Converting PTE Scores To IELTS: Updated Conversion Chart


Converting PTE Scores To IELTS: Updated Conversion Chart

PTE and IELTS are two widely recognised English proficiency tests for work, study abroad, and immigration purposes.

Understanding the concordance of these two test scores might be tricky for most test takers.

Therefore, Pearson has developed comparison charts to convert PTE scores to IELTS scores.

It acts like a PTE score calculator helping students adjust their own study plans to achieve their goals.

And the following updated chart from PTE Magic will help you to understand your English proficiency level based on two different score scales.

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PTE to IELTS score conversion table

pte scores to ielts

PTE and IELTS tests have different scoring scales. A scale shows the possible scores on a test, from lowest to highest. Here is the PTE – IELTS score ranges:

PTE Academic
Scores range from 10 to 90.
IELTS
Score band from 0 to 9.

The scores are determined by analyzing and evaluating various questions. Each test utilizes its scoring system to assess test takers’ English proficiency.

While IELTS is scored by 50% humans and 50% computers, PTE Academic is fully scored by advanced algorithms.

Most students usually stick to a single scoring system. Therefore, they are often confused about the conversion of two tests.

This PTE and IELTS score comparison table can help.

PTE Academic
IELTS
N/A
9.0
89–90
8.5
84–88
8.0
76–83
7.5
66–75
7.0
56–65
6.5
46–55
6.0
36–45
5.5
29–35
5.0
23–28
4.5
10–22
No data

You can conclude that PTE 46 equals IELTS band 6.0 or PTE 50 is equivalent to IELTS band 6.0.

On December 1st, 2020, Pearson released the latest PTE and IELTS Concordance Report. The report updated the new PTE and IELTS exam score conversion from the old chart in 2011.

English proficiency level changes over time. Therefore, the PTE team regularly evaluates how PTE scores align with other exams.

PTE candidates should stay updated with the changes in the scoring system to adjust their study plans promptly.

Note that students may find one test easier than the other, while the chart makes conversion simple to understand.

Students may prefer computer-based tests to paper-based tests for several reasons.

Firstly, they may feel more confident “typing essays” on a keyboard than writing essays using a pen. Understandably, the computer-generated text may be clean and uncluttered, like handwriting.

Secondly, they speak more comfortably in front of the computer than they do to an interviewee.

However, no matter which tests you find easier, practice hard to get your desired results.

Conclusion

We hope the above conversion table of PTE scores to IELTS scores will be helpful for you to determine your English level.

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Last updated on 22/08/2023

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