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I scored following bands in IELTS (IDP)

L - 9
R - 8
S - 7
W - 6.5

I required 7 each in order to qualify for Australia PR.
Not getting 0.5 band is very frustrating. :mad:
Should I go for a remark in IELTS result?
 
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It is possible to increase your score by 0.5 if you request that your scores be reviewed but there is no guarantee that you will get the outcome that you want.

You should also look at the option of retaking the test or at least secure a booking for the next sitting, so that you have something to fall back on if the remarking does not go in your favour.
 

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I scored following bands in IELTS (IDP)

L - 9
R - 8
S - 7
W - 6.5

I required 7 each in order to qualify for Australia PR.
Not getting 0.5 band is very frustrating. :mad:
Should I go for a remark in IELTS result?
If difference between two components is more than 2( which is the case for you) then it automatically goes for remark so if you didn't receive results in normal time of 13th day it means that remarking is done otherwise consult your test centre.
 

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I was in similar situation as you are. I received 6.5 in Writing two times and on second time, I applied for review. To my surprise, score remained same.

What I would suggest is to sit for exam again.
 

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I scored following bands in IELTS (IDP)

L - 9
R - 8
S - 7
W - 6.5

I required 7 each in order to qualify for Australia PR.
Not getting 0.5 band is very frustrating. :mad:
Should I go for a remark in IELTS result?
On my first test, I got:
L - 9
R - 8.5
W - 7.5
S - 9

I asked for a re-mark (called "Enquiry On Results" EOR) for my Writing portion (I needed 8's across the board). While I was waiting for the remark (which takes 6-8 weeks), I went ahead and sat the test again.

Long story short - Cambridge re-evaluated my Writing as a 9.

I think asking for an EOR is a really good idea, especially since you had high marks in the other categories and you only need 0.5 increase. I agree you should also register to sit the test again (just in case - you don't want to wait around for 6-8 weeks to find out they did NOT increase your score).
 

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I was in similar situation as you are. I received 6.5 in Writing two times and on second time, I applied for review. To my surprise, score remained same.

What I would suggest is to sit for exam again.
Did you have same sort of scores in other modules like mine?
 

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On my first test, I got:
L - 9
R - 8.5
W - 7.5
S - 9

I asked for a re-mark (called "Enquiry On Results" EOR) for my Writing portion (I needed 8's across the board). While I was waiting for the remark (which takes 6-8 weeks), I went ahead and sat the test again.

Long story short - Cambridge re-evaluated my Writing as a 9.

I think asking for an EOR is a really good idea, especially since you had high marks in the other categories and you only need 0.5 increase. I agree you should also register to sit the test again (just in case - you don't want to wait around for 6-8 weeks to find out they did NOT increase your score).
Does the Agency (IDP or British Council) make any difference as far EOR is concerned? I have appeared through IDP.
 

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If difference between two components is more than 2( which is the case for you) then it automatically goes for remark so if you didn't receive results in normal time of 13th day it means that remarking is done otherwise consult your test centre.
I received my result in 13 days. I talked to IDP regarding this, they said I need to explicitly go for re-mark.
 

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Hi

Can anyone suggest which organization .i.e IDP or BRITISH COUNCIL is best for giving ILETS moreover in which one can score more :p
 
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Hi

Can anyone suggest which organization .i.e IDP or BRITISH COUNCIL is best for giving ILETS moreover in which one can score more :p
I think British Council is a bit lenient as far as speaking and writing are concerned.
 

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I think British Council is a bit lenient as far as speaking and writing are concerned.
The same bunch of evaluators are hired by BC and IDP. So there is no difference. Not a relevant point at all.

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Could somebody who got their results remarked advice on how long it took from the day of EoR to the date of EoR outcome notification? I have applied for an EoR since over 8 weeks now and still haven't got any feedback regarding the outcome.
it sucks to wait
my results that are getting remarked are: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S :mad:6.5:mad:
 

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Could somebody who got their results remarked advice on how long it took from the day of EoR to the date of EoR outcome notification? I have applied for an EoR since over 8 weeks now and still haven't got any feedback regarding the outcome.
it sucks to wait
my results that are getting remarked are: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S :mad:6.5:mad:
Mine took almost exactly 8 weeks. You should be able to contact your center to check status (Cambridge sends the EoR results back to your center, and your center sends them along to you - at least, this is how it worked for me).
 
