IELTS Test Takers Performance 2011

Band score information

IELTS is evaluated and assessed on a 9-band scale score and its reports include individual bands of the four sections as well as the aggregate total score i.e.. Bands. Below is the result given for Overall band scores for Academic and General Training candidates in 2011. It also include individual skills according to a variety of classifications. These figures are broadly in line with statistics for previous years.

NB stands as acronym for place of origin and first language. The tables show the top 40 places and languages, listed alphabetically. This is not represented as per the size of the candidature.

Academic and General Training candidates

The following table shows the split between the Academic and General Training candidature in 2011.

Academic

78.3%

General Training

21.7%

Gender

These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2011 Academic and General Training candidates according to their gender.

Mean band scores for female candidates

Types

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

OVERALL

Academic

6.1

6.1

5.6

5.9

6.0

General Training

6.2

5.7

5.9

6.2

6.1

Mean band scores for male candidates

Types

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

OVERALL

Academic

5.9

5.8

5.4

5.7

5.8

General Training

6.3

5.7

5.8

6.3

6.1

Place of Origin

The figures shown below represent the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2011 Academic and General Training candidates from the top 40 places of origin.

Mean band score for the most frequent countries or regions of origin (Academic)

Academic

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Overall

Bangladesh

5.9

5.6

5.6

5.9

5.8

Brazil

6.8

6.9

6.2

6.9

6.7

China (People's Republic)

5.8

5.9

5.2

5.3

5.6

Colombia

6.2

6.4

5.7

6.4

6.2

Cyprus

6.4

5.9

5.7

6.2

6.1

Egypt

6.3

6.1

5.8

6.3

6.2

France

6.9

6.9

6.3

6.8

6.8

Germany

7.0

6.6

6.4

7.2

6.8

Ghana

4.8

4.3

5.7

6.5

5.4

Hong Kong

6.7

6.4

5.9

6.2

6.4

India

6.4

5.6

5.8

6.2

6.1

Indonesia

6.6

6.3

5.9

6.3

6.4

Iran

5.8

5.4

5.8

6.3

5.9

Iraq

5.7

5.2

5.4

6.2

5.7

Italy

6.2

6.1

5.8

6.4

6.2

Japan

6.0

5.6

5.5

5.8

5.8

Jordan

5.9

5.5

5.5

6.3

5.9

Kenya

6.7

6.1

6.6

7.2

6.7

Korea, South

6.2

6.1

5.4

5.7

5.9

Kuwait

5.3

4.9

4.8

5.6

5.2

Libya

5.2

5.1

5.1

5.8

5.4

Malaysia

7.2

7.0

6.2

6.6

6.9

Mexico

6.7

6.8

5.9

6.5

6.6

Nepal

6.3

5.8

5.7

6.0

6.0

Nigeria

6.1

6.0

6.2

7.0

6.4

Oman

5.3

5.1

5.0

5.7

5.4

Pakistan

5.8

5.5

5.6

6.0

5.8

Philippines

7.0

6.6

6.2

6.8

6.7

Qatar

4.8

4.6

4.5

5.3

4.9

Romania

7.2

7.0

6.2

6.8

6.9

Russia

6.6

6.6

5.9

6.6

6.5

Saudi Arabia

4.9

4.8

4.7

5.6

5.1

Spain

6.7

6.9

6.0

6.5

6.6

Sri Lanka

6.6

6.0

5.9

6.5

6.3

Sudan

5.9

5.7

5.5

6.2

5.9

Taiwan

5.9

6.0

5.5

5.9

5.9

Thailand

5.9

5.9

5.3

5.7

5.8

Turkey

6.0

5.9

5.3

5.8

5.8

United Arab Emirates

4.9

4.8

4.7

5.4

5.0

Uzbekistan

5.7

5.6

5.0

5.5

5.5

Vietnam

5.9

6.1

5.6

5.7

5.9

Mean band score for the most frequent countries or regions of origin (General Training)

General Training

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Overall

Bangladesh

6.1

5.4

5.8

6.2

5.9

Brazil

6.4

6.3

6.1

6.7

6.4

China (People's Republic)

6.3

6.0

5.7

5.8

6.0

Colombia

5.7

5.7

5.6

6.0

5.8

Egypt

6.3

5.9

5.9

6.4

6.2

France

6.9

6.8

6.3

6.8

6.8

Germany

6.9

6.6

6.4

7.1

6.8

Hong Kong SAR

6.7

6.4

5.9

6.2

6.4

India

6.3

5.7

5.8

6.2

6.1

Indonesia

6.7

6.2

5.9

6.3

6.3

Iran

5.7

5.4

5.8

6.3

5.9

Iraq

5.7

5.3

5.5

6.3

5.8

Italy

6.2

6.3

5.8

6.4

6.2

Japan

6

5.6

5.5

5.9

5.8

Jordan

6

5.6

5.5

6.3

5.9

Kenya

6.8

6.4

6.7

7.3

6.9

Korea, South

5.8

5.4

5.3

5.4

5.5

Lebanon

6.3

5.7

5.9

6.6

6.2

Malaysia

7.3

6.9

6.5

7.0

7.0

Mauritius

6.5

5.9

6.2

6.7

6.4

Mexico

6.3

6.3

6.0

6.6

6.3

Nepal

6.3

5.6

5.9

6.2

6.1

Nigeria

5.9

5.9

6.6

7.1

6.4

Pakistan

6.2

5.5

6.0

6.4

6.1

Philippines

6.2

5.7

5.9

6.3

6.1

Romania

6.5

6.3

5.9

6.2

6.3

Russia

6.4

6.3

6.0

6.4

6.3

Saudi Arabia

4.6

3.8

4.4

5.0

4.5

Singapore

7.7

7.3

6.9

7.5

7.4

South Africa

7.4

7.0

7.3

8.4

7.6

Sri Lanka

6.3

5.7

5.8

6.3

6.1

Taiwan

6.3

5.8

5.8

6.2

6.1

Thailand

5.6

5.2

5.3

5.6

5.5

Turkey

5.8

5.5

5.5

5.8

5.7

Ukraine

5.8

5.6

5.5

6.0

5.8

United Arab Emirates

4.3

3.5

4.3

4.9

4.3

United States of America

8.0

7.6

7.7

8.6

8.0

Venezuela

6.3

6.3

6.1

6.4

6.3

Vietnam

5.8

5.6

5.7

5.7

5.8

First Language

The figures shown below represent mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2011 Academic and General Training candidates from the top 40 first language backgrounds.

Mean band scores for the most common first languages (Academic)

