What is the IELTS passing score?

By Aditi Tulsyan

17 July, 2023

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam uses a band score system to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in English.


Here is the information on the IELTS passing score.

Your IELTS results will show a score of 0-9 for each test section, indicating your English language proficiency.

Band Score

You won't receive a pass or fail result in your IELTS results. Your certificate will display individual grades for Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking and an overall average.

No Pass Or FailĀ 

You can attain a score within the complete range of scores, such as 5.0, 6.0, or 7.0.

Complete range


You can attain mid-range scores (i.e., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) at each race stage.

Organizations may have specific score requirements for admission, employment, or immigration purposes. Check the requirements for the specific organization or authority you're dealing with.