PTE or IELTS? Which one is best for me?

Are you thinking about taking one of these two English tests? this information will help you to find which one is perfect for you:

Which proficient English Test is best for me?

For many people, the English proficient test is one of the most concerning steps of a skills assessment or visa application, so if you’re thinking about taking an English proficiency test for immigration purposes, you’ve probably wondered “IELTS or PTE?”

Before choosing the best test for you, it is important to understand how each one works and familiarize yourself with all your options. It is recommended that you do some research about each proficient test, so you can decide which exam better suits your style.

 

PTE or IELTS?

Similarities:

·       IELTS and PTE have similar test sections - Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

 

Differences:

  • PTE is delivered via a computer
  • IELTS is completed with pen and paper
  • PTE has 20 different shorter tasks
  • IELTS has 5 longer tasks

·       PTE uses innovative techniques to test writing capabilities of the candidate.

·       The IELTS being completely paper-based uses diagram, graph or chart for the writing section

·       IELTS has set time for each paper, and candidates can move forwards and backward

·       PTE has section timings and can move forward only

·       PTE scores: 10-90

·       IELTS scores: 0-9

·       PTE: scores are available online within five business days

·       IELTS: result is posted within 13 calendar days after the test

 

For more information about each test visit IELTS or PTE website.

Good Luck!!

 

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