How to calculate your IELTS Band Score?

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Find Your IELTS Overall Band Score

The score for each module is equally weighted. Your overall band score is rounded to the nearest whole or half band.

IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale. All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. Your Overall Band Score is the average of your four module scores (listening, reading, writing and speaking), rounded to the nearest whole or half band. The module scores are weighted equally. If the average of the four module ends in .25, the Overall Band Score is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, the Overall Band Score is rounded up to the next whole band.

IELTS Band Score table

Let’s we understand practically with some example. how to can calculate IELTS band.

Example 1:

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  • Listening 6.5 + Reading 6.5 + Writing 5 + Speaking 7 = 25
    Divide 25 by 4 = 6.25
    Ends in .25 so round up to the next half band
    Overall band score = 6.5

Example 2:

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  • Listening 6.5 + Reading 6.5 + Writing 5.5 + Speaking 6.0 = 24.5
    Divide 24.5 by 4 = 6.125
    Ends with a fraction below .25 so round down to the next whole band
    Overall band score = 6.0

Example 3:

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  • Listening 4.0 + Reading 3.5 + Writing 4.0 + Speaking 4.0 = 19.5
    Divide 19.5 by 4 = 3.875
    Ends with a fraction above .75 so round up to the next whole band
    Overall band score = 4.0

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