For the IELTS exam eligibility, your bottom age should be 16 years and you must have a valid passport.

IELTS eligibility is determined by the below factors:

  • If you want to study in UK/Australia/Canada/USA

  • If you want to carry your work for the medical profession to UK/Australia/USA

  • Planning to stay permanently in Canada/Australia/New Zealand

How is IELTS Score Calculated & Categorised?

IELTS 9 - Band Scale

The grading is given on the same scale for the applicants appearing forThe Academic and General Training’ papers. For each part of the test including Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking a score from 1 to 9 are given. The average of the score earned in each of the 4 test section becomes the overall band score.

Skill Level Band Score
Expert user Band 9
Very good user Band 8
Good user Band 7
Competent user Band 6
Modest user Band 5
Limited user Band 4
Extremely limited user Band 3
Intermittent user Band 2
Non-user Band 1
Did not attempt the test Band 0

Understanding IELTS Band and Descriptions

The candidate appearing for an IELTS test needs to score between 1-9 scales. The following table will help you understand the bands a candidate needs to acquire in brief.

Below is the Band and the Descriptions

09 The Test Taker is fluent and accurate in the use of English
08 The Test Taker is fluent in English besides some inaccuracies and inappropriate usage of words.
07 The Test Taker handles the language of English besides some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in the situation.
06 The Test Taker handles the complex language fairly besides some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in the situation.
05 The Test Taker understands the English language but commits deep mistakes.
04 The Test Taker is familiar with limited situations and has problems in understanding and expressions.
03 The Test Taker understands the general context of the language and has frequent breakdowns in communication.
02 The Test Taker has difficulty in speaking and writing English Language
01 The Test Taker has no ability to use language except a few words
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