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For the IELTS, if you have failed, you may be considering getting your IELTS exam remarked. There are pros and cons to this - one website, which says it is run by an ex-IELTS examiner, is here: "IELTS Remark". On that page, he writes that typically only writing and speaking may be worthwhile getting a regrade for, because they are subjectively graded.
Moreover, he makes the point that it can take up to 8 weeks to get a regrade and that best is to only get one if you need a 1/2 grade improvement. One thing very interesting about that page, is that some who have had a regrade have listed their experiences below his post, so you can get some ideas of what the results of others have been - there seem to be quite a few of them,
This website, which presumably may be part of the offical list of sites, says that you can request a regade within 6 weeks of having taken the exam: "IELTS Remark" and also gives an idea about the regarding process. Moreover, it points out that if your regrade is successful, you will be refunded for the refund request payment. I saw an interesting comment on this site: "IELTS Remark" - "During the period of remarking your test results cannot be used to apply for a university or to be sent to an immigration office." - not sure if that is the case for all nations - check carefully before paying.