The IELTS band score is determined by considering the scores from four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each section is scored on a scale from 1 (beginner) to 9 (expert). To find your overall IELTS band score, follow these steps:
Figure out your individual scores for each section:
a. Listening and Reading: You get one point for each correct answer in the Listening and Reading tests.
Convert the total points (out of 40) into a band score using the special chart for Listening and Reading.
Remember that the Academic and General Training tests have different charts for Reading.
b. Writing: The Writing test has two parts. Each part is assessed by an examiner on a scale of 0 to 9 using four different factors:
Task Achievement (Task 1) / Task Response (Task 2),
Coherence and Cohesion,
Lexical Resources, and
Grammatical Range and Accuracy.
The average score of these four factors gives the final band score for each part. The overall Writing band score is the average of both part scores.
c. Speaking: An examiner assesses the Speaking test on a scale of 0 to 9 using four factors:
Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. The average score of these four factors gives the overall Speaking band score.
Calculate your overall IELTS band score:
a. Add up the individual band scores of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
b. Divide the total by 4 to find the average.
c. Round the average to the nearest whole or half band to get your final overall IELTS band score.
For example, if your scores are: Listening: 7.0, Reading: 6.5, Writing: 6.0, and Speaking: 7.5.
To calculate the overall IELTS band score, do this: (7.0 + 6.5 + 6.0 + 7.5) / 4 = 6.75
Round the result to the nearest whole or half band, which in this case is 7.0. So, your overall IELTS band score would be 7.0.