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IELTS (Academic)

PTE (Academic)


Exam items and methods Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening Speaking and writing
Test type Written test or computer based test (oral test will be conducted face to face with the examiner) Computer based and assessed Computer based and assessed
Highest/Lowest Score Highest: 9 points, Lowest : 1 point Highest: 90, Lowest: 0 Lowest : 0 points
Announcement time 13 days after the test, log in to the official website of the test center to check within 1-5 days About two weeks after the test, log in to the official website of the test center to check
Internet query results Can Can Can
Grade retention period Two years Two years Two years
Registration fee (mainly based on the latest official announcement) INR 15,500 INR 14,700 USD 190 (approximately INR 14,200)
Score review The application period for the review service is within 6 weeks from the test date. Candidates must ensure that the British Council receives the IELTS score application form and related fees within the review application period. Candidates can apply for a re-check of one or more grades for a fee of INR 8475. The review process is completed within two to four working days, excluding the processing time for travel to and from the UK. If you are unhappy with your score, you may request a rescore. However, please rememebr that PTE is a computer-scored test; it is therefore unlikely that your overall scores will change. Only spoken responses and open-ended responses are rescored. The fee for the score review service is USD 50. TOEFL test scores can only be reviewed for speaking and writing test scores, and a written request must be made to ETS within 30 days of the test. Please download the application form from the TOEFL website (Rescoring Request Form) of ETS. There is an application fee for the review, which costs USD 60 per item and takes three weeks to process.
For study purposes Yes Yes Yes
Immigration use Yes Only for Australia and New Zealand No
Application for work abroad Yes Only for Australia and New Zealand No
Recognition in other countries More than 10,000 universities, government and professional institutions around the world use IELTS scores as the standard for evaluating applicants' English proficiency. Whether you want to study in English-speaking countries (such as: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, etc.) or non-English-speaking countries (such as: Hong Kong, mainland China, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Finland, etc.), IELTS is suitable for immigration, employment, or even simply wanting to test your English proficiency. PTE Academic is accepted by 3,000+ institutions worldwide, including Oxford University, Harvard Business School, and Yale. It is also accepted by the Australian, UK, and New Zealand governments for visa purposes. There are more than 1,300 countries and more than 9,000 universities in the world that recognize the TOEFL-iBT test, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, etc.
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