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How is your overall band score calculated in IELTS Writing?

This is actually a difficult question to answer, because the actual calculation method is a secret not even known to IELTS Examiners!

But here is what we DO know!

Each of your two writing tasks will be assessed by a different IELTS examiner. They will each give you a band score for each of the four assessment areas: task achievement / task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and grammatical range and accuracy. So your score sheet will look something like this:

(Note that half bands are NOT awarded in any of the 4 criteria)

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We also know that the scores for IELTS Writing Task 2 are double weighted. This suggests that the Task 2 scores are counted twice when calculating your overall writing score, so it’s likely that your overall IELTS writing score is calculated from these scores:

If you add all these number up, you get 82 points.

It’s likely that to get your average, this number is divided by 12 (the number of scores in the table, once we account for the fact that Task 2 is double weighted).

82 ÷ 12 = 6.83

What we DON’T know is whether this average score is rounded up or down to get your final overall band score, but I think it’s safe to assume that it is rounded DOWN. (This is, after all, what happens in the IELTS Speaking Test)

So in our example, 6.83 would be rounded DOWN to 6.5 – but this is purely guesswork.

The important thing for you to know is that since Task 2 is double weighted, writing a strong IELTS Task 2 essay will give you a good chance of getting the IELTS writing band score you need; but a weak Task 2 essay will undermine your chances.

The other important thing for you to understand is that, even though Task 2 is double weighted, Task 1 is still very important. This is because if the average scores are rounded DOWN, any Band 6 scores in Task 1 will drag your overall score down. So you still need to write a good IELTS Task 1 Report or Letter.

I hope this helps!

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22 thoughts on “IELTS Writing Band Score Calculator”

What If Task 1(Academic) scored 5.5 and Task 2 scored 6.0 and what’s the overall band?

I wrote totally off topic in task 2…wht would I got “Zero” or “any band”

It depends what you mean by “totally off topic”. It could be anything from Band 1 – “completely unrelated” – “Band 4 – “tangential / minimal”.

Hi. I have given ielts recently.

And my task 1 was OK

BT I did not understand writing task 2

So can you tell can I get 5.5 bands?

Your table band scores are incorrect. As an example, for Task1=6 & Task2=7, your tables shows 7, but based on IELTS official website ( https://www.ielts.org/ielts-for-organisations/ielts-scoring-in-detail ), the final score band would be (6*1+7*2)/3=6.66, and if you round this number to the nearest 0.5, it would be 6.5, not 7.

Thanks for your comment Said. However, the sum you give (6*1+7*2)/3=6.66 isn’t how the overall band score is calculated. (At least, your’s is not the information I’ve been told). I can’t see information about this on the link you provided.

hello, i am confused about one calculation… How can you get overall 7 if you score 6 in Task 1 and 7 in task 2?? = 6+7+7 = 20/3 = 6.67 .. it should be round down to 6.5.. i guess not 7 …

That’s not how the score is calculated.

Hello sir While I was writing the task 1, I forgot the write the data and when I came to know about it, I just wrote the data by inserting a sign of an arrow between two for showing the data. Is that ok?

Yes, that should be ok.

Hey i gave my ielts exam through idp and my overall band score was-7 L-8.5 W-5.5 S-6.5 R-7 I want to revaluate for writing module because i need 6 but there is a litte confusion in my mind that i wrote 230 words in task 2 rather then 250.is it going to cost me again in revaluation

Hi Yatin. Sorry I’ve not replied sooner. If you only wrote 250 words, you will lose a whole band score in Task Response, so it would work out at about a quarter of a band score overall (because there are 4 assessment areas)

Hi yesterday i got my results from idp. S-6.5 W-5.5 R-7 L-8.5 I only require a 0.5 increas in writing Shall i go for revaluation

It might be worth trying, yes.

hello, I wrote 186 words for task 1 and 266 words for task 2. so how will i calculate my band score?

Hello Charlie,

If one has 7 7 7 7 in Task 1 and 7 7 7 6 in Task 2. What should be my total writing score? Thanks

HI I AM HARPREET.I AM STRUGGLING WITH MY SPEAKING AS WELL AS WRITING .EVERYTIME I SCORED 6.5,BUT MY REQUIREMENT IS 7.WHAT SHOULD I DO

I have finished my ielts exam today. I need 7band. But for the task two question I have written only one side of the argument. Question was do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I just wrote my point of view in 2 paragraphs how it affects my band score?

Hi, I recently appeared for my IELTS. I messed up a bit for the task 2. I started the writing test by completing the letter first then I went for the essay. I have a gut feeling that my letter is addressing all the requirements in the question. And it also adheres to the word count requirement. But the blunder I made is with task 2. I missed out on writing the conclusion (i.e. my opinion) since I got timed out. So the word count was not 250. It was close to ~220. But on the brighter side I answered both the views (it was a discussion question where I was asked to discuss both views and give my opinion). I elaborated each view in separate paragraphs. I did use a few complex sentences. I am worried about the band score as my requirement is at least 7 in writing. Do you think I might get that given the fact that task 1 is done correctly and task 2 missed out on the word count the conclusion paragraph, which was a requirement.

what if I right all details on task 2 but I accidentally write a salutation and opening and closing remarks as like as task 1 but all answers and details was included?

Hi I’m Deirdre, I just did IELTS this morning. I am rather worried because I didn’t complete the last instruction on the letter and I think I didn’t have enough words for both essay. Would you have any idea what will the band score be like? I also think I don’t have many complex sentence, mostly simple English. I’m worried because I have a minimum requirement. Thank you.

If you wrote less than the minimum word count, you will lose a band but only for Task Response/Task Achievement. This one of 4 areas you are assessed in.

If you are lucky, this might not affect your overall score at all: for example, if your essay was scored TR: 6 CC: 6 LR: 6 GR: 6 (Overall 6.0), then, after the deduction for low word count, you would get TR: 5 CC: 6 LR: 6 GR: 6 (Overall 5.75 – BUT this is rounded UP to 6.0 so the deduction has no effect).

However, you might lose 0.5 band overall: if your essay was scored TR: 6 CC: 7 LR: 6 GR: 6, you would get 6.25 overall, but this is rounded UP to 6.5, so after a deduction you would get TR: 5 CC: 7 LR: 6 GR: 6, an overal score of 6.0, so you lose half a band.

So, if you are lucky, your band score might not be affected at all, and at most by 0.5 in each essay under the minimum word count.

Regarding your other question: In Task 1, if you don’t cover all the bullet points you would probably get a Band 4 for Task Achievement, but Task Achievement is just one of the four areas so overall it might only affect your score by half a band.

I hope you get the score you need. Best of luck, Charlie.

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How is your overall IELTS writing band score calculated?

Hey! Today I want to give you a short guide to how your overall IELTS writing band score is calculated. You might think that this is obvious, but you will be surprised how many people misunderstand the scoring system and, therefore, think that they are performing better than they are! 

3 Questions about calculating your IELTS Writing Score 💯

1. who marks your ielts writing paper.

In your writing exam, you will write on two separate answer sheets – one for Task 1 and one for Task 2. Actually, there is a good reason for this – your questions will be marked by TWO different examiners! Yes! TWO IELTS examiners will have the pleasure of marking your writing!

Why? Well, this increases the validity of the exam. If two examiners mark your work, there is a higher chance that the score your receive will be fair and unbiased (and there is less chance of cheating!) The examiners will never see your other score or discuss your grades with each other – everything is done independently.

In fact, if there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between your Task 1 and Task 2 scores, then your tasks will be marked by a THIRD and FORTH examiner at the test centre to make sure that everything is correct.

IELTS takes the accuracy of your score very seriously.

  Want to know how the examiner will apply the band descriptors when marking your IELTS essay?

Th en download a copy of our FREE e-book, which explains how each of the four marking criteria is applied and includes the most common errors made by test-takers. Just click here for your copy.

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2. How is your score for IELTS Task 1 & Task 2  calculated ?

IELTS examiners are trained to give you band scores in four areas – I hope that you already know what they are, but if you don’t click here to watch my free video lesson that briefly explains them.

It is essential that you understand how your paper will be banded before you sit the test – other wise you are essentially sitting the test “blind”. Just in case you don’t know what the four areas yet, they are

  • Task Response  / Achievement
  • Coherence and Cohesion ,
  • Lexical Resource (which is a fancy word for vocabulary)
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy . 

You will receive a score from 0 – 9 in each area and then these scores will be combined to create your final score for Task 1 or Task 2. And this is where things become interesting. Most test-takers (and teachers) assume that IELTS follows the normal mathematical rules of rounding up  i.e. if a student has a score of 6.75, then they will be awarded a 7.0. However, thanks to new privacy rules , we know that

IELTS scores are rounded down not up

Many students who join my school are confused why they got 6.5 in their test when they “ had constantly been getting 7.0 in their practice tests “. Well, there can be many reasons for this fall in performance, but one is often that teachers wrongly think that 7776 equals 7.0. It does not. It equals 6.5.

To achieve an IELTS band score of 7.0 for Task 1 or Task 2, you need an average score of 7.0! Not 6.75 – 7.0! Let me make this clear for you by showing you a range of scores for TR/CC/LR/GRA and the final score they would receive.

