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How Often Are Requests for an IELTS Rescore Successful?

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The IELTS is not an easy test. Sometimes, even though you study as hard as you can, you still do not get the score that you need. If this is the case, and you did well in planning when to take the IELTS, then you will still have some time left to fix your problem.

There are two things that you can do: You can either take the exam again, or you can request that the test you just took be rescored by filing an Enquiry on Results.

If you are thinking about whether you should get yourย IELTS test rescored, you might wonder how often these requests actually work, and result in a better score. The answer is that changes to your IELTS score do happen. However, an increase of a band or more is rare, and it almost never happens on the Listening or Reading sections of the exam. Additionally, the Enquiry on Results process takes a long time, and is expensive.

At the end of the day, the decision of whether to apply for an IELTS rescore is personal, and while this post will give you information on how the rescore process works, the ultimate decision is up to you!

Requesting an IELTS Rescore

After you hand in an Enquiry on Results form, your test will go to the IELTS center in England to be rescored by graders, there. On the form, you can choose which sections you want to have rescored. Whether you want only one section rescored or all of them, the cost is the same, and it takes the same amount of time, so there is little reason not to request a rescore for all of the sections.

However, rescoring your exam often costs as much as taking a new exam, and it takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete.

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Should You Request a Rescore?

Whether you should request a rescore of your IELTS exam depends on your circumstances, but there are several questions that you should keep in mind as you make this decision:

When do you need passing scores by?

Challenging your IELTS results takes time. Even if you end up being right, and you did score higher than the test results had said, it might not matter: If you need to send passing scores within the next three weeks, your corrected score will come too late.

Do you need to send scores soon?

When you challenge your IELTS score, you will have to send your Test Report Form in along with the Enquiry on Results form. Without the Test Report Form, you cannot send your IELTS scores anywhere. This might prevent you from gaining a conditional acceptance to a school.

Can you afford to contest a score?

The cost of send an Enquiry on Results form to challenge your IELTS score depends on the testing center. However, many charge the same amount for an IELTS rescore as they do to take a new test. This is often around $210. You should contact the testing center where you took the exam to find out the exact price, though.

Do you think your score was good luck?

When you felt like you scored well on the IELTS, did you feel like it was because you were well prepared, or did it feel like you were getting lucky? If you feel like you can do just as well on the IELTS again, resitting for the exam might be the better option.

Listening and Reading Scores are Rarely Changed

The answers that you give for your Listening and Reading sections are usually just one word, or even just a single letter. When graders first look at your answers, there is often very little question if they are correct or not. Even if your handwriting is bad, it will be rare for another grader to change your score.

As a result, if the scores that you are not satisfied with were either for Listening or for Reading, requesting an IELTS rescore will rarely make a difference.

Writing and Speaking Scores Only Change Slightly

Your scores for the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS are more difficult to grade. Different graders are more likely to disagree about whether your score is correct or not. However, all of the IELTS graders go through lots of training, so it is rare for them to disagree by more than a point: Some might argue about whether your score should be changed from a 6.5 to a 7, but rarely about whether it should be a 7.5.

Conclusion

If you did not get the score that you needed on the IELTS, but only missed by half of a band on the Speaking or Writing sections, requesting a rescore of your exam might not be a bad idea. However, it will take a long time for the new scores to come back, and can be expensive (though you will get your money back if your score does go up).

On the other hand, if you need a higher score on the Reading or Listening sections, or need more than an entire band increase in your score, requesting an IELTS rescore probably wonโ€™t get you what you need.

**Please note we can no longer provide individual re-scoring advice in the comments on this blog post (we just don’t have the resources). However, if you scroll through the comments you will likely find someone in a similar situation as your own. We wish you the best on your IELTS!**

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400 Responses to How Often Are Requests for an IELTS Rescore Successful?

  1. Ankit July 7, 2017 at 2:26 am #

    I got my IELTS (GT)results today and got the following scores
    Listening 9.0
    Reading. 9.0
    Writing. 7.5
    Speaking. 8.0
    I require 8 in each module
    This was my second attempt. On my first attempt (academic module), I got the following scores
    Listening 8.0
    Reading. 8.0
    Writing. 7.5
    Speaking. 7.0
    Should I resit the test or should I go for revaluation as I only need 0.5 increase in writing? Please advise.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

      First off– WOW! Those are some impressive scores! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would suggest going for re-evaluation, since an increase of 0.5 isn’t uncommon when you ask for score review. However, a boost to your score is far from guaranteed. So I recommend also preparing for a retake, just in case, while you wait for your rescore results.

      • juairia selim January 25, 2018 at 7:27 am #

        today i got my result too
        i got the following scores

        Listening: 7
        Reading: 6.5
        Writing:6
        Speaking:5
        Overall:6.0

        now should i go for recheck for my speaking?

        • Omer April 7, 2018 at 7:48 am #

          Did you go for a recheck?

          • Santhosh April 8, 2018 at 6:53 am #

            Hi Omer.Did you went for recheck?Even its the same case for me.

      • Bankole September 2, 2018 at 10:06 am #

        Can my IELTS score fly for federal skilled workers program

        Overall Band :7

        Speaking : 7.5

        Writing : 7.0

        Listening :6.5

        Reading : 6.0

        • David Recine
          David Recine September 7, 2018 at 10:05 am #

          That depends. Which country are you hoping to get a skilled visa with? If you’re referring specifically to the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program, there is no absolute requirement for IELTS scoring. Instead, you IELTS scores give you a certain amount of migration “points,” while work experience, level of educaiton,e tc… also contribute points to your migration score.

    • Sumi September 3, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      Did u apply for remarking and what was the result?

    • Abha September 22, 2017 at 7:28 am #

      Hi, my IELTS score is Listening 8.5, Reading 7.5, Speaking 7.5, Writing 6.5. I need 7 in writing. Should i try for EOR. Can it make a difference.

      • Akshay February 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

        Hi abha…did u apply for the EOR ?

      • Arun February 21, 2018 at 3:54 am #

        hi did you re apply, i am kind of in your situation. did it help you get your score increased

      • Sneha Nathani June 28, 2018 at 2:09 am #

        Hey Aabha… did u go for rechecking… pls reply

      • Julekha Bhamra November 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

        Hi did you re apply for correct? Did it really help? Cas I have a similar issue with my case.

    • Taka October 17, 2017 at 9:34 am #

      Hi!
      How was your final result? If possible, I would get your ideal writing details.
      I am going to ask my teacher about the problem.
      He was the IELTS marker.

    • Shi October 28, 2017 at 3:10 am #

      My ielts score is r9 l9 s8 w7.5 I need 8 in writing should I go for recheck ?

      • neha April 9, 2018 at 11:33 pm #

        how did you score 7.5 in writing..can you provide some tips?

    • Patrick June 29, 2018 at 4:25 am #

      Hi,

      I thought I would share some positive news on a remark as I referred to these posts when debating it.

      First Test Results: L9, R8.5, W7.5, S 9.
      I wanted 8’s across the board for the 20 points Superior English.

      Asked for Writing remark and it got upgraded to an 8, it took a week to get. Very pleased. The road to IELTS website for a months subscription is all I used.

      Patrick

      • Meeri July 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

        Hi Patrick,

        Are these your scores for academic or general training ielts?

        Thanks for sharing your score.

        Meeri

      • Fatima August 7, 2018 at 10:29 am #

        How do you find the results of your remarking? Through an email or through the post?

      • Nilanjana September 19, 2018 at 5:26 am #

        Hu Patrick,
        Could you please tell us at which center you took the test/applied for remark?
        Thanks

    • Japreet singh brar July 13, 2018 at 7:10 am #

      Fill rechecking your writing module dear

    • tanu July 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

      hi did u replied for recheck

      • Fisayo August 31, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

        Hello got my results today LRSW 9,9,7.5,6.5. I need 7 in writing. Do you advise for a record?

        • David Recine
          David Recine September 7, 2018 at 10:36 am #

          A 0.5 increase is definitely possible with a rescore. Think carefully about that, though. Rescores are most likely to succeed if an actual mistake was made in the original scoring. So it’s best to request a rescore only if it seems possible that your original 6.5 Writing score is inaccurate.

    • Ktel September 28, 2018 at 12:42 am #

      Hello,

      I got my results today:

      Listening: 8
      Reading: 8.5
      Speaking: 7
      Writing: 6.5

      I am really exhausted. I need a 7 for writing. I am thinking whether I should go rechecking or not. Last August I also took the exam and I got 7 in writing but lack .5 Iโ€™m speaking. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    • Srini October 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

      Hello,

      I received my IELTS score yesterday, I feel I wrote my writing tasks well enough to get an 8 but got the below scores:

      overall: 8.5, Listening:8.5, Reading:9, Writing:7.5, Speaking: 8. I need 8 in writing as well but I’m worried if I get 7 in rescoring instead of an 8 then I will have a bigger issue. Can you advise in rescoring there is a possibility to get a lesser score than what I got originally?

    • Phoebe November 8, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

      Hi everyone! I took the exam 27th October 2018. Here are my results LRWS 8.5,7.5,6.5,7. I need to get 7 in writing for I am trying to apply in Canada as an Immigrant. Do you think I should go for a recheck?

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 9, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jeet November 14, 2018 at 9:26 am #

        Hi Phoebe,

        Please let me know. If you are giving for re-check . Even my scores are LRSW 8.5,7.5,8,6.5.

        It is very annoying to look at the scores. Very confused on what would be my next steps.

    • Manish P December 14, 2018 at 1:27 am #

      Hi There,

      I have attempted IELTS BC thrice. Every time I have a 7.5 in listening with rest modules ranging from 7.5 – 9(reading). Is there a possibility of getting an increase by 0.5 in listening considering I am confident? And alternatively even getting the Writing evaluated so if there’s an increase in writing and not on listening I may still qualify for a return. Also, what if the score is reduced than original – can this happen ? In either case of increase or decrease in marks does IELTS refund or only in case it goes higher ?

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

        Hi Manish,

        Requesting a rescore does not guarantee a score increase, and in some cases, it can even result in a score decrease. It is also possible that your score may not change at all. ๐Ÿ™‚ With regard to refunds – you’ll only get a refund if your band score changes. If there is no change, then you will not receive a refund.

        As we’ve written in the blog, Listening scores are rarely changed. Whether or not you decide to go for a Writing section re-score is up to you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gina August 17, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    I am wondering if i should apply for a remark, because my reading score is low

    Lis 8 / Speak 8.5 / Writing 7.5 / Readin 6.5

    I had a really great reading exam , i dont understand my score… it is shocking honestly

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      Hi Gina,

      This is ultimately a personal decision, but make sure you are prepared to deal with the financial commitment that a re-score will require of you. Based on the results for the rest of your test, I can see why you are inclined to ask for a re-score. But keep in mind that you are looking for a change in a skill that usually does not see a change (reading and listening are way less likely to change). I wish you luck making your decision!

      • jaskirat powar December 22, 2017 at 10:41 am #

        Hii!! I also got 6.5 in reading and in other modules more than 7.. pls let me know is it worth to go for rechecking in ielts reading

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 22, 2017 at 10:54 am #

          Hi Jaskirat,

          This is a personal decision and we really can’t provide any more information than what we already give in this blog! I recommend that you read some of the other comments and see if there are any comments that can help you to make this decision. Good luck!

    • Karan September 23, 2017 at 2:44 am #

      Hello Gina.. Did you apply for recheck in Reading part. I have a same case.. Got 6.5 in reading, i expected 7-8 in reading. Last tine it was 9 for me. So i want to understand and see if there are any cases where recheck got successful for Reading or Listening.

      • Jyo October 24, 2017 at 1:38 am #

        Hi
        Even I have got reading 6.5 compared to other modules , where in I scored 7 each. Please let me know if you found success in reading re-evaluation .

        • bryl January 23, 2018 at 2:14 am #

          are you a nurse? you should apply in ireland! they only require 6.5 in LR and 7.0 in WS

    • Rizzu Sooden December 31, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      hi GINA ..i suffered in the same manner like you….please update me what happened with you…my email is wantedrizzu@gmail.com

    • Shravan August 14, 2018 at 8:06 am #

      Hi Gina,

      Did you apply for re-mark on reading? I am having the same issue now, I had a really good feeling about my reading test. Was expecting around 7.5 atleast, but I got only 6.

      FYI,
      Listening – 8
      Writing – 7
      Speaking 7.5

      I want to apply for Re-mark on reading.

