How IELTS Score Calculated?

How IELTS is scored

IELTS results are designed to be very simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

The IELTS scale

Band score Skill level Description of band
9 Expert user
  • • The candidate has fully operational command over the language.
  • • Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent.
  • • That shows complete understanding.
8 Very good user
  • • The candidate has fully operational command of the language with only occasional disorganized inaccuracies and inappropriate usage.
  • • They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations.
  • • They can handle complex and detailed argumentation well.
7 Good user
  • • The candidate has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations.
  • • They are able to handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
6 Competent user
  • • The candidate has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings.
  • • They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest user
  • • The candidate has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes.
  • • They can handle basic communication in their known situation.
4 Limited user
  • • The candidate's basic competence is limited to familiar situations.
  • • They frequently face problems in understanding and expression.
  • • They are not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely limited user
  • • The candidate conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations.
  • • There are frequent failures while communicating.
2 Intermittent user
  • • The candidate has great difficulty to understand, speak and write in English.
1 Non-user
  • • The candidate has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test
  • • The candidate did not answer the questions.
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The IELTS measures the language proficiency of person who wants to study, work or migrate English speaking country. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user

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