat the ielts exam in July and my scores in each part were the ones below:

    Listening: 8,5
    Reading :7
    Writing :7

    Ironically when i took the test for my first time in March my scores were

    Listening :8
    Reading :6,5
    Writing :6,5

    I am a doctor and i specifically need a minimum score of 7 in each section in order to be able to get a medical licence in the UK. I was shocked when i saw in my last exam a score of 6,5 in my speaking part, since i thought (according to my first time) that i had established a sufficient level in communication. Do you think that i have any possibilities to obtain at least 7 ( i only need 0,5) if a request for a reassesment of the speaking section?

    Thanks in advace!

    • Dominic Cole August 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      In theory two examiners will already have listened to you twice given the size of your writing score and so that limits your chances. Go for it if you want but it may be simpler/quicker to go again.

  7. Naeem August 14, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Hi Dominic, I’ve attempted Ielts 3 times and my score was;
    1. L6 r5.5 w6 s6.5
    2. L6 r5.5 w5.5 s6.5
    3. L6 r6 w5.5 s7
    I’m very confident in writing in my last test and I need 6 bands in each category.should I go for recheck?any information will be appreciated.

    • Dominic Cole August 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      It’s possible but as you’ve got 5.5 three times in a row it amy be that that is just your “natural score” for now. How far apart were your attempts? It can take time to move even half a point.

  8. jade August 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    Hi good day.
    i took the ielts last august 1 and i got the online results as follow:
    Listening 7.0
    Reading 7.5
    Speaking 8.0
    Writing 6.5
    Overall band score 7.5

    I would want to ask for an advice. Should i go for a remarking or just resit for the next exam. do i have bigger chance to get the 0.5 with the scores i acquired? I am quite sure i have done and completed all the task In writing.

    Hope to hear feom you soon.

    • Dominic Cole August 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm #


      I hope that this doesn’t reach you too late. But this is exactly the sort of case where EOR can work

      • Umang September 11, 2015 at 9:15 am #

        Hi sir just got my Ielts result result are Reading:7,listening:7,speaking:6,writing:5.5& I need 6 in writing so advice me can I go for EOR? I need .5 more in writing reply please ?

        • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

          This is a case where it can work for sure. It’s got to be your choice of course. Do let me know how it works out.

      • Pooja October 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

        i got OA 6 in IELTS
        i need 6 in each module..so, if i apply for re-marking, then can i will get it 6 band in writing .
        but i have one question that can i loose marks on my old result?

  9. Harjinder siSingh August 15, 2015 at 4:03 am #

    Hii, my score is (L 7, R6.5, S 6 nd writing 5.0)
    Nd I want 5.5 in writing
    So should I apply for rechecking so that I may got 5.5 in writing?

    • Dominic Cole September 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Given the spread of marks two examiners should already have looked at it so I’d suggest that your chances are slim at best

  10. Saanjh August 21, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Hi….just got my ielts result.i need 7 each to go for higher studies but i failed to get 7 by 0.5 in writing. My scores are 8 in listening ,7 in reading , 7 in speaking but 6.5 in writing .I am confused whether to go for rechecking or not. Please advice me as soon as possible

    • Dominic Cole August 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      This is the sort of case where it can work. Likewise, it may be that it is sensible to have another go. If this is your first go, you may just do better next time.

  11. Lily August 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    I just received my ielts result which is L6.5, R6.5 , W5.5 and S6.5. But i need all bands score to be 6 or above for immigration purpose. Do you think there is any chance for writing to get remarked ? Thanks for advice.

    • Dominic Cole August 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

      Yes, this is the sort of case where it can certainly work.

      • Abby September 23, 2016 at 2:42 am #

        I just got my result back and I got L 8.5, R 8, W 6.5, S 7 & OA 7.5
        Do you think I should apply for recheck?
        Thank you 🙂

  12. Jian August 21, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    Hello Dominic,
    I took my ielts exam last Aug 8 it was my 5th try. I always have a problem with my writing because I either lack 1 point or a much bigger heartache a 0.5. My latest ielts score is L=8.5 R=7 W=6.5 S=8. Reading and writing has always been my weakness but it is usually writing that I always feel bad. So I was considering an EOR. Would that work for my scores or do you suggest that I should just retake it? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

    • Dominic Cole August 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      In a way it depends on how desperate you are and of course what you need. If you need a 7, it may be worthwhile as you’ve had 5 goes at it already. The best advice of course is to find a teacher who can look at your writing and tell you what is lacking and what needs to be done.

  13. Alok kjha August 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi Dominic I got my result today and m really disappointed because I didn’t get what I was expecting and because of that everything is ruined .
    My total band is 6
    R -6
    It was really shocking for me when I saw my writing band .
    Should i go for the rechecking as I feel that mine writing content was not so bad ?

  14. George August 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    hi Dominic! My results were
    I am really shocked with my writing results! I want a 7.5 score in each part of the IELTS exams! I am thinking of an EOR. Do you think that this will give me the desirable 7.5 in writing?

    • Dominic Cole August 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

      Hi George

      In this sort of case it is almost certain that two examiners will have checked your writing already and so that makes it less likely that you will get the change of mark needed – one full point is quite a lot.

      Go for EOR if you wish, but my real suggestion is just to do the test again and/or contact a tutor. It’s noticeable how both your speaking and writing scores are well below reading and listening. This is quite common

  15. Kushal Patel September 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi Dominic
    My result was total 6 bands
    L 7
    R 6.5
    W 5
    S 6
    I required overall 6 bands no less then 5.5 in any module. So I only require 0.5 band in writing. So what do you think sir should I go for remarking. Please help thank you 🙂

    • Dominic Cole September 2, 2015 at 8:57 am #


      You have some chance but only a small one as two examiners should already have looked at your writing because of the spread of marks. It may be easier to go again

  16. jerin September 9, 2015 at 5:44 am #

    Dear Sir,
    I got my IELTS General module results on 14 Aug 2015.
    L : 7.5
    R : 6.0
    W : 7.0
    S : 5.5
    I require minimum of 6 band each. Recently, I have applied for speaking revaluation. Do you think it will work?
    Awaiting reply.

    • Dominic Cole September 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      You do only need 0.5 so it is possible, but I suspect that two examiners have already checked it so that makes it less likely. let me know how it goes.

    • Nainas July 13, 2016 at 2:22 am #

      Hi jerin
      Have you got a positive result from BC after revaluation?

  17. Bea September 11, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    I am gutted! 🙁

    I got my IELTS score just a few minutes ago. I got the following:

    W: 6.5
    R: 8.5
    L: 8.5
    S: 7.5

    Overall: 8

    The overall score is great but I need to get at least 7 for Writing and 8 for Speaking for my PR assessment. Do you think it’s possible for me to have this remarked?

    • Bea September 11, 2015 at 1:54 am #

      this is the academic module btw

    • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 8:00 am #

      Do see why you’re gutted. I think it unlikely though that the re-mark would work as you’d need both writing and speaking to change and theoretically they will have been looked at twice already.

      • Anonymous September 11, 2015 at 10:31 am #

        If they remark one of the two components, do you reckon I will still get the refund? Or would they just completely brush it off to avoid refunding?

        • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

          I’m sorry I don’t know the answer to that one

  18. Migs September 11, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    Sir i took the exam last aug. 29…
    Results were as follows:
    > listening – 7.5
    > reading – 6.5
    > writing. 6.5
    > speaking – 7.0
    > overall – 7.0
    I need a score of at least 7.0 in writing, will there be a good chance for my score to have a 0.5 increase if i choose to go for EoR? Thank you very much!

    • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 8:01 am #


      You certainly have a chance as you only need 0.5 more.

      • Anonymous September 11, 2015 at 9:46 am #

        Thanks for the advice sir, will update you okce the results are in… ?

  19. Anton September 11, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    Dear Sir!

    L : 8,5
    R : 8,5
    W : 6,5
    S : 7
    I require at least 7 in each section. What are my chances?

    • Dominic Cole September 12, 2015 at 7:48 am #

      It could work but there is already a spread in your marks – see other comments. Before you go for EOR you should consider whether you think you could just do better next time. If this is your first time around, then you may get that 7.0 next time. It often happens that way.

    • Renz September 4, 2016 at 4:15 am #

      Hi anton, i have the same result as you have in your exam. Can i ask if you had your EOR and how did it go?

  20. John September 11, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    Hey Dominic,

    I’d just received my IELTS results today and I scored the following:

    Listening: 7.5
    Reading: 8.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 6.0

    I needed a 7 on all sections of the exam, however my Speaking brought me down. My question is, should I request a remark of my Speaking test?

    Thanks a lot,


    • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      You could, but would it be simpler just to go again? Was there a particular problem in the speaking? Theoretically I believe that two examiners will already have looked at the speaking and that reduces your chances.

  21. Manik September 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I have got 6.5bands in reading and6.0 in listening and8 band in speaking but 5.5in writing I want 6band each should i choose EOR

    • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      You could try as you only need 0.5 but two examiners are almost certain to have checked your writing already

  22. terry September 11, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    I recently took my ielts in late August and my results are 7.5 for listening, 7 for writing, 5.5 for writing and 6.5 for speaking. I need a band 6 for writing. So, should I go for a eor or retake the test. Please let me know thx!

    • Dominic Cole September 11, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

      If there is such a big difference between your listening and writing scores it is likely that your writing has been looked at by two examiners already so your chances may not be so good.

  23. Muthu September 12, 2015 at 11:49 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I got my results

    Listening – 9
    Reading – 7
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 7

    I need a band 7 in all the modules. Should i apply EOR only for writing section ? Please advise.

    • Dominic Cole September 12, 2015 at 11:59 am #

      First things first – exceptionally well done on the listening – that is a spectacular result. You could go for it but theoretically two examiners will already have checked it. I’d add that your chances look slightly slimmer given that your speaking is “only” 7.0. That’s v good of course but only just better than your writing. I’d also factor into account whether you have taken the test before – if it’s your first time you may very well just do better next time.

      • Muthu September 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

        Thanks for the quick response dominic! Its my first attempt .. I thought i did well in reading as well, i dont know why i got just 7. As i need 7 in all module, i am not concerned about reading, asi got required 7. I think i completed all task response for writing task 2 ..it was a discuss-and-give-your-opinion essay on “cookery classes should be taught at school”.. I wrote 4 paras..para1- intro , para2- against the view, para3- for the view, para4-conclusion and opinion..i checked the word count and it came to 260+

  24. sama September 13, 2015 at 4:47 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I got my IELTS result as:


    I am sure that I have done pretty well at least in first and second part of speaking. I just messed up a bit in third part of speaking, first , I gave some idea. Then examiner asked me again, I gave different but related idea.

    The question was is there any perfect job? I gave some reasons that there is not perfect job.But after explanation, she asked me about yes/no response. In second time I said no, with other reasons.

    Do you think if it worth to request for remark in speaking test? I need 7 in speaking test.

    Thank you in advance

  25. Richelle agruda September 13, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    I just checked my scores online today and im quite depressed because i know i passed my writing section i need a band of 6.0 in all section so i have L-7.5 R-6.0 W-5.5 and S-8.0 with a total of 7.0..Should I file EOR?

  26. Haider September 13, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Hi Dominic,
    I got my results
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 8

    I need a band 7 in all the modules. Should i apply EOR only for Writing section ? Please advise.

  27. Allan September 14, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    Hi Dom ,

    I have given my ILTES thrice. My scores are as follows:
    On the 1st attempt:-
    L- 8.5
    R- 8.5
    W- 6.5
    S- 7.5
    On the 2nd attempt:-
    L- 9
    R- 8.5
    W- 6.5
    S- 6.5
    On the 3 rd attempt:-
    L- 7.5
    R- 9
    W- 6.5
    S- 7
    I need a band score of 7 in writing section. Rest of the scores are fine with me. Do you feel if my band score for writing can increase to 7 , if I apply for EOR for the third attempt ?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Dominic Cole September 14, 2015 at 8:16 am #

      You must be very frustrated.

      One question for you to consider is how far apart the tests were. If you took all 3 quite close together it is not too surprising that your score didn’t change. It can take quite a while to move if the problem is more grammar and vocab as that take time to learn.

  28. Allan September 14, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Yeah it was very frustrating and as said by you , I gave the exams back-to-back , do you feel if I apply for EOR , for the last attempt, is there any chance of my score increasing ?

    • Dominic Cole September 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      There’s always a chance – it is just 0.5. It depends on how desperate you are. My sincere advice is to talk to a tutor to see if there is something you are getting consistently wrong.

  29. Adel Jokhadar September 15, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

    Hi Dominic,
    I got my results
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 6.0
    Writing – 5.5
    Speaking – 6.5
    I need a band 6 in all the modules. i applied for EOR only for Writing section , what do you think.?

    • Dominic Cole September 16, 2015 at 8:00 am #

      It’s always possible! Let me know how it goes and best of luck.

    • Mukti N Chhetri July 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      Hi Adel,
      my recent ielts matches with this score, thinking for EOR, but would like to know your EOR outcome.
      Thank you.

  30. Khalid September 17, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I got my result

    Listening 8.5

    Reading 7

    Writing 7

    Speaking 6 ( in my previous test i scored 7 and in all my tests never scored below 6.5)

    I require 7 each and have spoken to my local test center (AEO Pakistan). They believe, spread between different modules does not initiate an automatic recheck. What do you suggest ? Should i go for recheck in Speaking ?.

    • Dominic Cole September 17, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      If you like go for it. You obviously have a chance as 7 is in your range. But looking at your writing of 7 (writing and speaking are often parallel) it’d be touch and go.

      • Avtarjit kaur August 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

        i got recent ielts exam L- 6 ,R-5.5,S-5.5 , W-5
        which module for remarks pls give me suggestion

  31. Jasmine September 18, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    I came across your website as I am considering if I should get my writing paper remark. The first time I took IELTS was back in May 2013 and my score was L:8.5, R:7.5, W:7.0 & S:8.5. I retook it again in August this week for migration purpose and my score was L:8.0, R:8.0, W:6.5 & S:9.0. I actually felt that i did better this time for writing as I was not rushing to complete the task but I was surprised to receive a lower score. So, I am in dilemma with regards whether to remark as the remark fee is quite expensive in my country

  32. Anonymous September 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    1st attempt I got
    L 6.5
    R 6.5
    W 7.5
    S 7.5

    2nd attempt
    L 8
    R 6
    W 6
    S 7.5

    3rd attempt
    L 8
    R 8
    W 6.5
    S 8

    Should I get an EOR? I need 7 on all areas…

  33. AShok October 21, 2015 at 3:08 am #

    Hi Dominic,
    Your site is great and you are doing an awesome job by helping folks like us. Need your opinion on my ielts result – fist attempt – needed 7 in each got
    L-8.5, R-8.5, W-6.5, S-7
    Do you think EOR might help? I remember completing both the tasks though I had spent just 35 mints on task 2. I had written 26 sentences and 4 paras for task 2. Not sure where it went wrong!
    I am not much keen on sitting again as I know quite a lot of folks who gave multiple tets and lacked 0.5 every time in ilets but managed to get desired score with other test like TOEFL or Pte. I don’t want to fall into that vicious circle.
    What do you suggest?