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Let’s look at some sample scores to make it 100% clear how the band descriptors are applied and used to calculate your final score:

6666 = 6.0 7666 = 6.0 7766= 6.5 7776 = 6.5 7777 = 7.0 8777 = 7.0 8877 = 7.5 8887 = 7.5 8888 = 8.0

Do you see? If your average is less than 7.0, you will receive a 6.5 for that part of the test. This is true even of more complicated scores. Let’s look at the profile of a student with a more staggered score sheet (which unfortunately is quite common) :

5 6 88 = 27 Average = 6.75 Overall IELTS writing band score = 6.5

So, please are this in mind when you are training – if you want to achieve a 7.0, you need an average of 7.0 overall!

Listen to our interview with an IDP  administrator  to find out more about what happens behind the scenes in an official test centre:

3. How are the Task 1 and Task 2 scores combined?

Now, this is where things get really interesting . When your Task 1 and Task 2 papers leave the two examiners’ hands, they will each have scores for the individual parts of the test. However, how are the 2 individual scores for Task 1 and Task 1 then combined to create your overall IELTS writing band score? The answer is……….

NOBODY KNOWS!!

Well, I am sure somebody at Cambridge Headquarters knows but, seriously, nobody at your test centre knows the exact formula because i t is calculated by a computer! 🖥️ Here’s what we do know:

Task 2  is worth twice as much as Task 1 .

That’s right, you score for your essay comprised two-thirds of your final score, and the score for your letter/report the remaining third. However, what nobody knows is HOW IELTS ROUNDS THE SCORES!

As we have already seen, they round DOWN for the individual scores, so we cannot presume the they round UP for the overall IELTS writing band score! Also, because there are TWO scores, the calculations are more complicated. For example, let’s look at these two students:

Student 1: Task 2 = 7.0 / Task 1 = 6.5 = 7.0 x 2 + 6.5 = 20.5 ÷ 3 = 6.833

Student 2: Task 2 = 7.0 / Task 1 = 6.0 = = 7.0 x 2 + 6.0 = 20 ÷ 3 = 6.66

Do they both get rounded up to 7.0? Do neither of them get rounded up to 7.0? Or, does only one of them get rounded up? What is their overall writing IELTS band score?

NOBODY KNOWS!!  🖥️

Also, if you have read my other blog posts, you know that I work as an exam creator. This means that I know a lot about exam validity – creating tests that are standardised and have a small standard of errors is VERY COMPLICATED. Seriously!

For example, when we construct our reading and listening tests at the university, we have to use a system called  The Cito variation on the Bookmark Method  to be sure that every single question in a test is valid. That means using this formula:

where X i  is the symbol for the response to the item (i) (taking the value 1 for a correct and 0 for an incorrect answer); θ is the value of the latent variable; a i (>0) is the discrimination parameter of item I; β i   – its difficulty parameter. 

Why am I telling you this? Is it to show off my maths? No! I struggle to understand this myself. My point is that IELTS is definitely NOT just taking your essay score, doubling it, adding it to your Task 1 and dividing by 3!!!!!!! Whatever is happening is locked inside a computer algorithm which

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Final thoughts

So, what does this all mean? Well, it means that nobody really knows how your overall IELTS writing band score is calculated! So, the only way you can be sure to get about a 7.0 in your test is to make sure that you score a 7.0 in Task 2 AND Task 1.

My advice? Treat both parts of the exam with equal respect! Yes, the essay is worth double the points so you have to ensure you can score about 7.0 here, but don’t neglect your Task 1 to such an extent that your future is left in the hands of a computer algorithm!!!  🖥️

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How to Calculate IELTS Score (Overall & Each Component)

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If you’re confused about how to calculate IELTS scores, that’s completely understandable.

In this lesson, we’ll look at how the overall score is determined and how to calculate band scores in IELTS Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking.

In this lesson, you'll learn exactly how to calculate IELTS scores for all components and the overall score.

Writing – How to Calculate IELTS Score

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The documents here and here outline how to calculate IELTS band scores for Writing Task 1 and Task 2.

But, what they don’t explain is how these scores are used to determine your overall score.

So, let’s find out.

You can see how to calculate the individual band scores in IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2 with the linked documents.

What are Band Scores

Each band is given a score from 1 to 9.

The first band score is referred to as Task Achievement , and this is based on your ability to answer the question.

The second band score, Coherence and Cohesion , assess the organisation of your writing and how easy it is to follow what you’ve written.

Next is the band score is known as Lexical Resource , and this is the evaluation of your range and accuracy of vocabulary.

Finally, each Task gets a score for Grammatical Range and Accuracy , which is the score for your grammar.

To learn more about each of these band scores, click on the links above.

To understand exactly how to calculate the overall band score in IELTS Writing, you can look at the lesson dedicated to each one.

How to Calculate IELTS Score for Task 1 and Task 2

After the four band scores are decided for your answer, the average becomes your overall score for that task.

So if these are your Task 1 scores;

  • Task Achievement – band 8
  • Coherence and Cohesion – band 8
  • Lexical Resource – band 7
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy – band 7

Those four figures are added together and divided by 4.

(8+8+7+7) ÷ 4 ⇒ 30 ÷ 4 = 7.5

So, as you can see, a band score of 7.5 is awarded for this Task 1 answer.

How to calculate IELTS band score in each writing task is to get the average of the individual band scores.

However, if the average isn’t a whole number, like 7.0, or a half number, such as 7.5, it will be rounded down to the nearest half number.

To illustrate, let’s say your Task 2 essay got the band scores;

  • Task Achievement – band 7
  • Coherence and Cohesion – band 7
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy – band 6

Again, we add these figures and divide them by 4.

(7+7+7+6) ÷ 4 ⇒ 26 ÷ 4 = 6.75

However, there is no such score as 6.75, so this will be rounded down to 6.5 as the overall Task 2 score.

Some candidates think this is unfair but, later, the average of both Tasks is rounded up, which means it’s completely reasonable.

The part that many IELTS students don't appreciate about how to calculate IELTS overall score for writing is that the average score for each task is rounded down.

How to Calculate Overall Band Score in IELTS Writing

Now that we have our Task 1 score of 7.5 and our Task 2 score of 6.5, these need to be combined to get our overall IELTS Writing score.

However, Task 2 is worth twice as much as Task 1. This is why you are told to spend 40 minutes on Task 2 and 20 minutes on Task 1.

Here is the easiest way to calculate this;

(Task 1 score + Task 2 score + Task 2 score) ÷ 3

So for the example we were looking at previously, this will be;

(7.5 + 6.5 + 6.5) ÷ 3 ⇒ 20.5 ÷ 3 = 6.833

How to calculate IELTS score for writing is to get the average of the scores given for Task 1 and Task 2, with the latter being given double its value.

To calculate the overall band score in IELTS Writing, 6.833 is rounded up to the nearest half mark to become 7.0.

How to Improve Your Overall Band Score in IELTS Writing

To improve your IELTS Writing score, firstly, complete my Task 2 Lessons , then my lessons for Academic Task 1 or General Training Task 1 , depending on which type of IELTS you need.

Once you’ve completed those, subscribe to my free Live Feedback Lessons so that I can explain the specific problems you have in Task 1 and Task 2.

How to calculate overall band score in IELTS Listening is very straightforward.

Firstly, all your answers are marked as right or wrong.

Keep in mind that the answer must be exactly the same as the answer key to be marked as correct. This includes the spelling.

The way listening is marked is the least complicated of all.

After that, all your correct answers are counted up, and the chart below is used to determine your IELTS Listening score.

To calculate the band score in IELTS Listening, you can use this conversion table.

To improve your listening score, you can learn everything you need to know with my IELTS Listening Lesson .

How to calculate IELTS band score in reading is the exact same as in listening.

However, because Academic and General Training IELTS have different reading tests, the required number of correct answers is also different.

To calculate the IELTS band score for reading, you can use this conversion chart. Make sure to choose the correct row for Academic IELTS or General Training IELTS.

To understand how to get the reading score you need, make sure to complete my IELTS Reading Lesson .

How to calculate the band score in IELTS Speaking is similar to Writing in that the IELTS examiner gives you a score in four different bands.

The first band, Fluency and Coherence, is based on your ability to speak without pausing and stay on topic while developing your answers.

The next band is Lexical Resource which is determined by the range and accuracy of your vocabulary.

You'll really need an IELTS expert to accurately determine your scores for the individual bands.

Next, Grammatical Range and Accuracy is the score you get for grammar.

Then Pronunciation is based on your ability to produce individual sounds, word stress, sentence stress, connected speech and intonation.

For a more detailed understanding of each band score and how to improve in each one, check out my lesson on How The IELTS Speaking Test is Scored .

Once the four scores are decided, the average is rounded down to the nearest half mark.

Let’s look at three examples to clarify this;

  • Fluency and Coherence – band 7
  • Pronunciation – band 6

To get the overall score we do the following;

(7 + 7 + 6 + 6) ÷ 4 ⇒ 26 ÷ 4 = 6.5

The four band scores in IELTS Speaking are Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunication.

Because the average is a half mark, this doesn’t need to be rounded down, and an overall band score of 6.5 is awarded for this IELTS Speaking Test.

  • Pronunciation – band 5
(7 + 7 + 6 + 5) ÷ 4 ⇒ 25 ÷ 4 = 6.25

This time, the average score doesn’t land on a half mark, so 6.25 will be rounded down to 6.0 for the overall band score for this IELTS Speaking Test.

