|IELTS is trusted for migration by governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.|
IELTS is trusted globally by more than 11,000 organisations including universities, professional bodies, employers and governments.
|PTE Academic is accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments. |
PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide.
|Speak to a person, not a robot! |
The IELTS Speaking test is face-to-face with a human examiner in a private and quiet room with no other test takers.
To be fair to test takers, IELTS Speaking examiners may repeat or rephrase a question upon request.
|PTE Academic test takers are tested by their ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment (reading aloud in a partitioned booth with other test takers in the room). |
The Speaking test microphone will switch off automatically if a test taker is silent for more than 3 seconds.
Reviewing answers during your test
|In IELTS on computer you may skip questions and come back to them to complete or check your answer at a later time. |
This is fairer, as we understand you may want to review or change your answers.
|In PTE Academic you can only navigate forward through questions and you must correct mistakes before moving onto the next question.|
|IELTS offers a choice of the following test types - designed & catered for your test taking purpose: |
- IELTS General Training
- IELTS Academic
|PTE Academic uses academically relevant tasks to measure skills.|