PTE Academic Score Comparison With IELTS And TOEFL

PTE Academic, IELTS and TOEFL are all English Proficiency test. It can be a bit confusing to understand where each test stands in terms of score. In this article, we look forward to clearing that doubt. 

The Scores

Before we do PTE Academic Score Comparison with these other exams, we must know what scores will be given. All the test have different scores that are allotted to students apart from the overall score. Let's take a look at them:

PTE Academic

Communicative Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing


Enabling Skills: Grammar, Oral Fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary and Written Discourse.


Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking


Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing


As you can see PTE Academic scores you in all the skills as IELTS and TOEFL plus the Enabling Skills. You know more about how strong you are in every aspect of English. One take away from this is the common scores in all the three English Tests are:

  1. Listening
  2. Reading
  3. Speaking
  4. Writing

The Score Scale

All these tests have a different scoring scale. A scale consists of the minimum to maximum score you can get on that particular test. Let's look at how they are scored:

PTE Academic All Scores on a scale of 10-90
IELTS Score Band 0-9 for each score

Individual skill: 0-30

Overall 0-120

The scores are calculated by evaluating different questions. Each exam has its own mechanism to evaluate you. PTE Academic is the only test which is 100% Scored by Computer ie. algorithms and AI. A good reason why students are choosing PTE over others.

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Score Comparison

Many students are used to one scoring pattern and are confused about others. If you are familiar with any one of these exams then this will help you. 

PTE Academic Score Comparison


PTE Academic Score Comparison

As you can interpret from the table if you scored 79 in PTE Academic, you would have scored 8.0 in IELTS. You can check your scores like this. 

Or you can look at this table provided by Pearson's Score Guide itself for comparison between TOEFL iBT & PTE Academic. The table below gives a very specific score in terms of scores. The comparison between 0-120 TOEFL scale and 10-90 PTE-A scale:

PTE Academic Score Comparison

If you want to compare IELTS & PTE Academic then refer to the table below. A comparison between 0-9 IELTS Scale and 10-90 PTE-A Scale.

IELTS Score PTE Academic
9.0 86-90
8.5 83-85
8.0 79-82
7.5 73-78
7.0 65-72
6.5 58-64
6.0 50-57
5.5 42-49
5.0 36-41
4.5 29-35
N/A 10-28


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