  • Fluency and Coherence – band 8
(8 + 7 + 6 + 6) ÷ 4 ⇒ 27 ÷ 4 = 6.75

If you want to know how to calculate band score in IELTS Speaking, it's the average score of the individual bands, rounded down.

Once more, the average score needs to be rounded down so a band of 6.5 will be awarded for this IELTS Speaking Test.

How to Improve Your Overall Band Score in IELTS Speaking

If you need to improve your scores, you can complete my IELTS Speaking Lessons and register below for my weekly Live Feedback Lessons for Speaking.

Once your scores for IELTS Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking are determined, the average of these four scores are calculated to determine your overall IELTS score.

So, if you got the following scores;

  • IELTS Writing – band 6.5
  • IELTS Listening – band 7
  • IELTS Reading – band 7
  • IELTS Speaking – band 7

Your overall score will be calculated as follows;

How to calculate overall band score in IELTS is to simply get the average of the score for each component and round up.

(6.5 + 7 + 7 + 7) ÷ 4 ⇒ 27.5 ÷ 4 = 6.875

This will be rounded up to 7.0 for your overall IELTS band score.

The sad truth is that most IELTS candidates are surprised by their scores.

There are two main reasons for this;

Misconception about English Level

Misconception about ielts test.

It's quite common for IELTS candidates to expect a higher score than the one they get.

Many students need to get a band 7, but they don’t fully understand what that means.

They already have a good level of English, and they probably got high scores in their high school and university exams.

However, those exams are not comparing the students’ proficiency to that of a native English speaker, as is the case with the IELTS test.

As you’ll see here , in reality, a band 7 candidate is a very strong user of English.

This is a problem because IELTS certificates don’t display individual band scores such as Lexical Resource or Grammatical Range and Accuracy.

how to calculate IELTS overall score

As a result, a candidate who doesn’t have the language ability can fail the IELTS test but still not realise that they need to improve their English.

This can happen to students who have a very high level of proficiency in English.

Because they know that the IELTS test assesses their language ability, they feel that they will get a high score without preparing.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and every IELTS candidate needs to understand how to do the test before getting a high score.

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It is important to understand the IELTS exam pattern and the IELTS exam syllabus before we learn about the IELTS writing score chart. The IELTS writing test consists of two descriptive essays between 150-250 words. You are required to complete the tasks in 60 minutes. The questions can be in the form of a graph, chart, or diagram, where you should analyse and describe the data.

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IELTS writing section syllabus 2024

While the pattern for the IELTS writing section is the same for the Academic and General Training versions, the syllabus differs. The concepts of the essays are different in both versions, so make sure you prepare accordingly.

An IELTS band score calculator help candidates to find their band score for all sections in the exam. The essays in the IELTS writing section are reviewed and scored based on four marking criteria. These grading factors are the same for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. 

  • Task achievement or response
  • Coherence and cohesion
  • Lexical resource
  • Grammatical range and accuracy

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The scoring criteria contribute to 25% weightage for each of the total scores. Here's a breakdown of these factors that determines your IELTS writing score.

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There are two types of scores in the IELTS exam. The raw score refers to the number of questions you have answered correctly. This score is converted into the band score , a scale between 0-9, provided by IELTS.

The examiner grades the essays in IELTS writing based on the scoring criteria mentioned earlier. Both tasks in this section are awarded band scores.

Each criterion is marked between the band score of 0-9. An arithmetic mean of the scores is then calculated to obtain the band score for the writing task.

The writing section's scoring is quite different from the other sections. Task 2’s band score is worth twice that of Task 1 .

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IELTS has yet to reveal its calculation method for the scores, but there are several IELTS writing score calculators available online that would provide the precise band score for the section. Here’s an example of how the IELTS writing scores are calculated.

For example: Consider the below scores as the band scores of your IELTS writing section.

As mentioned earlier, task 2’s score has double weightage and contributes to 66% of your total band score in the writing section. Take the arithmetic mean of the scores. This gives the overall band score.

IELTS writing band score = (Task 1 + task 2) ÷ 2

IELTS writing band score = (6 + 7) ÷ 2 = 13 ÷ 2 = 6.5

Note: It is not confirmed whether the band scores are rounded up or down to the nearest number, as IELTS has not disclosed its calculation method.

For example: Consider the below scores as your band scores of task 1 in the IELTS writing section.

Take the arithmetic mean of the scores. This gives the overall band score.

IELTS writing band score for task 1 = Sum of writing criteria scores ÷ 4

IELTS writing band score for task 1 = 6 + 7 + 7 + 6 ÷ 4 = 26 ÷ 4 = 6.5

Note: It is not confirmed whether the band scores are rounded up or down to the nearest number.

Frequently asked questions

IELTS has yet to disclose its calculation method for determining the band score of your exam. There are many IELTS writing score calculators available online that would give you a precise score. Here’s how your tasks’ grades are calculated in the IELTS writing section.

The overall band score of 5.75 in IELTS writing can either be rounded up or down to obtain the nearest score. The candidate’s band score will be 5.5 or 6.0 .

IELTS writing band score calculator for task 2

IELTS writing band score for task 2 = Sum of writing criteria scores ÷ 4

It is important to note that Task 2 in the writing section has double weightage in the scoring scale and contributes to 66% of your total band score.

The scores for the IELTS writing section are marked based on four writing criteria.

The IELTS writing section is evaluated through band scores ranging from 0-9.

The IELTS writing section is evaluated through band scores ranging from 0-9. It is not confirmed whether the band scores are rounded up or down to the nearest number. IELTS has yet to disclose its calculation method for determining the band score of your exam.

Each criterion is marked between the band score of 0-9. An arithmetic mean of the scores is then calculated to obtain the band score for the writing task. The writing section scoring is quite different from the other sections. Task 2’s band score is worth twice that of task 1.

The examiner grades the essays in IELTS writing based on the scoring criteria mentioned earlier.

Task 2’s score has double weightage and contributes to 66% of your total band score in the writing section. Take the arithmetic mean of the scores.

The IELTS writing test consists of two tasks, wherein you are required to write two descriptive essays between 150-250 words. You are required to complete the tasks in 60 minutes. The questions can be in the form of a graph, chart, or diagram, where you should analyse and describe the data.

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You will be given an overall band score and a band score from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest) for each section of the test.

IELTS scores are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). You will be given a band score from 1 to 9 for each section of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The overall band score is calculated as an average of your four individual test section band scores. Listening The IELTS Listening test contains 40 questions. Each correctly answered question is awarded one mark; therefore the maximum raw score you can achieve is 40. A band score ranging from band 1 to band 9 is then awarded on the basis of your raw score. Reading The IELTS Reading test contains 40 questions. Each correctly answered question is awarded one mark; therefore the maximum raw score you can achieve is 40. A band score ranging from band 1 to band 9 is then awarded on the basis of your raw score. Writing The IELTS Writing band descriptors can help you understand how an examiner will assess your Writing Task 1 and Task 2 responses. Speaking The IELTS Speaking band descriptors can help you understand how an examiner will assess you during the Speaking test.

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Learn what IELTS examiners look for in your IELTS Writing test, the criteria to be met and how your band score is calculated.

Calculate IELTS Writing band scores

Learn how IELTS Writing is marked, and see how this relates to the official IELTS Writing band scores. An IELTS Examiner marks your Writing test on 4 different criteria. Each criterion is worth 25% of your total mark for that task.

The examiner will give you a band score for Writing Task 1 and a band score for Writing Task 2. Then, your final IELTS Writing band score is calculated based on these scores. Remember that Writing Task 2 is worth twice as many marks as Task 1.

Your IELTS Writing band score will contribute to your overall IELTS band score .

Who marks IELTS Writing tests?

Your Writing test is marked by between two and four examiners. That's to ensure the highest level of accuracy and fairness in the marks awarded.

Overview of IELTS Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2

Writing task 1.

You need to write at least 150 words in around 20 minutes.

For the Academic test, you will be given a page with a chart, graph or diagram, and will then have to analyse the data and interpret it in your own words.

For the General Training test, you will need to write a letter based on a given situation. The letter could be formal or informal and would be about a request, explanation or a viewpoint supporting the situation.

Writing Task 2

You need to write at least 250 words in around 40 minutes.

IELTS Writing Task 2 is the same for both Academic and General Training. This involves a formal essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem which you need to discuss.

Writing Task 2 is worth twice as many marks as Task 1.

For both parts, you must write your answers using full sentences, not bullet points or numbered notes.

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Assessment Criteria for IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2

Your answers in Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2 are assessed against the following criteria:

Task achievement (for Writing Task 1) or Task response (for Writing Task 2)

Coherence and cohesion

Lexical resource

Grammatical range and accuracy

Each band score matches the performance in the descriptors across these four criteria.

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What assessment criteria are used by IELTS Examiners

Your examiner will use the four assessment criteria to assess your Writing test.

The assessment criteria used by IELTS examiners are the same for both the General Training and Academic tests.

Task achievement and Task response

This is meant to assess how accurately, appropriately and relevantly your response covers the task requirements, using the minimum of words needed.

Task response includes how well you develop your argument in response to the task, giving evidence and examples which may be from your own experience.

Coherence and cohesion 

This is meant to assess how clear and fluent your writing is, and how you organise ideas and information. It includes giving your ideas in a logical order, and using a range of cohesive devices (for example, linking words, pronouns and conjunctions) appropriately.

