IELTS BANDS SCORE DESCRIPTIONS
IELTS BANDS SCORE DETAILS
IELTS Speaking marking schemes
The speaking test is also marked out of 9 according to the following criteria:
- Fluency and coherence
- Lexical resource
- Grammatical range and accuracy
IELTS Writing marking schemes
The two writing questions are marked out of 9 according to the following criteria:
- Task Achievement
- Coherence and Cohesion
- Lexical Resource
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy
The IELTS Band Scores
IELTS is a multi-level exam. You get a score between 1 and 9 for each section. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.
IELTS Listening Marking Schemes
For the listening test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.
|IELTS Listening Scores|
IELTS General Reading Marking Schemes
For the general reading test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.
|IELTS Reading Scores (General Training)|
IELTS Academic Reading Marking Schemes
For the academic reading test, which also contains 40 questions, but is more difficult, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.
|IELTS Reading Scores (Academic)|