Major update on PTE Academic Standards and Measurement

A recent survey of PTE Academic and IELTS Academic tests has change over how Pearson compare PTE and IELTS scores. Here is what they found:

Here What you need to know about change?

  • At IELTS 6.5 and lower than the comparative PTE Academic scores are at some points lower on the level than what they used to be.
  • In the mid-range, where PTE is normally used for academic statements purposes, the updated contrast has been minimally adjusted.
  • At IELTS 7.5 and above, the reasonable PTE Academic scores, while in the same range, are at some points above average on the scale.


Applicants has revised the Australian Government on the results of their study. It is up to the Department of Home Affairs as to whether they make modifications to the score obligations for visa applications.

Should the new comparison apply to visa applications, it is expected to affect skill assessments as well.

Some exam takers claim that it is at ease to obtain higher scores with PTE Academic equated with IELTS. If the Department accepts these changes, that benefit will diminish or even disappear.

There is no change to how any tests are formed or scored.

Due to the easing of COVID-19 limitations in the Victoria state, PTE testing is accessible across Australia in 35 centers, which now includes Melbourne as well as in other main cities such as Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, and Perth.

Why has PTE Academic concordance changed?

Score concord is a regular movement undertaken by test providers and it is essential that Pearson re-evaluate and certify our concord with other major tests. The details of these studies are vital, and we have taken great care to perform our study with interest to detail, with regard to the approach used. The results should be used as a manual or suggestion when considering the test score comparison of PTE Academic and IELTS Academic.

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