Scoring strategy of IELTS which is one way of scoring high while understanding it’s pattern.




IELTS SCORING




IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). The IELTS band scale has remained consistent and has acquired currency around the world over the past three decades.

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There are two types of the IELTS test:  IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differs depending on which test you take. Scoring system of IELTS is categorized too.



In this scoring criterion, Listening and Reading are scored by ‘correct or incorrect form’. Whereas, Speaking and Writing answers are scored on the basis of ‘weightage’ which are basically basics of Standard English.

Listening

The IELTS Listening test contains 40 questions. Each correct answer is awarded one mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS nine-band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

Reading

The IELTS Reading test contains 40 questions. Each correct answer is awarded one mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS nine-band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

Writing

Examiners use assessment criteria to award a band score for each of the four criteria:

  1. Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2)
  2. Coherence and Cohesion
  3. Lexical Resource
  4. Grammatical Range and Accuracy

The criteria are weighted equally and the score on the task is the average.

Speaking

Examiners use assessment criteria to award a band score for each of the four criteria:

  1. Fluency and Coherence
  2. Lexical Resource
  3. Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  4. Pronunciation

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Source of the content is www.ielts.org (official site of IELTS).

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