      Any help would be appreciated

    • Pri November 12, 2018 at 1:46 am #

      Hey Gina, please let me know if you applied for re-evaluation of your scores and was it a successful attempt as I am facing the same issue and I am completely confused as to what to do. As this was my third attempt. (please mail me if possible: priyacn25@gmail.com)

  3. Prabhjot singh August 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    I got L 6.0 R 5.5 W 5.0 S 6.0
    I need 5.5 in writing should i have to go for rechecking
    please help me

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

      Hi Prabhjot,

      So, I will be honest and say that requesting for rescoring is always a tricky decision to make, and at the end of the day, it will need to be your decision. As the article states, a rescoring request has high costs (e.g., price and time). It is the same as retaking the exam. That being said, if you’re looking at only a half band increase in writing, it is not unreasonable to do the request. Writing is much harder to grade and there are differences in opinions between graders, so seeing a 0.5 increase is definitely possible! But, there is no guarantee. It will be your decision here, but there are no bad options here. If it’ll give you a peace of mind, then rescore! If the costs aren’t worth it, then consider a retake. I hope this helps a little. Good luck–you’ve got this! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Diljit May 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

        Hi my ielts score is l 6.5 r 6.5 s 6.5 w 5.5 can i apply for rechecing bcz i think i deserve atleast 6 in writing my requirement is 6 each .plz tell me what i need to do

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

          I’m afraid we can’t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Balajj October 4, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

        Hi is there a chance of anyone receiving less than that he/she scored before? If so, which scores will be final? Whichever is highest? Or
        the latest?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 13, 2018 at 11:03 am #

          Hi Balajj,

          There is a chance that a rescore will increase that score, but there is also a significant chance that it will not change OR that it will go down, so only request a rescore if you are very confident that you wrote well enough that it deserves that increase. Itโ€™s technically always a risk when you request it. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kramer November 17, 2018 at 3:19 am #

        I would like to ask if theu will refund your money if a request for EOR has passed the deadline?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

          Hi Kramer,

          I’m not sure if I understand what you mean by deadline. Has the IELTS EOR process taken more than 8 weeks? I’ve never heard of getting a refund for EORs that take too long; I recommend that you reach out to your testing center directly to ask them about the EOR and explore your options. Good luck!

    • rajinder January 18, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

      Hii i got 6.5 in speaking,6 in lisetning,6 in reading but 5.5 in writing but last time it was 6 in writing.should i apply for reassesment.pls give advice

    • gagandeep brar February 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

      Hey prabhjot you got 5.5 band in writing after recheking bro ??

  4. md. salim September 7, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    i got my IELTS result last week. i got overall 6.0
    L-6,W-6,R-6,S-6.5
    I need overall 6.5 to apply for masters in Canada,for that i need 0.5 in any of sections.
    should i go for remark or resit for IELTS?
    please suggest me what will be wise.
    thanks & best regards

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 7, 2017 at 9:56 am #

      Since 2 of your sixes are in Listening and Reading, I’d say it’s probably not worth it to ask for a rescore. As mentioned in the article, Listening and Reading scores are almost never changed. The odds of getting both of those changed and getting a successful rescore in Writing are very low. But raising your score form a 6 to a 6.5 after retake is actually pretty common. So I’d say go for more study and a retake. You’ve got a good chance of success if you do it that way.

  5. Manu adams September 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    hi, my scores are
    L-8.5
    R-7
    w-7
    S-6.5

    I really need 7 more speaking. Is there any chance that a revaluation will help me. What do you think ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

      Hi Manu,

      It is not super likely that you are going to get a better score with the rescore; your money would be better spent on a new IELTS sitting, honestly. But if you are determined, feel free to try! Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Nida March 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

        Hi i appeared in ielts on 3rd march 2018 nd got lis8 ,read7, speak7 nd writing6.But i needed w7 for 8777 for PR.It was my 2nd attempt before i got lis7.5,read6.5,speak7,writing7.Should i go for EOR plz reply i cant decide???

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

          How frustrating! I think asking for a rescore could be a good idea in this case. If you got a 7 in IELTS Writing last time, there’s a chance that 7 could be your true level, and your score of 6 is a mistake that can be corrected. Of course, rescores are never guaranteed to work. So I also recommend studying for a retake, in case the rescore doesn’t do what you need it to. Your IELTS scores are quite impressive overall, and it seems to be that another resit also has a good chance of getting you what you need.

          • Ahsan March 24, 2018 at 7:22 am #

            I have given test on same date and got Speaking 8, List: 9, Reading: 8 and Writing 6!
            I have been in a profession where i have to indulge into a lot of high end correspondence and believed that Writing is my strongest suite, but result was contrary to that…
            What should i do?

          • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
            Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 24, 2018 at 9:02 am #

            I’m sorry to hear that you got such an unexpectedly low score in IELTS Writing. That sounds disappointing, especially given your level of professional English writing skill.

            You no doubt want to know what went wrong. One possibility is that your IELTS essays, while they showed a lot of your skill, didn’t satisfy the highly specific requirements for IELTS essay scoring. I’ve seen that before. It really is possible to be an excellent writer but still get a poor score because you failed to meet one technical requirement or another from the official IELTS Writing rubrics.

            Another possibility is that you actually did do an excellent job in IELTS Writing, but that there were scoring errors. In that case, a rescore would detect those mistakes.

            So getting a rescore may help you determine whether or not there were errors on your part or on the part of the IELTS. If you absolutely need a higher score than 6 on your test, however, I would recommend both requesting a rescore and studying for a retake, with careful attention to the specific rules and standards of IELTS essays. That way, if your rescore doesn’t change your Writing marks, you’ll still have a very good chance of a much better writing score the next time you sit the exam.

          • Ramya August 16, 2018 at 12:41 am #

            Hi i took exam on Aug 2 ….i got listening 5.5 and writing 5.5 is there any scope of increase in band by revaluation… This is my second attempt

          • David Recine
            David Recine August 16, 2018 at 10:51 am #

            Sorry to hear your scores aren’t quite where they need to be, even after a second attempt. That sounds frustrating. It’s very rare for rescore requests to cause changes in Listening or Reading. There is a chance of improvement in Writing based on rescore. In that case, when there are improvements, the score will increase by half a band or sometimes a full band.

            Unless a small improvement in Writing and no change in Listening is acceptable for you, I’d say you should go for a retake instead of a rescore.

        • Edgar April 13, 2018 at 6:13 am #

          Being given an extra 0.5 is normal rearly are you given a whole band hope that helps

        • Chandu October 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

          Hi Nida , did you applied for rescore ?? You and me are in same situation with same scores. Did your scores got increased after applying for remark??

  6. niroshan October 13, 2017 at 12:46 am #

    My results were L-7 R-6 W-5.5 S-7
    OR-6.5
    I need writing 6 please advice is it worth of re -checking?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 18, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      If you have the money to request the rescore, it is worthwhile, but you should be making plans to take the test again, too. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Nishant March 28, 2018 at 3:54 am #

        Hello,

        I got 8.5, 7, 7 and 6.5 in LRWS respectively. I need 7 in each section so is it worth to go for a rescore in speaking.

        • Chang August 10, 2018 at 7:06 am #

          Hi Nishanth,

          Mine is almost the same. Did revaluation on Speaking help? Pls confirm me at the earliest as I have got my results today. This would be of a Great help to Me.
          Thanks in advance

      • Pusa717 August 10, 2018 at 8:59 am #

        Hi
        I got
        LISTENING 8.5
        SPEAKING 7.0
        READING 6.5
        WRITING 6.0

        do I have a chance after the recheck? ๐Ÿ™

        • David Recine
          David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

          That depends on a few things:

          1) What sections do you need higher scores in? (Reading and Listening rescores almost never work, but there’s a greater chance of score change for Speaking and Writing.)

          2) How much of an improvement do you need? (Typically, when a rescore is successful, the original score rises by 0.5 or 1 band.)

          3) How sure are you that you deserved a better score. (Often, when a student strongly feels their Speaking or Writing performance was better than the score they got, they are proven right in a recheck.)

    • Manju June 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      Pls let me know if it got changed or not, I had same case

  7. Simar October 18, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    hlo ..My Scores are -R-6 , L-7.5, W-5.5 ,S-5.5 ..I want 0.5 bands to reach 6.5 .Is there any chance that re- evaluation will solve my problm ..plzz tell how many chances will b there as i m quite upset

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 18, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      Hi Simar, there is a small chance, but in most cases you will have to prepare for a retake instead. I know this is not the results you were hoping for, but you are on the cusp of the scores you need. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • paramveer singh May 5, 2018 at 3:40 am #

        how much cost of ielts rescore plz tell me?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

          Hi Paramveer,

          You should contact your testing center for more information on fees and for the Enquiry on Results form. Good luck!

  8. sajan October 21, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Hlo..i got 6.5 band in ielts..L-8,R-6,S-6.5 but my writing band is 5.5 and i need 6 band in writing..please sugest me should i fill EOR?

  9. Paola Schietekat October 27, 2017 at 6:11 am #

    My scores were
    Listening:9
    Reading: 8.5
    Speaking: 8.5
    Writing:7
    I was really surprised to get a 7 in Writing since I did really well, I met the word count and used (DID NOT OVERUSE) advanced vocabulary. It was particularly surprising because I did the CPE and got an A (equal to C2) and Iยดve published articles. Should I get my test remarked?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

      Hi Paola,

      first of all, congrats on a strong IELTS score! I know you aren’t happy with the 7 Writing score, but regardless you took a difficult test and got a good score! This is a tough decision, and it’s one that you should consider fully before deciding. It sounds like you are pretty sure that you should have gotten a stronger score, so you might be one of the people who does get an improved score. However, consider whether the cost and time associated with the rescore is worth a slight increase in score–after all, most people only improve by a half a point, if at all. You should also consider whether this half a point is really important to your target schools. If you already met the requirements for the university, it may not be necessary for you to get a rescore, especially if you will take other tests that allow you to showcase your writing skills. Also keep in mind that a rescore can take 6-8 weeks. I can’t tell you what to do in this situation, but I hope these considerations help you to make the best decision for yourself!

  10. Ateayeh October 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #

    Hi
    My Ielts General score was: L: 8.5 R: 8.5 S: 7 W: 6

    I got really schocked by the writing score, although the speaking was below my expectation too. I had done many tests before and my writing was always either 6.5 or 7 in both general and academic modules. This time I practiced more and more, as I needed 7 in writing and I was really happy by my writing in the exam and I was completely sure I would get very good result, so the result was scocking for me. There are some rumors in my country that the writing scores have decreased intentionally in the recent months, so you have to reseat the test several times. As I am pretty confident about my writing in the exam, would you suggest me to request a remark to get the desired results or not. How likely is it to have 1 point change in my writing score? Thank you a lot.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      Hi Ateayeh,

      First of all, congrats on taking the IELTS and for getting a solid score. I’m sorry to hear that you aren’t satisfied with the writing score–I know it’s frustrating to feel confident in your abilties after working so hard and still not reach your target score. We haven’t heard any rumors about IELTS making the writing section more difficult on purpose. The decision of whether to go for a reevaluation really depends on your personal situation and confidence in your writing skills. A score increase of .5 isn’t uncommon, but getting a full 1 point increase is more rare. If you really need to reach that 7 score for writing, however, I would recommend that you study for a retake while waiting for your results. It can take 6-8 weeks for a score to be reevaluated, and you don’t want to wait if you must re-take the exam!

      • Ekta swain July 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

        Dear Team

        This was my first attempt.

        My score of British council Ielts are

        L 8.5 R 7 S 8.5 W 6.5

        coming to the desired result so close and just missed by 0.5 in writing

        Prepared for a full month but still writing ruining everything

        Would revaluation help me in writing?

        • David Recine
          David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

          How frustrating! Here are my thoughts on what you can do next:

          More often than not, when rescores are successful, they improve your score by just a little. Since you only missed your Writing goal by 0.5, I’d say there’s a chance a rescore could help you. But remember– rescores aren’t guaranteed. If you request a score review, prepare for a retake wile you wait. It’s likely that you can boost your IELTS Writing score up to 7 with some additional study, if the rescore isn’t successful.

        • simaranjeet singh August 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

          Hi Ekta, my scores are also similar, writing is 6.5, i am planing to put reval.
          Did you apply for revaluation? what wast the result.

          • Sunil Thakur November 9, 2018 at 7:46 am #

            Hi…simranjeet… did your score increase after revaluation?

      • Tanuj August 21, 2018 at 10:05 am #

        Why are you pressing more towards a exam retake.looks like you will benefit from someone’s retake. When someone is pretty confident that there retake will help Them get a higher. Score they should go for it.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 23, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          Hi Tanuj,

          In this post, we are trying to provide the best information to students who are trying to make a difficult decision. The decision of whether or not to send your test for re-scoring is a personal one, and each individual must make a decision on his/her own. There is no guarantee that their score will increase if they send it to be re-scored, but we do know that students tend to improve their scores when they re-take the test.

  11. Anu Shaji October 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

    Hi.
    I got my IELTS test result couple of days ago. I scored an 8 overall with L9 R8 W6.5 S7. I need a 7 in my writing. Iโ€™m planning to give my writing section for a revaluation. Do you think Iโ€™d get what I am hoping for…? Otherwise, Iโ€™ll simply have to retake the test again, just for losing a 0.5 score.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

      Hi Anu Shaji,

      A .5 increase in a writing score isn’t uncommon–if you are confident with your writing performance on the test and truly think that it was scored in error, then you have a decent chance at reaching your score. However, if you do decide to ask for a rescore, I would recommend that you study for a retake while waiting for the results–just in case ๐Ÿ™‚

    • K.R April 7, 2018 at 4:44 am #

      Hi,
      I have got my results today.
      Academic ilets
      Overall :7.5
      Reading :9
      Speaking :7.5
      Writing :6.5
      Listening :7

      I need at least 7 in each with an over all 7.5 score. I need your advice as I want to go for a recheck. Does it worth? I heard that when you have higher bands in other skill,the examiners do a recheck by themselves .is it true ?is it useless to go for a re-evaluation (in my case)?

