IELTS TRF 2022: ATRF, Number, Validity, Sending IELTS Score, Tracking and Download


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Aprant Agarwal
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on May 3, 2022 16:33 IST

IELTS is an English Language Test that tests your Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills. IELTS has two modules: Academic and General Training. The former one is for the students who wish to study in countries where English is the native language, and the latter one is for those who wish to apply for PR or jobs in English-speaking countries.

A candidate is supposed to provide his/her IELTS TRF (Test Report Form) to the organization which requires IELTS as a proof of English proficiency.

What is IELTS TRF (Test Report Form)?

The IELTS TRF full form is Test Report Form (TRF), which is a copy of a candidate’s IELTS exam result. Every candidate is issued only one IELTS TRF. The validity of an IELTS TRF is for 2 years. If a candidate is applying to CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) or UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency), he/she will receive two Test Report Forms. For getting two TRFs issued, the candidate must give a proof of application to UKBA and CIC.

First five Test Report Forms (TRFs) are processed without any charges. These five TRFs are for the institutions that you mention on your IELTS Applications Form. Beyond these five, any Additional Test Report Forms (ATRFs) will involve an administrative charge of INR 250 per university. The TRFs are sent to universities either electronically or physically.

Candidates who have taken paper-based IELTS exam, receive their IELTS score and their TRF on the 13th day after the exam. Whereas, those who have taken a computer-based IELTS exam, receive their scores in 3-5 days after the exam.

What is IELTS ATRF (Additional Test Report Form)?

The processing of first five Test Report Forms (TRF) do not require any additional charges. However, if the candidate want to send his/her score to more universities and institutions, then he/she has to opt for Additional Test Report Forms (ATRF) on a chargeable basis. Since 1st February 2020, offline (in-person) applications for ATRF are not accepted. Only online applications are accepted because of the following reasons:

  • Doing away with the requirement of visiting any IDP branch
  • No delay in courier-time
  • ATRFs are acknowledged instantaneously via email
  • The processing time of applications get reduced

Also Read: Best Resources for IELTS Preparation

What does an IELTS TRF Contain?

As mentioned above, candidates receive only one TRF except for those who are applying to CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) or UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency). IELTS TRF will contain the following details:

  • Test Type: Academic or General Training
  • Centre Number
  • Date of Test
  • Candidate Number
  • Candidate Details such as Family Name, First Name, and Candidate ID
  • Personal Details such as Date of Birth, Gender, Scheme Code, Country, and First Language
  • Test Results: TRF will contain your individual IELTS scores on the Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking sections, along with your Overall Band Score and the corresponding CEFR Level.
  • TRF Number: It will be mentioned at the bottom right corner of the TRF.

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How to Download IELTS TRF Online?

The IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is now an eTRF and can be downloaded online. The following steps will help you understand how to download your eTRF:

  1. Visit :
  2. Go to Login Tab and then to Candidate Login
  3. Once you login, you will see an auto pop-up that will provide you information about your IELTS score.
  4. You can download the Result Feedback as a PDF
  5. Once you click on close, you can scroll down and click on View eTRF under the Declared Result column
  6. From there, you can directly print or download the eTRF

IELTS TRF Verification

IELTS is used as an evidence of English language proficiency by universities, colleges, and immigration authorities. After the exam, a candidate is provided a TRF. In order to check whether the TRF is genuine or not, there is an online verification system. The concerned university, college, or immigration authority can verify your scores with the help of your complete TRF numbers. Only those organization that recognize IELTS are eligible to use the IELTS verification service.

Also Read: How to Send IELTS Score to Colleges

How to Send Your IELTS Score to Institutions?

Candidates can send their IELTS score to five institutions within one month of the exam date. The institutions receive the scores via e-mail, regular posts, courier, or overseas postage.

In case, a candidate wishes to apply for more than five TRFs, then he/she has to raise a request online on the IELTS IDP website. A charge of INR 250 is levied per institution. The scores are sent to the institutions either electronically or physically depending on the option the candidate chooses. Physical mode requires the candidates to pay an extra courier charge of INR 1500.

However, those institutions and employers who have subscribed to IELTS can access a candidate’s TRF online. They do not require the original copies of the TRFs.

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