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An IELTS result or Test Report Form is issued to all candidates with a score from 1 (no knowledge) to 9 (expert user). Students must aim for 6 bands as it the most acceptable band score in most of the cases.

Test takers receive a Test Report Form including or listing their overall band score and their sub-scores on each of the four components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Each of the component scores is equally weighted. The overall band score is calculated by taking the mean of the total of the four individual component scores.

IELTS Score :

IELTS is designed to measure English language skills at all levels. There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Results are based on individual performance and are reported as band score on a scale from 1-9. Your score in the IELTS will be on a band of 0 to 9.

BAND SCORE SCALE

Band Category
9Expert User
8Very Good User
7Good User
6Competent User
5Modest User
4Limited User
3Extremely Limited User
2Intermittent User
1Non user
0Did not attempt the test