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

        Hi there,

        I’m afraid we can’t provide any advice other that what we already wrote in this blog post. I encourage you to read it carefully and look through older comments to see if you can find any useful information! However, I can answer your question about lower and higher scores. Each section is scored independently of the others, so it’s not true that some sections get a second review or special treatment because of a higher score on other sections. The IELTS is standardized, which means that the scoring system must be the same for every single applicant.

  12. Biken October 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    Hello ,

    My score l-7 r-6 r-6 s-5
    What can I do please suggest me?

  13. Divya Natarajan November 4, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Hi I got my result last week . I scored L 8.5, R 7.5 W 6.5 S 7.5 . My exam was conducted by idp in India . Is there any possibility of getting an increase of .5 in my writing ?
    Suggestions pls

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Divya,

      There is a chance that a rescore will increase that score, but there is also a chance that it will not change OR that it will go down, so only request a rescore if you are very confident that you wrote well enough that it deserves that increase. It’s technically always a risk when you request it. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Vishav November 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi,

    I have received my result yesterday and very much disappointed with writing score.

    L – 8
    R – 9
    S – 7.5
    W – 6 and I need 7.

    Is it good to go for Reevaluation? Any chance of increase? Like what is the success ratio?

    Or Shall I resit?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Vishav,

      While it is totally possible to get a 6 raised to a 7, it is unlikely, and your time (and money) would likely be better spent on a resit. That said, the choice is ultimately yours, so we wish you luck regardless of what you choose!

    • A.D December 3, 2017 at 1:30 am #

      good pm. As I understand,from my query with the British council on EOR , either it will change or stay the same. I asked to confirm if theres a chance it will get lower ,but they assured that either it will ho higher or no change at all. Can someone kindly share their experience from remarkable ng if this is true?

  15. Rajeev November 5, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    Hi Magoosh,

    Can scores downgrade on an EOR?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Rajeev,

      Yes, they absolutely can go down, so you want to take that into account when you decide to request a rescore. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Babycakes November 7, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    Hi I would like to get your opinion. I recently got my ielts score r-8.5,l-8.5,w-6,s-6.5.. I need a band score of 7 in my speaking do you think it’s worth to try to do a recheck?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

      Hello! It is definitely possible to get an increase, but a recheck does not guarantee an increase, so you have to also be prepared for that score to stay where it is or even possibly decrease. If you have the money to ask for that, though, it is worth a try! Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kritti December 15, 2017 at 5:07 am #

        Hey. I got 8.5 listening. 7 rellwriting. 7 speaking. And 6m5 in writing.. I need .5 more in writing.
        I had a good exam. I wrote it in pencil. I doubt IDP.. as it was my first attempt. Should I apply for rescore.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

          Hi Kritti,

          You seem like a reasonable candidate for a rescore, but you should also make arrangements to take the test again if the results of the rescore are not what you hoped. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • lene May 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

          Hi! Did you go for a recount? How was it? I have the same score and I would like to try for a recount as well. Need 7 in speaking

  17. Sandeep November 10, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Hiii, got my ielts result today. Its R-8.5,L-8,S-8.5,W-6 overall 8.
    Shd i go for eor in writing or reappear for test.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      Wow, that is a dramatic difference. I would go for a rescore because I do not think your 6 will likely decrease. If you have the money for a rescore, I say go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Jyoti sharma November 11, 2017 at 6:17 am #

    Hi,i recently received my result L 8.5 S 7.5 W 7 R 6.5
    As i was quite confident about my reading performance,such a low score of 6.5 came as a big shock to me.However ,later i came to know about a blunder done by me that i answered 6 of my true false and not given questions by writing their initials T F and NG only in the answer sheet.I am quite upset by my this blunder and want to apply for revaluation now.I read somewhere that the checking is done manually in remark and once a boy who had done same mistake had got improved bands after remark.
    Kindly suggest should i go for remark and is there any hope for me now??

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

      If you have the money for a rescore, by all means try! It is not guaranteed that the human checker will give you the same treatment as this boy, but it is worth a shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sam November 29, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

      Hi Jyoti,

      You should go ahead by all means, I believe you should go ahead and will get an upgrade.

    • Jacob May 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi,
      Did your score change after remarking ?

  19. Carolita November 12, 2017 at 3:14 am #

    Hi, I just got my results:
    R: 9, L: 8, S: 6.5, W: 6. Three months ago I took CAE advanced test and I got 197 in Speaking AND writing (equivalent to a 7.5 in Ielts), 185 in Speaking (equivalent to a 7 in Ielts) and 177 in Listening (6.5). I’m thinking of asking for a remark, because how is it possible I lost 1 1/2 band in Writing and 1/2 in Speaking??? I would really appreciate your advise, thanks!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

      Hi Carolita,

      If you truly feel that your performance was better, by all means go for a rescore! But I do want to point out that the CAE and IELTS are different exams, and sometimes the different expectations for how you answer questions can result in significantly different scores despite the same student taking them. So please take some time to consider how you think you performed according to each test’s expectations before you commit to a rescore. And regardless of what you do, good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Harsh November 13, 2017 at 4:17 am #

    Hello,

    I appeared for GT module test on Oct 14, 2017.
    I got below scores:

    L-9
    R-7
    W-6.5
    S-7

    Do you suggest that I should apply for revaluation? If I get 7 in writing, it increases my chances of a higher score for Canada PR.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Harsh,

      You can certainly try to rescore, but because the writing score is not dramatically lower than your other scores, you should be prepared for that score not to change. Wishing you the best luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. RAVAL November 13, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    Hi.. I recently got the result in General Training
    L:8.5
    R:8.5
    W:*6.5*
    S:7

    Earlier in Academic Training I had got 7.5 in writing module. Is it advisable to go for recheck?

    Also, I have heard somewhere that if the band score has a difference of 2 in different modules, it is automatically rechecked. Is this true or just a myth?

    Thanks in advance for a reply.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

      We do not know for sure what internal safeguards they might have, but I would say you are a good candidate for rescoring due to the significant differences between your highest and lowest scores. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Kalpana November 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    My scores are Reading 9, speaking 8, listening 7.5 and writing 6.5
    I am considering reevaluation. Is it a good idea? I am hoping at least 7 or 7.5 in writing. How often do they change writing scores?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

      Hi Kalpana,

      We have no more information than what this post already shares, but you seem like a good rescore candidate because the writing score is significantly lower than the rest of your sections. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Menna November 15, 2017 at 1:26 am #

    hi, i took the test and got 7 in speaking i expected more because i didn’t pause or stutter and my pronunciation was good. in the writing i got 6 although i should get a higher mark
    so i don’t know what i did wrong, can you tell me if there is something i am missing, and if i should get my exam remarked ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      Hi Menna,

      Even flawless native speakers aren’t guaranteed a perfect score on a test like the TOEFL or IELTS. Part of it (a large part, don’t get me wrong) is your English ability but you are also actively tested on your adherence to the format and expectations of the raters. I suspect that while you probably produced great text/speech, you did not perfectly respond to your prompts as asked, and this affects your score. It’s frustrating but very common!

  24. Karan November 16, 2017 at 3:57 am #

    Hi,

    I have given IELTS academic and my score is

    S- 8
    L-9
    R-7.5
    W-6.5

    I applied for re-evaluation for writing as I need 7 in writing. While I am waiting of my re-evaluation result, I have also undertaken another Ielts exams due to time constraint.

    Just someone mentioned to me today, that I have wasted money on re-evaluation as now re-evaluation result will not have any value since I already appeared for IELTS exams again?

    Is that right?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 16, 2017 at 8:48 am #

      Hi Karan,

      To my knowledge, you can still get an IELTS rescore even if you took a new exam while waiting for the results. There’s no mention of a retake negating a rescore on the official IELTS web page about score review. Moreover, a new IELTS score doesn’t cancel an earlier one, and a re-score would still count as an earlier score.

    • Jen February 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      Hi Karan,

      I received similar score results and wanted to check if you have received your results from the re evaluation. Did your writing score improve.

  25. Joy November 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

    Hi, i just received my ielts academic scores:
    L- 8.5
    R- 7.5
    W- 7
    S- 6.5

    I need 7 in speaking. This is my second attempt and i am pretty sure this time that my performance was way better than my first try in speaking. I was surprised that the result was the same given that there questions in part 1 which were repeated and I answered it correctly. On the 1st sitting, i admit that i did not answer the same question properly in part 1 but this time i answered it nicely plus i know that my answers are mostly on point except for some grammatical errors. Do you think it’s worthy to ask for EOR. Your response will be highly appreciated๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Hi Joy,

      I think an EOR could be beneficial in your case because the speaking score looks like a bit of an outlier, especially if you felt good about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kiran July 13, 2018 at 3:02 am #

      Did you re evaluate the speaking section and is there any increase in the score?

  26. Rosie November 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

    Hi,

    I sat the test on the 2nd of November and my results (Academic module) are:

    S 6.5
    L 8.5
    W 7
    R 7.5

    The reason I was very surprised is because of the Speaking part. I used lots of high-level words (not overuse) and I went in depth in all my answers. Overall. my performance was far better than last year when I got 7.5 (how can they decrease my score by one band?!). I have applied for a EOR and i have been told it should take approximately 2 weeks. I feel like IELTS is a rip-off more than an accurate testing-system.
    Can you please give me your opinion?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 21, 2017 at 6:24 am #

      Hi Rosie,

      I’m sorry to hear about your scores–I know it’s disappointing to see your scores decrease on the second round after studying and working so hard to improve! It’s really hard for us to make any sort of analysis on your test results, however. We do sometimes see decreases in band scores that are caused by many things, including test stress and overconfidence, so it’s hard to know what might have happened here. I know that’s not the answer you were looking for, and I’m sorry about that! I hope that your EOR is successful!

  27. Hemant chauhan November 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Hii. I got
    L R W S
    7 6 6 5
    I need only .5 band in speaking . is EOR is a good option for me ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

      Hi Hemant,

      I know that this is a difficult decision, and it’s one that we can’t make for you. You should consider your test and think about whether you think you should have gotten a higher score. It’s not guaranteed that you will get a higher score with a retake, so we only recommend that students do it if they are pretty confident that they should have gotten a better score. I’m sorry this isn’t more helpful, but I wish you the best of luck!

  28. veejoy November 22, 2017 at 4:26 am #

    hello i got a score of L8, R6.5,S6.5,W6. I need a score of 7 in writing and speaking. is it a good idea to get a recheck.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Veejoy,

      This is a personal decision that you have to make, and I encourage you to read this blog post (and other comments) carefully as you make your decision. I wish you the best of luck!

  29. jprime November 22, 2017 at 5:14 am #

    Hello,

    My previous results oin my first attempt was L 7 R 7 S 6.5 W 6 . I took the exam with not much preparation.

    However, on my second test, I got L 8 R7.5 S 7 W 6. This time I prepared more on my writing and speaking, especially in writing( not so much on the other two ) . I wrote essays everyday and got it checked online and sometimes by my friend (who had an 8 in writing). My grammar, vocabulary, paragraphing was a lot better compared to the first according to my friends and my self assessment; nevertheless, I still got a 6 after all the preparation i have done. My friend told me that I should get an EOR.

    It is really confusing, because on my first attempt, admittedly, my task 1 and 2 was cr@ppy. I knew that i would fail. On my 2nd try, i felt good about my essays. I even got the chance to proof read it, unlike my first ; however , I still got a six.

    Long story short, are there instances that a band 6 would change to band 7? Thank you, I just need somewhere i could vent out my frustrations, besides my friends and family

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

      Hi there,

      It is possible for a band 6 in writing to change to a band 7 in a rescore, but it’s not that common. Ultimately, this is a personal decision that nobody else can make for you! I encourage you to consider your target score and what is acceptable for your application. I’m sorry that I can’t be more helpful! I encourage you to read this blog post and the other comments carefully as you make your decision, I wish you the best of luck.

    • Hazal November 10, 2018 at 1:50 am #

      Hi Jprime,

      Did you apply for a recheck? Was there any difference?

      Thanks in advance,

  30. Neo November 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    Hi I got my Ielts GT results today L 8.5 R 9.0 S 8.5 W 6.5. I need a 7 for each. Would it be worth it to try a remark? I was really thinking Iโ€™d get a 7 for Writing. Thanks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      If your general performance is high and all you need is a 0.5 boost in one section, it’s an ideal time to take a rescore. There are no guarantees of course. But even if your rescore is unsuccessful, with your high English skill, you can likely get to a 7 in writing in a retake, should a retake become necessary.

    • Pawandeep kaur October 13, 2018 at 9:14 am #

      Hi Neo

      Had you applied for the rescore?….if yes what was the result…I also want to apply for the writing section for .5 upgradation…but m very confused right now…pls guide me

  31. Saksham Wadhwa November 23, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    i got L-6.5,R-6.5,S-6.5,W-5.5 should i apply rechecking in writing i need only 0.5
    Because my requirement is no less than 6

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      I think that’s absolutely worth trying. There’s no guarantee, but .5 isn’t much of a change, and a rescore just might do the trick.

  32. Tracy November 23, 2017 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi,
    I just received my result today:

    Listening 7.5
    Reading 6
    !Writing *5.5*!
    Speaking 6
    Overall 6.5

    I need 6 for each band. Last time I got speaking 5.5 writing 5.5
    I felt I did better than last time. *-*
    Should I go for EOR?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 11:39 am #

      It definitely is worth a shot in this case. Nothing is guaranteed, of course, so you should also prepare for a retake just in case you need one after the rescore results.

