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International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (2012)

The HKEAA has conducted a benchmarking study to compare the standards between the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the 2012 HKDSE English Language Examination. The tables below show the equivalent of level 2 to level 5** in HKDSE with respect to IELTS band scores.The results were developed based on the stratified samples of candidates taking the 2012 HKDSE.

 

HKDSE English Language Subject Level Overall IELTS Band Score Equivalent Range
5** 7.51 – 7.77
5* 7.16 – 7.32
5 6.81 – 6.99
4 6.31 – 6.51
3 5.48 – 5.68
2 4.79 – 5.07

 

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