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.

#5 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: