Do you want to know if you’re on target for the IELTS writing exam?
Send us an answer to an IELTS sample paper and tell us what band you are aiming for and we will tell you how close you are to that band with our IELTS Band Checker.
The IELTS test costs a lot of money. This is money well spent if you get the band you need but how do you know when you are ready? It is better to spend more time preparing and take the test when you are ready than find out too late that you weren’t ready.
Because IELTS is not an exam you pass or fail, it is hard to say when you are ready. It is better to have a target and aim for that. This depends on what you need IELTS for.
If you want to get into a university, the band you need depends on the course and university you want to attend. Each university has their own requirements but this is usually over 5.5 and up to 7.5 for the top universities.
The University of Cambridge requires a minimum overall grade of 7.5, The University of Oxford requires a 7 with at least 7 in each of the four papers. Harvard requires 7 or 7.5 depending on the school and program.
If you are doing IELTS for UK immigration and visa (UKVI) purposes, you may need a 4 or a 5.5 or a 7 depending on the type of visa you need.
To help you find out if you are on target for the band you need, IELTS Dojo offers a cheap, fast and effective way of checking what your written IELTS score could be with our IELTS Band Checker. Send us an answer to our sample papers and tell us what band you are aiming for and we will tell you how close you are to that band.
The cost of this is only US$4 (approximately €3.55) but could save you from taking the test too early and wasting a large amount of money on the test. We will tell you how close you are to your target including each of the four marking criteria.