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The British Council and IDP globally administer the IELTS, or International English Language Testing Service. IELTS scores range from 1 to 9 for each of the four modules: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The overall IELTS score is the average of all four modules nearest to 0.5

The overall score of IELTS is the average of Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking rounded off to the nearest whole number or half-pointer.

Modules Bands Range
Reading 0-9
Writing 0-9
Listening 0-9
Speaking 0-9
Overall 0-9

IELTS Reading Scores

The reading section has 40 questions divided into three passages. The section has various questions, such as multiple-choice questions, true/false, fill-ups, etc. Each question holds one mark. You will get 60 minutes to read the passages and answer the questions given. The difficulty level of this section goes higher with passages. The first passage is straightforward, the second one is pretty rigid, and the third one is more complex than the first two. Scores are calculated based on the correct answers. The higher the number of correct answers, the higher the band score. Let us explain the relation between raw scores and band scores with the help of a table:

Raw Scores Band Scores Raw Scores Band Scores
39-40 9.0 37-38 8.5
35-36 8.0 33-34 7.5
30-32 7.0 27-29 6.5
23-26 6.0 19-22 5.5
15-18 5.0 13-14 4.5
10-12 4.0 8-9 3.5
6-7 3.0 4-5 2.5

IELTS Listening Scores

The listening module is divided into four sections, each carrying ten questions. You have to listen to the recording played and answer the questions accordingly. You will be given 30 minutes to listen and write the answers. Recordings are based on conversations between two or more people social context or a university lecture. Every question carries one raw mark, and these raw scores are eventually converted into final band scores. IELTS does not do any negative marking, but still, students are advised to attempt their test neatly, clearly and with correct spelling. Let us explain briefly how each raw score equals the band score in a tabular form.

Raw Score Band Score Raw Score Band Score
39-40 9.0 37-38 8.5
35-36 8.0 32-34 7.5
30-31 7.0 26-29 6.5
23-25 6.0 18-22 5.5
16-17 5.0 13-15 4.5
10-12 4.0 8-9 3.5
6-7 3.0 4-5 2.5

IELTS Writing Scores

The writing section has two tasks, namely:

  • Task 1, and
  • Task 2

Task 1 consists of graphs, tables, charts or diagrams. You must understand the figure, be it graphs, tables, charts, etc., and summarise it in about 150 words. Task 1 carries three band scores, where raw scores are 0 to 5. These scores are based on vocabulary, grammatical usage, sentence formation, task achievement, etc.

On the other hand, Task 2 is essay writing. You must frame an essay using ideas, real-life examples, etc, in about 250 words. The essays are based on arguments, points of view, problem-solution, etc. Task 2 carries six band scores, where raw scores are 0 to 5. The scoring of task 2 is firmed on task achievement, clarity, argument organisation, examples used, sentence formation, grammatical and vocabulary usage, etc.

IELTS Speaking Scores

The Speaking module is divided into three sections, specifically:

  • Introduction
  • Cue-Card
  • Follow-ups

Each section has different questions, and every question has a particular weightage. Generally, scoring of the speaking section is based on pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, idioms, grammatical use, etc. Section 1 of the Introduction lasts for at least 4 to 5 minutes, during which students must answer the introductory question based on their opinions. The band score covered by section one is 2.0.

In the second section, the student gets a particular topic, and the student has to speak on that topic for a minimum of 1 to 2 minutes. The weightage of band scores in the second section is 4.0.

And in the last section, the student has to answer the follow-up questions related to the topic they spoke about before in the section. The third section lasts for 4 to 5 minutes. The band score covered by the third section is 3.0. So the ratio of the Speaking module is 2:3:4.

Note: The ratio mentioned above is based on Experience.

Section Weight Duration
Introduction 2.0 4-5 minutes
Cue-Card 4.0 1-2 minutes
Follow-ups 3.0 4-5 minutes

Exam Guides

The IELTS have four modules - Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

The IELTS has a maximum score of 9 bands overall and for each module.

The overall IELTS band is the average of scores in 4 modules - Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking.
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