Lexical resource 

This is meant to assess the range of vocabulary you use, and how accurately and appropriately you use it.

Grammatical range and accuracy 

This is meant to assess the range of grammar you use and how accurately and appropriately you use it.

To find out more about the assessment criteria used by IELTS examiners, check the table below.

You can also download the IELTS Writing Task 1 and IELTS Writing Task 2 assessment criteria as a PDF, to read about the assessment criteria in more detail.

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This is the key question of many students: please explain how the band score is calculated. Finally, I decided to try and summarize what I know about the scoring process so this is it – the scoring process in my understanding.

When your Writing Task 1 gets graded (I am talking about the IELTS Academic module here), you can get (or lose) points for:

Filling the requirement of the task This means writing a report that shows – this student understands what he needs to do and does as we ask.

Selecting what information to present A bit tricky, you need to be careful not to throw away useful information yet avoid including every little detail.

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Presenting an overview Describing what the graph shows without repeating the task statement (task prompt), in your own words. If you don’t have an overview or copy the task statement it will cost you marks.

Presenting key features Almost any graph has the most noticeable features, write about them.

Organization of information This is mostly about paragraphs that should come in a logical order.

Progression As the examiner reads your report he/she needs to see how you move smoothly on the graph from one thing to another.

Cohesion, reference and substitution That is to do with the way you present statistics. If you repeat the same structure to mention all the numbers, or choose awkward expressions to do it – it will cost you marks.

Range of vocabulary Your choice of words can point at limited, normal or wide vocabulary. It also matters if your vocabulary is adequate for the task or not (if it is not wide but enough to write a clear report, that’s fine)

Control over grammar, spelling and appropriate choice of words No need to explain 🙂

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IELTS Calculator calculates the IELTS band score from raw scores in listening and reading and the overall band score from individual modules.

Select your possible Ielts score in each section and get the Ielts overall band score.

IELTS Calculator is For Overall Band Score and Raw Score Calculation

The IELTS Calculator calculates the IELTS band score from raw scores in listening and reading and the overall band score from individual modules. The IELTS calculator is helpful for you if you wish to calculate your estimated IELTS band score.

The IELTS score shows your proficiency level in english from a 1 to 9 band score, 1 is the lowest, and 9 is the highest band. If you get 9 bands, it means you have an excellent command of english, and if you score 5, it shows that your english is average.

The IELTS Calculator is a free online tool for anyone who wants to know the overall score from individual scores they score in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. It also calculates the estimated IELTS band score using your raw scores. If you are planning to study or work in a country where english is the first language, this tool is needed.

The IELTS test is used to evaluate english language proficiency, not your level of intelligence. So, you can score a good band if you prepare properly. Most universities and employers accept the IELTS test, which is recognised internationally.

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What Is The IELTS Calculator, And How Does It Work?

Ielts calculator is an online free tool that allows you to enter your scores in each test module, like listening, reading, writing, and speaking, and then calculate your estimated band score. It also calculates the estimated band based on your correct answer in academic and general reading and listening exams.

How Can I Find My Raw Scores In Each IELTS Module?

Your raw score is the correct answers for each module out of 40 questions in the reading and listening sections. But in writing and speaking modules, the raw score is based on your performance and skill. You can evaluate yourself or evaluate with the help of the tutor.

You can see your raw scores in each module by checking your answer sheet for the listening and reading modules. However, in writing and listening, you can get them with the help of your teacher or mentor. Our IELTS calculator helps to get a band score from your raw scores in the reading and listening sections.

How Are The Raw Scores Converted Into Band Scores?

The raw scores are converted into band scores using a conversion table, but the conversion table is not publicly available, so you use the IELTS calculator to estimate your band score with your raw score. For that, you have to know your raw score.

How Can I Choose Which Version Of IELTS To Take?

You should choose the IELTS version according to your purpose and need. If you are applying for academic studies, you should take the academic IELTS. And, if you are applying for work or migration, you can go with general IELTS.

How Long Is The IELTS Test, And What Does It Contain?

The IELTS test has four modules: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The time of the IELTS test is about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The listening module is approx 30 minutes and has four sections with 10 questions in each section and 40 questions in total. The reading module is for 60 minutes and has 3 sections with 40 questions in total. The writing module is given 60 minutes for two sections. The speaking module time duration may vary from 10 to 15 minutes, with the introduction, speaking on topics, and discussion sections.

Can The IELTS Calculator Estimate Band Scores For Individual Sections?

The IELTS calculator calculates band scores for the listening and reading sections with the help of your correct answers in academic or general IELTS. You can enter your correct number of answers for each section and get an estimated band score.

Is There Any Fee To Use The IELTS Calculator?

No, the IELTS calculator is a free online tool. It does not cost any fee for the users.

Can I Use The IELTS Calculator To Prepare The Test?

No, the Ielts calculator is not a study resource. However, it can be helpful to understand the scoring system and how marking is done for each section. And it also helps to get an overall band score.

Why Is It Important To Know IELTS Raw Score?

Knowing your IELTS raw score can help to guess your test band before taking a real test. Your raw score can also help you to study more effectively for your test. If you know the questions you did wrong, you can study well, which will help you get a good score on your real test. You may know the overall band score after the test but not the raw score.

How Can I Score A Good Band In IELTS Speaking

Scoring well in the IELTS speaking test requires preparation and practice.

1. Understand the test format: Familiarise yourself with the structure of the speaking test. It consists of an introduction and interview, an individual long turn, and a two-way discussion.

2. Develop your language skills: Enhance your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Expand your range of vocabulary and practice using complex sentence structures.

3. Practice regularly: Find a language partner or join a speaking club to practice speaking in English regularly. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you'll become.

4. Understand the assessment criteria: Familiarise yourself with the IELTS speaking band descriptors. It will give you an idea of what the examiners look for in each band score and help you focus on the relevant aspects.

5. Improve fluency and coherence: Maintain a steady flow of speech, avoiding long pauses or hesitation. Connect your ideas logically, using appropriate linking words and phrases.

6. Enhance pronunciation: Work on your pronunciation by practising individual sounds, word stress, and intonation. Focus on clear and accurate delivery to ensure your speech is easily understood.

7. Develop listening skills: Improve your understanding of accents and speech patterns. Listen to English audio materials, such as podcasts, news broadcasts, or interviews, and try to comprehend the content accurately.

8. Expand your knowledge: Develop a broad understanding of various topics, as the speaking test can cover a range of subjects. Read newspapers, articles, and books to increase your knowledge base.

9. Practice time management: Pay attention to the timing during the test. Practice speaking within the given time limits for each section to cover all the questions adequately.

10. Seek feedback: Record your practice sessions or ask someone to evaluate your performance. Take note of where you can improve and work on those aspects.

Remember that confidence and maintaining a positive attitude are crucial during the test. Consistent practice and dedicated preparation can increase your chances of scoring well on the IELTS speaking test.

How Can I Score A Good Band In Ielts Listening

Scoring well in the IELTS listening test requires focus, practice, and effective strategies.

1. Familiarise yourself with the test format: Understand the structure of the listening test, which consists of four sections with various question types. Review the instructions and question types to be prepared.

2. Develop your listening skills: Regularly practice to improve your overall listening ability. Listen to various English audio materials such as podcasts, news broadcasts, movies, and TV shows. Pay attention to different accents and practice understanding the main ideas, specific details, and the speaker's attitude or purpose.

3. Enhance your vocabulary: Expand your vocabulary range to understand various topics and contexts better. Learn common synonyms, antonyms, and collocations to aid comprehension.

4. Focus on note-taking: Develop effective note-taking skills to capture key information while listening. Use abbreviations, symbols, and shorthand to jot down important details quickly. Practice summarising information while listening to improve your ability to extract key points.

5. Predict and anticipate: Before listening to each section, read the questions and try to predict the kind of information you will hear. This will help you anticipate the answers and focus your attention during the recording.

6. Use context and clues: Use contextual clues and the information in the questions to guide your listening. Look for keywords, synonyms, or paraphrases that might be used in the recording.

7. Pay attention to instructions: Be mindful of the specific instructions for each question type. Understanding what is required will help you identify the correct answers more effectively.

8. Manage your time: Develop good time management skills during the test. Listen carefully to the instructions for each section, and be aware of how much time you have to answer the questions. Pace yourself accordingly to ensure you complete all sections.

9. Practice with past papers: Familiarise yourself with the IELTS listening test by practising with past papers or online practice tests. This will help you become familiar with the question types and improve your speed and accuracy.

10. Seek feedback: Record yourself practising the listening test or have someone evaluate your performance. Review your mistakes and identify areas for improvement. Focus on specific question types or listening skills that require further practice.

Consistent practice and exposure to various listening materials are key to improving your listening skills. By implementing these strategies and dedicating time to regular practice, you can enhance your performance in the IELTS listening test and achieve a good band score.

How Can I Score A Good Band In IELTS Reading

Scoring well in the IELTS reading test requires a combination of effective strategies, time management, and language skills.

1. Understand the test format: Familiarise yourself with the structure of the reading test, which consists of three sections with various question types. Read the instructions carefully for each section and question type.

2. Enhance your reading skills: Engage in regular reading practice to improve your reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. Read various English texts such as articles, newspapers, magazines, and academic texts to expose yourself to different writing styles and topics.