  34. Claudiu December 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I am Claudiu from Romania and I got my results.
    Listening – 6
    Writing – 6
    Reading – 6
    Speaking – 5
    I need a 6 in each of the four test components.
    What do you think if I will apply for enquiry on results?

    I took the exam on the 7th of November. The exam started at 8.00 am with ID verification. At 21:00 pm, in the same day, I was scheduled for the last part – Speaking.
    Do you consider it is normal to sustain this part of exam so late?

    In the first part of the Speaking Section the examiner asked me a few questions about film and my job. Then, she asked me if I usually forget and what I do to avoid this. I had to talk on the subject “why do the people forget?”
    In the second part of the interview I was asked to talk about a misunderstanding between myself and a friend, the causes or consequences of such a misunderstandings.
    In the third part of the interview there were the following questions or related with that:
    “Why are the misunderstandings between children?”
    “Why are the misunderstandings between children and parents?”

  35. Niro March 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm #


    I got my recent test results and had below results.

    L 8.5 R 7.5 w 7.5 s 6.5
    L 8 R 7.5.w 6.5 s 7.5

    Which attempt should I apply for remark?

    Thank you

  36. Jacques June 3, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    Will you recommend a remark on the speaking as I only need 0.5 more.

    Listening 8.5

    Reading 7

    Writing 7

    Should i go for remark in Speaking ?.

  37. Gie June 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    hi took my IELTS last May 21 and just got my results for the academic module:

    Reading 9.0
    Listening 7.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5

    I need a 7 on all parts… do u think it is wise for me to do an EOR for my writing test?

    Thank You!!!

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:10 am #

      Yes, this is when it can work

    • Janed October 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm #


      My scores are the same as yours, did you go for the EOr? Did your score in writing test improved?

  38. Lorena June 8, 2016 at 7:54 am #


    I’ve recentrly got my IELTS (Advanced) results.

    I was requested to get a 7.50 overall. I scored an 8.00.
    Problem is, though, I needed at least 7.00 in Reading and Writing and 8.00 in Speaking and Listening.

    My results are as follows:

    R 8.50
    W 6.50
    L 9.00
    S 8.50

    Do you think attempting a remark would be worth it? Just in the Writing section.

    Thank you very much for your help,

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:10 am #


    • Raheel Mustafa Butt October 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm #


      Could you please tell me what was the result of your recheck? My case is similar to yours. L8.5, R8, W6.5, S8.

  39. GS June 9, 2016 at 4:00 am #

    I recently have done my tests and got L 7, R 5.5, W 6.5 S 7.5… In the exam I believe that I had done better in the reading..My concern was TRUE FALSE and NOT GIVEN..
    I wrote it all caps just like above; however, the other questions were written in common cases and where necessary Capital letters to begin words.
    Do you think I can lose marks for the style in answering; moreover, I want to do a review on the Reading…
    Does anyone know how the reading is being marked?


    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:09 am #

      Writing in caps won’t make any difference.

  40. jayannmae June 10, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Hi. I just received my IELTS score and I garnered band 7.5 in listening, reading and speaking but only 6.5 in writing. I need to have at least band 7 in all categories. I don’t really have a lot of time and resources to attend a review and exam again. Do you think EOR will work? Thank you very much!

  41. Rohatash Sharma June 10, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Hello Sir,

    I just received my IELTS result and my scores are
    L-6.5, R-6.5, W-6.0 and S-5.5 and overall score-6.0

    I am disappointed by the score in speaking module and just missed by 0.5 to meet overall score of 6.5. If i go EOR, is there any chance of reduction in score as i am planning for EOR in Writing and speaking module.

    Please advise me.

  42. Manish Sharma June 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    HI Dominic,

    I just got my IELTS results today and below are the scores.

    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Speaking: 8
    Writing: 6.5

    I need 7 in each module to apply for Canadian immigration. Previously, I had appeared twice for IELTS and both the time I got 7 in writing. Do you think I stand a good change of getting 7 in writing ,if I get my exam re-checked.

    Please suggest.

    Thank You.
    Manish Sharma
    Email Id: Mac.sham72@gmail.com

  43. Tim Nath June 17, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    Hey Dominic,

    My IELTS score are as follows;

    Speaking – 8
    Reading – 8
    Listening – 8.5
    Writing – 6.5

    Overall – 8

    Do you think it’s worthwhile to go for a remark?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Tim Nath June 17, 2016 at 10:05 am #

      Sorry I should have mentioned that I require a minimum of 7 in each band, i.e. I need my Writing score from 6.5 to 7.

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Yes this is just when it may work

  44. gabriela June 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Dominic , My name is gabriela and i want to ask your for advice if I should ask for a remark
    My recent score are : L 7, R 8.5 , W 6.5 , S 7.5 , with an overall of 7.5 . I need at least 7 in each module , and i want to see if I can improve my writing mark to 7 that means only by .5 . With those scores do you think I should go for the remark?
    Kind regards

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Yes this is exactly the sort of case it can work in.

  45. Lexie June 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I took the ielts exam a couple of times. All my scores were fine except for my writing and one time I only got 6.5 in reading.
    My lowest score in writing was 6. I did some practices online before the exam and I usually score between 6.5 and 7. Before my recent exam I did some English (IELTS) tuition so I was hoping that my writing improved more.
    My recent scores were:
    L : 7.5
    R: 7
    W: 6.5
    S: 7
    I found the recent exam difficult because normally I don’t get a score lower than 8 in listening and my speaking test results played around 7 and 7.5. Do you think I should ask for a remark in writing?

    Thank you!

    – Lexie

  46. abhinav sodhi June 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    i got reading-7
    but i need 5.5 in each module.
    shoul i go for my speaking rechecking?

  47. jason anthony June 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Hi had done my exam from British council
    Reading 7
    Speaking 8.5
    Writing 6.5

    I need 7 in writing what are the chances

    Please advise

  48. Hazel June 22, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    Hi Dom,

    I sat the IELTS test in Sydney on 4 June for the first time ever, and these are my results:
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 8

    I need a 7 for all sections to apply for work.

    My gut tells me that I should order a re-mark, because I know I wrote well (was fluent and it made sense). In fact, it was the section that I was pretty confident about. However, it sounds like 2 examiners have already looked at my papers since there’s a huge difference between my writing score and the rest. What are your thoughts?

  49. ishant June 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    I scored
    6 in listening
    6 in writing
    6 in reading
    5 in speaking
    I deserve more in speaking
    My speaking skills are very good
    Is there any chance of improvement in speaking bands?

  50. Rajdeep Sran June 28, 2016 at 4:00 am #

    I got my result and had below results
    R 6
    L 6.5
    W 6
    S 5
    I need 5.5 in each module in soeaking i got 5..
    Which attempt should I apply for remark?

