How is IELTS Score Calculated?

    Updated on: 03 Oct 2023 12 min read

    Why is the IELTS Score Important?

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language skills of individuals planning to study in locations where the English language is used as a means of communication. Colleges from many countries including the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia use IELTS scores to assess an applicant’s proficiency in the English language. Universities mandate a minimum IELTS score which applicants need to fulfill to be eligible for admissions. An IELTS score equal to or higher than the criteria indicates that the future international student is skilled enough to effectively finish an English-language degree program and thus increases his/her chances of getting an admit from the university of his/her choice.

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    The aforementioned was a detailed insight into the IELTS scoring mechanism. Now, from the above tables, candidates may have inferred that it is indeed difficult to get 7 as both overall and sectional band scores, which is normally the minimum requirement set by universities abroad for applicants seeking admissions. However, if one prepares for IELTS meticulously and consistently, one could easily obtain a decent score in the test.  Keeping these scoring mechanisms, performance descriptors and parameters of assessment in mind, candidates should now start preparing for the test at a full-swing. And if you are in the dark as to how to go about IELTS preparation, you can check out our intensive IELTS section-wise preparation guide here.

Written by Yogender Panchal

Yogender is a tech enthusiast with specialization in digital marketing. He is currently working at Gyandhan a leading company which provides Education Loan who are studying Abroad. Playing Volleyball, driving a car, traveling, researching new online marketing trends are some of his interest areas that keeps his rejuvenated.

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