3. Skim and scan: Develop skimming and scanning techniques to quickly identify the text's main ideas, topic sentences, and specific details. Skimming helps you get a general understanding of the passage, while scanning helps you locate specific information.

4. Focus on keywords: Pay attention to keywords and phrases in both the questions and the passage. These can help you locate relevant information and find the answers more efficiently. Look for synonyms or paraphrases of the keywords in the text.

5. Highlight and underline: Use a pencil or highlighter to mark important information or keywords in the passage. This will help you refer back to specific parts of the text when answering the questions.

6. Practice different question types: Familiarise yourself with the various question types in the IELTS reading test, such as multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, matching, sentence completion, and others. Understand the specific requirements for each question type and practice them extensively.

7. Time management: Keep an eye on the time during the test and allocate it wisely. Remember, each section has a specific time limit, so try to complete each section within the given time frame. If you're struggling with a particular question, move on and come back to it later if you have time.

8. Guess intelligently: If you're unsure about an answer, make an educated guess based on the information in the passage. Eliminate any incorrect options and choose the one that seems most likely.

9. Expand your vocabulary: Improve your vocabulary range to better understand various topics and academic language. Learn new words, collocations, and synonyms that commonly appear in academic texts.

10. Practice with past papers: Familiarise yourself with the IELTS reading test by practising with past papers or online practice tests. This will help you become familiar with the question types, manage your time effectively, and improve your overall performance.

Remember to develop a regular reading habit, read widely, and practice using different question types. By implementing these strategies and dedicating time to consistent preparation, you can enhance your performance in the IELTS reading test and achieve a good band score.

How Can I Score A Good Band In IELTS Writing

Scoring well in the IELTS writing test requires practice, planning, and attention to detail.

1. Understand the task requirements: Read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand what is being asked of you. Pay attention to the word limit, format, and any specific instructions provided.

2. Analyse the question: Break down the question and identify the main points, key terms, and the specific focus or argument you need to address. This will help you structure your response effectively.

3. Plan your response: Take a few minutes to plan your ideas before you start writing. Create an outline or a mind map to organise your thoughts and ensure a coherent and logical flow in your essay.

4. Structure your essay: Use a clear and well-organised structure for your essay. Include an introduction, body paragraphs with supporting evidence and examples, and a conclusion. Each paragraph should focus on a single main idea or topic.

5. Develop your ideas: Support your arguments and opinions with relevant examples, evidence, and explanations. Use specific details, facts, or statistics to strengthen your points and make your essay more persuasive.

6. Use appropriate vocabulary and grammar: Demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use academic language and vocabulary specific to the topic. Aim for accuracy and clarity in your writing.

7. Write coherently and cohesively: Ensure that your ideas flow smoothly from one paragraph to another. Use appropriate transition words and phrases to connect your ideas and create a cohesive and coherent essay.

8. Manage your time effectively: Divide your time wisely between planning, writing, and reviewing your essay. Allocate sufficient time to each section to complete the task within the given time limit.

9. Proofread and edit your work: Leave some time at the end to review and revise your essay. Check for grammar and spelling errors, improve sentence structures, and ensure your essay makes sense and effectively communicates your ideas.

10. Practice regularly: Practice writing essays on various topics to improve your writing skills. Seek feedback from teachers, native English speakers, or writing tutors to identify areas for improvement.

Remember to address the task requirements, provide a clear and well-structured response, and use appropriate language and examples to support your ideas. By following these tips and dedicating time to practice, you can enhance your performance in the IELTS writing test and achieve a good band score.

IELTS Speaking Topics And Answers.

Here are a few IELTS speaking topics along with sample answers:

Topic: Technology

Q: How often do you use technology in your daily life?

A: I use technology extensively in my daily life. From the moment I wake up, I rely on my smartphone to check emails, social media updates, and the latest news. Throughout the day, I use my laptop for work, research, and entertainment purposes. Technology has become an integral part of my routine, making tasks more convenient and efficient.

Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?

A: Social media offers numerous advantages, such as connecting with friends and family, networking, and staying updated on current events. It also provides a platform for sharing ideas and expressing opinions. However, excessive use of social media can lead to addiction, decreased productivity, and privacy concerns. It's important to strike a balance and use it responsibly.

Topic: Travel

Q: Do you enjoy travelling? Why or why not?

A: Yes, I absolutely love travelling. It provides an opportunity to explore new cultures, meet different people, and broaden my horizons. Travelling allows me to step out of my comfort zone, experience diverse landscapes and cuisines, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around me. It's an enriching and transformative experience that I always look forward to.

Q: What are the benefits of travelling to other countries?

A: Traveling to other countries offers numerous benefits. It exposes us to different customs, traditions, and languages, promoting cultural understanding and tolerance. It allows us to learn about history, art, and architecture firsthand. Travelling broadens our perspectives, enhances adaptability, and fosters personal growth. It's an invaluable experience that promotes lifelong learning.

Topic: Education

Q: What are the advantages of studying abroad?

A: Studying abroad provides a range of advantages. Firstly, it offers exposure to a different education system, teaching methods, and academic environment. This helps broaden one's knowledge and enhances critical thinking skills. Secondly, studying abroad allows students to immerse themselves in a different culture, make international connections, and develop a global perspective. Lastly, it presents opportunities for personal growth, independence, and building resilience.

Q: Should university education be free for all students?

A: The issue of free university education is a complex one. While it would be ideal to provide access to higher education for all students, implementing a fully free system could have financial implications and potentially compromise the quality of education. However, I believe in providing affordable education options, scholarships, and financial aid to ensure that deserving students are not hindered by financial constraints. It's important to strike a balance between accessibility and maintaining educational standards.

Please note that these are sample answers, and it's crucial to develop your own responses based on your personal experiences and opinions. Additionally, remember to practice speaking on a wide range of topics to be well-prepared for the IELTS speaking test.

IELTS Writing Topics And Answers.

Here are a few IELTS writing topics, along with sample answers:

Question: Advantages and disadvantages of the internet

Answer: The internet has revolutionised how we live and has numerous advantages. Firstly, it provides easy access to a vast amount of information, allowing users to research and learn about any topic. Secondly, it has transformed communication, enabling people to connect with others globally through email, social media, and video calls. However, the internet also has its drawbacks. It can be a source of misinformation, cyberbullying, and privacy concerns. Additionally, excessive screen time and internet addiction are becoming increasingly prevalent. It's crucial to use the internet responsibly and strike a balance between its benefits and potential negative effects.

Question: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of online learning

Answer: Online learning, also known as e-learning, offers several advantages. Firstly, it provides flexibility and convenience, allowing students to access educational resources and complete coursework at their own pace and schedule. It also eliminates geographical barriers, enabling learners to access high-quality education from institutions worldwide. However, online learning has its challenges. Lack of face-to-face interaction and the absence of a physical classroom environment can hinder social interaction and collaboration. Technical issues and internet connectivity problems can also disrupt the learning process. Despite these challenges, online learning has proven to be an effective alternative, particularly during times of crisis or when traditional education options are limited.

Topic: Environment

Question: Causes and solutions for deforestation

Answer: Deforestation, the clearing of forests, has multiple causes. Firstly, agricultural expansion is a significant driver of deforestation as forests are cleared to make way for crops or livestock. Logging, both legal and illegal, contributes to deforestation as well. Moreover, urbanisation and infrastructure development lead to the destruction of forests. To address deforestation, several solutions can be implemented. Governments should enforce stricter regulations on illegal logging and provide incentives for sustainable forestry practices. Promoting reforestation and afforestation programs can help restore forest cover. Additionally, raising awareness among communities about the importance of forests and their ecological benefits is crucial for long-term conservation efforts.

Topic: Health

Question: Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of a sedentary lifestyle.

Answer: A sedentary lifestyle, characterised by a lack of physical activity and prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity, has both advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, a sedentary lifestyle may provide individuals with more time for rest and relaxation, reducing stress levels. Additionally, sedentary activities such as reading or engaging in creative hobbies can promote mental well-being. However, the drawbacks of a sedentary lifestyle are significant. Lack of exercise increases the risk of various health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal issues. It's crucial to strike a balance by incorporating regular physical activity into daily routines while also allowing time for rest and leisure activities.

Topic: Globalisation

Question: Discuss the impact of globalisation on cultural diversity.

Answer: Globalisation has had a profound impact on cultural diversity. On the one hand, globalisation has facilitated cultural exchange, allowing people from different regions to learn about and appreciate diverse cultures. It has also opened up opportunities for cultural expression and preservation through various forms of media and communication. However, globalisation has also led to the homogenisation and commodification of culture, as certain dominant cultural influences can overshadow or suppress local traditions and practices. It's important to strike a balance by promoting cultural awareness, inclusivity, and the preservation of unique cultural identities in the face of globalisation.

Topic: Climate Change

Question: Discuss the causes and effects of climate change.

Answer: Climate change is primarily caused by human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The effects of climate change are far-reaching and include rising global temperatures, melting polar ice caps, sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and disruptions to ecosystems and biodiversity. These impacts pose significant challenges to human societies, including threats to food security, water resources, and human health. Addressing climate change requires concerted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable energy sources, protect ecosystems, and promote sustainable practices across various sectors.

Topic: Social Media

Question: Discuss the impact of social media on society.