  51. karthik June 29, 2016 at 11:06 am #


    this is my score

    Reading 8.5
    Listening 8.5
    SPeaking 7.0
    Writing 6.5

    Is there any chance to increase the writing score by revoluation

  52. Lubna July 1, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Hi . I got my results today
    L 8 R 8.5 W 6 S 7 OVERALL 7.5
    What to do ???

  53. Jiten July 1, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    HI Dominic, I retook IELTS second time. The scores are exactly the same. R-8.5, W-6.5, L-8.5 and S-7.5. Both the time my results were delayed. (Possibly they were verifying before releasing due to band difference). I was far more confident on writing this time and focused a lot on task response. Did task 2 first(First attempt I had lesser time for Task 2) . Did not count the words but it was in line with model answers I had seen while preparing. I am thinking of remark as well as book the retest. I need 7 at least in Writing. This is quite disappointing to miss the goal by 0.5. What do you advice.

  54. S Rawat July 3, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    Hey, I got Overall score 5.5 in IELTS A and i need only 6 to fulfil my embassy requirements.
    R- 5.5
    S- 5
    W- 6
    L- 6
    i just 0.5 more in speak, is there is any chance of improvement of marks in re-check?

  55. Vaibhav July 3, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I gave my exam on 4 June ,2016 . And received L:7.5 R:7 S:6.5 W:5.5 .I need just 0.5 more score in W ,shall I go for remarking for reading and writing.

    As I completed my reading section 20 mins earlier ,and confident enough to score the max marks in this section(might be 35- 40 answers correct).For writing section completed both the tasks with enough words,paragraphing,little vocabulory and lexical resource ; might make a inappropriate slang and even if some grammatical errors ,shall i still consider to score at least 6.

  56. Christian July 8, 2016 at 3:37 am #

    Hi Dominic. I took the UKVI for the first time and got my results.
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading – 7.5
    Writing -6.5
    Speaking- 7

    Would you advise a rechecking because I need to have 7 or greater for all skills. Thanks

    • Sam October 26, 2016 at 4:26 am #

      Hi!i also recently took the ukvi for the first time and got the same score as you did. I would like to ask if you applied for an EOR and if your writing score improved?Thanks a lot!

  57. Amit Arora July 8, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Hey Dominic,

    My Marks Are

    L : 7.0
    R : 7.5
    W : 6.5
    S : 7.0

    Overall : 7.0

    How Much chances i have to get 7.0 in writing if i fill Revaluation. Actually I Need 7.0 Each,

  58. Karan July 8, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    I got L6.5,R6,w5.5,and speaking 5
    I want .5 in speaking. Should I go for recheckinformation

  59. Christy July 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm #


    I got L7.5 R9 W6 S6.5.
    I need 6.5 for writing. Should I apply for remark?

    Thanks a lot!


  60. Mukti N Chhetri July 8, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi Dominic,
    Just got the IELTS result and its little frustrating:

    Listening: 7.0
    Reading: 6.0
    Writing: 5.5
    Speaking: 6.5
    Overall: 6.5

    Needed 6 in Writing. It was far worst in writing when i sat ielts on jan 2016 (5.5),this time the writing section was good enough to score atleast 6.
    Thinking for recheck, but want your suggestion first.

    Thanks in advance.

  61. Vinay July 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    Hi Dominic,
    Can you please advise if I need to apply for EOR?
    I received my results today –
    R: 9
    S: 6.5

    I need 7 in each band and this was my second attempt.

    Should I submit my EOR for speaking? Your help will be really appreciated.
    Thanks a lot.


  62. navdeep July 9, 2016 at 5:54 am #

    ielts – L-7.5 , R-7, W-6, S- 5.5 my requirement is 6 in each module , if i apply for EOR will it help me?

  63. Aki July 9, 2016 at 6:44 am #


    I got overall 6 bands with L-7 R -6 S 5.5 W-5 I need overall 6 not less than 5.5 in any module for Canada

    Can I apply for remark ?
    Please suggest me?

  64. Hardy July 10, 2016 at 5:59 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I read many of the situation above but i still have a doubt in my mind that should i apply for EOR or not?

    In my case I have appeared for Ielts for third time

    1. 1st Feb 2014
    L-7.5, R-6, W-5.5, S-6

    2. 21st May 2016
    L-7.5, R-7, W-5.5, S-6.5

    3. 25th June 2016
    L-7.5, R-7.5, W-7, S-6.5

    I need 7 in all bands. Should i apply for EOR in speaking in this case and i am confident that it was upto that level.

    You advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


  65. HJ July 10, 2016 at 6:16 am #

    Dear Dominic,
    I attempted IELTS twice in May 2016 & June 2016 and had below results.
    L 8.5 R 7.5 W 6.5 S 7.0
    L 7.5 R 8.5 W 6.5 S 7.5
    I need a band score of 7 in each component, do you think I should apply for EOR?

  66. navpreet July 10, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    I got R 7.5, S 7.0, L 6.5, W 5.5
    I require 6 in each module
    Is it beneficial to apply for rechecking?

  67. josy george July 10, 2016 at 11:19 am #


  68. raman July 11, 2016 at 2:54 am #

    my ielts scores are L-6 R-4.5 W-6 S-5.5 O-5.5 . i

    • raman July 11, 2016 at 2:56 am #

      Can you plss help it out will it increases my scores to 6.

  69. Moideen naina chennatukandy July 11, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    Hi domanic
    Hope you are doing well

    I have the score L 6
    R 6.5
    W 6
    S 5.5

    Could plz tell me how much possibilities i have to get a 0.5 band in rechecking speaking module

    Awaiting for your valuable reply

  70. nosh July 15, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    I just checked my IELTS result on the internet, reading 8.5, listening 8.5, speaking 7.5, writing 6.5.. i need 7 on all categories, is it practical have it rechecked? i only need 0.5 for the writing part.. and should i wait for the official result before the inquiry?

  71. Anonymous July 22, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    I got my recent test results and scored
    Reading -5
    I required 5 instead of 4.5 in Speaking .Is their is any chance if apply for remark. Please suggest me.

  72. Pranay Patel July 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    Hello sir
    S 5.0
    What you will suggests me to retake the test or to remark

  73. Dr sana July 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

    I have got
    8 reading
    8.5 speaking
    Overall 8
    It’s my 3rd attempt ikust need 0.5 more in writing .plz guide would it be worth to go for rechecking

  74. PRANAY PATEL July 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    L 7.5 R 6.W 6. S 5
    i m planing to remark the speaking test
    what you will suggest me to remark or retake the test?

  75. Dr Sana July 24, 2016 at 8:08 am #

    I would really appreciate your help if you can kindly guide me about my ielts rechecking .
    I have attained
    Reading 8
    Listening 8
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 8.5
    It’s my third attempt. I need just .5 in writing. Would you suggest me to go for ielts rechecking ?
    Dr Sana

  76. Rupinder Kaur July 26, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    My results are as follows. S8.0 L8.0 R7.5 W6.5
    Should I go for a recheck for the writing module??

    And I have a query that are there chances that the scores may be reduced as well??

    Please do reply.

  77. Rupi July 26, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    Hi Dominic
    I got my result as follows. S8.0 L8.0 R7.5 W6.5
    Should i go for a recheck in writing??

    Are there chances that my scores may be reduced as well???

    Please do reply.

  78. Cordial July 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I ve got the following resuts:

    However, I believe my speaking task was better than that and would like to have it re-marked.
    Do you think that might work? And another question. Is there the risk they LOWER the score after re examination???

