IELTS Assessment Criteria
IELTS assessment criteria
To get a better understanding of the IELTS assessment criteria and the level of performance required to attain a particular band score, please download the PDFs below.
Assessment criteria for Listening and Reading
IELTS Listening and Reading papers each contain 40 items and each correct item is awarded one mark; the maximum raw score a candidate can achieve on a paper is 40. Band scores ranging from Band 1 to Band 9 are awarded to candidates on the basis of their raw scores.
Why is my IELTS result valid for only two years?
The IELTS partners recommend that a Test Report Form which is more than two years old should only be accepted if it is accompanied by proof that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English.