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I will come to IELTS vs PTE before that have you decided your abroad study destination? when you decided to get an international degree and trying to identify the best country for you. How to come in conclusion for overseas education? What are the factors may you consider before finalize? Do you have sufficient fund for further education? Are eligible by your academics GPA/percentage or your previous study? and many more, all of your question get the exact answer. I know you are questioning me but How? To resolve your question and queries the one-stop solution is here. I hope you have got enough idea to finalize the best country for you. Now it’s time to finalize which English proficiency test is more comfortable according to your preference.
Now, IF you have decided to get your further degree and your university or college may ask your test score. Even sometimes immigration looking for your English language ability. There are Lots of option for you to prove your English language ability. Mainly in Nepal, IELTS, PTE and TOEFL are common. We are getting numbers of queries regarding IELTS and PTE. We have found that Nepales students in dilemma to choose IELTS of PTE. This encourages me to write a blog. Here I am going to explain it by their test format, Scoring and accepting country etc.
IELTS-International English Language Testing System founded in 1989. Now it is combinedly managing by British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Where 10,000 plus colleges, Institutions and other agencies all over the 140 countries are using its test score. IELTS skills tested in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of English language. As well as, added 1200 plus test centre in over the 140 countries.
PTE- Pearson Test of English founded in 2009. Pearson Test of English is a unit of Pearson LLC group, Dedicatingly assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speakers. Where nearly 6000 colleges, Institutions and other agencies all over the many countries are using its test score. It skills tested in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of English language. As well as, added 250 plus global test centre in over the 50 countries.
Both IELTS and PTE have four different division named as Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. For sure, the model and content are different in both tests. There is the person who will assess your writing, reading and listening performance in IELTS. Furthermore, conclude your speaking proficiency having a conversation with you which is recorded for your evaluation purpose. Throughout the PTE there will not be any person for the live conversation with you for the speaking test. Of course, you will talk on a microphone for the given topic which is also recorded for further evaluation purposes.
If you are more comfortable on talk with someone and can attract people by your presentation you can give IELTS. If you are a person enjoy spending time with just one or two people, rather than large groups or crowds you can give PTE. IELTS is a pen and paper-based test while PTE is the completely computer-based or computerised program. It constantly has modern and updated methods of evaluating an applicant fluency and ability. During your exam session if you are unable to attempt some question you can go back to the question throughout the IELTS. but in PTE there is no similar option.
In Nepal, we have two test location within Kathmandu valley for the Pearson Test of English. Where you can get test centres in Biratnagar, Birtamode, Butwal, Chitwan, Kathmandu and Pokhara for IELTS.
Test available dates:
In general, there are 4 exam dates in a month for academics IELTS need to register at least 7-10 days in advanced. You can give PTE in every business day currently its has 2 exam sessions in a day and you need to register at least a week before.
IELTS exam is costing 21,500 Nepalese rupees which were effective from last year. While PTE exam will cost you $ 170 US dollar which may you find different in every day due to fluctuations in the exchange rate to Nepalese rupees.
Score and Outcomes:
ILETS is calculating score between 1 to 9 by the experienced examiners throughout your given paper. It takes a minimum of 13 days to receive your score. Where PTE has Artificial intelligent system which gives you the score in between 10 to 90. Here you will receive your score in between 5 business days.
I hope now you are satisfied with IELTS vs PTE. Sometime may college satisfied with your English test but immigration may prefer another English language test. Make sure before coming to the conclusion. If you are still in dilemma to choose the test, You are just a phone call away from Global Hub Educational Network expert.