How IELTS is scored

IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale

IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

The IELTS Scale

Calculating the overall band score


A score is given for each test component – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. These individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an overall band score.

Learn more about the IELTS test

Online registration

Register online using our online registration platform on your home computer or on your mobile phone

Practice and Prepare

Download free practice samples of IELTS Academic and General Training or arrange lessons.

Resitting the test

You can register for another test if you do not get the result you wanted. Follow the recommendations to help you get an improved result.

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