  79. Jay king July 30, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    My Ielts score are
    I want 5.5 in writing can I go for EOR? Please advise.

  80. Qasim Hanif July 30, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I believe that this message finds you in best of health. I have given my first IELTS IDP General Training exam and below are the marks for each section.

    Listening: 8.5, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 6.5, Speaking: 7.5 Over All: 7.5

    I need a minimum of 7 bands in each category and am confused to either reappear in the exam or go for a re-check. Whatever I need to do I need to do it quick. Kindly give your valuable feedback.


    Qasim Hanif

  81. Gururaj Banakar July 30, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    I took the ielts on 16th July and received the results recently. I need 7 in all sections to qualify for AU PR.

    my scores read as:
    L 7.5
    R 7.5
    W 6.5
    S 7.0

    should I be going for remark? kindly advise.

  82. Gururaj Banakar July 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    I was confident of getting 7 as I completed both the tasks and were written in logical sequence with good amount of grammer and vacubulary.

  83. rahim July 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    hi it was my first attempt
    i need overall 6 for immigration what are chances

  84. Angad July 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm #


    My scores are L-8.5, R-9, S-7 and W-6.
    I need 7 in all. Should I apply for EOR or not.
    Please suggest me.

    Thank you.

  85. Elven July 30, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Good day Dominic. I just got my IELTS UKVI results.
    L-7.5, R-7.5, W-6.5 and S-6.5.
    I need to have a 7 in all area. Is it possible for me to increase my score in writing and speaking if I try to apply for EOR?

    Thank you,

  86. Zeeshan August 1, 2016 at 7:33 am #


    I am an Mechanical Engineer , i have attempted IELTS from IDP
    and overall 6.5

    Do you think i should approach for Reevaluation for writing or apply again

  87. Zeeshan August 1, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    I need 6 individual to apply for immigration .

  88. MANI August 2, 2016 at 4:01 am #

    I got my result
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 6
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 6

    i require 6 band each.should i go for EOR

  89. Isabel August 12, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    My turn…one more frustrated person here…
    So i was pretty confident with the writting and speaking part, freaked out about the listening and quite ok with the reading… and splat… I got 8.5 Speaking, 8.5 (that i needed) in listening, but then,,,, 6,5 in reading and writting, i dont know if it was because i ended up using the eraser a few time and that might screwed me. but i just saw the online results that came out today, what are the chances of my score being different in the one they will post? and should i re-take the test or ask for a remark in case my scores come equals the online one?
    Thanks for you time!

  90. Dilpreet August 12, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    Hi mate , I have just received my IELTS scoreboard and my score are
    L 8.5
    S: 7.5
    W: 6.5

    I need 7 in all the modules … Shall I go for the revaluation ?

  91. Himanshu Chadha August 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi Dominic,
    I got my result today as follows
    R 6.5
    L 6.0
    W 6.5
    S 5.0
    O 6.0 bands
    I was really shocked because I just needed 0.5 band more in speaking so as to saftisfy the requirements needed for the colleges in Canada. I am confused as I dont know what to do . Whether I should go for a recheck or a re exam. Please help me as in my mock tests I have never scored less than 6.0 Bands in speaking. Please advice me.

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:18 am #

      Mock tests are simply mock tests so i wouldn’t rely too too much on them. But if you are confident of your speaking ability, this is the sort of case where it could work.

  92. soumya August 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

    Hi Sir, I have written Ielts twice and the results are exactly same for all the modules.
    1.May 2016–L 7.5,R 8.5,W 7,S 6.5
    2.July 2016-L 7.5,R 8.5,W 7, S 6.5
    Could it happen like this or can be an error in online result.
    Waiting for your reply

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:14 am #

      Not really. If you take the test again in quite quick succession you should in fact get a very similar score – your core language won’t have changed.

  93. Wai August 17, 2016 at 5:30 am #

    I have got my results as L9 R9 W6.5 S7.5
    Should I get EoR?

    Thank you.

    • Anonymous August 17, 2016 at 5:36 am #

      I forgot to add I need 7 each and I do think I wrote quite enough for a 7. Thank you.

  94. Amit Bhatnagar August 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I gave my IELTS 2nd time:

    1st time result was 8.5,7.5,6.5,6.5 in LRWS

    2nd time it was 8.5.,8.5,7.5,6.5 in LRSW

    I need minimum 7 in Writing.

    Please suggest what are the changes in re-evaluation

  95. navaneethakrishnan August 19, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    Dear Sir,

    I have been received my IELTS results and had below results.


    i am planning remark for writing module and i need only .5 .Is that any possibilities to secure 0.5 ? i am looking forward to hearing from you.Thanks in advance.

  96. Yasir Rehman August 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    Hi there,

    My score are

    L 8
    R 9
    W 6.5
    S 7

    I have taken exam on Jul 16 & results were declared on Aug 21, 2016 after been withheld for quality purposes.

    do you think i need to go for re-marking of Writing Module? I am really confident about my writing to have a band score of 7 atleast.

    Please advise.

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      You could certainly try if you are that confident

  97. Kiki August 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi Dominic,
    I recently received my result (third attempt this year)
    Listening 8
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 7
    Speaking 6.5 ( in my previous test i scored 7 and in all my tests I have not score below 6.5 except one time I didn’t do well)
    I require 7 each for my migration. what would you suggest? Does it worth for remark in speaking?

    • Dominic Cole August 23, 2016 at 11:11 am #

      Yes, it could work for you here.

    • engineer August 26, 2016 at 7:18 am #


      My scores are exactly as yours. Did you applied for a remark in speaking ? I am still confused whether I should go for remark or not ?

      • Kiki September 2, 2016 at 4:34 am #

        I applied for a remark and waiting for the results now. Meanwhile I also take another test. Are you planning to remark?

  98. Jagroop August 26, 2016 at 5:44 am #

    Hello sir, I have got L6,R6,W5.5,S4.5. I just need in speaking 5.0bands should i apply for rechecking speaking test

  99. Alex August 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Hi Dominic
    I just received my result:
    Listening 8
    Reading 7
    Writing 6
    Speaking 8.5
    And I failed to get a 7 in writing again (last time i only 6.5 in writing, but i didnt even the writing test.) To be honest, after the test, I actually felt pretty confidence about my writing.
    Do you think if its worthy to go for a remark in writing.
    Thank you.

    • Dominic Cole August 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

      I suspect not. A whole band score is a lot to change. You’d need to be very confident to go ahead.

  100. Rini September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Hello Sir,

    I wrote ielts on 16th July, and I got the result after 3 weeks quality check.L-7.5,R -7,W-7.5 S-6.5.Shall I go for remark. Your advice is highly appreciate.

  101. shikha September 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Dear Sir, I have applied fir re-evaluation in writing and speaking. I achieved 6.5 bands in both modules and 7.5 in other two. What’s bothering me will my achieved scores in all the four sections will be seen by examiners who will be doing rechecking or they wont be bother what score I had achieved already. Waiting for ur reply. Thankyou

  102. Harmeet September 2, 2016 at 6:47 am #

    L=7.5,R=6, W=5.5,S=6

    My writing task went very well. I have completed both the tasks. shall I apply for re-assessment?

    what is the chance to improve my score by 0.5 in writing?

    • RJ September 2, 2016 at 9:06 am #

      I too have got same question mate !

