Basic Comparison between IELTS and PTE Academic

 

IELTS and PTE

Comparison between IELTS and PTE Academic

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IELTS | PTE difference comparison

Modules IELTS PTE Academic
Registration 15 Days 48 Hours
Result 13 Days 5 Days
Format Paper Computer
Assessment Human Rated Computer Rated
 

 

Speaking

Time: 11-14 Minutes

Pattern: Interview Format

Time: 30-35 Minutes

Pattern: No Invigilator, Short Responses

Interview

Cue Card (2 Minutes) Cross Questioning

Read Aloud Repeat Sentence Describe Image Re-Tell Lecture

Ans. Short Questions

 

 

 

Reading

Time: 60 Minutes

No. of Ques: 40

Multiple questions from Single Passage

Time: 32-41 Minutes

No. of Ques: 15-20

One question from Single Passage

Length of passage 900-1200 words

Multiple Choice Questions Fill Ups

True/False/Not Given Headings/Titles Match

Length of passage 50-250 words Multiple Choice, Single Answer Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers Re-order Paragraphs

Blanks with options

 

Writing

Time: 60 Minutes

Pattern: Write on a sheet

Time: 40-50 Minutes

Pattern: Type on a computer

2 Tasks Graph writing Essay 4 Items

2-3 Summary Writing Essay Writing

 

 

 

 

 

Listening

Time: 30 Minutes + 10 Minutes

Ques: 40

Pattern: Attempt while listening Multiple questions from Single Track

Time: 45-57 Minutes

Ques: 18-23

Pattern: Attempt after listening, One question from Single Track

Length of track: 7-8 Minutes Multiple Choice Questions Fill Ups

Maps

Length of track: 45-60 seconds Summarize Spoken Text Multiple Choice, Single Answer

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer Blanks

Highlight Incorrect Word Choose the right Summary Dictation

 

Comparison between IELTS and PTE Academic

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