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Test taker performance 2018

Band score information      

IELTS is assessed on a 9-band scale and reports scores both overall and by individual skill. Overall band scores for Academic and General Training test takers in 2018 are shown here, together with scores for individual skills according to a variety of classifications. These figures are broadly in line with statistics for previous years.

Note: For place of origin and first language, the tables show the top 40 places and languages, listed alphabetically, not in order of the size of the candidature.

Academic and General Training test takers

Split between Academic and General Training candidature in 2018

Gender

These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2018 Academic and General Training test takers according to their gender.

Academic test takers: Mean performance by gender

General Training test takers: Mean performance by gender

Nationality

These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2018 Academic and General Training test takers from the top 40 nationalities.

Mean band score for the most frequent nationalities (Academic)

Mean band score for the most frequent nationalities (General Training)

 

First Language

These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2018 Academic and General Training test takers from the top 40 first language backgrounds.

Mean band scores for the most common first languages (Academic)

* First language as self-chosen by test takers drawn from a wide range of nationalities

Mean band scores for the most common first languages (General Training)

* First language as self-chosen by test takers drawn from a wide range of nationalities