  33. Selam November 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    My first IELTS attempt was in June in Ethiopia. At that time my speaking score was 6.5, L-8, R-7.5,W-6.5. I took my second IELTS test on 11th November in Uganda because I needed 7 in writing but I was given a score of 5.5 in speaking despite the fact that I have shown visible improvements from the last time I took it. My concern is that if it is marked by the same person who interviewed me during the speaking test, his judgment might not be fair because Ugandan people speak English very well and the Ugandan examiners might raise the assessment level. Hence, my question is can get a remark from the main test centers outside Uganda?

    P.S. My current score is L-7.5, R-7, W-7,S-5.5

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      That’s a really good question. Sometimes re-scores are done at a centralized location outside of the country where the test was taken, and sometimes they’re done in country. Obviously, the smaller the country, the more likely it is that rescores are done out of country. Uganda’s mid-sized, so it’s a little hard to say. To see if your rescore will be done out of country, check with your Ugandan test center. They should know the answer for that. Also, even if you fell a little short of Ugandan standards, congratulations on test scores that are very impressive over all. From the sound of things, I bet you can bounce back in Speaking, even in Uganda if you need to.

  34. Vj November 24, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    I got my IELTS result today:

    L 9
    R 8.5
    W 6
    S 7

    Really disappointed with my score in W and S. I thought my test went off really well.
    Should I apply for remarking?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 11:16 am #

      That depends on just how disappointed you are in W and S. If you only fell a little bit short of the score you hoped for, then a rescore is more likely to get you what you want. A boost of .5 or 1 is often possible in a rescore (but not guaranteed). On the other hand, if you’re looking for a 1.5 increase or more, a rescore is less likely to get you to where you want to be. Either way, I’d say you should plan for a retake just in case. That way, if you decide not to do a rescore or if you get a rescore but it doesn’t increase your points, you’ll be ready to retry the whole test.

      • Vj November 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

        Hi. Thx for the reply.
        Score is 7.5
        Minimum required was 6 overall
        Need a .5 increase to get 8.
        I need my to submit my TRF after 12-14 weeks, so going in for EOR in W and S modules.

        • Vj December 3, 2017 at 3:12 am #

          EOR applied.
          Fingers crossed….will post the outcome once I receive the result.

          • GD March 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

            Did you get your EOR result? Was there a change?

  35. Vine November 25, 2017 at 5:18 am #

    I took ielts through idp i got 6.5 in speaking but after that i took by British council i got 6.0 which is really disappointing..i apply for recheck but the result was unchange and i lose 6500rs..they play with the life of students..never go for ielts ..better to take gre or tofl.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 10:35 am #

      I’m sorry to hear you had such a bad experience taking the IELTS. That definitely sounds frustrating. I have a few thoughts on your comments and your situation. First, test-takers should know that IDP and British Council adminsiter the exact same IELTS test– they don’t have their own unique versions of the exam. However, IDP and BC can charge different fees.

      Second, I really do sympathize with your frustration with fees and the complexity of re-scoring. But know that the GRE and TOEFL also have fees comparable to the costs of the IELTS, and have their own sometimes-complicated rescore processes. With that said, there definitely are some students who find the TOEFL easier than the IELTS. For anyone who’s considering the TOEFL as an IELTS alternative, Kate has written a good side-by-side comparison of TOEFL vs. IELTS over at the Magoosh TOEFL Blog.

  36. sofia November 27, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    i got in listening 7.5, reading -6.5 writing 5.5 and speaking 7 ..plz suggest me whether i shall go for eor as i want 0.5 band more in writing ..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 28, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      If you truly need a 6 or higher in IELTS Writing and will be disqualified at your current 5.5 score, a rescore couldn’t hurt. 0.5 is a small increase, and a rescore, if successful, just might get you there. However, as mentioned in this article, rescores are slow and are not absolutely guaranteed. So if you get a rescore, I also recommend preparing for a retake, just in case.

  37. Kirandeep kaur November 29, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    Hii mu ielts score is 6.5
    L 7.5
    R 6
    W 7
    S 5.5
    M nt confident that i can get same on next try…so can i fill revaluation as i need not less than 6 to get admission in canada colleges

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

      Hi Kirandeep,

      You are always welcome to apply for re-evaluation, but please keep in mind that it is no guarantee. If you are ready for the outcome to go either way, you are a good candidate for a re-evaluation. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. oscar November 29, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Hi , I just received my scores of the IELTS General training. They are listening 8, reading 7, writing 6.5 and speaking 7. Even though my lowest score is writing, I’m very sure that my reading should be higher. For taking the exam, I had to travel to Peru from Bolivia because we don’t have IELTS in Bolivia. So based on my situation. Do you think that asking for a rescore could be feasible?. Is it possible to get an 8 from 7 in reading?
    Please, I would like to know your opinion.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

      Hi Oscar,

      I can totally understand wanting a higher score, but remember that you are not guaranteed any change if you ask for a rescore. If you truly feel that you should have done better, you can ask, but the reading score is not likely to increase the same way speaking/writing would, so be careful. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. ravi December 1, 2017 at 6:16 am #

    Hi,

    My scores are as follows, i need 6.0 in reading can i apply for re-evaluation in reading.

    L 7.0

    R 5.5

    W 7.0

    S 7.0

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 1, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      It’s very rare for a re-evaluation to change your Reading score, since IELTS Reading is scored by answer key, not by human judgement. You certainly can apply for a rescore, but there’s a good chance your score in Reading will remain the same.

  40. Aaqib December 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    My overall band iis 7 (L-8.5, R-7.5, W-6.5, S-6), most of the university want 6.5 in each section, Should I apply for rescore?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 10, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      Hi Aaqib, thanks for reaching out! The decision of whether or not to request a rescore is one that is up to you and depends on your circumstances. Before doing anything, you should contact your university and ask about the lower speaking score and whether it effects your changes of admission. That being said, it’s fairly common to see an increase of .5 points. If you are able to afford it and feel that it is important, then a rescore might be a good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Gurwinder December 15, 2017 at 1:33 am #

    My overall band score is 6 (L 6.0 W6.5 R6.0 S 5).I need 5.5 each so should i go for rechecking my speaking ?

  42. Leo December 15, 2017 at 4:58 am #

    Hi. Good day. I just found out my IELTS results under Academic Module. I got the following scores: L-8.0, R-6.5, W-6.5 S-7.5. I think all is fine except for the writing. I need to get at least 7.0. Do you think it is reasonable for me to request for a re-mark?

    Thanks.

  43. Raj December 15, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    My scores are as follows, i need 6.0 in writing can i apply for re-evaluation

    L – 6.5
    R – 6.5
    W – 5.5
    S – 6.0

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

      Hi Raj,

      You can definitely apply for re-evaluation, but there is no guarantee that the result will be what you want. If you choose to, good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Singh December 19, 2017 at 5:01 am #

    My score is

    R – 7.5
    W – 6.5
    S – 7.5
    L – 8

    Need 7 in writing. Should i go for rescore?

  45. joya December 28, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    i got 6.5 in writing and speaking exam last November. I immediately book for a re-mark after receiving the result since I need 7 in speaking. The guy in BRitish Council told me that it will take 6 weeks.
    This is my 7th week and until now i haven’t receive any news yet. Is there a chance for me to get the score that I need?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 30, 2017 at 7:55 am #

      Hi Joya,

      There have been some holiday seasons that happened between your test date and now, so I would wait a little longer, still. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karuna January 18, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

      Hi Joya,

      How long does the remark process take? Have you received the results?

  46. Faisal December 31, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Hi. I appeared in IELTS test on 16th Dec 2017 and i got following score.
    L7.5, R6.5, W7.5, S7.
    I need 7 in all modules. I performed reading module better and hoping for getting 7 band. Shall i go for re-evaluation? How much is the success rate for chnage to 0.5 band in reading? Please guide me.

  47. NewBie January 1, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    Hello,

    I got my ielts results as:
    L: 8
    R: 7.5
    S: 7
    W: 6
    Could you please advise if I should go for the remark of speaking and writing as i was expecting more than I have got

  48. Prabha January 2, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

    Hi Magoosh Test Prep Expert,

    I had given my Academic IELTS at IDP – fourth time ( Earlier three times with BC) India and got my results.

    L- 8.0
    R- 7.0
    W- 6.5
    S- 8.0
    Overall- 7.5

    I am thinking of applying for remarking. All my 5 mentors are suggesting to apply for remarking. I badly need 0.5 in writing to get 7.0 in writing. I was getting 6.5 in writing all my previous three attempts. Can you please provide your inputs considering the past history and success rate? Also I heard that if some of the scores EX: Speaking, Listening etc are high, there is more chances of getting success in remarking in other areas. Ex: Writing.

    Looking forward your reply to proceed further.
    Thanks
    Prabha

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi Prabha,

      I’m afraid we can no longer provide personalized advice for rescores. I recommend that you look through the comments on this blog–there are many students who have been in your same situation.

  49. ALEN MATHEW January 18, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Hi, I got my results as: L:7.5,R:7.5,W: 6.5 ,S:8.5. I NEED 7 IN WRITING,IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO ACHIVE 7 IN WRITING .WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR REMARKING.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

      6.5 is pretty close to your target score of 7. So I’d say that a re-mark may be worth a try here, especially if you’re pretty sure you could have gotten a 7. (It may help to think carefully about how you did and review the official IELTS Band descriptors for Task 1 and Task 2.)

      Re-scores are never guaranteed of course. But you’ve got the best chance you can possibly have, with a score of 6.5. At that score, you also have the best possible chance of getting a 7 or higher on a re-TAKE. So I’d say study to sit the IELTS again, while you wait for your re-score results. Either way, you have a good chance of getting the 7 you need. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • K.R April 7, 2018 at 5:00 am #

      Hi Alen

      Did you go for reevaluation?what was the outcome?any luck? Plz reply

  50. Karuna January 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

    Hi,

    My results are L-8.5, R-8, W-6.5, S-8 Overall-8

    I am planning to apply for remark in Writing. I got W-7 twice in my previous attempts. Shall I apply for remark or I should go for retake?

  51. Ash January 19, 2018 at 3:12 am #

    Hi Magoosh,
    I received my IELTS test result today.
    L-7.5, R-6, W-6, S-5.5

    I am very shocked at my speaking result as my speaking test was good and I was expecting at least 6.5 or 7 but unfortunately, I got 5.5.
    I need at least of 0.5 increase in speaking for university admission and I’m thinking to get my speaking remarked.
    In my opinion, the marking style for speaking and writing is unjustified because 5 years ago I scored 6 in speaking and in these 5 years my English speaking ability has definitely gone higher.
    what do you recommend 0.5 band increase is possible in speaking module.
    Apart from that If I consider my writing to be remarked as well but I’m worried what if they give a decreased score. Is it true that you can also receive a decreased score?
    I will look forward to your reply.
    Thanks

  52. Xin January 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

    Hello, I got the following result on 01/06/2018 test, I got Listening 8.0, Reading 8.0,
    Writing 8.0, and speaking 6.5. I need advise on whether I should go request a remark on my speaking part. I need a 7 band.

  53. arun January 24, 2018 at 2:24 am #

    Hii sir my score is l-6.5 r-6.5 w-6.5 s-7 I need 7 in writing.can I apply for reevaluation?

  54. Hak January 26, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    Hi there!

    Anyone can give some advice whether I should go for remarking or not!

    I just got my result today.

    L 6.5
    R 7.0
    W 5.5
    S 6.0

    I need writing 7. Actually, I have prepared a lot for my writing and last time I could get a 6 in my writing.

    Any suggestions, please.

    • Hak January 26, 2018 at 8:54 am #

      ****** I need only a 6 in writing! Should I go for remarking?

  55. Saeed February 2, 2018 at 4:37 am #

    Hi everyone!
    I took iELTS 2 weeks ago and my result just came out!
    L: 9, R:8.5, S:8, W:6.5! I was highly disappointed when I saw my writing band score! Devasted actually! I have written two scientific papers in english and both of them were well recieved! I immediately filed an appeal! I just need half a point So itโ€™s worth a shot!
    Wish me luck guys

    • monika May 3, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

      did you got your result after revaluation?

  56. Sadman February 3, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    Dear,

    I scored in IELTS GT L:8.5 R:8 W:6 and S:7.5 last time my writing score was 7.However, I felt I wrote better than my previous attempt. Do you think I shall go for a Re-check ?

  57. Gita Sharma February 13, 2018 at 4:57 am #

    I have got
    L=8.00,
    R=6.50,
    W=7.00,
    S=7.50,
    OverAll=7.50
    i am disappointed because of the scores of reading as i was pretty much sure about my performance. Should i go for a re-check or a test again?
    Please suggest.

  58. Amandeep Singh February 13, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    Can re-evaluation be requested for only 1 section and not all ? Is there a possibility of band being reduced after re-evaluation ?

    My score has been — L-8.5, W-8, R-9, S-7.5………..I require 8 band in all 4 sections and I think a got slightly lower score in speaking……I am contemplating going for re-evaluation and my understanding is after re-evaluation band score either increases or remains same , but cannot decrease………Please correct me if my understanding is not correct

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 16, 2018 at 5:47 am #

      Hi Amandeep,

      On the Enquiry on Test Results Form, you can choose which sections you want re-scored, but the fee is the same regardless. So, you can request that they ONLY re-evaluate your writing score, but you would still have to pay the full $60.

