IELTS Band Score Calculation – Calculating General and Academic Band Scores

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IELTS Band Score Calculation – Calculating General and Academic Band Scores

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the IELTS test band score calculated?

The IELTS test band score will be calculated after taking the mean score of the 4 sections that you’ve attempted (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking), and then the overall band score will be rounded off to the nearest whole or half band.

What is a good score for IELTS?

Each IELTS test is graded on a 9-band scale (1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest). It’s important to keep in mind that there is no pass or fail in IELTS and you should check for the score that is required depending on the institution/organization for which you plan to apply for.

How is the IELTS band score calculated for the Reading test?

For the Reading test, there’ll be 40 questions, and you’ll receive one mark for each correct answer and no marks for an incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Is IELTS band 6.0 a good score?

Firstly, you should realize that in IELTS, there is no pass or fail, so having said that, 6.0 is, in fact, a good score! But whether it is good enough for you depends on the institution/organization for which you plan to apply for. A 6.0 score could be taken as a good score if you’re aiming for a bachelor’s degree, but for a master’s degree, a higher score would be required.

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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