How hard is it to score 7.0 on IELTS?


#1

I have scheduled my IELTS in mid-dec. Im just curious to know how hard is to score 7.0 average on IELTS?
I got 541 on CRS score calculator considering 7.0 as average score in IELTS. Is 541 good enough?


#2

Hi Sreenidhi,

It is not that difficult to score above 7.0 in IELTS. And 541 is a really good score so you should have no issues getting selected. All the best! :slight_smile:


#3

Hi Sreenidhi,

541 is a pretty good score. Congrats. Application should get selected soon. You can try a IELTS practice test in the British council website to see where you currently stand.

Thank you.


#4

It’s obviously hard to say how much you will receive in IELTS, but I can say this: it is slightly tougher than TOEFL. Most people who come to the US (including me) have given TOEFL to get here, and that was a cakewalk then. I gave IELTS last year to go through the EE process and I’ll be hones: even after spending 7 years here using English in daily life, I felt TOEFL was much easier. I felt that this is mostly because IELTS has 4 sections (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - one on one). So it’s longer. Also, I felt that the reading (comprehension) was not as easy as other sections; you not only need good English, but also good aptitude/comprehension to answer some of the questions. Personal interview can also be a challenge if your spoken English is not good. All in all, I would say don’t take IELTS lightly. You know your English ability and if you’re confident, IELTS can be a cakewalk as well. If not, then you need some practice (there are free practice tests online).


#5

Like anshul.v.joshi said, the IELTS is indeed slightly tougher than TEOFL. That is because there are 4 sections, all under a time-constraint, asking you to absorb a lot of information in a short period of time. The reading and writing especially require a little bit of effort, even for someone who is a native speaker English. However I feel this should not worry you unless you are going for a perfect score or something. Therefore I feel a 7 should be achievable and am sure you can do it if you practice a bit! Good luck!


#6

Took IELTS 2 weeks ago. Got band 8.0 as average score.
Turns out i had calculated my CRS score wrong. It is 478.


#7

Congrats that quite the score I would think you should get picked in the next selection.


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