Answer: Social media has had a profound impact on society. On the one hand, it has revolutionised communication, allowing people to connect and share information on a global scale. Social media platforms provide a platform for networking, staying updated with news and events, and fostering online communities. Moreover, it has become an essential tool for businesses and marketing. However, social media also has its downsides. It can contribute to increased screen time, addiction, and decreased face-to-face social interaction. It has also been associated with cyberbullying, privacy concerns, and the spread of misinformation. Balancing the benefits and drawbacks of social media usage is crucial to ensure its positive impact on society.

Topic: Sustainable Development

Question: Discuss the importance of sustainable development for future generations.

Answer: Sustainable development, which balances environmental, social, and economic considerations, is crucial for the well-being of future generations. It aims to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development ensures the preservation of natural resources, biodiversity, and ecosystems for future use. It also promotes social equity, ensuring that all individuals have access to basic needs and opportunities. Moreover, sustainable economic practices promote long-term prosperity and stability. By prioritising sustainability, we can create a world that provides for the needs of both present and future generations, fostering a healthier and more equitable society.

Topic: Tourism

Question: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mass tourism.

Answer: Mass tourism, characterised by large numbers of tourists visiting popular destinations, has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it contributes to economic growth, job creation, and infrastructure development in tourist destinations. It promotes cultural exchange and understanding as visitors interact with locals. Moreover, tourism revenue can support conservation efforts and the preservation of cultural heritage. On the other hand, mass tourism can lead to overdevelopment, environmental degradation, and strain on local resources. It may also contribute to cultural commodification and the loss of authenticity in tourist destinations. Striking a balance between tourism development and sustainability is essential to maximise the benefits while mitigating the negative impacts of mass tourism.

Please note that these are sample answers, and it's important to make your own answer based on your own knowledge and opinions. The IELTS writing test may have various question types, such as opinion essays, problem-solution essays, or discursive essays. Make sure to practice writing on a variety of topics and become familiar with different question formats.

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The IELTS test comprises four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each component is scored on a scale of 0-9, with 0 being the lowest and 9 being the highest. The scores from each component are then averaged to give you an overall band score.

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The listening component of the IELTS test consists of four sections, each with ten questions. The total test duration is approximately 30 minutes to assess your ability to understand spoken English.

The reading component of the IELTS test consists of three sections, with a total of 40 questions. The total test duration is 60 minutes, designed to assess your ability to read and understand academic texts.

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The writing component of the IELTS test consists of two tasks. The total test duration is 60 minutes, designed to assess your ability to write in English.

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The speaking component of the IELTS test consists of three parts. Part 1 is a general introduction, Part 2 requires you to speak on a given topic, and Part 3 involves a discussion with the examiner. The total test duration is approximately 11-14 minutes, designed to assess your ability to speak in English.

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By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily calculate your overall band score and take the necessary steps to improve your score.

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What is an IELTS band score chart?

Put simply, these are the charts you’ll see for IELTS reading and listening to work out your reading band scores after completing a practice test. There are 40 questions in the reading and listening tests, so the band chart matches marks out of 40, known as the raw score, for reading and listening to a band score. If you get 34 out of 40, it will tell you that’s about a band 7.5. You’ll need 39 or 40 out of 40 for band 9. These are useful to track your progress over time.

How does a general IELTS score calculator work?

Each skill (the speaking test, IELTS academic writing, the listening test and the IELTS reading test) would receive an overall band score and this can be calculated from an IELTS score table.  Many students struggle to work out what their overall score might be after completing practice tests and receiving feedback.  (IDP have a good one on their website)

How does an IELTS writing band score calculator work?

A lot of students get worried about their IELTS writing band score and how to know whether they are on track or not. There isn’t a band score chart for writing and speaking, because these scores are the average of 4 skills and need to be awarded by a qualified examiner. Only an expert could judge your lexical resource or grammatical range. However, the writing band score calculator part of a general IELTS score calculator takes the two scores you have received from a marking service and recalculates them in the same way that the IELTS test writing score calculator would do. Remember that task one is worth 1/3 of the marks and task 2 is worth 2/3, if you received an overall score of 7 for task 2 and 6 for task 1, your final score would be 6.5 for writing.

There are some websites that use AI to run a writing band calculator (free) and suggest that if you input an essay, their writing task 2 score calculator can predict your writing score, but remember that these IELTS writing score calculator sites are still being developed and you will get a more accurate idea by using an essay correction service which employs ex-IELTS examiners, like our essay writing service .

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Preparing for the IELTS can be a big job. Everyone wants a good score, right? This is why we made a tool to help you, It’s called the online IELTS essay checker .

What’s so special about this tool? It looks at your essays and tells you how to make it better. This way, you can learn faster. And you don’t need to wait for someone else to check your essays.

The online IELTS essay checker does it quickly. Here’s another good thing: it can help you save money. We know that classes and books for IELTS can cost a lot. Our tool is cheaper and helps you in the same way.

After you use the band score calculator on this page, try our online IELTS essay checker . It will help you see where you need to get better. We made it to help you get ready for the IELTS without spending too much money or time.

So, if you want to get a better score and save money, our online IELTS essay checker is here for you.

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Overall, regularly using an IELTS score chart for reading and listening, as well as a  band score calculator will help you track your progress and identify any problem areas. It’s also encouraging for students who worry about their performance in certain skills. Even if your IELTS writing task 2 is a challenge in the IELTS writing test, or your listening score tends to be lower than reading, the average overall score will likely help you achieve your goals.

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What is IELTS Score?

IELTS score between 1 and 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum IELTS score in each of the 4 sections.

IELTS scoring system and band scale

The IELTS scoring system is very unique composed of 9 bands, measured in consistent manner and is internationally acclaimed and understood. The IELTS score ranges from 1 to 9 for each part of the test. The individual result from these four parts will produce an overall band score ... more →

How long does it take to do the IELTS test?

IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting.

Is IELTS valid for 3 years now?

The IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years. At present, IELTS score is valid for a three year period for Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications.

Is there any pass or fail in the IELTS exam?

There is no pass or no fail in the IELTS exam. Generally, when you take any test or exam then there can be the possibility of getting passed or failed. But here in this case, you will not get failed but you may be disqualified to continue your higher education in choice of college or university.

IELTS Score Calculator – See Your Approximate Band Score

The IELTS listening test and reading test contains 40 questions. Each correct answer is awarded one mark and scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS nine-band scale.

How IELTS is scored?

All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. You can also get .5 scores as well (for example, 6.5 or 7.5). You will get a band score for each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and also an overview band score. The overall band score is the average score of all the skills.

How the overall IELTS score is calculated?

Your overall band score is rounded to the nearest whole or half band. For example: If you achieve 6.5 for Listening, 6.5 for Reading, 5.0 for Writing and 7.0 for Speaking, you will be awarded an Overall Band Score of 6.5. Total score of 25 ÷ 4 = 6.25 which is a band score of 6.5.

Is an IELTS score of 7 GOOD?

This would round down to an whole test average IELTS score of 7. (And by many standards, that’s a pretty good IELTS score!) Improve that score slightly with 7 + 7 + 7.5 + 7.5, and you get 29/4, which equals 7.25, which rounds up to IELTS Band 7.5. You get the idea.

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How to Calculate IELTS Band Score for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Test?

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Calculating your IELTS band score is a crucial step in understanding your proficiency in the English language. If you're preparing for higher education, knowing how to calculate your IELTS score is essential.

IELTS is universally recognised by immigration departments worldwide, including those of Australia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Ireland, and New Zealand, as the preferred English language test. It evaluates an individual's proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Indian students can take the IELTS test online whereas the paper-based format is also available in various other countries.

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How to Calculate IELTS Band Score for Listening,  Reading, Writing and Speaking Test?

After completing the IELTS examination, it usually takes less than a fortnight to receive the results. To access the IELTS scores, applicants must visit the official website of IDP. Test-takers will be provided with their IELTS scores for each of the four sections on a scale of 1 to 9, along with an overall IELTS band score. Candidates must comprehend the method for calculating bands in the IELTS exam . Additionally, it is recommended to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the scoring system operates.

Know details on the IELTS scoring system, how each section is scored and how to calculate your overall band score.

IELTS Test Format - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Section

Familiarizing oneself with the format of the IELTS test is crucial for maximizing his/her score and opening doors to studying abroad. It is important to note that there are two types of IELTS tests: the IELTS Academic and the IELTS General Training. Both tests consist of sections mentioned below:

Listening Section

Reading Section

Writing Section

Speaking Section

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IELTS Academic test: The IELTS Academic examination is designed for those who wish to pursue higher education at a university in an English-speaking nation.

IELTS General Training test: The IELTS General Training examination is undertaken by individuals who are seeking to pursue education, employment, or residency in countries where English is the primary language.

How to Calculate IELTS Band Score?

It is crucial to comprehend the calculation process of the IELTS band score . The IELTS examination is graded on a scale ranging from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). Additionally, candidates can receive scores with increments of 0.5, such as 5.5 or 6.5. Each section (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) is assigned a band score, along with an overall band score. The overall band score is determined by averaging all the individual skill scores. To ensure accuracy, the band scores are rounded to the nearest whole or half band.

