The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized test jointly conducted by British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP Education. It is used to test and certify the proficiency of non-native English speakers. The IELTS has two training modules: Academic and General. Candidates who wish to study at an undergraduate or post graduate level can give the Academic module, while candidates who wish to migrate to an English speaking country or wish to train or study at below degree level can give the General training module. It is commonly used for admission to universities in UK, Australia and New Zealand. Total testing time is 2 hours 44 minutes
The Pearson Test of English (PTE) was launched by Pearson, and is one of the latest entrants into the field of testing and certifying English language proficiency of non- native English speakers. It is recognized by thousands of universities worldwide, the most popular being UK, Canada, US and Australia. PTE measures the English language ability and can be used to apply to educational institutions, professional and government organizations. The duration of the PTE test is approximately 3 hours
Test Content and Scoring Pattern
IELTS and PTE have similar test sections on Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. However, there are certain features in the content pattern that differentiates them from each other.
The IELTS is a paper based test. In the Speaking section on the IELTS, the candidates are evaluated in a face to face conversation with the examiner. There is a choice of Reading and Writing tests according to whether a candidate is taking the Academic or General module, all candidates take the same Listening and speaking tests. The writing section of the Academic module uses diagrams, graphs or charts in Task 1, and candidates are asked to present the given information in their own words. In Writing Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view or argument. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem and justify an opinion. Task 2 for both the modules are the same
In the writing section of the General module, task 1 requires candidates to respond to a given situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation
The PTE is a computer based test, and tests a combination of skills required in an academic setting. On the Speaking section, candidates have to speak into a microphone, while the computer captures the audio
Availability of Test Dates
PTE is based on an automated scoring, and grades a test taker in the range of 10- 90. The PTE Academic scores are available online within five business days.PTE Academic test centers are located in over 50 countries worldwide and can be taken on any date of the year, subject to availability of seats in the desired centre
IELTS is scored on a band of 0-9, and results for the test are available in 13 days. Academic and General tests have pre-fixed dates in more than 900 centres spread over 130 countries.
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