If you have taken the IELTS test and are not happy with your results, you may be wondering if you can apply for a remark. In this blog post, we will discuss the process of applying for a remark and what to expect. Keep in mind that there is a fee associated with applying for a remark, so make sure that you are confident that your score would improve before proceeding. Good luck!
What is a remark in reading & listening in the IELTS and why would you need one?
A remark is when you ask the IELTS examiners to review your score from either the reading or listening section of the test. This can be because you feel that you didn’t perform as well as you could have, or because there was a problem with the questions or recordings. If your score is lowered as a result of the review, you may be eligible for a refund.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of applying for a remark:
– You can only apply for a remark within six weeks of taking the test.
– You’ll need to pay a fee, which is currently $200 USD.
– You can only request a remark for one section of the test (either reading or listening, but not both).
– You’ll need to provide evidence to support your request (for example, a copy of your essay if you’re requesting a remark for the writing section).
If you think you might be eligible for a remark, you can find more information on the IELTS website.
The process of getting your result remarked is not as simple as you might think.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering applying for a remark.
First and foremost, you need to be absolutely certain that there was an error in the marking of your test. If you’re unsure, it’s best not to go through with the process as it can be costly and time-consuming. Once you’re certain that there was an error, the next step is to gather evidence. This evidence can be in the form of screenshots, recordings, or anything else that you feel proves your case.
Once you have your evidence, the next step is to fill out a remark request form which can be found on the IELTS website. This form requires personal information as well as details about the error you’re claiming was made. After filling out the form, you’ll need to send it in along with your evidence and the required fee.
If your remark is successful, you should receive your updated results within two weeks. However, if your remark is unsuccessful, you will not receive a refund.
Appealing your IELTS results can be a stressful process, but it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t do so unless you’re absolutely certain that there was an error made. If you have strong evidence and feel confident in your case, then go ahead and fill out the remark request form. However, if you’re unsure, it’s best to err on the side of caution and not go through with the process.
What to do if your result is still not what you expected after getting it remarked
If your IELTS score is still not what you wanted it to be after getting it remarked, there are a few things you can do.
First, take a look at your band scores for each section. If you find that your score has not increased in the way you had hoped, it may be worth looking at which areas you need to improve in.
Once you have identified the areas you need to work on, it is important to find materials that will help you improve. There are many websites and books that offer practice tests and tips for improving your IELTS score.
Finally, it is always a good idea to speak with an IELTS expert. They will be able to give you personalized advice on how to improve your score.
If you follow these steps, you should be able to see an improvement in your IELTS score. Don’t get discouraged if it takes some time – with enough effort, anyone can improve their score!