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IELTS and PTE Aspirants,

Here as you read  through you will understand the difference between TOEFL PTE and IELTS Examinations. Know the difference between TOEFL PTE and IELTS and understand which exam is best for you.

IELTS, the full form is International English Language Testing System. This exam is for candidates who wish to go overseas for higher education/ migration or work purpose to countries like the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and European continent.

Exam Administrators

PTE  administrator is Pearson, a very prominent publishing company in the USA and for IELTS its jointly by IDP, British Council and Cambridge.

PTE and IELTS are similar in many aspects with some diverse structures to each. Before choosing the exam you must assess your stronger areas and decide the better one for you between the two tests.

IELTS Exam Format


In the year 2009, Pearson launched PTE. The full form of PTE is Pearson Test of English. The PTE test is an online, and it tests the exam takers English language skills.

PTE Exam Format

Both PTE and IELTS exam’s main purpose is to test your language skills. Even though PTE is the newest competitor in this field but is gaining popularity in USA, Canada and Australia for both masters and certificate programs.

Test Availability

IELTS is an offline test, and hence it has limited on availability and its offered 4 to 6 times in a month. The IELTS Score takes at least 2 weeks to get published.

PTE is an online exam and is available more often. The PTE exam scores are ready to the candidate in 4 to 5 working days. This gives an advantage to the test taker and can speed up his/her process further.

TOEFL / IELTS and PTE Scoring Comparison

Test Sections comparison in TOEFL / PTE & IELTS