Need to retake one skill? IELTS One Skill Retake is here.


IELTS One Skill Retake: show your full potential

We've developed IELTS One Skill Retake to help you feel confident going into your IELTS test. With this new feature, you can retake any one component of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking), without having to take a full test.

You're eligible for IELTS One Skill Retake when you have completed a full IELTS on computer test at an eligible test centre, and you've received your IELTS test score. You must take IELTS One Skill Retake within 60 days of your original test date.

Only IELTS offers One Skill Retake, so book your test now.

“IELTS One Skill Retake allowed me to get extra points for PR, improving my chances of getting an invitation to apply! I would recommend IELTS because it’s widely accepted, recognised worldwide and gives the chance to retake one skill.” — Shazya from Singapore

IELTS One Skill Retake is accepted worldwide

Your IELTS One Skill Retake result is accepted by around the world by governments, universities, employers, and professional organisations. The Australian Department of Home Affairs accepts it for most visa subclasses.

Click here to find out which organisations accept your IELTS One Skill Retake test scores.

Check out how to book IELTS One Skill Retake, or learn the difference between One Skill Retake and an Enquiry on Result (or a re-mark). We also have 5 tips on how to best prepare for One Skill Retake.

Meyliani from Indonesia

With IELTS One Skill Retake, Meyliani was able to obtain a higher score when taking on one of her test components.

Explore IELTS One Skill Retake

Get answers for all your important questions about IELTS One Skill Retake.

Who can take IELTS One Skill Retake?

  • list?.image?.titleYou have completed a full test at a centre that offers One Skill Retake
  • list?.image?.titleYour full test was an eligible IELTS on computer test
  • list?.image?.titleYou sit your One Skill Retake within 60 days of your full IELTS test

Why choose IELTS One Skill Retake?

  • list?.image?.titleSmoother test-taker experience: Technology aided by human intervention that makes us the world's most trusted English test
  • list?.image?.titleFocused preparation: Prepare with confidence! With One Skill Retake there will be no change to your other test scores
  • list?.image?.titlePeace of mind: Retaking one skill instead of all four gives you an opportunity to secure the score you need

How do I book IELTS One Skill Retake?

  • list?.image?.titleCheck if you've taken an eligible IELTS test
  • list?.image?.titleLog in to your IELTS profile to view your recent IELTS results
  • list?.image?.titleClick on the "Retake" button for the section of the test you wish to retake
  • list?.image?.titleSelect your preferred IELTS One Skill Retake test centre
  • list?.image?.titleSelect your IELTS One Skill Retake test date within 60 days of your original full test date
  • list?.image?.titleReview and confirm your details
  • list?.image?.titleClick the "complete your booking" button to finalise your booking and pay for your IELTS One Skill Retake test

Who accepts IELTS One Skill Retake?

  • list?.image?.titleIELTS One Skill Retake is accepted by governments, universities, employers, and professional organisations worldwide
  • list?.image?.titleThe Australian Department of Home Affairs accepts IELTS One Skill Retake for most visa subclasses
  • list?.image?.titleRemember to check the website of the organisation you intend to apply to for more information about eligibility requirements

Learn more about IELTS One Skill Retake

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Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to booking IELTS One Skill Retake.