IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. No minimum score is required to pass the test; it measures the candidate’s level of English from A1-C2.
It consists of four parts:
It takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to finish IELTS Academic.
TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for non-native speakers who wanted to study at US universities.
However, the TOEFL iBT® test is generally accepted around the world as proof of language proficiency for other purposes as well, including work and immigration.
TOEFL iBT® consists of four parts:
It takes 3 hours to finish TOEFL® iBT.
PTE Academic is an English language test developed by Pearson. When compared to the other exams, it stands out through the computer (AI-based) evaluation system and the speed with which results are communicated to test takers (usually, in less than 5 business days).
The test has 3 parts:
It takes 2 hours to finish PTE Academic.
C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced – CAE) is the advanced general English examination provided by the Cambridge English Language Assessment centre in England. The examination includes four parts:
B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English First – FCE) is developed by Cambridge English (part of the University of Cambridge) and is the most in-depth and focused exam available at Level B2 of the CEFR.
B2 First certificate can be used to apply for foundation, pathway, and higher education courses taught in English around the world. The exam is made up of four sections:
The minimum English language scores vary a lot depending on the type of the academic institution, its prestige, course difficulty, and so on. To offer you a general idea:
Keep in mind that universities and colleges can have higher expectations for your English tests scores. Always check the requirements on the study programme or university page.