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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.

You can use the IELTS Band Score Calculator on this site to convert your reading and listening raw scores.

IELTS Listening marking schemes

For the listening test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

Band Score         9              8.5          8              7.5          7              6.5          6              5.5          5              4.5          4              3.5          3                2.5

Score / 40            39-40     37-38     35-36     32-34     30-31     26-29     23-25     18-22     16-17     13-15     10-12     8-10       6-7                4-5

IELTS General Reading marking schemes

For the general reading test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

Band Score         9              8.5          8              7.5          7              6.5          6              5.5          5              4.5          4              3.5          3                2.5

Score / 40            40           39           37-38     36           34-35     32-33     30-31     27-29     23-26     19-22     15-18     12-14     9-11                6-8

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.

Band Score         9              8.5          8              7.5          7              6.5          6              5.5          5              4.5          4              3.5          3                2.5

Score / 40            39-40     37-38     35-36     33-34     30-32     27-29     23-26     19-22     15-18     13-14     10-12     8-9          6-7                4-5

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

 

 

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

Pronunciation International Student / Study Centres / Study in Australia / Why Study in Australia

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is to assess Test Takers’ English language proficiency. People may have to take IELTS test if they are to study or to work in English speaking countries such as Canada,The UK, The USA, Australia or for some university admissions. There are two modules available – IELTS Academic and IELTS General. The validity of IELTS test report is normally two years. Test takers look for how to get a band 7 or band 8 in IELTS test. There is no short cut for this other than practice and get prepared by an experienced trainer for the test. Right Path has excellent trainers and training programs, so IELTS preparation at Right Path helps you to overcome the hurdles easily.
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IELTS Academic Module – this module is for candidates, who seeks professional registration and who wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. At Right Path, IELTS Academic can go easy with our specialist trainers’ support.

IELTS General Module – General IELTS is for candidates, who wish to study at below degree level or for those wishing to migrate to an English speaking country. Right Path makes IELTS general preparation simple for our students.

If you are not sure, you may have to check with the concerned organization before deciding the IELTS test module.

Test

IELTS Academic and IELTS General modules test all language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening and speaking tests are the same for both modules. But there are different Reading and Writing tests for Academic and General Modules.

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IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test with two million tests taken in the last year. Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work in 135 countries around the world. More than 10,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions- including over 3,000 institutions in the USA. In fact, IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to work or study in countries where English is the language of communication

IELTS
Accessible and convenient
IELTS is offered up to four times a month in more than 140 countries.
Tests are held on Saturdays and Thursday. To find out test dates in
your area, please contact your nearest IESTS test centre. A list of
all IELTS test locations worldwide is available at www.ielts.org.
The international test
IELTS is internationally focused in its content. For example, texts
and tasks are sourced from publications from all over the
English-speaking word; a range of native-speaker accents (north
American, Australian, new Zealand , British etc.) are used in the
listening test; and all standard varieties of English are accepted in
test takers written and spoken responses.
The test that’s tried and trusted
IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading expert’s in
language assessment, and is supported by an extensive programme of
research, validation and test development.
The level of the test
IELTS is designed to assess English language skills across a wide
range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in  IELTS.
Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1( the lowest)to 9
( the highest)

The IELTS band score scale
9 expert user
8 very good user
7 good user
6 competent user
5 modest user
4 limited user
3 extremely limited user
2 intermittent user
1 non user
0 did not attempt the test

Preparing for your test
examiner comments.
4 consider enrolling in a preparation course to improve your
performance in the test. IELTS  test centres  and language schools
around the world offer IELTS  preparation courses.
More information is available from:
www.ielts.org

know the IELTS rules and regulations
it’s important to familiarise yourself with the IELTS rules and
regulations . these are laid out in the notice to candidates when you
sign the application from declaration that you have read and
understood the IELTS rules and regulations and agree to abide by them.

Register as soon as possible
When you fell you are ready to take the test, you need to register for
a test date with an IELTS centre. Contact the centre as soon as
possible, as the number of test takers who can take the test on a
particular date may be limited. You will need to pay the test fee when
you register.