      It is also possible that your score will go down or stay the same if you ask for a re-score, which is why we recommend that you only go for the re-score if you are pretty sure that your score should have been higher than it was. There is absolutely no guarantee that your score will increase! When you ask for a re-score, you must be ready to deal with whatever new score IELTS gives!

  59. Gursimran singh February 15, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Today i got my ielts result
    Lisenting 6.0
    Reading 5.5
    Speaking 5.5
    Writting 5.5
    Can i apply for revaluation of my to modules speaking and writing

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am #

      Hi Gursimran, we can no longer provide retake advice in the comments, but if you read through other comments you may find some advice on how to move forward! Good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

  60. Nikita February 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

    Hi,

    I got my ielts GT result.I got following scores:

    Listening-8
    Reading-6.5
    Writing-6.5
    Speaking-6.5

    i am disappointed because of the scores of reading as i was pretty much sure about my performance. Should i go for a re-check or a test again?
    I want 0.5 marks more in Reading,Writing and Speaking Section.(8777)

    Please suggest.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 21, 2018 at 11:42 am #

      For an increase of just 0.5 points, it doesn’t hurt to request a rescore. A small change of half a band point is more likely than a bgger change. Remember, though, that no change is guaranteed.

  61. Jaspreet February 22, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    I got my ielts result .
    Listening 5.5
    Reading 6
    Spaeking5.5
    Writing 5.5
    I got overall 5.5
    But i want overall6 band

  62. Jaspreet February 22, 2018 at 10:38 pm #

    Plz sir help me

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 23, 2018 at 11:39 am #

      Hi Jaspreet, unfortunately we can’t provide any advice beyond what we already wrote about in this blog post! I’m sorry about this, but I recommend that you look at older comments to see if there were other students in a similar situation. Please also read this blog post carefully–it provides all of the information we have about this subject ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Shampagne February 23, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    Hey I just got my results today with IDP.

    L- 7.5
    R – 7
    S- 7
    W – 6.5

    I am thinking of getting a remark. What do you think?
    Itโ€™s frustrating because I took the official IELTS pretest twice and scored 7 in writing but now, I donโ€™t understand why I just got a 6.5.
    I will retake the exam again this April, this time with British Council.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 23, 2018 at 11:53 am #

      Hi Shampagne,

      We generally can’t provide advice on whether or not a student should re-score their test. However, I wanted to point out one thing here: if you are planning to retake the IELTS, it may not make sense to have your test re-scored. Rather, focus on what you can improve in writing the next time!

  64. Dhruv Mangukia February 23, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    Sir,
    I am totally confused whether I should go for remarking or not.
    My scores are
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 7.5
    Speaking 8
    Writing 6.5

    I need 7 in each module.

    Please suggest.

    Thanks in advance

  65. Gurpreet February 26, 2018 at 11:10 pm #

    Hi
    I am not sure if I should go for EOR. My score was
    Lis : 8.5
    Red : 7.5
    Spk : 8
    WRT: 6.5

    I need at least 7 each
    Thanks

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 27, 2018 at 8:11 am #

      Whenever you’re just 0.5 short of what you need in Speaking or Writing, a rescore might work. In your case, I’d especially recommend it, since all of your other section scores, besides writing, are comfortably good.

  66. Dinesh R March 16, 2018 at 1:12 am #

    Hi
    I am not sure if I should go for reevaluation. My scores are
    Reading: 8.5
    Listening: 8
    Speaking: 8
    Writing:6.5

    I need at least 7 each

    Thanks

  67. Dinesh Rao March 16, 2018 at 2:29 am #

    Hi i wrote ielts 3 times and i got 6 in speaking for first 2 times with overall band of 6.

    In last attempt i got overall band of 6.5 with R&W 6.5, L 7 and speaking 5.5 I just need in 6 in speaking.

    Do u think Revalution will help me.

    please suggest me

    Thanks

  68. Aksa John March 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    Hello, i got the following scores.
    Overall Band: 8.0
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking:7.5

    Do you think I should send it for rechecking as i need 7.5 in each domain.

  69. Divya Manglam March 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    Hi,

    I have scored my IELTS result today.
    My scores are-
    L-7
    S-6
    W6.5
    R-7.5
    I am not convinced by my speaking test as I got last time 7.5 in speaking. I am thinking to rescore my result.
    Please advise me for the same.
    Divya

  70. Atif March 17, 2018 at 9:32 am #

    I got my results yesterday. My score is overall 7.5
    Speaking 8
    Listening 8
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 6

    I am terribly disappointed with the results of writing. I had practiced so much and I think I did well in the exam. I need at least a 7. Unfortunately it was my third attempt, but still I wasnt successful in getting a 7 each. Should i get a recheck?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 18, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

      If you absolutely need a 7 in IELTS Writing, a rescore couldn’t hurt. But raising your score by a full band is unlikely upon rescore. It’s not unheard of, it is possible, but it’s not as likely as a 0.5 increase. You also need to consider the fact that you’ve been getting below 7 in Writing consistently. That makes it more likely that your current Writing score represents your true level, and doesn’t represent a mistake that can be caught in rescore and result in a higher score.

      With that in mind, I’m definitely sorry to hear you keep working toward that 7 in Writing without getting there. That sounds frustrating and disappointing. In addition to considering a rescore, have you tried hiring an IELTS tutor or getting IELTS feedback from a teacher? You may also want to carefully check out the official IELTS Writing Task 1 and IELTS Writing Task 2 rubrics, if you haven’t already. And Magoosh’s own complete guides to IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and IELTS Writing Task 2 may help you reach a 7 on a retake as well.

  71. rouble sandhu March 18, 2018 at 2:30 am #

    i got S 6,R 6, L6 ,W 4.5 donโ€™t know how any chance for improvement just.5 needed

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

      If I’m understanding correctly, you need to boost your Writing score from a 4.5 to a 5? When rescores do successfully raise a section, the section usually raises by a small increment, such as a half-band. So I’d say requesting a rescore certainly can’t hurt. With that said, getting in some additional IELTS Writing prep and retaking the exam would also give you a good shot at a 5.0 in IELTS Writing. So I recommend requesting a rescore but also studying for a retake while you wait for the rescore results. If the rescore doesn’t do what you need it to, then a second sitting of the exam probably will.

  72. midhu March 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    I have done well in my Ielts exam, despite my hard work, I got only 5.5 for speaking and 7.5 for all other modules. But, I’m very confident that I spoke well for my speaking test… I’m very confused. Shall I go for a revaluation????

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Mindhu,

      I’m afraid we can’t provide any advice besides what we already wrote in this blog post! This is a personal decision that you must make based on your own circumstances and testing experience. Good luck!

  73. Kushal March 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Hello,
    Iโ€™ve got my IELTS general score few days back.
    L-8.5
    R-8.0
    S-8.0
    W-6.5

    I need atleast 7.0 in writing. Is it advisable to go for a recheck?

    Thank you

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Kushal,

      I’m afraid we can’t provide any advice besides what we already wrote in this blog post! This is a personal decision that you must make based on your own circumstances and testing experience. Good luck!

  74. Arshdeepkaur Dhillon March 23, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    I get 6band
    Listening-6
    Writing-6
    Reading-6 but in spkng-5
    I need 5.5 in speaking should I apply for rechecking for my exam…

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 23, 2018 at 9:46 am #

      If you’re short by just half a band, you have the best possible chance of having a successful rescore. So you may want to consider asking for one. Of course, an improvement of half a band is also something you have a good shot at getting if you resit the test. So if you ask for a rescore, be sure to also study for a retake, in case your rescore isn’t successful.

  75. midhu March 31, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Guys, ielts exam has become a business nowadays…….. I suggest you all to go for EOR, if u think something is not right with your marks.

    • Harsh April 6, 2018 at 3:37 am #

      Are there any positive results or change of band for you when you underwent EOR

  76. Mrudul April 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

    Hey Magoosh,

    My IELTS GENERAL OVERALL SCORE IS 7
    L:7
    R:7.5
    W:7.5
    S:6.5

    My speaking test was really good. Will there be a hike by .5 if I go for reevaluation.
    Kindly please assist me.
    Also, are there any instances of having a change occured in the results?

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Regards,
    Mrudul.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

      When rescores are successful, you usually do see a small hike, such as a 0.5 increase. And there certainly have been instances where students have been able to improve their Speaking score by half a band in rescore. So this may be worth a try for you. While you wait for your rescore, though, I would recommend also starting your studies for a retake. that way, if your rescore is unsuccessful, you’ll be ready to resit the exam. Either way, I’d say you have a good chance of boosting your speaking to a 7 in the near future.

  77. Sandeep Singh April 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm #

    Hello,
    Iโ€™ve got my IELTS academic score.

    L-5.5
    R-6.0
    S-7.0
    W-6.0

    I need atleast 6.0 in listening. Is it advisable to go for a recheck?

    Thank you

    • David Recine
      David Recine April 6, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      Listening and Reading questions have just “right” or “wrong” answers, not rubric-based grades like Speaking and Writing. Because of this, rescores for Listening and Reading almost never change. So while a rechech of your score wouldn’t hurt, it probably wouldn’t be helpful either.

  78. Naila Rashid April 6, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Hey i got 7.5 in listening, 8 in reading and 7 in listening. however, i got a 6.5 in writing which was disappointing since i worked the hardest for it and i am pretty good in english. I got an A in my GCSEs. i require a minimum of 7 in all components. Should i apply for a recheck in writing or not?

    • David Recine
      David Recine April 6, 2018 at 11:49 am #

      Because you only need an extra 0.5 on your Writing band, and because your English ability seems pretty strong overall, I’d say you’re a good candidate for a rescore. Of course, even good prospects are far from a guarantee of success, so I also recommend studying for a retake in case you need one. Either way, I’d say you have a very good chance of getting our Writing score to a 7 soon.

  79. Madhu April 6, 2018 at 9:20 am #

    Hello folks,
    Chanced upon this site and I think it has some pretty amazing information. Just got my results.
    L-9
    R-8
    S-9
    W-6.5
    Quite disappointed at my writing results especially since I have been using a high level of English for several years. Can anyone please advise if rescoring is a good option in my case? Also, would high scores in other areas have any bearing on the revaluation?
    Appreciate any help in this regard.

    • David Recine
      David Recine April 6, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      First off, congratulations on your impressive scores in Listening, Reading and Speaking!

      Secondly, and unfortunately, your scores int he other three sections won’t be considered during a rescore process for your writing.

      In general, rescores tend to result in a slight score increase, by 0.5 points or 1 point, most commonly. So if you need higher than a 7 or 7.5 in your writing, I would advise simply studying for a retake. And if you do decide to go for a rescore, I’d say you should still study for a retake, in case your rescore is unsuccessful.

  80. Lobsang April 7, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    I just got my result L8,R6.5,S7.5,W6.5. But I need at least 7 in writing should I ask for recheck or not. Please suggest. And is there any chance to decrease previous score after rechecking. Thanks

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi Lobsang,

      I know that the decision of whether or not to go for a rescore is a tricky one, and I’m afraid we can’t provide any more advice that what we already wrote in this blog post. I will say, however, that it IS possible for the score to decrease, though it doesn’t happen very often. When you go for a rescore, there is no guarantee that your score will increase.

  81. fimur58 April 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    I took IELTS GT on march 24/18 and I’m applying for a PR visa. I need to achieve at least 6 band in each one of skills. My score was S 6.0 – L 6.5 – R 6.5 and W 5.5. This is the first time I do and I feel so dissapointed about that. In my personal case is it worth asking for EOR? or should I retake it? Thanks for all your comments

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

      Hi there,

      The decision to retake is personal and we can’t provide any advice beyond what we already wrote in these blog posts and comments! I encourage you to read this post carefully as you make your decision…good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. chirag April 9, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    i have 6 overall and in speaking i have 6.5,listening 6,reading 5.5 ,writting 5.0 but my requirement is not less then 5.5 so what i have to do plz suggest me quickly

  83. Amal April 10, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    My score is L8 R7 S6.5 W6.5 I asked for EOR on both sections Speaking and Writing. Is it possible to get a higher score in both of them by half a band each?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

      Hi Amal,

      As we mentioned in the blog post, it is possible to get a higher score in both Speaking and Writing, but it’s not guaranteed. I recommend that you read our post and other comments carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. GS April 12, 2018 at 2:51 am #

    Hi

    My IELTS result (GT) :
    Listening : 9.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing : 6.5
    Speaking : 7.0

    I need 0.5 increase in writing module , shall i got for re-checking , will that help

    Thanks

  85. Naveed April 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    My ielts result

    L8.5
    R9
    S7.5
    W6.5

    Shall i go for rescore in writing. Kindly suggest

  86. Naman April 20, 2018 at 4:53 am #

    Hi,

    In my first attempt, I have scored in IELTS per section as below:

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 8

    May I know if going for reassessment of Reading section will help or not at all?

    Regards,
    Naman

  87. Sogol April 23, 2018 at 12:27 am #

    Hi ,

    In my first attempt for GT, I have scored in IELTS per section as below:

    Listening: 8
    Reading: 8
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 6.5

    and in the Second One:

    Listening: 8
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 6
    Speaking: 6

    I would be more than grateful if you could advice me on how to improve my writing and speaking in order to get band score 7. Is it true that recently the standards or assessing writing have been considerably changed?
    I would appreciate if anyone can help.
    Moreover, if anyone who has been awarded 7+ in Writing, please send me your samples.

