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).
Band score
Skill level
Description
9
Expert user
The test taker has fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.
8
Very good user
The test taker has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.
7
Good user
The test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
6
Competent user
The test taker has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5
Modest user
The test taker has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. They should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.
4
Limited user
The test taker's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.
3
Extremely limited
user
The test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
2
Intermittent user
The test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1
Non-user
The test taker has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
0
Did not attempt the test
The test taker did not answer the questions.
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 about IELTS scoring in detail

About us
EECentre have partnered with IDP Education, part owners and co-founders of IELTS. We are very proud to be able to offer IELTS tests with our partners IDP Education for Romania.
There were over 3.5 million IELTS tests taken last year, and it is the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work. IELTS is jointly owned by IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English.

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