TELL YOUR CENTRE IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
In order to ensure that the language ability of all test takers is
assessed fairly and objectively,  IELTS provides a comprehensive
service for test takers who have special requirements, including
specific learning difficulties, hearing difficulties and visual
difficulties.
If you require a modified version of the test, for example a large
print or braille version,  you must test the test centre three months
notice. This notice period is necessary for the modified test version
to be prepared. If your circumstances require special administrative
arrangements to be made, for example if you need extra time or you
need to use access technology such as screen reader, you must give the
test centre six weeks notice. Please contact your test centre to
discuss your requirement. Any special arrangement agreed are in
accordance with the joint council for qualification (JCQ)
TEST FORMAT
There are two modules to choose from academic and general training.
IELTS  academic
IELTS academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or
postgraduate levels and for this seeking professional registration.
IELTS general training: IELTS general training is for test takers
wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada,
new Zealand, UK) and for those wishing or train or study at below
degree levels.
Each organization sets its own entry requirement. In some cases both
academic or general training may be accepted. If you are is doubt as
to which to taken, you should contact the organization you are
applying to in order to check their requirement.
You are tested on all four language skills-listening, reading, writing
and speaking, unless you have an exemption due to a disability (see
selection on special requirements) everyone takes the same listening
and speaking tests. There are different reading and writing for tests
for IELTS academic and general training.
The listening ,reading and writing tests must be completed on the same
day. The order an which these tests are taken may very. There are no
breaks between these three tests. The speaking test may be taken up to
seven days before or after the other three tests.

The four components of the IELTS test
Timing
Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes transfer time)
Questions
There are 40 questions. A variety of questions types are used, chosen
from the following: multiple choice ,matching plan/map/diagram
labelling , from completion, note  completion, table completion ,
flow-chart completion, summary completion, sentence completion ,
short-answer question.
Test parts
There are 4 selections:
Selection  1 is a conversation between two people set in an everyday
social context (e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency).
Selection 2 is a monologue set in an everyday social context (e.g. a
speech about local facilities or a talk about the arrangement for
males during a conference.)
Selection 3 is a conversation between up to four people set in an
educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and student
discussing an assignment, or a group of student discussing an
assignment, or a group of students planning a research project.)

Selection 4 is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture).
Each selection is heard once only.
A variety of voices and native-speakers accents are used.
Skills assessed
A wide range of listening skills are assessed, including:
.understanding of main ideas
. understanding of main specific factual information
.recognising opinions , attitudes and purpose of a speakers
.following the development of an argument.
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Each correct answers receives 1 mark. Scores out of 40 are converted
to the IELTS 9-band scale.
Reading
Timing
60 minutes(on extra transfer time)
Questions
There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are used, chosen
from the following: multiple choice, identifying information
(true/false/not given),identifying a writer’s views /claims
(yes/no/not given), matching information, matching headings, matching
features, matching sentences  endings, sentences completion, summary
completion, note completion , table completion, flow-chart completion,
diagram label completion, short-answer questions.
Test parts
There are 3 sections. The total text length is  2,150-2,750 words.
Academic  reading
Each section contains one long text. Texts are authentic and are taken
from book’s, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been
written for a non-specialist audience and are on academic topics of
general interest.  Texts are appropriate to, and accessible to, test
takers entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking
professional registration. Texts range from the descriptive and
factual to the discursive and analytical. Texts may contain non-verbal
materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain
technical terms, then a simple glossary is provided.
General training reading
Selection 1 contains two or three short factual texts , one of which
may be composite (consisting of 6-8 short texts related by topic, e.g.
hotel advertisement). Topics are relevant two everyday life in an
English –speaking country.
Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related
issues (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay and conditions,
workplace facilities , staff development and training).
Selection 3 contains one longer, more complex text on a topic of
general interest.
Text are authentic and are taken from notices, advertisement, company
handbooks, official documents, books, magazines and newspapers.
Skills assessed
A wide range of reading skills are assessed, including:
. reading for gist

.reading for main ideas
. reading for details
.understanding inferences and implied meaning
.recognising  writers opinions, attitudes and purpose
.following the development of an argument.
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Each correct answers receives 1 mark. Scores out of 40 are converted
to the IELTS 9-bands scale.
Scores are reported in whole and half bands.
Writing
Timing
60 minutes
Tasks
There are 2 tasks. You are required to write at least 150 words for
tasks 1 and at least 250 words for task 2.
Test parts
There are 2 parts
Academic writing
In task 1 you are presented with a graph, table , chart or diagram
and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in
your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data,
describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an
object or event.
In task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of
view, argument or problem.
The issues raised are of  general interest to, suitable for and easily
understood by test takers entering undergraduate or postgraduate
studies or seeking professional registration. Responses to task 1 and
task 2 should be written responses to task 1 and task 2 should be
written in an academic, semi- formal/neutral style.
General training writing
In task 1, you are presented with a situation and are asked to write a
letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letters
may be personal or semi-formal/ natural in style.
In task 2, you are asked to write an essay in responses to a point of
view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in
style than the academic writing task 2 essay.
Topics are of general interest.
Skill assessed
In both tasks, you are assessed on your ability to write a response
which is appropriate in terms of:
.content
.the organization of ideas
.the accuracy and range of vocabulary and grammar.

