IELTS Listening Marking

In the IELTS Listening Marking, we are going to get familiar to IELTS Listening Marking and will help you calculate and understand your score in the IELTS listening test.

IELTS Listening Marking And  Assessment

The scores are calculated by the number of correct answers you have. There are 40 questions which is equivalent to 40 points. Each time you get a correct answer, you get a point. That is how your band scores are calculated.

You have to follow the instructions exactly (e.g. must stay within word/number limit). Spelling and grammar must be correct (e.g. singular or plural; use the correct form of the words).

You will lose marks if you misspell a word or if you put a word in the wrong grammatical form. Of course, when you’re listening, you don’t have time to think about spelling.

However, at the end of your test, you have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. That is the time for you to pay attention to spelling.

Pay attention to your spelling, capital letters, and check the grammar. Use the ten minutes for transferring answers wisely.

How IELTS listening is marked?

The score is calculated by the number of correct answers you have. There are 40 questions which are equivalent to 40 points. Each time you get a correct answer, you get a point.

The table below indicates the mean raw scores achieved by candidates at various levels in Listening and provides an indication of the number of marks required to achieve a particular band score.

 

Correct Answers Band Score
39-40 9
37-38 8.5
35-36 5
32-34 7.5
30-31 7
26-29 6.5
23-25 6
18-22 5.5
16-17 5
13-15 4.5
11-12 4