Is it really worth it to study to get band 8.0 in IELTS?


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Hi,
I will take IELTS in the coming months. I am planning to apply to UK universities, most of which require 7 or 7.5 band and 7.5 in writing.

My question is, is it really enough to meet the minimum requirements or would it better to make it an 8 band in the test?
Does the difference in IELTS score between 7.0 band to 8.0 band make a difference in evaluating the candidates?
If not, is it really the motivation letter, recommendation letter and the GPA which makes the difference and not the IELTS score?
Thank you.

Hi,
I will take IELTS in the coming months. I am planning to apply to UK universities, most of which require 7 or 7.5 band and 7.5 in writing.

My question is, is it really enough to meet the minimum requirements or would it better to make it an 8 band in the test?
Does the difference in IELTS score between 7.0 band to 8.0 band make a difference in evaluating the candidates?
If not, is it really the motivation letter, recommendation letter and the GPA which makes the difference and not the IELTS score?
Thank you.
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It does not make any differences in the admission evaluation. Academic merit basis is the main consideration in most of UK universities. However, most of the candidates score in excess of the minimum requirement although it is not compulsory. Other documents such as motivation letter and recommendation letter are the supplementary factor to enhance the chance of your application. Depending on each college, some place provide a pre-session course to strengthen your academic writing skill. It is best to check your prospective university’s website. You should do your best. The writing band score is the most important. Many candidates failed to score the writing band exceeding the minimum required mark. 

It does not make any differences in the admission evaluation. Academic merit basis is the main consideration in most of UK universities. However, most of the candidates score in excess of the minimum requirement although it is not compulsory. Other documents such as motivation letter and recommendation letter are the supplementary factor to enhance the chance of your application. Depending on each college, some place provide a pre-session course to strengthen your academic writing skill. It is best to check your prospective university’s website. You should do your best. The writing band score is the most important. Many candidates failed to score the writing band exceeding the minimum required mark. 
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