Here are some statistics related to the IELTS exam:
Test takers: In 2020, over 2.9 million IELTS tests were taken worldwide.
Test centers: IELTS tests are available at more than 1,600 test centers in over 140 countries.
Test formats: IELTS is available in two formats: paper-based and computer-based. In 2020, over 70% of IELTS tests were taken on a computer.
Test results: In 2020, the average overall band score for all test takers was 6.5.
Test taker demographics: IELTS test takers come from a wide range of backgrounds and demographics. In 2020, the largest group of test takers were aged between 25 and 34, and the majority of test takers were female.
Test purposes: IELTS is used for a variety of purposes, including academic study, immigration, and employment. In 2020, the most common purpose for taking the IELTS exam was for academic study.
Test scores: The highest possible band score on the IELTS exam is 9. In 2020, only 0.3% of test takers achieved a score of 9 in all four sections of the exam.
It’s worth noting that these statistics are based on data from 2020, which was an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some of the statistics may not be representative of typical IELTS exam trends.