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If you have decided to switch your focus to a different test (IELTS, PTE or OET) or if you are wondering whether you have the required English level to start preparing for a test, you might be curious to know your equivalent score. 

The chart below can be used as a guide to understanding not only your equivalent score in the IELTS, PTE and OET but also how your test score is mapped against IELTS and Common European Framework English Levels.

IELTS English LevelsIELTSPTE AcademicPTE Changes 2020OETCEFR English Levels
Expert986N/AAC2
Very Good8.58389AC2
Very Good87984AC1
Good7.57376BC1
Good76566BC1
Competent6.55856C+B2
Competent65046CB2
Modest5.54236CB2
Modest53629DB1
Limited4.53023E-DB1

To compare PTE scores against TOEFL scores, refer to Global Scale of English

Note: The 2020 update to the PTE score will not affect your test result! Your test results will remain the same, i.e. if you scored 79 previously, you would expect to score the same, your English proficiency level won’t change.

To find out more, see: 

Understand and explain the IELTS scores                

The Common European Framework (CEFR)                

How does IELTS map against CEFR?                

PTE: Score Comparison vs Other Tests     

PTE: 2020 predicted changes

OET Results Table

You may also find this video and this blog article helpful.

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