Conversion of Raw IELTS Test Scores to Bands

Conversion table

This table can be used to convert raw scores (out of 40) to band scores (out of 9). This helps test takers understand how many correct answers they need to achieve a particular band score. This chart is a guide only because sometimes the scores adjust slightly depending on how difficult the test is.

Band Score 9.0 8.5 8.0 7.5 7.0 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5
Listening raw scores 39–40 37–38 35–36 32–34 30–31 26–29 23–25 18–22 16–17 13–15 10–12 8–9 6–7 4–5
Reading raw score 39–40 37–38 35–36 33–34 30–32 27–29 23–26 19–22 15–18 13–14 10–12 8–9 6–7 4–5
Reading raw score 40 39 37–38 36 34–35 32–33 30–31 27–29 23–26 19–22 15–18 12–14 9–11 6–8