Should you submit an EOR?

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Got your IELTS Result but it is not what you thought you'd get? Maybe EOR is what you need. But wait! How do you know you should get an EOR?

This question pops up every few days in my DMs. I have experienced EOR myself. My clients have been successful with EOR, too. But does it mean you should get EOR? It is not that simple.

In this article, we will discuss if EOR is a good idea for you.

What is EOR?

An Enquiry on Results (EOR) is a facility offered by testing centers and mandated by the IELTS Organization (see their page on Results) where, if you’re not happy with your result, you can request a re-mark or a review of your score. This will be done by senior examiners. This service, however, is not free. But if your EOR results in the same test score, you will not get your money back.

A request for an EOR can only be made within 30 days from the day you receive your result.

I have been asked at least a thousand times (not exaggerating) by those who have received their results, “Should I submit an EOR?”

Except for the fact that you will need to pay for the EOR, remember:

OVERALL SCORE = (Reading + Listening + Writing + Speaking)/ 4.

Before going for an EOR, ask yourself:

  1. How much more do I need to get the overall score I want?
  2. Will I possibly get that much?

In general, Reading and Listening may not be mistakenly graded. But Writing and Speaking may be. So. If you need 3 skills to be higher, maybe EOR is not worth the money. If you need a lot more to get to your target, it is also a bad idea.

You should only opt for an EOR if you need a better score in Writing and Speaking.

One advantage of submitting an EOR is that your score will never be reduced.

@ieltswithhuyen I have been asked this question a thousand times (exaggeration or not 😅😅). Except for the fact that you will need to PAY for EOR, remember: OVERALL SCORE = (Reading + Listening + Writing + Speaking) / 4 Before going for EOR, ask yourself 1. How much more do I need to get the overall score I want? 2. Will I possibly get that much? In general, Reading and Listening may not be mistakenly graded. But Writing and Speaking may be. So. If you need 3 skills to be higher, maybe EOR is a bad idea. If you a lot more to get to your target, it is also a bad idea. Discuss with your teacher or DM me if you don’t have one. If your scores change, you will get your money back. 👉 FREE practice tests on www.practice9.co 🔗 FREE resources link in my bio 🫶 Have fun learning #ielts #ieltspreparation #ieltseor #ieltstips #ieltsadvice #ieltswithhuyen #learnielts #learnenglish #ieltsformigration #ieltsacademic #ieltsgeneraltraining ♬ original sound – Huyen Nguyen | IELTS teacher

So, if you did not get the score you wanted and think you should get a better score, discuss it with your teacher or DM me if you don’t have one. If your scores change, you will get your money back.

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Huyen Nguyen
Huyen Nguyen

Founder of Practice9, creator of IELTS with Huyen. Huyen has 10 years of experience with IELTS, overall 8.5.

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