Comparison between PTE Academic and IELTS

Comparison between PTE Academic and IELTS

IELTS PTE Academic Difference
Speaking Skill Duration: 11 – 14 minutes Types of Questions: 27 – 33 minutes In PTE Academic the Speaking section is done on the
Types of Questions: • Read Aloud Computers. However, IELTS is one-to-one examiner
•Introduction • Repeat Sentence interaction.
•Cue Card • Describe Image  
•Cross questioning • Re-tell Lecture  
• Answer Short Questions
Writing Skill Duration: 60 minutes  Duration: 50 – 60 minutes In PTE Academic the Writing module is given on the
Types of Questions: Types of Questions: computer itself.
•Graph / Letter writing – 150 words • Summarize Written Text – 5-75 words In IELTS the content is hand-writing.
•Essay writing – 250 words • Essay writing – 200-300 words The candidates need to have a neat presentation.
Reading Skill Duration: 60 minutes Duration: 32 – 41 minutes In PTE Academic, each Reading passage has only 1
Sections = 3 to 4 Types of Questions: question associated with it.
Types of Questions: • Multiple Choice Single Answer In IELTS, the test taker writes on the answer sheet.
•Multiple Choice Questions • Multiple Choice Multiple Answers  Every information is given out in different ways as
•Fill ups • Re-order Paragraphs  Magazine index page, advertisement, notices etc.
•Headings • Reading: Fill in the blanks
•True/False/Not Given • Reading & Writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening Skill Duration: 30 + 10 minutes Duration: 45 – 57 minutes The major difference is that in PTE Academic the test
Attempt while listening Attempt after listening taker needs to answer the questions after listening to
Types of questions: Types of Questions: the track or answer while the transcript can be seen on
•Multiple Choice Questions • Summarize spoken text the screen.
•Fill-ups • Multiple Choice Multiple Answers
•Maps • Fill in the blanks In IELTS the candidate needs to answer the questions on
• Highlight correct summary  the test paper and you have 10 minutes at the end to
• Multiple Choice Single Answer  make your answers fair.
• Select missing word
• Highlight incorrect words
• Writing from Dictation

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