Understanding IELTS Band Score

The IELTS (International English language Testing System) is a measure of English Proficiency. The test score is reported in 1 (Lowest) to 9 (Highest) Band. Following depicted an understanding of IELTS Band Score.

Listed below is a band scale according to which your performance is evaluated.
  • 9 -  Expert User    
  • 8 -  Very Good User
  • 7 -  Good User
  • 6 -  Competent User  
  • 5 -  Modest User
  • 4 -  Limited User
  • 3 -  Extremely Limited User
  • 2 -  Intermittent User
  • 1 -  Non User
  • 0 -  Did not attempt the test
The institutes of higher education and employers in countries ask for qualification in English. And the IELTS Band Score measures it. There is no fixed criteria about band score acceptance by individual institutions. However, a test score above 5.5 is basic minimum requirement. A better IELTS Band score shall increase the chances for acceptance of your application.

The IELTS Score is valid for a period of two years.

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