What are the differences between TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE?

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What are the differences between TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE?


Standardised English language tests are mandatory while immigrating to a different country for study, migration or work purposes. These tests are designed to measure the English proficiency of candidates on four key aspects, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The underlying purpose is that the more proficient candidates are in English the easier it will be to assimilate into local cultures.

Three tests have gained popularity in the world. They are Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Pearson Test of English (PTE). These tests are the most respected and widely used tests of English in the world. Test takers often have questions about the differences between these three standardised tests. In this comparison table, we have attempted to clarify the differences between the three tests based on some key points.


Testing Authority British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment (University of Cambridge) Educational Testing Service (ETS) Pearson
Test Length Approximately 3 hours Approximately 4 hours Approximately 3 hours
Scoring System Band score from 1-9 A scale of points from 0-120 A scale of points from 10-90
Test Format Physical Physical Online
Test Content Multiple choice questions fill in the blanks, two essays, and personal interview Multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, six spoken responses, and two essays Multiple choice questions, task-based questions, and one essay
Results Availability 13 calendar days 10 business days 5 business days
Cost AUD $330 AUD $240 AUD $330

This may give you better clarity on each test and make it easier for you to choose the right test!


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