UpScore.AI: IELTS Score Calculator & Guidance

Here, you can calculate your IELTS score, based on official rules.
Enter your scores for Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
Scores should be between 0 and 9.0 with increments of 0.5.

Your overall score: 6.5
Your lowest score: 5.5
Your average score: 6.375
Band (Label)Description📚
Competent User
Has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies, and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.✅ Many Programs🔍 Some Pathways
Modest User
Has a partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.🔍 Limited❌ Unlikely

Frequently Asked Questions

How is IELTS Overall Band (Score) calculated?

The IELTS Overall Band Score is calculated by taking the average of the total scores of the four components (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking). The score is then rounded to the nearest half or whole band.

Why the lowest component score is important?

Multiple institutions have a separate criteria for the lowest individual component scores when making admission decisions. e.g. Overall Score requirement is 6.5 but no component can be lower than 6.

Is average band score used anywhere?

Average IELTS score typically is not considered. Only Overall Score and Individual Scores matters.