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Mine took almost exactly 8 weeks. You should be able to contact your center to check status (Cambridge sends the EoR results back to your center, and your center sends them along to you - at least, this is how it worked for me).
Thanks mbc71, it is how it works everywhere actually but unfortunately BC - Damascus has closed due to the situation in Syria just after I submitted my EoR, there are nobody to contact and I have no idea how to get my results back. I think they must have figured it out someway and I will be contacted by a nearby IELTS test center in Lebanon or Jordan maybe ...
fingers crossed now as I'm going into week 10 now.....
how is your sponsorship application coming through? why did you choose VIC not NSW?
 

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Thanks mbc71, it is how it works everywhere actually but unfortunately BC - Damascus has closed due to the situation in Syria just after I submitted my EoR, there are nobody to contact and I have no idea how to get my results back. I think they must have figured it out someway and I will be contacted by a nearby IELTS test center in Lebanon or Jordan maybe ...
fingers crossed now as I'm going into week 10 now.....
how is your sponsorship application coming through? why did you choose VIC not NSW?
My occupation was not on the NSW list (ICT BA). I got my VIC sponsorship approved at the end of February, and the IELTS remark back in April - filed for the 176 on 9 May, and the CO has been allocated (from what I can tell - no contact as yet). So hopefully will have a grant before long!

Best of luck with your IELTS EoR!

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Finally got EoR outcome today, it took them around 10 weeks to get back to me but finally I have IELTS of 7s:
Results before EoR was: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S 6.5 after the EoR: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S 7.5
so my speaking was bumped up 1 mark :clap2: :clap2:
for any of you who is told EoR is a waste of money and time. it is not repeating you exam is ...

now im preparing my SS application with NSW, new stress form TIME
 

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omarau said:
Finally got EoR outcome today, it took them around 10 weeks to get back to me but finally I have IELTS of 7s:
Results before EoR was: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S 6.5 after the EoR: R 8.5, L 8, W 7, S 7.5
so my speaking was bumped up 1 mark :clap2: :clap2:
for any of you who is told EoR is a waste of money and time. it is not repeating you exam is ...

now im preparing my SS application with NSW, new stress form TIME
Congrats! I'm glad you gave it a try - I had a good experience with EoR as well. I figured it was worth a try! Best of luck with your application!

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to everyone who is considering applying for en EoR, In my experience local test center will probably give you a safe result, I mean they could think that you deserve 6.5 or 7 in speaking so they give you 6.5 so they are 100% sure that they are not over ratting you. EoR center in UK will give you the best mark you deserve. My local test center gave me 6.5 in speaking. It wasnt a shock for me because I know my speaking is around band 7. I submitted an EoR and they to my surprise increased it not only to 7 but to 7.5, so my advice is if you have the luxury of extra time to apply for an EoR. it took me around 10 weeks to get my results back but it was worth it :) good luck for everyone who is still struggling between 6.5s and 7s ...ive been there and it really sucks. keep trying
 

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Hi Omaru,

I have similar experience.

I've submitted for an "Enquiry of Results" or re-evaluation on my IELTS scores.

Original score: L8.5, R9, W7.5, S7.0

If you know about the IELTS examination format, you should know that Listening and reading are objective and chances of a positive outcome on remarking is small whereas writing and speaking are more subjective, especially speaking.

The outcome of my remark is that my speaking grade was bumped up by a full 1.0 bring it to 8.0 but my writing remains the same at 7.5.

Yes, remarking does work for some of us especially in the writing and speaking section.
 

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Could use some advise

Hey Guys,

So i just got my IELTS scores and was so disappointed.

I got an overall 7.5 but that's not enough.

S - 8
R - 9
W - 6.5
L - 6

i just know i can do better. This really sucks.

Studying to the exam really took a tole on me,physically and mentally.
Not sure how i'll cope next time :(

From your experience, is it possible to appeal and get a higher score in the listening part ?

Thanks!
batels
 
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