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How IELTS is scored

How is IELTS reading test scored?

 

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  • The computer evaluates the reading component of the IELTS test and later checked by a qualified examiner.
  • IELTS reading tests contain 40 questions.
  • Each correct answer is awarded one mark.
  • The total score out of 40 is then converted to whole or half band score. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The marking criteria for IELTS academic and IELTS general training are different.

IELTS Academic Reading Score

RAW SCORE BAND SCORE
39-40 9
37-38 8.5
35-36 8
33-34 7.5
30-32 7
27-29 6.5
23-26 6

 

IELTS General Training Reading Scores

RAW SCORE BAND SCORE
40 9
39 8.5
37-38 8
36 7.5
34-35 7
32-33 6.5
30-31 6

How is IELTS speaking test scored?

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The examiner listens to the candidate then evaluates their level by comparing the speaker’s performance. These four criteria quantify the test.

Fluency and Coherence – The following criteria assess how well a candidate can converse in English, they should be audible, fluent and have the skills to present their ideas.

Lexical Resource – The following criteria assess a candidates vocabulary range and their skill on how well they can use it to present their thoughts and opinion.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy – The following criteria assess a candidates ability to organise sentences that are both accurate and structured.

Pronunciation – The following criteria assess a candidates ability to pronounce

How is IELTS writing test scored?

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Task 1 and Task 2 writing  test will be marked separately by two different IELTS examiners based on four criteria:

Task Achievement (Task 1) / Task Response (Task 2) – This refers to Opinion and Ideas.

Coherence and Cohesion – This refers to Organisation and Linking.

Lexical Resource  - This refers to Vocabulary and Spelling.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy – This refers to Grammar and Punctuation.

How is IELTS listening test scored?

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IELTS listening test contains 40 questions. Each correct answer is awarded one mark. The total score out of 40 is then converted to whole or half band score. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

IELTS listening test Band Score

RAW SCORE

BAND SCORE

39-40

9

37-38

8.5

35-36

8

32-34

7.5

30-31

7

26-29

6.5

23-25

6

18-22

5.5

16-17

5

13-15

4.5

11-12

4

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