How long does it take to improve my score by 1 band?
I got 6.0 and I need 7.0; how long do I need to study?
Research confirms that it takes approximately 200 hours of classroom/online instruction. Personally, however, I have seen some students take much longer - especially when a student needs to go from a 7.0 to 8.0.How quickly you achieve your desired band score depends on the following factors:
- your language learning background/(natural) ability
- how hard/how much time you study
- your age
- the amount of English study you do outside of lesson times
In summary, you should expect to put in about 2 months of guided preparation. This will give you the best chance at success on test day.