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About IELTS

About IELTS

Programes

Programes

Scoring

IELTS final scores are expressed as band scores. Each of the sections is scored separately and then converted to band scores. An average of all band scores is reported as the final score. If the average ends up in decimals, its rounded off to nearest half point band score. These band score range from 0-9. A reported score is valid for two years.

9 Expert User Has full operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8 Very Good User Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest user Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited User Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non User Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test No assessable information provided at all.

The average score worldwide is around 6.2. While top Universities in the US require a higher band score (usually above 7), this criterion varies with each school and university. Typically a band score between 6 and 7 is considered good by most Universities. Over 9000 educational Institutions worldwide accept IELTS for admission. Around 3000 institutions from the US alone accept this score. For full list of the institutes that accept IELTS score visit IELTS Global Recognition System

Source: IELTS.org