skip to main content

It appears that you are in the United States

View in English (United States) Remain on current site

View the website in

English English (United States)
Home Teaching and research Test statistics

Test statistics

Find statistics on test taker performance, demographic data

The IELTS partners report yearly on the distribution of scores achieved by various groups of test takers and reliability estimates for some of the modules. This information helps researchers and teachers understand the performance of the test and how test takers perform in particular countries or regions.

Test taker performance

This data shows overall band scores for Academic and General Training test takers in 2017 together with scores for individual skills according to a variety of classifications.  

Test taker performance 2017

Demographic data

These tables show the distribution of scores achieved by various groups of test takers, which may be of interest as an indication of how an individual test taker has performed relative to other members of a grouping to which he or she belongs.

Demographic data 2017

Test performance

Each year, multiple versions of each of the six IELTS components (Listening, Academic Reading, General Training Reading, Academic Writing, General Training Writing, and Speaking) are released for use by centres testing IELTS test takers. These tables show reliability estimates for some of the components used in 2017.

Test performance 2017