  103. RJ September 2, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    Hi Dominic ,
    Received my IELTS result today and I have scored L-8.5 R-7.5 W-6.5 S-7 .Moreover i need 7 in each module to apply for permanent visa ,do you reckon i should go for revaluation.
    Thanks heaps

  104. Kashif Rao September 2, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I need 7.0 in each band for Australian Immigration. Today I received my result and I have scored L-7.5 R-7.5 W-6.5 S-7. Whats your suggestion about revaluation for writing to get 7.0 from 6.5?
    Appreciated your reply !

  105. Guru September 2, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Hi Dominic. I too received my results today and I have scored L9, R7, S7, W6.5. However, I would need 7in W as well. Please suggest if EOR can help in this case. Appreciate your valuable response. Thanks

  106. Jigar Patel September 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Hi Dominic ,
    Please I wait for your suggestion so fast reply me sir…….

  107. Ijokoh Christopher September 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Dear sir,i got my ielts result today and my scores are as follows

    Listening -7.5
    Reading -5.0
    Writing -6.5
    speaking -6.5
    And i need 7.0 in all band,what are my chances if i apply for remark.moreso i have started my evaluation and i dont know what to do.I also have a question to ask.why not calculate the total scores and divide by the four band..

  108. Prenika September 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi , I got my IELTS result today only and my scores are

    Listening -8.5
    Reading -8.0
    Writing -6.5
    speaking -7.5
    I am really disappointed for writing scores, I didn’t expect these many bands in writing especially. I was confident that I would be able to fulfill the requirement for PR I.e. 7 bands each. Please suggest me whether I should go for EOR or take up retest.

    • RJ September 3, 2016 at 7:30 am #

      I am also in the same boat aye ,ya goin’ for revaluation ?

    • Dominic Cole September 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      Is this your first time? If so, then it may make sense to go again anyway. But EOR can certainly work in a case like this.

  109. Prenika September 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    Hi Dominic. I received my IELTS results today and I have scored L8.5, R8, S7.5, W6.5. However, I would need 7in W as well. Please suggest if EOR can help in this case. Appreciate your valuable response. Thanks

  110. Sam September 3, 2016 at 3:03 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I got my IELTS results (L8, R 9, W 6.5, S 8.5), do you think an EOR can help me get at least 7 in writing?

    Need your golden advice on this.


    • Dominic Cole September 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

      It’s possible. It is only 0.5 you need. But looking at your other scores I’m tempted to tell you to go again. Your overall English is clearly excellent and 7.0 should be yours. Do you have particular problems in writing? Did something go wrong in the test?

  111. Manpreet September 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    Hi, Can you help me in deciding whether i should go for EOR or not.
    Got the results today
    L- 8.5
    R- 9.0
    Overall – 8
    my listening and reading test went very well, was expecting this score. In writing i was expecting around 7
    Little confused about speaking. i just completed the task 2 in speaking. was also expecting 7.0.

    Confused about going for EOR. I desperately need 7.0 in speaking

    • Dominic Cole September 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

      There’s not a deal of different between 6.5 and 7.0 so it is possible. Was this your first time? If so you may just perform better next time when you know exactly what to expect.

      • Manpreet Singh September 6, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

        This was my first attempt and frankly didn’t practiced for speaking and writing.

        • Dominic Cole September 6, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

          In that case it may well be that you just went wrong somewhere and would do better next time with more experience if you decide to go again

          • Kashif September 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

            Hello Sir

            I have scored L-7.5 R-7.5 W-6.5 S-7. Whats your suggestion about EOR for writing to get 7.0 from 6.5?
            Appreciated your reply !

          • Dominic Cole September 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

            As it happens I’m publishing something related to this later today – some advice from a student.

            It’ll depend on you and your English but check the writing criteria . Coherence is often a problem

  112. Daniel September 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    Hello, I received my results today and unfortunately did not get the desired marks as I need a score of 8 in each section.

    Listening – 8
    Reading – 6.5
    Writing – 8
    Speaking – 9

    If I were to ask for a remark on the reading is this likely to be bumped up or is it better to just re-take the test?

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Dominic Cole September 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

      Very unlikely. There isn’t much room for error on marking reading and you need several answers to change. Go again.

  113. Renz September 4, 2016 at 4:22 am #

    Hi dominic, i recently took my ukvi academic ielts and got the scores of 8.5, 8.5, 6,5,and 7 in listening, reading, writing and speaking respectively. Is it advisable to go for EOR in writing? I need a score of 7 in each areas and i only need 0.5 in writing. My overal score is 7.5. Yhank you in advance dominic

    • Dominic Cole September 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

      You could do. There must be some chance. My one caveat would be that your speaking and writing scores are very close and that suggests your productive English isn’t as good as your reading and listening. Up to you.

  114. Kashif Rao September 5, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Hi Dominic

    I need 7.0 in each band for Australian Immigration. Today I received my result and I have scored L-7.5 R-7.5 W-6.5 S-7. Whats your suggestion about revaluation for writing to get 7.0 from 6.5?
    Appreciated your reply !

  115. shahid September 8, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    if i got 6.5 in my latest/retake test but 3 month back i scored 7 . Is my previous score valid(7) or its not valid as in my latest attempt it reduced .

  116. avtarjit kaur September 10, 2016 at 5:01 am #

    hlo sir my ielts score
    w 5
    l 6
    s 5.5
    r 5.5 is my score increase if i fill revalution for w and s pls

  117. Guruprasad September 12, 2016 at 5:04 am #

    Hi Dominic. I too received my results recently and I have scored L9, R7, S7, W6.5. However, I would need 7in W as well. Please suggest if EOR can help in this case. This was my second shot at the test. My previous scores were L7.5, R7.5, S7, W6.0. Appreciate your valuable response. Thank you

    • Dominic Cole September 12, 2016 at 7:41 am #

      You could try but it may be significant that you haven’t got a 7 in writing yet

      • Guruprasad September 14, 2016 at 8:24 am #

        Hi Dominic. Thanks for the revert. I will take a chance with the EOR, and will let you know if there’s any change in the final result.

  118. RAJESH September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    In march 2016 I got
    I missed in writing by 0.5.

    In aug 2016 I re-sit and got
    I am totally surprised by my speaking band because I gave my best in speaking.
    I still have time for revaluation.

    please suggest me should I re-sit in exam or go for speaking module revaluation?

  119. Aaron Lau September 16, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Hello sir, I had received my ielts test result today, and this is my first time taking ielts exam.


    overall:5.5(And i need the overall 6)

    So, i am looking for suggestions whether to remark my test or not. Because i feel that i had done quite well during the exam day, such as i understand what is the question asked, and finished the two essay on time. Besides that, i also get 5.5 and 6.0 as a results of my practice essays during the class from my lecturer, two weeks ago before my actual exam day.

    So, sir do i have the higher chance to get from 4.5-5.0 or 4.5-5.5 in my writing task? Appreciate your valuable response. Thank You.

    • Dominic Cole September 16, 2016 at 8:33 am #

      You could definitely try. 4.5 is a low score just looking at your other results. It depends a bit on money of course! I’d also suggest you just go again – second time around may just go better.

      If I have done the maths right just 5.0 would take you up to overall 6.

      • Aaron Lau September 16, 2016 at 8:38 am #

        yup, i just need a half band for me to go for 6, anyway thanks for the suggestion.