    Many thanks
    Sogol

  88. Sarthak Chhabra April 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi,

    My score is L-7, R-7, S-6.5, W-5.5.

    I am very sad on seeing the result of writing part. I want 6 band or higher.

    Can I apply for EOR? Please suggest.

    Thanks in advance.

  89. Sukhpreet singh May 3, 2018 at 11:28 pm #

    L-7
    R-7
    W-6.5
    S-5.5
    Can i go for rescore for speaking?
    Just need 0.5 increase

  90. Ramanpreet kaur May 3, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

    Hi
    I got my results today and i scored L 7.0, R 7.5, W 6.5, S 6.5. My requirement is 7.0 in each module. Is it possible that 0.5 band score will increase in writing and speaking after reevaluation.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

      Hi Ramanpreet,

      I’m afraid we can’t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Vijay May 4, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Hi,
    My scores –
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 6.5

    Kindly suggest whether I could apply for EOR to see a change in my Speaking score?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

      I’m afraid we can’t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Day May 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi,

    My scores R-9,L-8.5,S-8,W-6.5.
    I need minimum 7 in all.
    Should I take a risk of remark.
    I was a bit distracted during the writing as the examiners took to much time before giving and extra paper to complete task 2.
    But is it worth the risk.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

      I’m afraid we can’t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Manpreet kaur May 9, 2018 at 4:37 am #

    i got R 6.5 L 6.5 W 6 S 5.5 can i apply for reevaluation.. do you think my speaking scores would be increased by doing so. i need 6 each? i need .5 increase in speaking.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision! Good luck!

  94. Shubham May 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    My result L-7.5 R-6.5 S-6 w-5.5 i just want .5 in writing is there any chances of increasing.5 band I gave the exam 2nd time nd last time i got 6 in writing unfortunately this time my score was deducted with .5 frm last time what should I do

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision! Good luck!

  95. JASPAL SINGH JOHAL May 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

    IELTS EOR FOR WRITING MODULE
    Exam Partner: BC
    LRWS: 8.5, 8.5, 6.5, 7
    Test Date: March 24, 2018
    EOR Requested: April 13 2018
    EOR Request Acknowledged by BC: April 16, 2018
    EOR Result Arrived: waiting
    AS PER BC IT WILL TAKE 12 TO 14 WEEKS TO REMARKED.

    This is my 7 attempt to GT IELTS. I AM PRETTY SURE OF GETTING 0.5 BAND AND REASON behind is That I spend 5 minutes to recheck the spelling mistake and other things in task 1 and task 2. Before I have never rechecked in any attempt.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2018 at 11:21 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision. Good luck!

    • Garry June 17, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      hey! did your score increase in re-val?

    • Blackbeauty December 14, 2018 at 10:27 am #

      Hi. Did your score increase after the re-evaluation

  96. Omidiji Moyinolorun May 15, 2018 at 8:06 am #

    Good day,
    i recently wrote the ielts exam and had the following scores;

    Listening- 8.5
    Reading- 8.0
    Speaking-7.0 and
    writing- 6.5.
    overall band- 7.5.

    I have applied for a remark of my writing already. However, a friend has discouraged me from taking another test while awaiting the result of the remark because he said if i do not meet the required in the latter(the new test) and my remark (former) is upgraded, the former will become useless since its the most recent result that will be used. What do you advice sir?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 15, 2018 at 10:22 am #

      Hi Omidiji,

      Thanks for reaching out to Magoosh! The IELTS scores are valid for two years, and you can choose which scores are sent to your institution. You can send up to five score reports (TRFs) for each test that you take. So, if you wait to send the TRFs, you can choose which TRFs to send to the institution (for example, you can choose to send the remark instead of the retake, if the reamark is a better score). You just can’t combine scores from two different tests. However, you should contact our universities to be sure that they will accept the scores; some schools may have policies that require you to send the most recent score, or all scores.

  97. JS May 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi! I took the IELTS exam last 5 May as a second attempt and I got overall score 7, S-7, L-7, R-6.5 W-7.. I am considering to request for enquiry on the reading part as I need 7. Is it possible to get a half band score? My last score on IELTS was S-7, L-6.5 , R-7, W-6.5..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Brar May 25, 2018 at 1:38 am #

    Hey. … can I apply fr recheck my scores
    R-6
    L-6
    S-6.5
    W-6

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 25, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. Asif Chaudhari May 25, 2018 at 4:31 am #

    Hi,
    My IELTS General score are
    L-8.5
    R-8.5
    W-6.5
    S-7.5

    I am applying for PR for that i need 7 in Writing. DO you think i should go for re evaluation or just retake the test?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 25, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Suki May 26, 2018 at 12:03 am #

    Hi, My scores on recent IELTS test was L9 R8.5 W6.5 S6.5 , but require at least 7 in all areas for my PR. Do I stand a chance to get 7 in both Writing and Speaking if I give for rescore?

    What do you recommend? Rescore or Retake

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 30, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      Hi Suki,

      I know it’s stressful to be so close to your target score without reaching it! Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision. I also recommend contacting your school to see if they can provide any guidance.

  101. Kyaw Myo Aung May 26, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    I took the test on May 12th and the results were out last Thursday; and i got the following scores:-

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 8
    Speaking 6.5

    I was quite devastated with the result; cuz i need 7 for each module and i thought i did pretty well in speaking. I actually am preparing to take another test again on May 23rd and at the same time, considering to submit EOR. What do you guys think?

    • Flo June 26, 2018 at 7:33 am #

      If you’re confident that you did well enough to earn a 7, maybe if you have taken the test before and got that score then I suggest for a re mark if you have the resources (money). I also had my speaking test remarked recently for I got a 6.5 when I needed a 7. After the recheck my score went up to 7.5, a 1 band increase in speaking.

      • David Recine
        David Recine June 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

        A full band of improvement upon rescore! That’s awesome, Flo! And yes, I agree that if you have done better in a section previously, that’s another good reason to ask for a review of your score.

  102. Roy Gonzalez May 28, 2018 at 10:02 am #

    If the rescore returns a lower score than the original one, do they lower the final marks?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Hi Roy,

      Yes, it is possible for your score to decrease when you go for a rescore. It’s not very common, but it is a possibility that you should be prepared for!

  103. Belluna June 1, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

    I just received my IELTS yesterday: I got a L:8.5, R:8.5 S: 8 and W: 6. The last time I took the test I got a 7 in writing and was not able to finish it. I need a 7 in writing should I rescore?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Lovedeep June 6, 2018 at 6:05 am #

    Hi i appeared in ielts on 24 may 2018 nd got lis6.5,read5.5, speak 6 nd writing6.5.But i needed s6.5. It was my 2nd attempt before i got lis6,read5.5,speak6.5,writing6.Should i go for EOR plz reply i cant decide???

    • David Recine
      David Recine June 7, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Rescores are most likely to b successful when all you need is a small score increase. In your case, all you need is a 0.5 boost to your Speaking score. So a rescore may be worth trying. Bear in mind, though, that when all you need is a small boost, a resit of the exam will often also bring success. So recommend studying to take your IELTS again while you wait for your rescore. that way, if your rescore isn’t successful, you can try to boost your Speaking score in a different way.

  105. Prince June 14, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi
    I got my score today as 7.5 band in 3rd attempt with
    Reading : 9
    Listening : 8.5
    Speaking : 6.5 (first 2 attempts , it was 6.5)
    Writing : 6.5 (first 2 attempts, it was 7)

    I need atleast 7, should i go for remark or rescore? I believe my performance in these sections was bettrr than before.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Rinki June 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    I got 8 in listening
    7 in reading
    6.5 in writing
    6.5 in speaking

    Should I go for Reval ?
    Kindly suggest

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Walid June 15, 2018 at 12:13 am #

    I got
    R 5.5 L 6.0 S 5.5 W 5.5
    Overall 5.5
    I need +0.5 to get a band of 6.0
    Should i request for a re-mark?!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Jaybee June 15, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    Hi Iโ€™m Jaybee. I took my exam last June 2,2018. I need guidance wether to have my results be re-evaluated. Listening:8, Reading:6.5, Writing:6.5 and Speaking: 6.5. Just need a boost (.5)in writing and speaking. Previously, I had 7.5 and 7 respectively. Thank you in advance.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:23 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Prabhjot Chahal June 15, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    I GOT SPEAKING-7
    Listening-7
    Reading-6.5
    Writing 5.5
    I need 6 in writing nd i m very much confident coz it was my best performance nd last time i got 6.5 in writing Very much pissed off ๐Ÿ˜ค. Applying for revaluation. Hope will get an increase. All money making process

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:23 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Shanthi kumar June 16, 2018 at 1:10 am #

    Hi my score for idp academic ielts L-8.5, R-7, S-7,W-6.5 ,

    I need 7 in each module, shall I go for reevaluation?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2018 at 9:23 am #

      Iโ€™m afraid we canโ€™t provide any more guidance than what we already provide in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Floris Roxas June 25, 2018 at 7:48 am #

    Hello all,

    I took my 2nd IELTS exam in Baguio, Philippines last April 2018 (my first take was way back 2010) and here are my results: L 9, R 8, W 7, S 6.5.

    I needed 7 in speaking for my US application so I really got frustrated and disappointed to know that I am 0.5 band short from my goal. Then I researched about the EOR from many threads like this then finally around May 2018 I decided to have my speaking test remarked. After less than 3 weeks of anxiously waiting I got my results and fortunately my speaking score increased by 1 band! (6.5 to 7.5)

    Thank God He gave me what I needed to pursue with my dream.

    Guys if you feel you did well enough to earn the score you need, I think it is worth the shot of having your scores re marked like what I did. Trust the process and more importantly pray and have faith!

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Flo

    • David Recine
      David Recine June 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks for providing full details on your rescore, Flo. I love hearing these kinds of student success stories, and it can really give our other readers hope and guidance. ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Agustina June 28, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi. I got
    L 8
    R 8.5
    S 6.5
    W 6.5
    I needed 7 or more in each section. I tookthe test on Febrery 1st, 2018.
    I am preparing to take it again in September.
    Do you suggest I ask a rescored??? Is it too late??
    Thanks!!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Agustina,

      On the Inquiry on Results Form, it says that you must submit the request within 6 weeks of taking the test. Unfortunately, this window has passed for your February test! Best of luck on your retake ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Harsh Patel July 6, 2018 at 1:58 am #

    Hi, i got L8, R7.5, S6, and W5.5, I really need 6 in each but i donโ€™t have enough time, what should i do?

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 11, 2018 at 8:35 am #

      Since you need a 6 in each section and you have a 5 in Reading (where a rescore almost never changes your score), asking for your exam to be re-evaluated probably won’t help. While a rescore won’t hurt, I really would advise finding the time to do a retake if at all possible. If you absolutely don’t have time for a retake, a rescore certainly won’t make things worse, and has a chance (but a very small chance) of making things better.

  114. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 7:29 am #

    I got L7.5, R7.0 , S6.0 ,W5.5
    Should I go for revaluation…??

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 11, 2018 at 8:32 am #

      That depends a lot on how much you need to improve your Speaking and Writing. Re-evaluations are most likely to be successful if you only need to boost your score by a half band or just one band.

      And your decision also depends on whether or not you think there may be a real grading error. If you’re fairly certain you did really well, better than your band score indicates, that’s another good reason to request an IELTS rescore for Speaking and/or writing.

      Good luck with your decision, and hopefully the advice above helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Deepakshi Marwaha July 10, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    i got 7.5 in reading,6.5 in listening,6.5 in speaking and 5.5 in writing but i require 6 in each module and i am think of going for revaluation….but i am afraid of it…….and i do not want to take exam again bcz i m afraid that i will not be even able to score that much bands like earlier so i am very confused about whta should i do so its my humble request plz guide me……..plz reply i will be very thankful

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

      Sorry to hear your score in Writing wasn’t quite where it needs to be. That sounds frustrating and disappointing. If you absolutely need a 6 or higher in all four sections, it’s probably worth it to request a rescore. If your test already isn’t where it needs to be, you’ve got nothing to lose. The best that could happen is that you gain a half band in Writing on the rescore (a distinct possibility). The worst that can happen is that after the rescore, your test scores still aren’t quite where they need to be. (Admittedly, this is also a distinct possibility.)

      As for your fears about the retake, my advice is to not be afraid. Your TOEFL scores, other than your Writing score, are all quite impressive. You go more than the required 6 in the first three sections. With your strong English skills, you probably can get the scores you need again in Reading, Listening, and Speaking. I also believe your language strengths can allow you to get up to a 6 or higher in writing if you work hard and study for a retake.

      In fact, I would say that resitting the IELTS is more likely to get you the score you need, compared to your chances at a rescore. So my final advice is to try your luck with a rescore, but also start studying for a retake while you wait for the rescore results. You can always cancel the retake if your rescore is successful. And if your rescore doesn’t work out as you’d hoped, you’ll still be on track to a passing score because of your studies.

