IELTS - How to Score Band 9?

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  • Jul 30, 2021
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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, which is meant for those people who speak English as a second language. People aspire to go to different countries like the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, where English is spoken as a first and official language to pursue higher education, work there, migrate and to live there permanently. So, IELTS provides access to opportunities around the globe for all those people from non-English speaking countries. 

IELTS consists of listening, reading, writing, and speaking modules. Reading and writing will be taken as academic modules or general training modules. The academic module is for those people wanting to study at postgraduate levels and seeking professional registration. General training module is for those wanting to migrate to an English-speaking country and to train or study at below degree level.


IELTS band score scale varies from 0 to 9.0 where 0 means candidate doesn't take the test and 9 means he/she is an expert. 



Expert Candidate


Very Good Candidate


Good Candidate


Competent Candidate


Modest Candidate


Limited Candidate


Extremely Limited Candidate


Intermediate Candidate


Non-User Candidate


Didn’t Attempt Test

Note: Most of the institutions require a score of 6.5/7 or above.


How to Score a 9 Band in IELTS?

1. Tips to Score in Listening

  • Be attentive as you have to listen, read, and write at the same time.

  • Avoid Jumping for Conclusions without letting the speaker to complete the information.

  • Concentrate on tiny mistakes like spelling, plurals, word forms etc. 

  • Develop habits of watching English movies, series, documentaries etc. as it will improve your listening skills and help with vocabularies. 


2. Tips to Score in Reading

  • Always make the notes by highlighting the important sentences

  • Don't overreact when you come across unfamiliar vocabulary, just try to guess freely

  • Develop habit of checking spellings as if you spell wrongly, it will be consider wrong even if you answer right 

  • Try to attempt all questions without fearing as there is no system of negative marking in IELTS test


3. Tips to Score in Writing

  • Always read the question carefully and don't try to include any unnecessary information. 

  • Always make your writing simple and clear.

  • Avoid informal writing style and language. Solve IELTS writing task 1 in introduction, overview, and specific details style, and writing task 2 in introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusions format.

  • Always write your answer within the theme and avoid putting your extra thoughts in the sheet.


4. Tips to Score in Speaking

  • Stay confident and good as the examiner will physically see you and first impression matters a lot. 

  • Always be logical while answering. Don't jump to answer without listening to questions carefully. 

  • If you answered in the wrong way, then don't panic. Remember trying to make-up for the wrong answers is the best solution. 

  • People say speaking less is best to commit less mistakes. However, this is wrong. Always be communicative and confident.


Time plays a crucial role in IELTS so always try to answer all questions within estimated time. IELTS can be a cakewalk for you if you stay dedicated and practice regularly. 

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