IELTS score is calculated on a scale of 0-9. Overall scores of 0.5 are calculated to the nearest whole band score.
The IELTS Reading scores are calculated on the basis of the number of correct answers. The scores are out of 40 questions.
Academic Reading Scores
General Training Scores
The IELTS Writing scores are assessed using 4 marking criteria.
|Task Achievement (Task 1)||
|Task Response( Task 2)||
|Coherence and Cohesion||
|Grammar Range & Accuracy||
The IELTS Listening scores are calculated on the basis of the number of correct answers. The scores are out of 40 questions.
The IELTS Speaking score is based on 4 marking criteria:
A tabulated representation of the meaning of each point of the IELTS band scale is mentioned below:
|IELTS Band Score||Skill Level||Description|
|9||Expert||You are an expert user and have a great command over the English language.|
|8||Very good||You are a very good user and have a great operational command of the English language. Though, misunderstandings in certain unfamiliar situations may happen.|
|7||Good||You are a good user and have a good command of the English language with occasional mistakes.|
|6||Competent users||You are a competent user and have an effective command of the English language with some inaccuracies and inappropriate usage in certain situations|
|5||Modest users||You are a modest user and you have a partial command of the language. You can handle basic communication in your field.|
|4||Limited users||You are only a limited user and can understand the language only in familiar situations|
|3||Extremely limited users||You understand only the general meaning in very familiar situations, with repeated breakdowns in communication.|
|2||Intermittent||The examinee has great difficulty in understanding spoken and written English|
|1||Non-user||The examinee cannot use the English language in situations except a few isolated words|
|0||Did not attempt test||The test taker did not attempt any question.|