Academic

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Total

Arabic

5.1

5.0

4.9

5.7

5.2

Bengali

6.0

5.6

5.6

6.0

5.9

Bulgarian

7.1

6.8

6.1

6.8

6.8

Burmese

6.4

6.3

5.7

6.0

6.1

Chinese

5.9

6.0

5.3

5.4

5.7

English

7.3

6.9

6.6

7.5

7.1

Farsi

5.9

5.7

5.6

6.3

5.9

French

6.7

6.9

5.9

6.5

6.6

German

7.5

7.3

6.5

7.2

7.2

Greek

7.0

6.6

6.0

6.5

6.6

Gujurati

6.1

5.6

5.5

5.8

5.8

Hindi

6.6

6.0

5.8

6.2

6.2

Indonesian

6.3

6.4

5.6

6.0

6.1

Italian

6.5

7.0

5.8

6.3

6.5

Japanese

6.0

6.0

5.3

5.6

5.8

Kannada

7.1

6.5

6.3

6.8

6.7

Kazakh

5.9

5.8

5.5

5.9

5.8

Korean

6.2

6.1

5.4

5.6

5.9

Lithuanian

7.0

6.7

5.7

6.4

6.5

Malay

7.0

6.8

6.0

6.5

6.6

Malayalam

6.7

6.2

6.1

6.4

6.4

Marathi

6.9

6.4

6.2

6.6

6.6

Nepali

6.3

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.0

Other

6.3

6.0

6.1

6.8

6.4

Pashto

5.4

5.3

5.5

5.9

5.6

Polish

7.1

6.9

6.2

6.9

6.8

Portuguese

6.8

6.8

6.1

6.8

6.7

Punjabi

5.9

5.4

5.2

5.5

5.5

Romanian

7.2

7.0

6.2

6.8

6.9

Russian

6.5

6.5

5.8

6.5

6.4

Singhalese

6.7

6.2

6.0

6.6

6.4

Spanish

6.5

6.7

5.9

6.5

6.5

Tagalog

7.0

6.6

6.2

6.8

6.7

Tamil

6.6

6.2

5.9

6.4

6.3

Telugu

6.4

5.8

5.8

6.2

6.1

Thai

5.9

5.8

5.3

5.7

5.8

Turkish

6.0

5.9

5.4

5.8

5.8

Urdu

5.9

5.5

5.6

6.0

5.8

Uzbek

5.6

5.5

4.9

5.4

5.4

Vietnamese

5.9

6.1

5.6

5.7

5.9

Mean band scores for the most common first languages (General Training)

General Training

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Total

Afrikaans

7.2

6.8

6.9

8.0

7.3

Akan

4.6

4.1

5.5

6.3

5.2

Arabic

5.2

4.6

5.1

5.7

5.2

Bengali

6.1

5.5

5.8

6.2

6.0

Chinese

6.3

6.1

5.7

5.9

6.1

Creole

6.4

5.7

6.1

6.6

6.2

English *

7.3

6.9

7.0

7.8

7.3

Farsi

5.8

5.4

5.8

6.3

5.9

French

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.6

6.4

German

6.9

6.6

6.4

7.1

6.8

Gujurati

6.3

5.5

5.7

6.1

5.9

Hindi

6.6

5.8

6.0

6.4

6.2

Ibo/Igbo

5.8

5.6

6.6

7.0

6.3

Hungarian

6.3

5.9

5.8

6.3

6.1

Indonesian

6.6

6.3

5.9

6.3

6.4

Italian

6.2

6.1

5.8

6.3

6.2

Japanese

6.0

5.6

5.5

5.8

5.8

Kannada

6.9

6.3

6.3

6.7

6.6

Korean

5.8

5.4

5.3

5.4

5.5

Malay

7.1

6.7

6.4

6.9

6.9

Malayalam

6.5

5.9

6.1

6.3

6.3

Marathi

6.8

6.1

6.3

6.7

6.5

Nepali

6.4

5.6

5.9

6.2

6.0

Other

6.1

5.6

6.3

6.9

6.3

Pashto

5.9

5.3

5.9

6.4

5.9

Polish

6.3

6.0

5.9

6.5

6.2

Portuguese

6.4

6.2

6.1

6.7

6.4

Punjabi

6.1

5.2

5.6

5.9

5.7

Romanian

6.5

6.2

5.9

6.2

6.3

Russian

6.2

6.1

5.9

6.3

6.2

Sindhi

6.3

5.8

6.1

6.6

6.2

Singhalese

6.4

5.7

5.8

6.4

6.1

Spanish

6.0

6.0

5.8

6.3

6.1

Tagalog

6.2

5.7

5.9

6.3

6.1

Tamil

6.4

5.8

5.9

6.3

6.2

Telugu

6.7

5.9

6.0

6.4

6.3

Thai

5.6

5.2

5.3

5.6

5.5

Turkish

5.8

5.5

5.5

5.8

5.7

Ukrainian

5.7

5.4

5.4

5.9

5.6

Urdu

6.2

5.6

6.0

6.4

6.1

Vietnamese

5.8

5.6

5.7

5.7

5.8

Yoruba

5.6

5.6

6.3

6.8

6.2