WHICH EXAM IS BETTER IELTS OR PTE?

In the recent past, we have observed a lot of students aspiring to pursue their higher education from foreign universities. Each country has its education system, which is internationally accepted. Almost all the countries in the world welcome International Students for pursuing higher education. Each College or University puts forward certain eligibility requirements, to provide admission offers to students. The most important prerequisite is the English Proficiency Exam. So the question arises which exam is better IELTS or PTE?

The two widely accepted English proficiency exams are IELTS and PTE. Students are mostly confused about which exam is better  IELTS or PTE? There are a lot of notions made by people for both of these exams. In this article, we will see a detailed comparison based on important factors of both the exams –IELTS or PTE, so that you can decide which is best one for you . 

Ielts and PTE is needed when you apply for student visa.

  1. THE CO-OWNERS OF THE TEST-
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Co-owner of the exam
  • IDP
  • BRITISH COUNCIL
  • PEARSON PLC

 

The IELTS and PTE are run by highly established international organizations. The international headquarters of Pearson PLC is in London, United Kingdom. 

Whereas the headquarters of IDP is in Melbourne, Australia, and of the British Council are in London, United Kingdom. 

Both the institutions are equally phenomenal.  

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  1. WHICH COUNTRIES ACCEPT THE TEST- 
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Which countries accept the exams Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Europe, (basically all countries).  Majorly Australia and New Zealand. Maybe accepted by other countries too. 

 

IELTS is accepted both for study visas as well as for migration by countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA and European countries. 

PTE is mostly accepted in Australia and New Zealand for study visas and migration purposes. 

 

  1. TEST FORMAT-
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Test Format 
  • Pen & Paper Based.
  • Computer-delivered.
  • Computer- Based

 

You can appear for the IELTS Exam in your desired Test Format that is Paper based or computer Delivered. 

The PTE exam is only computer-based. 

 

  1. TEST SYLLABUS- 
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Test Syllabus 4 Modules-

  • Listening
  • Reading 
  • Writing 
  • Speaking 

-Test time- 2 hours 45 minutes approximately.

-Speaking test takes place on another day. 

Divided into-

  • Speaking & Writing
  • Reading.
  • Listening

-Test time- 3 hours.

A break for 10 minutes is optional. 

 

IELTS has 4 modules-

  • Speaking –(15 minutes)
  • Listening- ( 30 minutes)
  • Reading-(60  minutes)
  • Writing- (60 minutes)

The listening, reading, and writing exam is done in one go. The speaking module takes place on a separate day which may be before or after the LRW exam. Consult best Ielts coaching center in Chandigarh for your exam preparations.

 

PTE has 3 main modules-

  • Speaking & Writing- (77 to 93 minutes)
  • Reading-(30-40 minutes)
  • Listening-(45- 60 minutes)

The test is done in one sitting in 3 hours. An optional break for 10 minutes is there. 

 

  1. TEST RESULTS-
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Test Results After 13 Days.  Results are available within 24-48 hours. 

 

IELTS results are available after 13 days of the exam. The TRF comes within 2-3 days after the results are available. 

PTE results are available within 24-48 hours. The results are quicker in the case of PTE. 

 

  1. TEST VALIDITY-
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Test Validity 2 years.  2 years. 

 

Both the IELTS & PTE results are available for 2 years. 

 

  1. COST OF THE TEST- 
Parameter  IELTS PTE
Cost Rs. 14,000 Rs. 13,500

 

The cost of the PTE exam is 13,500 INR which is less as compared to IELTS which is 14,000INR. 

 

  1. Which exam is easier Ielts or Pte- 

 

This is the question which matters the most in comparing both the exams. Though both the exams are equal and fair in the terms of scoring and assessment. However, some sections are difficult or easy. 

In the IELTS exam, the students generally find writing and reading modules difficult. Writing modules requires a candidate to be technical and to use the correct format. The reading is a bit tricky and requires utmost concentration and practice. 

 

In the PTE exam, the reading section is considered to be a bit difficult. Students generally do not have reading habits, so they face difficulty in this section. 

 

We have outlined all the important factors which you should consider while choosing which exam is better for you IELTS or PTE? Still, we would recommend that you should appear for the exam according to the requirement of your university and visa process guidelines.