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IELTS band score calculator

These resources show you how IELTS band scores are calculated.

Reading

Both Academic and General Training Reading are scored out of 40. That score is then made into a band score out of 9.0. The IELTS band score calculators below show the approximate scores. These may vary from test to test.

Academic Reading

General Reading


Listening

The listening is also scored out of 40. There is no difference between the scoring between General Training and Academic IELTS. You will find more information about how to avoid mistakes in listening on this page about filling out the answer sheet.

Writing

Your writing is scored on 4 criteria – all of which count equally.

Grammatical range and accuracy

Lexical resource (vocabulary)

Coherence and cohesion

Task achievement

You will find more details on the scoring of the writing on the main writing page about band score criteria.

Speaking

Your speaking is also scored on 4 criteria – all of which count equally.

Grammatical range and accuracy

Lexical resource (vocabulary)

Fluency and coherence

Pronunciation

You will find more details on the scoring of the writing on the main speaking page about how the speaking is scored.

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