      • Dr Tahir September 16, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

        Please guide me sir whether I should go for a recheck or not. My latest score is L8.5 R8 W6.5 S7 I always score minimum 7 in writing and I was very much confident on my writing section this time too. So should I go for EOR. That’s my 4th attempt

        • Dominic Cole September 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

          If it’s the 4th time around I’d say definitely yes. You have little to lose – apart from money!!!

  120. Srijana September 16, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    Dear sir, I have received my IELTS result today.
    Listening 7
    Reading 6
    Speaking 6
    writing 5.5
    overall 6
    I need 6 in writing. Is there a chance of getting that score or I have to give the exam again? Waiting for your valuable response,
    Thank You

    • Dominic Cole September 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

      Yes there’s a chance it’s only 0.5. Note thought that your speaking is only 6.0 which suggests that it may be close

  121. Abby September 23, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Dear Dominic,
    I just got my result back today
    I got L 8.5, R 8, W 6.5, S 7
    Do you think I should apply for recheck?
    Thank you!

    • Abby September 23, 2016 at 7:55 am #

      Sorry forgot to mention
      I need 7 for writing.

  122. Gemma September 23, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    I need band 8 in all sections for visa. On1st and 2nd attempts I had 7 and 6.5 for reading but achieved 8 in writing both times. This time I finally managed to get the 8 in reading but only 7 in writing. Is it worth trying a remark ???

    • Dominic Cole September 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      Hmmm. You could but clearly your chances are much less as you need a whole band score.

  123. Ravi Singh September 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    Dear Dominic,

    I have scored L 8.5, R 8, W 5.5 S 6 with overall 7

    Should I go for a recheck?

  124. Avinash September 24, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    Hi Dominic, good day.
    Need your golden advice on the below scores.

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9
    Speaking 7
    Writing 6.5
    Overall band score 8

    I am mulling to go for EOR on writing as I just need to get 7 in all areas. I’m sure I have done enough on writing as I have written 190 words and 290 words respectively. Though my speaking score is 7, I wish not to remark it as I feel I have not addressed all the questions adequately. Do I have bigger chance to get the 0.5 with the scores I acquired?
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Dominic Cole September 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

      Up to you but if money isn’t an issue then you could go for it

  125. Nomit September 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I have attempted twice and got
    L:7.5, R:7.5, S: 6.5, W:6.5
    L:9, R:7.5, S:6.5, W:6

    I was confident about speaking to atleast achieve 7 , but didn’t. To highlight both time my speaking examiner was the same so do not know how to perceive. In writing i wrote on track with lots of proverbs and grammatical accuracy.

    should i consider re-evaluation of second exam as I need 0.5 higher in speaking and 1.0 higher in writing.

  126. Prakash Mohan September 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Dear Dominic,

    I received my score recently and the scores are :

    Listening: 7.0
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 6.5

    I require 7 in each band to fulfill my immigration needs. I am sure, that I did pretty well comparing my earlier attempts.

    Can you please advice oh having my Speaking re-marked? What could be the probability of getting a 0.5 band higher in speaking?

    Thanks in advance for your time, on this.

    Kind Regards,

    • Sujai October 28, 2016 at 1:04 am #

      Hi Prakash,

      Have you applied for EOR?

  127. Sandeep Sharma September 28, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I received the below IELTS score today and i am not satisfied with the result in Reading which is 5.5.

    Listening 6.0
    Reading 5.5
    Writing 6.0
    Speaking 7.0

    Please check and advise whether the Remarking would work in this case or not as I only need a 0.5 increase in Reading to apply for Canada’s PR.


  128. keshav September 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I got my IELTS results today and I don’t know if should go for remarking in the Writing section.

    My scores are as follows: (Academic)
    Reading – 9
    Listening -9
    Speaking -8.5
    Writing -7.5

    For immigration purposes, I require atleast an 8 in each section, so a 0.5 increase in Writing is all I need. Please suggest.

    PS: I got an 8 in writing the last time (General). This time, I just finished on time so couldn’t scan through the whole write up, so there may be some silly mistakes. Thats what I can think of. Also, I feel I have answered the different aspects of the question, used appropriate linking, clearly structured paragraphs, uncommon vocab (no comments on that), who knows what was missing. All in all I’m tired of going through the whole process of taking the IELTS exam.

    • Dominic Cole September 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

      8 is a very high standard indeed – it really doesn’t take much for you to slip below it. If you’re fed up go for it – you’re obviously capable of the score and it may be that examiner was too tough on you. Scores do get changed.

  129. Vishnu Prabu October 2, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    Hello Dominic,

    My IELTS general training scores are :

    Listening 9.0
    Reading 7.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 6.5

    Can you please let me know my chances of success for re-valuation in the speaking section to reach 7.0 (to get an extra 0.5)

  130. Nomit October 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I have attempted twice and got
    L:7.5, R:7.5, S: 6.5, W:6.5
    L:9, R:7.5, S:6.5, W:6

    I was confident about speaking to atleast achieve 7 , but didn’t. To highlight both time my speaking examiner was the same so do not know how to perceive. In writing i wrote on track with lots of proverbs and grammatical accuracy.

    should i consider re-evaluation of second exam as I need 0.5 higher in speaking and 1.0 higher in writing.

  131. Gagan October 7, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    Greetings Dominic, this is with respect to the latest scores that I have got on IELTS. this was my third attempt.

    two of them was with British Councel and the latest one with IDP.. my scores from all three tests are given below

    1st attempt:
    L: 7, S: 7, R: 5.5, W: 6.5

    2nd attempt:
    L: 6.5, S: 7.5, R: 5.5 , W: 6

    3rd attempt:
    L: 6.5, S: 7, R: 6.5, W: 5.5

    I need 6 band each atleast for my migration process hence I had given more attempts, I am talking about my latest attempt in particular. with the kind of result should I go for rechecking for Writing piece as I only need 0.5 mark to be able to get through with my PR process. what’s your suggestion on this.

  132. Junaid October 7, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Please help me out I had given the IELTS General Module Test on 24th September 2016. I am shocked after looking at my result.

    * Listening 5.5 (20 or 19 wrong answers out of 40)
    I did more than 50 practice tests before giving my IELTS(the lowest I scored in 2 or 3 tests were 6.5 bands and the highest were above 7/ 8 bands). Listening is the easiest part of the IELTS. I can bet British council on that, if my score will be less then 7 bands, I will give them my certificate back.

    * Writing 5.5
    Mostly the cases I have seen in the past regarding the writing tests of IELTS were that if a candidate meets with the minimum requirements like 250words(essay), 150words(letter) , like basic vocabs with few grammatical mistakes, resulted with a 6.5 bands.

    I am a graduated engineer and has been in the English environment since the age of 5. I used rich vocabs/linked the sentences in a right way. Furthermore, before giving the test i learnt more than 11 essays(6000 of words, 250 contexts) from the IELTS books(prepared by the examiner). Interestingly, one of that topic came in the test.

    Let’s just put this in other perspective, One of my friend had given the same test with me. According to him he was expecting 5.5 because he didn’t use vocabs and also his grammar is too weak. Even after that he got 6 bands.

