Recommended IELTS score and difference between 8.0 and 9.0

My recent IELTS score was the following:
Overall: 8.0
Listening: 8.5
Reading: 9.0
Writing: 7.0
Speaking: 7.5

I believe I can improve my writing score and maybe speaking to an extent if I give the exam again.
My question is, how much of that will actually improve my CRS score (currently it is 378).
I have a MS from US university with 3 years of experience.

I saw @anon25417004 reply in certain posts that a jump from overall 8.0 to 9.0 can double the education score. But, when I tried to get a score (from for 9.0 overall the CRS did not change that much. In fact, the page has a range for all IELTS sections where score is higher than 7 or 7.5.

there is some problem in your calculation…

With that score and MS and 3 year experience you should easily get 440-450+
as long as you are less than 35 years old

@srhere Thanks for pointing that out. I was only looking at Core/Human capital factors which was 378 and the Comprehensive Ranking System formula and that is coming out to 478

8 and above is a good score. 474 is a great CT’s score considering the current cutoff for ITA. I realize that, I was just looking at the Individual score, the CRS score is the bottom of the page :sweat_smile:

Is there a way to find out the historical scores ? I see that the recent most cut off was 441.

You can find it here


This site has the past scores in a simple tabular format:

I completed my IELTS exam today. Results will be announced on 13th Dec. I did well and hoping to get band 8/9. My wife is not happy with her performance though. As Godgers mentioned, Score in CRS calculator does not change if band level is 7.5 or 9. So when we apply in real time score will be different?