IELTS One Skill Retake

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, our test takers can achieve their best scores.

To help you feel confident going into your IELTS test, we’ve developed IELTS One Skill Retake. You can now retake any one part of the test; Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking without redoing all four parts. IELTS One Skill Retake can help you get back on track.

You’re eligible to book IELTS One Skill Retake after you have recently completed a full test on computer and received your IELTS test score, from an eligible test centre. You must book your IELTS One Skill Retake within 60 days of your original test date. Check the FAQ section below for more information about IELTS One Skill Retake.

Test takers who took part in the first IELTS One Skill Retake test praised the new option.

“I was ecstatic when my friend told me about IELTS One Skill Retake… I am very lucky to be one of the pioneering people to have this opportunity. One Skill Retake is a game-changer”
Melbourne-based test taker.

IELTS exclusive

IELTS is the only major test to offer One Skill Retake.

Focused preparation

Prepare with confidence! With One Skill Retake there will be no change to your other test scores.

Improve your score

Retaking one skill instead of all four gives you an opportunity to secure the score you need.


IELTS One Skill Retake allows you to retake one of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking) if you need to improve in just one area. We know most test takers get the scores they need first time, but if you feel you haven’t performed to your best in one area, IELTS One Skill Retake can help you get back on track.

Yes, you can take IELTS One Skill Retake if :

  • you have completed a full test at a centre that offers One Skill Retake
  • your full test was an eligible IELTS on computer test
  • you sit your One Skill Retake within 60 days of your full IELTS test

Stay informed of the institutions that now accept IELTS One Skill Retake for admission and registration here.

Always check the website of the organisation you intend to apply to for more information about eligibility requirements.

IELTS One Skill Retake is now available in Australia, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, and Philippines and will soon  launch in Bahrain. Stay tuned!

You will receive a new IELTS Test Report Form, that includes your new IELTS One Skill Retake result as well as the results from the previous skills you did not retake. This Test Report Form will be dated the same as your original IELTS Academic or General Training test.

If you want to submit an Enquiry On Results against your original full IELTS test, you must do so within two weeks of the date of the original full IELTS test date for Listening, Reading and Writing, and wait until you receive your remark status before registering for a One Skills Retake against the same full IELTS test.

The price for One Skill Retake is the same whether you retake IELTS Speaking, Listening, Reading or Writing. There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no additional fee for last-minute bookings.

If you wish to retake just one skill of the IELTS test (One Skill Retake), you have the option to do so at a different test center. However, it is essential to ensure that the test center you choose is the same company through which you initially took the test. For instance, if you took your original IELTS test with IDP, you are eligible to book your One Skill Retake only at any of the eligible IDP IELTS test centers.

You can take up to 60 days between your original test and your IELTS One Skill Retake.

No. You can only complete your retake once per full IELTS test. 

No. A maximum of one skill of the test can be retested for each full IELTS test. You cannot request a second IELTS One Skill Retake on the same test. If you wish to improve your IELTS score in more than one skill, you will need to book a complete IELTS test (all four skills).

You will receive your results within 3-5 days.

Please contact our team on +97317101100 or We’re happy to help you.

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IELTS One Skill Retake

IELTS One Skill Retake provides test takers with a second opportunity to achieve their study, migration or work goals.