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IELTS One Skill Retake helps you show your full potential

Do you know, every year millions of people around the world use their IELTS scores to achieve their study, work and migration goals? With the right preparation and support, you also can achieve the best score. If you didn’t show your potential in one skill on test day, IELTS OSR can help you back on track.

So, to help you feel confident going into your IELTS test for Australia, we’ve developed IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR). IELTS OSR means you can retake one section (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) within 60 days of your original test date. To check if you are eligible to take the OSR, please log in to your candidate portal.*

*Currently available only for IELTS on Computer for Australia.

Here are some key features of IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) for you


Currently available only for IELTS on Computer.


Available for Australia at IELTS on Computer centres.

RO Acceptance​

Accepted by DOHA and other Higher Ed Australian institutions.

Timeframe to Book​

Book your OSR within 60 days of your original IELTS test.


One skill retake is permitted per IELTS Test.

Test Types​

Available for Academic and General Training Tests.​

Test Report Form​ (TRF)

You'll receive a new TRF including the OSR result.​

Enquiry on Results​ (EOR)

EOR’s permitted with One Skill Retake. ​

How can you apply for IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR)?

When you log into your profile page on IELTS IDP India website, you will see your IELTS results. If you would like to improve one result, simply click on the ‘Retake’ button for that skill of the test to book.

Please be aware, you can only book one skill retake once per full IELTS test.

Overview of IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) format

Test Delivery Test Type Available
IELTS on Computer Academic Yes
IELTS on Computer General Training Yes
IELTS on Paper Academic Not available
IELTS on Paper General Training Not available

List of IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) accepting Australian institutions

IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) is accepted by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and more than 50 Australian universities and institutions already. Over 11,500 organisations around the world accept IELTS. You will need to check with these organisations to see if they also accept IELTS One Skill Retake results.

Please ensure to check with the organisation you intend to apply to for more information about eligibility requirements. Here is the list of OSR accepting Australian institutions. An increasing number of Australian universities and institutions are accepting OSR results each month.

Understanding your IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) results

You will receive a new Test Report Form (TRF). This includes your updated IELTS One Skill Retake score as well as the results for your other three skills in the original test.

You can choose whether you use your original TRF or your new TRF.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to take IELTS One Skill Retake?
Can I complete a One Skill Retake multiple times?

No. You can only complete one retake for each full IELTS test.

Can I book two (2) One Skill Retakes for the same test?

No. A maximum of one section of the test can be retested for each full IELTS test.

When will I receive my results?

You will receive your results within 3-5 days.

Hear it from the IELTS One Skill Retake test takers

I would recommend IELTS because it’s widely accepted, recognised worldwide and gives the chance to retake one skill.”

IELTS One Skill Retake helps test takers and also gives you a sense of calm and assurance to know that you can retake one skill.

I think all organisations could consider One Skill Retake because the procedure of the test is [the] same with [the] same merit based on people’s English ability.