Academic writing
In task 1, depending on the task type, you are assessed on your
ability to organise, present and possibly compare data; to describe
the stages of a process or procedure; to describe an objects or events
or sequence of events; to explain how something works.
In task 2, depending on the task type, you are assessed on your
ability to present a solution to a problem; to present and justify an
opinion; to compare and contrast evidence, opinions and implication;
to evaluate and challenges ideas, evidence or an argument.
General training writing
In task 1, depending on the task type , you are assessed on your
ability to engage in personal correspondence in order to: elicit and
provide general factual information; express needs, wants, ;likes and
dislikes; express opinions (views, complaints etc .)
In task 2,you are assessed on your ability to provide general factual
information; to outline a problem and present a solution; to present
and possibly justify an opinion; to evaluate and challenges ideas,
evidence or an argument.
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You are assessed on your performance on each task by certificated
IELTS examiners according to the IELTS writing test assessment
criteria (task achievement/responses, coherence and cohesion, lexical
resource, grammatical range and accuracy).
Task 2 contributes twice as much as task 1 to the writing score.
Scores are reported in whole and half bands.
Part 3 two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)
The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of part 2. These question give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. Skills assessed
A wide range of speaking skills are assessed, including:
. the ability to communicate opinions and information  on every day topics and common experience and situations by answering a rang of questions
.the ability to speak at length on a given topic using appropriate
language and organising ideas coherently
.the ability to express and justify opinions and to analyse, discuss
and speculate about issues.
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You are assessed on your performance throughout the test by
certificated IELTS examiners according to the IELTS examiners
according to the IELTS speaking test assessment criteria (fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, pronunciation).
Score are reported in whole and half bands.
Test tips
Listening
. each recording in the listening test is heard once only.
. you will be given time to read through the questions before you listen ,
. as you listen, write your answers on the question paper.
At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your
answers to the answers sheet. It is essential that you transfer your
answers to the answers sheet as nothing you write on the question
paper will be marked.
. you must write your answers in pencil.
. an example of a completed listening answers sheet is given on the next page.
. completion questions type(e.g. note completion):
–       Pay attention to the word limit. For example, if you are asked to
complete a sentences using NO MORE THEN TWO WORDS and the correct
answers is ‘leather cost’ the answers’ coat made a leather’ would be
incorrect.
–       – transfer only the missing word (s) to the answers sheet.
–       For example, if you have a complete the note ;in the…..’
And the correct answer is ‘morning’ the answer ‘in the morning’ would
be incorrect.
–       You will hear the word(s) you need the use in the recording.
–       Pay attention to spelling and grammar: you will lose marks for mistakes.
–       You may write your answers in lower case or in capitals.

Reading
. you may write your answers directly on the answers sheet or you may
write them on the question paper and transfer them to the answer sheet
before the end of the test. You will not be given extra time to
transfer answer at the end of the test. Nothing you write on the
question paper will be marked.
. you must write your answers in pencil.
. an example of a completed reading answer sheet is given on the next page.
. ‘completion’ question type(e.g. note completion):
–       The same rules apply to ‘completion’ question types as in listening(see above)
–       The word (s) you use must be taken from the reading text.
You will not need to change the from of the word(s) in the text.

Writing
. you may write your answers in pencil or pen.
. pay attention to the number of words required for each task. You
will lose marks if you do not write at least 150 words for task 1 and
at least 250 words for task 2.
. you should spend approximately 20 minutes on task 1 and
approximately 40 minutes on task 2.
. you must write your answer in full; answers written in note from or
in bullet points will lose marks.
. pay attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation;

You will receive a test report from which reports a score for each of the four skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking), as well as an overall band score. Half band scores may be awarded to indicate a strong performance within a particular band. You can find more information on score processing and score interpretation.
Result are available 13 calendar days after the test. At some test
centres test takers may collect their results on the 13th day at
others , result are mailed on the 13th day. Test centres are not
permitted to give results over the phone or by fax or email.
You will receive only one copy of the test report from. It’s important
that you keep it safe as replacement test report from cannot be
issued. Test centres  will send copies of your test report from to up
to five organisations free of charge.