Getting results

For the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP), there are two examination sessions each year in May and November.

November 2020 examination session

The IB has worked to ensure all students registered for the DP/CP November exam session have a path forward to earn the Diploma or Career-related certificate – whether they could sit their examinations or not.

As a result, the IB provided schools with a choice of options for their students, including: 

  • awarding grades using written examinations if they could be sat safely and 
  • an alternative route using coursework and predicted grades.

Results release date

Due to the complexities of conducting this dual assessment model, the results for the November 2020 exam sessions are issued to schools on 2 January 2021 from 12:00 GMT (noon).

The results are released on the candidate results website within 48 hours, and each school sets its own results release time. 

To view the time your results are released, a candidate can do the following:

  • Refer to the Individual PIN report provided by the school’s DP/CP coordinator
  • Select the Results tab on the candidate results website

If you are unsure of the time your results will be released, please contact your programme coordinator.

Accessing November 2020 examination results

If the course coordinator allows, students can access their own results via the IB’s candidate results website from 2 January 2021 from 12:00 GMT (noon). 




In each examination session, about 80% of DP students are awarded the diploma. The IB has summaries of previous DP exam sessions, including comparisons with previous years. You can also read about grading in each DP subject group. [2.2MB]

Related services 

Requesting remark services

After the results have been issued, schools can place Enquiry Upon results (EUR) requests on student’s behalf. There are several categories of EURs available, students should contact their coordinator for more information. 


Distributing grades to universities

As soon as results are released, the IB can distribute grades to universities around the world.

Request that results are sent to students’ chosen universities


Requesting DP transcripts and certificates

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) provides an official transcript of grades for the DP. Before results are released, students can request to have results sent to six universities free of charge  and request to pay for additional transcripts as well.

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Students who will graduate in the next two years are encouraged to join.