IELTS is an international English language testing system developed by IDP, British Council and Cambridge Assessment English. It measures proficiency of English language for test takers on a scale of 1-9.The IELTS test result gives bands in individual modules as well as an overall score.
The details about different bands in IELTS
IELTS Proficiency Chart
Band Level Skill Level Description
9 Expert User Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8 Very Good user Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good user Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest User • Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited User Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Have frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non-User Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt test No assessable information provided.
The test results are available:
Paper based 5-7 days
Computer Delivered 13 Calendar days
Here are the links which candidates can use to look for their IELTS test result.
IELTS Test Result Links
Link by IDP – without login Click Here
Link by IDP – With Login Click Here
Link by British Council – With Login Click Here
Link by British Council – Without Login Click Here
In case a candidate is not satisfied about their result and wish to get their papers recheckd then they have an option to request so. This rechecking is called “Enquiry on Results”. The various links for enquiry is given below:
IDP Enquiry on Results Click Here
British Council Enquiry on result Click Here