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Table 4 Instances of candidate IELTS sub-test underperformance, correlating sub-test scores with the extent of band score deficit

From: ‘Remark or retake’? A study of candidate performance in IELTS and perceptions towards test failure

  Listening Reading Writing Speaking Total
0.5 bands 17 29 87 45 178
1 band 14 8 41 12 75
1.5 bands 5 6 10 4 25
2 bands 1 4 2 1 8
2.5 bands 1 1 1 0 3
Not reported 0 8 43 7 58
Total 39 56 184 69 348