Is PTE easier than TOEFL and IELTS?
PTE (Pearson Test of English) differs from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) in a variety of ways. Although all the three tests rate one’s understanding of the English language, it would be fair to say that PTE is a lot more convenient than TOEFL and IELTS in many aspects. However, all three exams are demanding and require you to prepare meticulously and well-in-advance to achieve acceptable scores. It also depends on the test taker’s fluency with the language. Let us see how PTE differs from IELTS and TOEFL. We hope, it will give you a better understanding to choose the test you are most comfortable with.
I. PTE is a fully computer-based test. It is assessed by computer software. IELTS and TOEFL are assessed by human raters.
II. PTE gives you results for the test in 5 Business days or less, IELTS takes 13 days to deliver results and TOEFL takes around 10 days.
III. PTE rates your score on a scale of 10 to 90, TOEFL rates on the scale of 0 to 120 and IELTS on the scale of 1 to 9.
IV. Duration for the exams: IELTS- 161-164 mins, TOEFL: 200-250 mins, 154-191 mins.
V. Section-wise duration and questions for ILETS, TOEFL and PTE:
VI. TOEFL is conducted by Educational Testing Services(ETS), IELTS by the British Council and PTE is conducted by Pearson Inc.
VII. PTE Academic is conducted 365 times in a year globally, IELTS has a fixed number of tests per year and TOEFL is conducted 50 times a year globally.
We believe this information helps you in your decision making.
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