Test statistics

IELTS is proud to offer transparent statistics on our testing system. The following data has been compiled from the scores achieved by various groups of test takers. It helps researchers and teachers understand the performance of the test and how test takers perform in particular countries or regions.

Test taker performance

This data shows overall band scores for Academic and General Training test takers in 2019 together with scores for individual skills according to a variety of classifications.  

Test taker performance

Demographic data

These tables show the distribution of scores achieved by various groups of test takers, which may be of interest as an indication of how an individual test taker has performed relative to other members of a grouping to which he or she belongs.

Demographic data