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IELTS or PTE: Which test is best for migration?

Both IELTS and PTE are English proficiency tests, but IELTS is more widely recognized and accepted in more countries, making it the obvious choice for candidates worldwide.

IELTS over PTE for migration: Understand the difference

Canada does not recognize PTE-A for migration

PTE Academic is currently not accepted by Canada for immigration. Compare this with IELTS, which is recognized worldwide and has been accepted in Canada by IRCC since 2005.

IELTS is world's number one English test for migration

IELTS is accepted by all immigration authorities that require an English test, including: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Gives you the flexibility to choose paper or computer

PTE is only available on computer, whereas with IELTS you can choose whether you want to take your test on paper or computer in many locations across the world. The freedom to choose is important to test takers who are more comfortable using paper and pen to write their answers.

Fairness in testing

Unlike PTE, IELTS follows a test format that is fairer to candidates. Whether it is paper-based IELTS or computer-based IELTS, you are allowed to skip questions and come back to them later so as not to waste time. With PTE, you must answer the question before moving on to the next question.

Fairness in marking

Robots can be very useful on the factory floor, but unlike PTE, we don’t put candidates’ futures in their hands. English experts evaluate our speaking and reading tests against global scoring standards. This ensures fairness for all applicants to give them the best chance of achieving their migration goals.

Global footprint

With over 4,000 IELTS test locations in 120 countries, including over 280 computer-based test centers, IELTS has one of the largest networks of test centers in the world, making it easily accessible across the world. Around the world.

Trusted worldwide

More than 11,500 organizations worldwide trust IELTS English proficiency assessment. On the other hand, PTE is accepted by more than 3,000 organizations (only 27% of the IELTS recognition rate).

Fast results

With computer-based IELTS, you will receive your test results in just 3-5 days. Fast processing times give you peace of mind helping you meet immigration application deadlines.

Prepares you for success

IELTS Preparation by Divine Training gives you access to a wide range of test preparation materials at your fingertips. From practice tests, videos, and articles to expert reviews, online courses, webinars, and more, this prep material helps you build confidence so you can easily achieve your goals.

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