  116. Kiran July 13, 2018 at 4:27 am #

    Hi, i have taken IELTS second time and i got R-6.5, L-6.5, W-6, S-5.5 . In the previous IELTS exam i got 6 in speaking…. but this time it really went good. Therefore i want to apply for re-evaluation because i need atleast 6 in each module. Please reply!!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Kiran,

      I’m afraid that we can’t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

      • Yatin July 20, 2018 at 6:43 am #

        Hello today i got my ielts results through idp
        W-5.5
        S-6.5
        R-7
        L-8.5
        I require only 6 band in writing. Is it worth it to fill revaluation coz i do have a doubt about 230 words in task 2 rather than 250.does it makes a significant difference.

        • David Recine
          David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

          Because 230 words is noticeably below the 250 word minimum, that can make a significant difference. While a rescore couldn’t hurt, there’s a chance your lower word count will mean a lower score even after score review.

  117. johns July 15, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

    is there any chance to improve from 6.5 to 7 for speaking if i apply for a remarking with IDP

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Johns,

      As we mention in the post, there is a chance to improve your score by .5, but it’s not guaranteed. I recommend that you read through this blog post carefully before you make your decision. Good luck!

  118. Harkawal Singh July 17, 2018 at 1:27 am #

    Helo.Iโ€™ve given IELTS exam and i got R-7,L-6.5,S-6.5,W-5.5 and i have filled for reappear in exam but i want to know that should it will be okay to get rechecked my writing because i want 6 each in every module..!!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  119. R.C. July 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    Hi,
    My recent score is
    Overall Band: 8.0
    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 8.0

    I think I should’ve scored more in Writing module, and I want to go for a recheck as I need a .5 difference in it.

    Just want to ask about the time taken by BC in case a single module (as compared to all modules) is only asked for rechecking.

    Thanks

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

      The IELTS website says that rescores are completed in 2-4 weeks. While it’s possible that rescoring just one section would be faster than average, the IELTS website doesn’t actually say that a one-section rescore is faster. So to be on the safe side, assume your rescore could take up to the four-week maximum, even if you’re only having one section reviewed.

    • Gurraj August 11, 2018 at 7:47 am #

      Hi sir ,
      Kindly share your experience as am also on same page and bit worried about this.

  120. Hussain July 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm #

    Hellow. I got 5 in the reading but I need 5.5. Can I go for reevaluation? please guide me.

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      Rescores in the IELTS Reading section are seldom successful. This is because IELTS Reading questions are all multiple choice or short answer. So there’s not much room for misinterpretations or mistakes on the part of scorers. Unless you’re very sure that the scorers made a mistake, my advice is not to ask for a rescore. Instead, just study for a retake of the test. A 0.5 band improvement is a small one, so there’s a very good chance that if you prepare well for a retake, you’ll get the 5.5 you need.

  121. Kritika July 20, 2018 at 1:35 am #

    Hi,

    My husband Ielts score is L-8,R-8.5,W-6.5 and S-7.5.

    We need 7 in writing and are considering re-evaluation. Kindly suggest if we should.

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      I would say your husband is a good candidate for re-evaluation. Rescores are more likely to change Writing scores, compared to other parts of the IELTS. And when a rescore is successful, it usually raises the socre just a little, by a half-band. And that’s all you need! Still, remember that no rescore is 100% guaranteed to be successful. Your husband should be ready to retake the exam in case the rescore doesn’t do the trick.

  122. Yatin July 20, 2018 at 6:47 am #

    Hi igot my ielts results today through idp
    W-5.5
    R-7
    L-8.5
    S-6.5
    I require 6 in writing only ..but i have a slight confusion that i wrote 230 words in task 2 rather than 250..
    But i just know that it was sufficient for 6 band

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      Task 2 is supposed to be a minimum of 250 words. Because you were below the minimum, that likely hurt your score. Not meeting the word count rule will hurt your score even if your writing is otherwise good. If you request a rescore, your rescore might be successful. However, your 230 word count could also possibly be the reason your score was low this last time. If that’s the case, then a rescore will simply not work, no matter how high quality your writing was.

  123. Karan Singh July 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

    Hello sir.
    I scored L 7.5,R 7, S 7 and W 5.5
    Can i improve my score in writing from 5.5 to 6 because I am sure about myself.
    Help me sir.

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      If you’re really sure that you should have gotten a 6 in Writing, and that your 5.5 score is a mistake, I’d say a rescore is worth a try. Rescores are especially likely to be successful in Speaking or Writing. And a 0.5 improvement is small, just as rescore changes are small.

      As I’ve told some other commenters, though, rescores are never guaranteed to be successful. So be ready to retake the test in case the rescore doesn’t do what you want it to do.

  124. Amruta July 21, 2018 at 12:17 am #

    hello , I have given an ielts exam on 7 july 18 , and my score is L-8,R- 5,W-6.5,S-6.5
    I am absolutely sure the band which i got in reading is incorrect though I was not expecting 9 or 8 , but not 5 atleast. should I request for remarking , please guide me

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      It’s very rare for an IELTS Reading score to change when a rescore is corrected. And mistakes in IELTS Reading scoring are pretty rare– but not unheard of! If you’re really sure a mistake was made when your Reading seciton was scored, then a rescore might be a good idea. Just be ready for a retake in case your rescore is unsuccessful. Good luck!

  125. Gina July 23, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    Hi,I got r7,l7,w6,speaking 6.5,should I apply for a remark

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

      That depends. Rescores seldom change your Reading or Listening score, and Speaking/Writing rescores, when they are successful usually only change your score a little. (Half a band or perhaps a single band.) If all you need is a small improvement in Writing or Speaking, a rescore may be worth it.

  126. Barry July 26, 2018 at 1:59 am #

    Hello, I recently got my results and had R 7.5, L 7.5, S 7.5 and W 6.
    I need 7 in writing section. Do you think its worth remarking?
    Thanks in anticipation.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  127. Barry July 26, 2018 at 2:14 am #

    Hello, I recently got my academic IELTS result and I got R 7.5, L 7.5, S 7.5 and W 6. I need 7 in writing part. Do you think its worth it going for remark?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  128. Karan Adap July 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Hello,

    I gave my IELTS Second time and I scored,

    Overlall – 7.5
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 7.5
    Writing – 7.0
    Speaking – 7.0

    I need minimum 8.0 to achieve my goal. Is it recommended to put my test for EOR. I scored 8.5 in listening last time.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 26, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  129. Aarti July 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

    Hi,
    My score is
    Overall band 8
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading- 8.5
    Speaking- 8
    Writing- 6.5

    I am thinking of putting writing for rechecking. Is it a good idea? i need 7 in writing. Also, on BC site it says it will take upto 10 weeks, will it take that long or is there a possibility that it can come earlier.

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 1, 2018 at 6:36 am #

      If all you need is a 0.5 band improvement, a rescore just might be a good move for you, Aarti. It’s an especially good idea if you feel fairly certain that your writing score was erroneously lower than it should have been. As for the re-check turnaround time, it’s possible to receive your score in less than 10 weeks. But don’t count on it. If IELTS says it will take 10 weeks to do something, it often will take that long.

      I’d also advise using that 10 week wait period to study for a retake, just in case you’ll need one. You’re in a situation where a resore could be successful, but there are of course no guarantees. And a retake also gives you a good chance to boost your writing score y 0.5.

  130. Pura Vida July 31, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    From my experience, if you feel you did a great writing or speaking test and you were under evaluated then go for EOR. It happened to me, I had bad score regarding to my expectations. I knew I did better but I had a bad mark. I asked BC for EOR for the writing module and it worked! By the grace of almighty God, within few days BC contacted me about the increase of my mark in my writing test. It was only .5 mark increase but enough for my procedure and good especially for my mood. Good luck mates! Believe in yourselves.

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 1, 2018 at 6:33 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Pura. And I agree– if you’re pretty sure you were undermarked, that in and of itself is a reason to seek a rescore!

  131. mohan krishna August 1, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

    Hello everyone,

    appeared for IELTS academic test on July 7th and my score is:-

    L-7.5, R-5.5 ,W-5.5, S-6.5.

    I just need 0.5 in reading and writing is it worth to apply for EOR,but at any cost I

    expected 6.0 in writing

    pease help me anyone I need your valuable suggestion.

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

      It is so rare for reading scores to change at all that a rescore may not be worth it for you. With that said, It’s not uncommon for Writing scores to increase by half a band because of rescore. So if you’re potentially OK with with getting a 6.0 in Writing, but keeping that 5.5 in reading, i’d say give the rescore a shot, Otherwise, just study for a retake.

  132. James Edward Bautista August 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Hi Magoosh!

    I recently got my IELTS score
    L: 8.5
    R: 8
    W: 5.5
    S: 7

    I need at least 7 across all subjects. Should i go for a remark? Thank for your advice!

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      With a writing score as low as 5.5, a rescore isn’t likely to be successful. Most successful score re-checks result in an increase of 0.5, or 1 point at the most. Instead, I’d study for a retake, with a focus on your writing.

  133. Gurjot August 4, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    Hello sir
    My ielts score was:
    L 6.5
    R 6.5
    S 7
    W 5.5
    So what u think i should apply for rechecking?
    I need 6 in writing
    So is it possible that i will get my required band score in writing if i go for revaluation

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 9, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post! I encourage you to read it carefully and go through the comments as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

      • Pusa717 August 10, 2018 at 9:12 am #

        I got
        Listening 8.5
        Speaking 7.0
        Reading 6.5
        Writing 6.0

        Do I have a chance for a recheck?
        Can I beg them for 0.5 in reading ( i know it rarely happens,but i am taking that 0.1 chance though ๐Ÿ™‚ )
        Also for writing just a 1.0 increase. I hope they can give me this ๐Ÿ™

        • David Recine
          David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

          Unless you’re very sure that you did better than 6.0 in writing and your score was a mistake, I’d actually advise against a retake. Reading scores are almost never changed, and it’s unusual to get a Writing score to change by more than 0.5 So it sounds like a rescore is unlikely to get you the changes you want. Studying for a retake is probably your best shot at getting the score increases you need in both reading and writing.

  134. Avni Gulati August 9, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi Magoosh,
    I found your reviews and assessments quite helpful. I got my result today only for IELTS GENERAL TRAINING. This waa my first time i gave the exam. I scored
    L – 9
    R – 9
    S – 7.5
    W – 7.5
    I need minimum 7 in all modules. And i wrote fairly well in Writing section. Should I go for a re-evaluation of Writing? Looking forward to your reply.

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi Anvi,

      You said you got a 7.5 in Writing. Did you mean to type 6.5? If so, then it could be a good idea to reply for a rescore. If you’re confident in how well you wrote and you only need a 0.5 band boost, you’ve likely got a good chance. Of course, nothing is guaranteed. So I also advise studying for a retake while you wait for your score review. that way, if the score doesn’t improve in review, you’ll be ready to simply resit the IELTS.

    • Vikas November 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

      Hi avni
      Did u apply for remark? Plz suggest

  135. Chang August 10, 2018 at 7:30 am #

    Hi! I got my results today. It is LRWS – 8.5, 7, 7.5, 6.5. Though I was not confident of scoring beyond 7 in the Speaking module, I know 6.5 is really not the right score. I have been speaking English everyday as I am in an IT industry since 10 years n I am confident of my Fluency n other parameters IELTS looks at. I took the test from British Council. Is it worth a try, going for revaluation of Speaking section only? Is there a statistics showing the success rate of revaluation for Speaking with BC?

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

      Unfortunately, the British Council doesn’t publish rescore statistics. But I can tell you that if you only need your score boosted by 0.5, the section you need a boost in is Speaking or Writing, and you’re pretty sure you did better than your score indicates, you have the best possible chances of a successful rescore. Nothing is guaranteed, of course. But I’d say this is worth a shot.

    • Chang September 11, 2018 at 8:51 am #

      I had applied for revaluation 3 weeks ago only for Speaking from BC. I received my score today and it remains unchanged. To be honest, I had never prepared for Speaking test n probably did not follow their Speaking Test Framework. Sometimes U don’t perform well n still score well in Speaking. But if U don’t practice n don’t score well, then No point going for revaluation.

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 14, 2018 at 11:43 am #

        Thank you for sharing your experience, Chang! I’m sorry that your score did not change, but this is an important reminder that the re-score is not guaranteed!

  136. Marvin Villa August 10, 2018 at 7:34 am #

    L9, R7, S7, W6.5 OBS 7.5… I need 7 in all subtests, should i go for remark?

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

      Since all you need is a boost of 0.5 to Writing, I’d say it’s worth a try. That kind of small increase is not uncommon in Writing. (And you’re pretty sur e your essays deserved a better score, that also increases the chances that a rescore reviewer will agree with you.) So I’d say try for a rescore, but also get ready to take the test again, in case you have to.

  137. Arvinder singh August 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    Hi sir,
    I scored 9/9/6.5/7 in l/r/w/s respectively . Should i apply for reevaluation in writing.i wasnโ€™t able to write in gud handwriting the last part of my essay apart fron that everything else went good?
    Thanks

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 11, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

      If all you need is a small increase in writing– a 7.0, for example– then asking for a rescore in Writing couldn’t hurt. However, you should also prepare for a retake, in case the rescore isn’t successful. It sounds like you would have a good shot at a higher writing score on retake, provided you can have neater handwriting.

  138. DAVE August 16, 2018 at 3:32 am #

    L8.5, R8 , S6.5, W6.5

    I need 7 in Writing and speaking as well.
    Should I go for a re-evaluation of Writing and speaking?

