Recommended IELTS score and difference between 8.0 and 9.0


#1

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 @vik 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 http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp) 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.


#2

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


#3

@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


#4

8 and above is a good score. 474 is a great CT’s score considering the current cutoff for ITA.


#5

@vignesh.pr 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.


#6

You can find it here https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/become-candidate/rounds-invitations/results-previous.html


#7

This site has the past scores in a simple tabular format:
https://moving2canada.com/express-entry-draw/