For example:

Scenario 1: If a candidate obtains 5.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Listening, 4.0 for Writing, and 6.0 for Speaking, the IELTS Band Score of the candidate will be: (5.5 + 5.5 + 4.0 + 6.0) ÷ 4 = 5.25 i.e., the IELTS score will be 5.5.

Scenario 2: If a candidate obtains 5.0 for Listening, 4.5 for Reading, 4.0 for Writing, and 6.0 for Speaking, the IELTS Band Score of the candidate will be: (5.0 + 4.5 + 4.0 + 6.0) ÷ 4 = 4.875 i.e., the IELTS score will be 5.

In the IELTS Result , a candidate will receive a band score for each section as well as an overall band score, which is calculated by averaging the band scores for Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The band scores in IELTS are either given as a whole number or rounded up to the nearest half-band score.

Below are several illustrations that demonstrate the functioning of IELTS score banding.

If a candidate’s overall IELTS band score is 6.75, his/her final score will be 7.

If a candidate’s overall IELTS band score is 4.25, his/her final score will be raised to 4.5.

If a candidate’s overall IELTS band score is 5.85, his/her final score will be 6.

If a candidate’s overall IELTS band score is 5.1, his/her score will be 5 since it is the closest whole band score.

IELTS Listening Section

The IELTS Listening examination is specifically designed to assess a candidate’s proficiency in:

Comprehending the key concepts and specific factual details

Recognizing the viewpoints, positions, and attitudes of the speakers

Tracking the progression of ideas and arguments

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The IELTS Listening examination consists of 40 questions, with each accurate response earning the student one point. Consequently, the highest possible raw score attainable is 40. Subsequently, a band score between band 1 and band 9 is assigned depending on a candidate’s raw score.

How to calculate IELTS listening band score?

The score for the IELTS Listening section is determined by averaging the scores obtained in the four different sections of the listening test.

The examination consists of audio recordings that you will need to listen to, followed by answering questions related to the content. There are four recordings delivered by native English speakers, each accompanied by ten questions, resulting in a grand total of 40 questions. Each recording focuses on a distinct type of exercise such as:

Discussion regarding a daily task

A monologue regarding a popular topic

Instructional dialogue involving multiple participants

Scholarly monologue on a subject of study

Answering all 40 questions correctly will earn you a total of 40 marks. It is highly recommended to try your best to answer every question in order to enhance your IELTS listening score, as there is no penalty for incorrect responses. Your band score is determined based on the total number of correct answers you provide.

IELTS Listening Band Score

Ielts reading section.

The IELTS Reading assessment is created to evaluate a candidate’s proficiency in:

Comprehending the overall message of a passage

Extracting the primary concepts from a text

Analyzing the specific information within a reading

Quickly glancing through and searching for specific details

Grasping the logic behind arguments and their significance

Identifying the author's viewpoint, attitudes, and intentions

The IELTS Reading assessment consists of 40 questions, with each accurate response earning the student one point. Consequently, the highest possible raw score attainable is 40. Subsequently, a band score between band 1 and band 9 is assigned according to a candidate’s raw score.

How to calculate IELTS reading band score?

In the Reading section, you will be required to respond to a total of 40 questions. These questions encompass a range of formats, including multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, matching, and sentence completion.

Unlike the Speaking and Writing tests, where answers can be subjective, in the Reading test, your responses are either deemed correct or incorrect. Consequently, the marking scheme differs slightly. For every accurate answer, you will be awarded one mark. The cumulative number of marks you obtain will determine your band score.

IELTS Reading Band Score

Ielts writing section.

The IELTS Writing assessment is created to evaluate a candidate’s capacity to:

Express his/her perspective or argument

Demonstrate his/her extensive vocabulary and accurate grammar

Elaborate on and elucidate the information depicted in data, diagrams, and charts.

The IELTS Writing score includes an assessment of a candidate’s Writing Task 1 and 2 responses. Candidates are given a band score for each of the four criterion areas: Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. All four criteria carry equal weightage.

How to calculate IELTS writing band score?

The Writing test in IELTS is evaluated by an examiner across 4 different criteria, with each criterion accounting for 25% of your total score for that task.

IELTS Writing Band Score

Ielts speaking section.

The primary purpose of the IELTS Speaking test is to assess a candidate’s proficiency in spoken English. This test involves a conversation between the candidate and an examiner, which aims to replicate a genuine and engaging real-life interaction.

The examination will evaluate a candidate’s capacity to:

Display proficiency and consistency in his/her verbal expression. For example- how effectively a candidate can connect thoughts and construct logical and seamless sentences.

Exhibit his/her variety of vocabulary and how precisely he/she employs it in relevant discussions. For example- how adeptly he/she can enhance conversations with vivid details, depth, and description.

Maintain a fluid dialogue with clear pronunciation

Present his/her perspective, engage in discourse, and provide reasoning for his/her viewpoints.

How to calculate IELTS speaking band score?

The IELTS Speaking band descriptors consist of bands ranging from 0-9. These descriptors are a mean calculation of all the skills demonstrated by candidates in the IELTS Speaking test. The scoring criteria for IELTS Speaking is determined by the candidate's comprehension of different accents and their ability to effectively communicate in a face-to-face conversation.

IELTS Speaking Band Score

Ielts band scores descriptors.

Here’s the IELTS band scores chart to understand the descriptor of each band score.

IELTS Score

The IELTS band score chart is released within 13 days of the test date for the paper-based test at the ETS official website. Whereas, candidates can get access to the IELTS computer-based test scores within 3-5 days after the test.

IELTS band scores are generally valid for 2 years from the test date. However, some educational institutions might have different policies for acceptance of IELTS band scores.

How To Download IELTS Scorecard?

Students can get their IELTS band score chart online by browsing the ETS official website. Follow the below-mentioned instructions to download the IELTS scores:

Visit the official IELTS website.

Log in using the login details.

Click on the "View Results" or "Download TRF" section.

Enter the Test Report Form (TRF) number.

Download the IELTS score report.

Minimum IELTS Score Required

The minimum IELTS score required varies depending on the country, university, or organisation you are applying to. Therefore, there is no universal standard for the minimum IELTS score. It is important to note that each university/college/organization may have its own specific set of requirements when it comes to the IELTS score, which can significantly impact an applicant’s chances of being selected.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

The IELTS test consists of four sections: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The candidates undergo evaluation based on these four criteria. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS exam) offers two formats, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Test. IELTS Academic is recognized by universities globally, allowing candidates to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

Your IELTS Exam Fees will be reimbursed, deducting the exam's 25% administrative fee. To be eligible for a refund, you must submit a request for exam cancellation at least five weeks prior to the exam date. However, if you cancel on the day of the exam, no refund will be provided. In order to obtain a refund, you must provide a valid medical certificate within five days of the test date, excluding local administrative fees.

Canadian universities have different IELTS score thresholds. Undergraduate programs usually require a minimum score of 5.5 in each section and an overall score of 6.0.

The IELTS Listening examination comprises a total of 40 questions. Students are required to respond to these questions, and for every accurate answer, they receive one mark. The scores, ranging from 0 to 40, are then converted to the IELTS nine-band scale. The final scores are reported in whole and half bands.

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The difficulty of the IELTS General Training and Academic modules depends on individual strengths and backgrounds. Generally, if you are more comfortable with everyday English and practical tasks, you might find the General Training module easier. Conversely, if you are accustomed to academic English and have experience with academic tasks, you might find the Academic module more manageable.

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However, the rechecking fee for IDP IELTS in India is Rs. 17,000, and candidates can only apply for rechecking of one section, which is called IELTS OSR (One Skill Retake). Test takers need to submit the 'Enquiry on Results Form' (EOR Form) for sending the re-marking request for the IELTS Academic test.

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In a career as a copywriter, one has to consult with the client and understand the brief well. A career as a copywriter has a lot to offer to deserving candidates. Several new mediums of advertising are opening therefore making it a lucrative career choice. Students can pursue various copywriter courses such as Journalism , Advertising , Marketing Management . Here, we have discussed how to become a freelance copywriter, copywriter career path, how to become a copywriter in India, and copywriting career outlook. 

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Learn how your IELTS writing task 2 is marked and the difference between band scores 5, 6, 7 and 8 with tips to improve your score. You need to understand the 4 marking criteria used by the examiner to fulfil the requirements of the score you want.

4 Marking Criteria for IELTS Writing Task 2

The examiner will assess your IELTS essay using the 4 criteria below. Each criterion is worth 25% of your total marks for task 2. You will be given a band score for each criteria and then a total score for task 2. See bottom of page for example of scoring.

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  • Coherence and Cohesion
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  • Grammatical Range & Accuracy

This task 2 marking criterion is about your answer to the IELTS essay question, your main ideas and how you develop them.

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Your score will increase if you:

  • pay attention to ALL issues in the essay question
  • write about the issues rather than just the general topic
  • answer the essay question with relevant main points
  • plan your supporting points so they don’t go off the topic
  • write over 250 words

 Coherence and Cohesion

The IELTS examiner will check the organisation of your essay, the paragraphs and your use of linking devices.

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  • this means you should have two or three body paragraphs only
  • have just one central topic in each body paragraph
  • organise your ideas logically
  • use a range of linking words
  • avoid errors in linking words

Lexical Resource

Your use of vocabulary, your paraphrasing, your spelling and the number of mistakes you make will be assessed in this criterion.

