IELTS Band Description
With each band designating level of proficiency in the language, the IELTS has band scales 0 to 9.
From 0 to 9 denoting lowest to highest scores, IELTS scores are given on a scale.
IELTS 9 Band Scale
|Level of Skill
|Band Level Description
Given information is not assessable as the test is not answered by the candidate.
Most important, the test taker has no ability to use English language except for possibly a few isolated words.
The candidate finds major difficulty while understanding written and spoken English. However, there is zero possibility of real communication other than most basic data using isolated words in a friendly words.
|Extremely limited user
The candidate communicates and understands only in general meaning in familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns might occur during normal communications.
In terms of familiar situations, the candidate’s basic competence is limited and caters to frequent problems in understanding and expression. The candidate is not able to use complex language.
The candidate can cope up with overall meaning in most situations and has complete partial command of the language.
He/she should be able to handle basic communication in their own field although the candidate is likely to make several mistakes.
Regardless of some inaccuracies and misunderstandings, the candidate generally has an effective command of language.
Specifically in familiar situations, they are capable to use and understand fairly complex language.
Though with occasional inaccuracies, misunderstandings and inappropriate use in few conditions, the candidate has operational command of the language. The candidate keep the hold of complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
|Very good user
With only occasional inaccuracies, the candidate has completely operational command of the language. The candidate keep the hold of complex and detailed argumentation well. Because of some unfamiliar situations, they may misunderstand few matters.
Over the language, the candidate has complete operational command. With complete understanding, their English usage is appropriate, accurate and fluent.
IELTS Marking and Band Score Conversion
|Marking of IELTS Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking tests
|All the four modules are marked by certificated IELTS examiners, who are regularly monitored to ensure reliability. All answer sheets, after being marked, are further analysed by Cambridge Assessment English.
Band score conversions
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