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 16, 2018 at 9:43 am #

      Rescore requests, when successful, typically gain you a half point or a point at most. It looks like you’re in striking distance of of what you need in Writing in Speaking. So a rescore might be worth a shot. If you’re also relatively sure you did 7+ level work in Writing and Speaking and were graded incorrectly, that’s another reason to request a rescore. Nothing’s guaranteed of course!

  139. Raza August 16, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    I received my General IELTS score card today as
    L 7.5
    R 7.5
    W 5.5
    S 8.0
    My last score in writing was 6.5 when I had little preparation. This time I literally covered every minor detail about writing and this was my best shot.
    I was expecting a band above 7.5 in writing. Should I go for re check? And did any re check ever raise a band over 1.5 points?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

      I will be honest with you. It’s not common for a rescore to boost a band by 1.5 points. However, if you really are confident that your writing grade was unfairly low, I’d say it’s definitely worth asking for a rescore. When mistakes have been made in scoring essays, the increase upon rescore can be significant. Nothing’s guaranteed, of course, so if you do request a rescore, be sure to also prepare for a retake in case you wind up needing one. But my vote is that you should try for one here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Umair August 17, 2018 at 4:54 am #

    I’m wondering if I should get a rescore or not. I got R-9 S-9 L-9 W-6.5 and I need at least 7 in each. I have to have the scores in a month time so I was thinking of giving the exam again and also the recheck

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

      Hi Umair,

      I’m afraid that we can’t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Amar Babuta August 23, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Hi,
    I received my academic ielts score today
    Listening:7.5
    Reading:7
    Writing:6
    Speaking:5.5
    Overall:6.5
    I need 6 in speaking so should I go for revaluation.Is it possible that my speaking score increases by 0.5

    • David Recine
      David Recine August 24, 2018 at 7:29 am #

      When re-evaluations are successful, the increase is usually by 0.5 or 1. So a rescore may be worth a shot. If you’re also pretty sure you actually had 6.0 level performance in Speaking, that’s another reason to request a rescore; rescores are after all designed to catch and correct scoring mistakes.

  142. Nara August 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

    Hi

    Today, I received my academic results:
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 6.5 (same as 1 month ago)
    speaking 6.5 (last time this band was 7, this time questions were why politicians play golf instead of formal meeting, why they cannot solve climate change, etc?)

    I disputed today for writing and speaking. Is is possible to get 0.5 higher score for both or usually it is for only 1 band. Do I have a chance to get 7 for both writing and speaking?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 26, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Nara,

      If you send in your results for a re-score, both sections will be evaluated again independently. So, it is possible that both will increase, but there is no guarantee. I encourage you to read through this blog post carefully before making any decisions. Good luck!

  143. Lovepreet singh August 25, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

    I got overall 7 … L 7.5, R 7.5, S 6.5, W 5.5 and i need 6 in writing……What should i do now suggest me something.?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 28, 2018 at 11:05 am #

      Hi Lovepreet,
      When re-evaluations are successful, the increase is usually by 0.5 or 1. So a rescore may be worth a shot if you think that you performed at a “6” level in writing. Re-scores are meant to correct scoring mistakes, but they aren’t guaranteed to increase your score. I recommend that you read this blog post carefully before making your decision.

  144. param August 27, 2018 at 2:47 am #

    Hi

    I got my ielts (academic)results yesterday and got the following scores

    Listening 8.5
    Reading. 7.0
    Writing. 5.5
    Speaking. 6.5

    I require 6 in writing module
    Is it advisable for me to go for revaluation

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 31, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      When re-evaluations are successful, the increase is usually by 0.5 or 1. So a rescore may be worth a shot if you think that you performed at a โ€œ6โ€ level in writing. Re-scores are meant to correct scoring mistakes, but they arenโ€™t guaranteed to increase your score. I recommend that you read this blog post carefully before making your decision.

  145. piyush August 29, 2018 at 1:37 am #

    Hi,

    I scored 8.5 in my speaking test which i gave before.To my surprise it came down to 7 this time despite i think i did even better then last time.Also my writing score is 6.5.

    I need only .5 in writing to solve my purpose.Do you think it is worth trying going for revaluation?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Piyush,

      Sorry to hear about those unexpected drops in your score! We see this sometimes when students focus on improving one area of their test…it can be easy to neglect sections that you did well in! I’m afraid that we can’t provide any more information beyond what we wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully has you make your decision. Good luck!

  146. M Nikhil August 30, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

    Hello, Magoosh
    Thanks for the support.
    I got my IELTS Test result today. (BC India – 18th Aug 2018)
    L 8.5
    R 8.0
    S 8.0
    W 7.0
    I need to max out my Writing by .5 to jump my CRS from 438 to 441.I worked on my Writing a lot this time and think it could have been 7.5 min.
    Do you suggest for an EOR?
    Please recommend what to do?(Note: the last time i applied for EOR in IDP and nothing changed with 6.5 in writing)

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 31, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi Nikhil,

      As you have experienced, there is no guarantee that requesting a re-score will improve your score. As we mention in this blog post, an EOR might make sense if you are pretty confident that you deserved a higher score, but I’m afraid we can’t provide any more specific recommendations beyond what we already wrote in this blog post. Best of luck!

  147. Nikhar August 31, 2018 at 6:50 am #

    Hii ..Today i got my result listening 7, writing 6.5 , speaking 6 and reading 5.5 nd overall i git 6.5 .Should i go for revaluation in reading and speaking..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. mehak yusuf August 31, 2018 at 11:16 am #

    i gto my IELTS result today.
    My scores are Reading 8, speaking 7, listening 7 and writing 6.5

    I am considering re-evaluation. Is it a good idea? I am hoping at least 7 in writing. How often do they change writing scores?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 31, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. KARAN August 31, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    Hello Sir,
    I got my ielts result last day. Scores are

    L-7
    W-6
    R-6
    S-5.5
    Overall- 6

    can i go for re-evaluation for speaking because i need 6.5 overall (not less than 6 in each module)

    • David Recine
      David Recine September 7, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      A full band increase (5.5 to 6.5) is about as big as the typical increase can be after a successful rescore. Since a one band increase is potentially possible, a rescore could be useful. But be careful! Rescores are most likely to be successful if there was a genuine mistake on the part of the scorers. So it’s best to do a rescore if you think your Speaking might have been graded inaccurately/unfairly the first time around. Otherwise, a retake may actually be a better path to getting your score up to 6.5.

  150. Navi September 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    Hello everyone pl suggest
    My score is
    For academic

    Listening :6
    Reading:7.5
    Writing: 5
    Speaking :5.5

    • David Recine
      David Recine September 7, 2018 at 9:49 am #

      Whether you may benefit forma rescore depends on which scores you want to improve, how much you need to improve them by, and whether or not you beieve a mistake was made on the initial scoring. Typically, rescores are most likely to work if you’re looking to make small improvements in Speaking or Writing (0.5 to 1 band increase), and you’re pretty sure you were graded inaccurately to begin with.

  151. JourneyGuy September 20, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

    Hello,

    Here are my IELTS scores:

    Listening: 6.5
    Reading: 6.5
    Writing: 5.5
    SPEAKING: 6.5

    Is it possible to increase my SPEAKING RESULT up to 7.0 after remark/recheck?
    I need your opinion regarding my ielts status. Thank you.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. JourneyGuy September 20, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

    Hello,

    Here are my IELTS scores

    Listening :6.5
    Reading:6.5
    Writing: 5.5
    Speaking :6.5

    From my previous exams, I always get a 6.5 SPEAKING SCORE multiples times.
    Is it possible that remark/recheck may INCREASE my speaking result up to 7.0.
    I’m planning to do it because of my frustration.

    Any comments? Thank you.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. Ramya September 21, 2018 at 12:07 am #

    Hi

    My score is lrws-8776.5
    I need .5 in speaking. Can I go for revaluation or should I resist again. Pls suggest me. Anybody has good response in revaluation of speaking ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  154. Joseph Pius September 21, 2018 at 1:58 am #

    Hi i took The GT test in September and got 8, 8.5, 7, 6 is LRWS resp. since the speaking was low i retook it in October and got 9,9, 7.5, 6 is LRWS resp. I’m sure my speaking wasn’t upto the mark, but i thought I’d get at the least a 7. Should i send a EOR? Is there any possibility my speaking score will change from 6 to 7. My nly mistake was, i guess speaking part was stopped abruptly b4 i could cover all the pts. Otherwise it was not bad at all..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  155. Shah September 21, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    Hi,

    My IELTS results just published and I got the following scores:

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

    My speaking test was good and I expected above 7, though actual result is quite frustrating.

    Do you guys suggest for rescore? Appreciate your feedback.

    Thanks,
    Shah

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. Karan September 22, 2018 at 6:44 am #

    I received my Ielts results today on 22nd September 2018 and they are as follows:

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 7.0

    I need a 7.0 in the writing module.

    Should I apply for a recheck for my Writing module or not?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. shamala October 11, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    my husband failed a1 life skills. not sure if due to accent. not even sure what level needed as just said fail. thinking about appealing but wondered if any one knew of lifeskills appeals. thanks

  158. Emman Tayson October 12, 2018 at 4:42 am #

    I took the exam 2 weeks ago. That was my second time. I scored L 7.5 w 7.5 W 6.5 S 6.5. Iโ€™m planning to ask for a recheck because I need 7 in all areas. I dunno it itโ€™ll be worth it. But, iโ€™m pretty confident about my performance during the exam. ๐Ÿ˜ž

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 13, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Emman,

      Happy test prep day! I’m sorry you fell frustratingly short of your goal. I can’t hurt to get a rescore, but you should be mentally prepared to take on the IELTS one more time. I hope this turns out well for you!

  159. Diana November 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    8I took a computerized IELTS exam last week and my score was L8, S8, R7 & W6. I was planning to go for revaluation of my writing score. Please advice.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 9, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Komal November 14, 2018 at 1:47 am #

        My IELTS score is
        Listening – 8.5
        Reading – 8
        Speaking – 8
        Writing – 6.5

        Last time when I gave the exam my writing score was 7. This time I was pretty confident that I’ll score at least 7.5 or 8. I want to consider revualting my Writing test as I am just short of 0.5. Kindly suggest whether I should go for it or not.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 15, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

          Hi Komal,

          Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vikas November 14, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

      Helo

      I got my result today

      Reading 9
      Listening 9
      Speaking 7.5
      Writing 6.5

      Should I apply for a recheck for my Writing module or not?

      I need 7 in writing

  160. Hazal November 10, 2018 at 1:34 am #

    Hi, I got 2 exams with a 2 weeks interval and here are my results:
    1. Result: L:6.5, R:7.5 W:6 S:7
    2. Result: L:7.5, R:8.5 W:6 S:6.5

    Overall, both of them 7 but writing should be 6.5 at least. Should I go for a recheck? And which one is the best for a remark?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Hazal!

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Vikas November 14, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

    Helo

    I got my result today
    Reading 9
    Listening 9
    Speaking 7.5
    Reading. 6.5

    Should I apply for a recheck for my Writing module or not?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Vikas!

      Iโ€™m afraid that we canโ€™t provide any more advice than what we already wrote in this blog post. I recommend that you read it carefully before you make any decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Sara November 23, 2018 at 5:17 am #

    Hello, I just received my IELTS General scores and here they are:

    Reading: 9

    Listening: 9

    Speaking: 8

    Writing: 6

    I need a writing of 7. Personally, from what I read in this blog I don’t think I can get it with requesting a remark, right?

    However, I would like to ask for you guys opinion, Do you think a remark request might add 1 score to my writing?

    Thanks

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 25, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi Sara,

      As we write in this blog post, it’s extremely rare to see a full point increase in any band score. Since it takes 6-8 weeks for the re-score to come in, your time may be better spent studying and re-taking the exam, rather than waiting for an unlikely result. The decision is personal, however, and you are the only one who can really make the decision. Good luck!

  163. Karl November 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

    I realise this is relativity old but hopefully someone will be able to give me some insight. I received my results today and got a score of 9 – 9 – 9 – 7.5. The 7.5 was in writing and I must admit, I’m very confused as I’m an English Teacher in Australia and marked my work against the criteria and feel as though the criteria isn’t particularly difficult to do well against. Would you recommend a resit or remark? Thank you. PS. I need 8s.

    • David Recine
      David Recine December 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

      Hi Karl,

      The more confident you are that your score was a mistake, the more I recommend requesting score review. It sounds like you have a keen understanding of English and a very informed opinion that you were given the wrong writing score. I would say a rescore request is a good idea.

      I’d also say that if your rescore is unsuccessful, a careful examination of what might have gone wrong could help you do a successful retake. ๐Ÿ™‚

      If you do request a rescore, come back in and let us know how it went, if you have the time!

  164. Neil December 14, 2018 at 5:46 am #

    I got my results today — IDP

    L-8.5, R-8, S-8.5, W-6.5 —– Overall 8.0

    I’m convinced i did better than a 6.5 -W, i was expecting at least 7.0 in writing.
    I want to request a re-score, do you think i stand a good chance for a 0.5 increase?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

      Hi Neil,

      As we mentioned in the blog post, it is possible to get a higher score in Writing, but itโ€™s not guaranteed. I recommend that you read our post and other comments carefully as you make your decision ๐Ÿ™‚


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