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  • pay attention to collocations (which verb matches which noun)
  • paraphrase carefully to avoid errors
  • use a range of words appropriate for the topic
  • spell words correctly
  • avoid making errors (errors will lower your score – see table above)
  • avoid using informal language

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The IELTS examiner will give you a band score for your sentence structures, the tenses you use, your control of grammar and also the number of mistakes you make.

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  • use different grammar tenses (conditionals, perfect tenses, passive voice, past, future etc)
  • pay attention to word order in your sentences
  • use a range of sentence structures
  • use the correct punctuation (full stops and commas)
  • common grammar errors: articles, plural nouns, uncountable nouns, word order)

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You will get a band score for each of the above criteria and then a total score for task 2. Here’s an example:

  • Task Response: Band 6
  • Coherence & Cohesion = Band 7
  • Grammar: Band 6
  • Vocabulary: 6

Total Score for IELTS Writing Task 2 : 6 + 7 + 6 + 6 = 25/4 = 6.25. This score will be increased to 6.5. To calculate your score, add all scores together and divide by 4.

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Unlock the secrets to enhancing your IELTS Writing Task 2 scores through academic hedging. Why Is Academic Hedging a Key to Higher IELTS Band Scores?   Mastering academic hedging can significantly impact your IELTS Writing Task 2 scores. This technique not only polishes your language but also embodies an academic tone, essential for achieving Band 7 and beyond. How Can Academic Hedging Propel Your Essay From Band 6.5 to Band 7? Academic hedging, by introducing nuanced language to express degrees of certainty, adds depth to your arguments, making a smooth transition from Band 6.5 to Band 7 achievable. What Role Does Grammatical Range and Accuracy Play? Subtle language adjustments in academic hedging not only convey complex ideas more effectively but also enhance grammatical range and accuracy, crucial for a higher score. Understanding the Importance of Distancing in Academic Writing Distancing from absolute statements without empirical evidence showcases your ability to approach topics with intellectual humility, reflecting critical thinking and Band 7 proficiency. Transforming Your Essays with Academic Hedging: Practical Examples See how academic hedging can transform statements, making your arguments more nuanced and academically rigorous: * Original: “Climate change is undoubtedly caused by human activities.” Hedged: “There is substantial evidence to suggest that human activities may significantly contribute to climate change.” * Original: “Technology always improves the quality of life.” Hedged: “In many instances, technological advancements have been observed to enhance the quality of life.” * Original: “Education is the only solution to societal problems.” Hedged: “Education is widely regarded as a potential catalyst for addressing various societal challenges.” Concluding Thoughts on Mastering Academic Hedging Integrating academic hedging into your essays not only boosts grammatical accuracy and coherence but also adds sophistication, leading to an improved band score. You can download or listen to the audio version here: | Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Transcript available by clicking here. Related Articles * IELTS Writing Task 2 Strategies * Top IELTS Speaking Tips * Effective IELTS Reading Tips Explore More Discover more about academic writing at Harvard University’s Writing Center. Share this article: Link to Article About the Author: Ben Worthington, founder of IELTSPodcast, has dedicated his career to helping students achieve their IELT goals ...

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  1. IELTS Writing Band Score Calculator

    Each of your two writing tasks will be assessed by a different IELTS examiner. They will each give you a band score for each of the four assessment areas: task achievement / task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and grammatical range and accuracy. So your score sheet will look something like this: TA / TR. CC. LR. GRA. Task 1.

  2. IELTS Writing Scoring: Are task 1 and task 2 equal value?

    Writing Task 2 = band score 6. Total Writing Score = 6.5. You can calculate your own score: 8 + 6 + 6 = 20/3 = 6.66. Take one task 1 score and two task 2 scores and divide by 3. Please note that these scores are only estimated calculations. I do not have access to the precise scoring used by IELTS. Your estimated score will be accurate within 0 ...

  3. IELTS Band Scores: How they are calculated

    How the IELTS Band Scores are Calculated. All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. You can also get .5 scores as well (for example, 6.5 or 7.5). You will get a band score for each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and also an overall band score. The overall band score is the average score of all the skills. See the table below as an ...

  4. How is your overall IELTS writing band score calculated?

    5688 = 27. Average = 6.75. Overall IELTS writing band score = 6.5. So, please are this in mind when you are training - if you want to achieve a 7.0, you need an average of 7.0 overall! Listen to our interview with an IDP administrator to find out more about what happens behind the scenes in an official test centre: 3.

  5. How to Calculate IELTS Score (Overall & Each Component)

    Here is the easiest way to calculate this; (Task 1 score + Task 2 score + Task 2 score) ÷ 3. So for the example we were looking at previously, this will be; (7.5 + 6.5 + 6.5) ÷ 3. ⇒ 20.5 ÷ 3 = 6.833. To calculate the overall band score in IELTS Writing, 6.833 is rounded up to the nearest half mark to become 7.0.

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    IELTS score calculator. You will be given a score from 1 to 9 for each part of the test - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The average produces your overall band score. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part of the test. Calculate your General IELTS Score now.

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    Take the arithmetic mean of the scores. This gives the overall band score. IELTS writing band score for task 1 = Sum of writing criteria scores ÷ 4. IELTS writing band score for task 1 = 6 + 7 + 7 + 6 ÷ 4 = 26 ÷ 4 = 6.5. Note: It is not confirmed whether the band scores are rounded up or down to the nearest number.

  8. How IELTS Writing Task 1 is Scored: Band Scores 5 to 8 with Useful Tips

    Example of Writing Task 1 Scoring Calculated. You will get a band score for each of the above criteria and then a total score for task 2. Here's an example: Total Score for IELTS Writing Task 1: 7 + 8 + 6 + 7 = 28/4 = 7. To calculate your score, add all scores together and divide by 4.

  9. IELTS band score calculator

    IELTS scores are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). You will be given a band score from 1 to 9 for each section of the test - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The overall band score is calculated as an average of your four individual test section band scores. Listening.

  10. IELTS Writing band scores and what they mean

    An IELTS Examiner marks your Writing test on 4 different criteria. Each criterion is worth 25% of your total mark for that task. The examiner will give you a band score for Writing Task 1 and a band score for Writing Task 2. Then, your final IELTS Writing band score is calculated based on these scores. Remember that Writing Task 2 is worth ...

  11. IELTS Band Scores: The Ultimate Guide to Success

    Each criterion receives a score from 0 to 9, and a formula then determines the final band score for the section. Calculating Your Overall IELTS Band Score. To calculate your overall IELTS Band score, follow these steps: Determine your band scores for each section: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Add the four band scores together.

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    This is the key question of many students: please explain how the band score is calculated. Finally, I decided to try and summarize what I know about the scoring process so this is it - the scoring process in my understanding. When your Writing Task 1 gets graded (I am talking about the IELTS Academic module here), you can get (or lose ...

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    The IELTS Calculator is a free online tool for anyone who wants to know the overall score from individual scores they score in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. It also calculates the estimated IELTS band score using your raw scores. If you are planning to study or work in a country where english is the first language, this tool is ...

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    The IELTS test comprises four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each component is scored on a scale of 0-9, with 0 being the lowest and 9 being the highest. The scores from each component are then averaged to give you an overall band score. You can use our IELTS Band score calculators above to work out your score.

  15. IELTS Writing Score: Band Score, Marking Criteria, Score Calculator

    As mentioned above, writing band score is calculated based on four different criteria. Mentioned below is an example of how marking in writing criteria is achieved: IELTS Writing Score Task 1. IELTS Writing Score Task 2. Task Achievement: Band 7. Task Achievement: Band 6. Coherence and Cohesion: Band 6.

  16. IELTS Band Score Calculator: Work out your score

    Learning more about IELTS overall band scores. Your Overall Band Score is the average of your four scores for listening, reading, speaking and writing, rounded to the nearest whole or half band. The scores are weighted equally. Scores ending in .25 are rounded up to the next half band and those ending in .75 are rounded up to the next whole band.

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    However, the writing band score calculator part of a general IELTS score calculator takes the two scores you have received from a marking service and recalculates them in the same way that the IELTS test writing score calculator would do. Remember that task one is worth 1/3 of the marks and task 2 is worth 2/3, if you received an overall score ...

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    IELTS score calculator instantly display overall IELTS score on a nine-band scale. Overall IELTS band scores are reported to the nearest half or whole band.. ... Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may ...

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    Scenario 2: If a candidate obtains 5.0 for Listening, 4.5 for Reading, 4.0 for Writing, and 6.0 for Speaking, the IELTS Band Score of the candidate will be: (5.0 + 4.5 + 4.0 + 6.0) ÷ 4 = 4.875 i.e., the IELTS score will be 5. In the IELTS Result, a candidate will receive a band score for each section as well as an overall band score, which is ...

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    This calculator takes your band scores in 4 sections and then calculates the overall band score from it (Applicable for both Academic and GT test takers). Enter the band scores of individual modules and this calculator will calculate your overall band score considering half and full band score system. Your Band Score.

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    IELTS Band Score Calculator. When you do a practice test, it's important to keep track of your score and monitor your progress. Use the Band Score Calculator as a guide to see if you're getting near your desired result.

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    You will get a band score for each of the above criteria and then a total score for task 2. Here's an example: Total Score for IELTS Writing Task 2: 6 + 7 + 6 + 6 = 25/4 = 6.25. This score will be increased to 6.5. To calculate your score, add all scores together and divide by 4.

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