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Pearson Language Test also known as PTE is a unit of the Pearson PLC group, launched in year 2009,   dedicated to assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speakers. This new entrance is gaining popularity quite fast and is accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide. This exam is also accepted by the Australian and New Zealand Government for various visa purposes. This test is conducted on a computer for all of its sections. However, the speaking and writing sections are combined together as one. The mentioned test lasts around for 3 hours and costs approximately INR 13300 in India. To book your PTE exam, visit https://bit.ly/3AC8LXp

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is among the famous English language tests and is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations in 140 countries globally. The test is co-owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment , British Council and International Development Program Of Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP) but is only offered by British Council and IDP in India. IELTS has two types: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Earlier, IELTS was paper- based test but now being offered in the computer-based format as well. In both formats, Speaking section is the only section which needs face-to-face setting. IELTS test goes for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, divided into two days- Reading, Listening and Writing sections are conducted in the single day without any break, and the Speaking section is held afterwards on the other decided day.  The cost of both conducting formats is nearly equal to  INR 14000 –INR 15000 as registration fee. To book your IELTS paper, link is https://bit.ly/3dPL6JE

Test of English as a Foreign Language  (TOEFL)  is one of the most widely accepted English Language tests. This test is designed and administrated by the Educational Testing Services (ETS)  and is accepted by more than 10,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries.  The test also known as TOEFL iBT is a four-hour, computerized test with four sections : Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.  The examinee will use one main skill for each section (for example- in Reading, he/she will read passages and in  Listening, he/she will listen to audio clips), with some questions or tasks requiring the use of multiple skills. The test is conducted in a single sitting where all the four sections are to be taken on a computer connected to a source of a internet. The test lasts for three and a half hours and costs between INR 11468 to INR 17919. To book your TOEFL test, click https://bit.ly/3ymML10

PTE v/s IELTS v/s TOEFL :- Score Comparison

The table provided below gives a comparison between the scores on each of the tests and how these translate to the English proficiency level of the candidate.

IELTS vs TOEFL vs PTE: Score Comparison
IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTPTE AcademicProficiency Level
8.5115-11783-85Very Good
8110-11478-82Very Good
0-40-310-30Extremely Limited

PTE  v/s  IELTS v/s  TOEFL :- Sections of the test

There are many differences in the content of the each tests. Here, we will discuss in detail how the three tests evaluate the candidate’s skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing.


The Reading sections are much longer in IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT , with the passages being much longer. The IELTS Reading section lasts 60 minutes while the TOEFL iBT reading section lasts 60 to 80 minutes. The Reading section in PTE Academic is shorter, with a duration of 32-41 minutes.


For the Listening section, candidates are required to hear voice recordings in each of the three tests, and then answer questions accordingly. The listening test is much shorter in case of the IELTS, at 30 minutes, while it takes longer for both TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic. Also, in TOEFL iBT, test takers may be required to take notes while listening since they only get to see the questions after the recording.


The IELTS Writing test is often considered to be much tougher than the TOEFL or PTE. All three of the tests have two tasks each. It is also the only writing test of the three which judges a candidate solely on their writing skills, while the other two also require the speaker to combine their writing skills with their reading or listening skills. In IELTS, the first task requires a candidate to describe or summarize the information in a graph, chart, or diagram, while the second task requires them to provide their arguments in an essay format for a given topic. In TOEFL, the first task requires the candidate to write a summary based on a passage to be read, as well as a recording by a speaker. In PTE, the first task is similar and requires a one-sentence summary of a given passage. For both TOEFL and PTE, the second task is an essay on a given topic.


There are many differences in the speaking section of the three tests. Most important of them is the format. For IELTS, the speaking test is conducted separately, in a face-to-face session with the examiner. In case of TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic, test takers record their responses into a microphone. The section is also longer in case of the PTE since it combines the Speaking test with the Writing test as a single section. Additionally, candidates taking the PTE may also be required to combine their reading and listening skills for the Speaking test.

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