    Kindly help me what should i have do now ?? They are offering for EOR, rechecking

    • Junaid October 7, 2016 at 11:08 am #

      I got 7 in speaking and 6 in reading

  133. Comfort October 8, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    Hi Dominic,
    I took the academic test 24th September checked the results yesterday 7th October. I scored, listening 8.5, reading 8.0, speaking 7.5 and writing 6.5. I actually need 7 in all bands, I’ve got about 13 days to the next test dates and I’m thinking of registering for that, I don’t think I can go through the stress of a remark and sincerely don’t think I put in my best in the writing part of the test. Do you think I should take more time to prepare. Thanks

  134. Rafay October 8, 2016 at 4:28 am #

    Hello Dominic,

    Below are my test score can you assist me in finalizing my decision?

    Test 1: R:5.5 L:7.5 W:7.5 S:7.0
    Test 2: R:9.0 L:6.0 W:6.5 S:7.0
    Test 3: R:8.0 L:8.0 W:6.5 S:7.0 (with held fo QA)
    Test 4: R:8.0 L:7.5 W6.5 S:7.0

    I believe my Test 3 was double checked so i prepared harder for Test 4 still i got 6.5 in W. I have decided to go for EOR. Is it wise?

    Best Regards

  135. Tauseef October 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    I got following result.
    L = 7.5
    R = 8.5
    S = 7.0
    W = 6.5
    Overall 7.5
    It was a GT and i need 7.0 in all.
    Should I apply for a recheck?

  136. Saif October 21, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    I have scored L:7.5 ,R:8.0, S:8.0 but a dismal 6.0 in writing. I believe I had attempted the questions very well. Should I consider a re-mark ?

  137. Ahmad October 24, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    Hi Dominic,
    I nust got my ielts result which is L8’R7.5,W6.5,S7.5
    Do u suggest that I remark writing?is it possible to get a lower bank score after the remark or this will never happen. Can I apply for remark in writing only?
    Appreciate to receive your.reply very soon

  138. Anita Linda October 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Dear Dominic,

    I took an Academic Eilts exam last September 3 and got the following result.


    I did not apply for a remark on the writing part because I know I was marked down for task achievement.

    Then I retake the exam last October 8 and got the following exam.


    Now, what I want to do is to apply for a remark for my recent exam especially on the Writing part because my tutor is actually an examiner from British Council and he advised me to apply for an EOR since I’ve also told him the structure of my Writing exam and consistently I always got a passed mark when he checked my writing papers during my review with him. I badly need a 7 on my writing part. Do you think it will be possible that it might raise at least .5?

    Another thing on the speaking part. Should I also apply for a remark? He also suggested it since he also know my speaking mark during my reviews and I consistently passed. Will it be possible to raised to .5 just like my speaking exam last Sept 3?

    I hope you can answer me. Thank you.

  139. Sujai October 28, 2016 at 1:15 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I have received my 4th attempt IELTS GT results,

    My previous atttempt speaking test results were 6.5,7,8 respectively.

    Since I need 7 in each module, should I go EOR for my speaking test? Because, i was quite confident about my speaking test. Will there be a high chance for a positive band change for this scenario?

    Your response is much appreciated!!!

  140. Sujai October 28, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    Hi Dominic,

    I have received my 4th attempt IELTS GT results a few weeks back.


    My previous attempts result specifically for speaking test was significantly higher than the recent one.

    6.5 – 1st attempt
    7 – 2nd attempt
    8 – 3rd attempt

    Since I need to have 7 in each module and I am planning to go EOR for speaking test, because, I did really well on my speaking test

    I would prefer your suggestion in this scenario. Based on your experience, will there be a high chance for a positive band change for my result?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Dominic Cole October 31, 2016 at 8:56 am #

      Yes I do think it’s worthwhile here – money providing of course. If one examiner has graded you at 8 – albeit perhaps a little generously – then you should really be getting 7 each time.

      It’s a guess but it may be the variance is due to pronunciation.

  141. Deepak November 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Dominic,

    I scored recently Speaking -7.5, Listening-7, Reading-6.5 and Writing- 5.5 whereas i may need atleast 6 in all and went 0.5 less in writing… it this case worth going for re-evaluation in writing only

  142. Janirish November 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Good day Sir,

    I got my IELTS result today. I got the scores i need for the 3 subtest except for the writing part. Here’s the result:

    L:7.5 R:7.0 W:6.0 S:7.0

    My previous IELTS result (last August) are as follows:

    L:7.5 R:6.5 W:7.0 S:6.5

    I am planning to request for a remark in writing part. I only need 6.5 in writing. Would there be a chance to atleast get 0.5 higher in writing? Your response i greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  143. Ratheesh November 4, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    My first attempt scores were:

    L: 8.5, R: 8, W: 6.5, S: 7

    The second time, I took time and practiced hard and was very confident, especially on Speaking Module.

    Score was withheld and came after 28 days. This time overall is good, but Speaking is still below 7.
    Very very disappointed.

    L: 8.5, R: 9, W: 8, S: 6.5

    Is it possible to get just one module’s score revaluated? Also is it useful to get a revaluation done after a 28 day result?

  144. Son November 4, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    Dear Mr. Dominic,

    I really appreciate your kind advice in advance.
    I have just received my IELTS (Academic) results today. This is my first attempt for IELTS and I need 6.0 for each part.

    * Results => L:7.0 / R:7.5 / W:7.0 / S:5.5 (Overall : 7.0)

    I cannot understand the results because I got 5.5 in speaking that I’d never expected.
    I was kind of satisfied with what I did at the interview, and actually expected that speaking band would be the highest among the four parts.
    However, it’s much lower than others…. why…

    * Query =>
    Do you think that it’s worthwhile here to apply for EOR despite 2.0 difference between ‘R’ and ‘S’?

    Some of your replies indicate that 2.0 difference between any papers does not give any good chance since the candidate’s writing or speaking has been already checked by two examiners in theory.

    What I need is just 0.5 higher in speaking. Of course, I do not say I deserve 8 or 9 band but 5.5??? It’s very difficult for me to take the result.
    Please let me know.

    Best Regards,

  145. karanjeet kaur November 5, 2016 at 2:28 am #

    I got
    is want to recheck my writing test is it helpful for me I need 5.5 in each section what should I do now i was satisfied with my writing but I do not know please help me reply me soon I really need suggestion of u please reply reply I am very confused

    • Dominic Cole November 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      You could try for sure – 5 looks very low and 0.5 is not much. But ask yourself if you did everything to plan (i.e. write enough words etc and answers the question).

  146. Harmeet November 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm #


    I got my IELTS score:

    However, I need 7 in W. Also, my score was not declared after 2 weeks. It took 4 weeks. So, i think it was remarked automatically. But i need addition 0.5 in W section. What do you advice? Should I opt for EOR?


    • Dominic Cole November 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

      4 weeks!! That sounds very strange to me.

      It rather depends on how confident you are about getting 7.0 next time and cost. I would suggest going again as you clearly have great language skills and 7 in writing should be very achievable.

      You could get the score changed – just 0.5 after all – but I suspect this is a case where two examiners have already looked at it.

      Let me know

  147. Karan November 6, 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Thxx but someone told me that if I have difference of two bands in writing and speaking and my test automatically checked again so rechecking is not benefit for me due to this case otherwise my writing test was very good only task one limit increased what should I do now

    • Dominic Cole November 6, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      True – that is the normal practice and so your chances are evidently reduced.

      But if you put in for EOR your paper is sent to be checked by another more senior/experienced examiner so there is still a chance.

  148. karan November 6, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Thaxx a lot Sr thank you you really solve my difficult problem

  149. karanjeet kaur November 15, 2016 at 1:58 am #

    When and how I can know my revaluation result

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