IELTS scoring details
The Test Report Form provides your overall band score and band scores for each of the four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Overall band score
The overall band score is the average of the four sections scores, rounded to the nearest whole or half band. The sections scores are weighted equally.
|Test taker A||6.5||6.5||5.0||7.0||6.25||6.5|
|Test taker B||4.0||3.5||4.0||4.0||3.875||4.0|
|Test Taker C||6.5||6.5||5.5||6.0||6.125||6.0|
Section band scores
The Academic and General Training Reading tests are graded on the same scale. The distinction between the two tests is one of genre or text type. However, Academic Reading tests may contain texts which feature more difficult vocabulary or greater complexity of style. It is usual that a greater number of questions must be answered correctly on a General Training Reading test to secure a given band score.
The tables below indicate the average number of marks required to achieve a particular band score in Listening, Academic Reading and General Training Reading.