How is IELTS scored?

IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale. IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

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What if I need to cancel my test? Can I get a refund?

For information on cancelling an IELTS test and potentially receiving a refund, contact the test centre where you registered for IELTS.

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What is the IELTS results validity period?

While it is up to each organisation to set a validity period that works for their purposes, the IELTS partners recommend a 2-year validity period for IELTS test results based upon the well-documented phenomenon of second language loss or ‘attrition’.

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What is IELTS General Training?

General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

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What is IELTS Academic?

IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration.

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What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

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