Comparison of CEF levels and scores for the various exams


The following table gives an approximate comparison between the different exams. The exams all use the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels.
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CEF Level Cambridge ESOL IELTS TOEFL iBT TOEIC Michigan BULATS PTE General PTE Academic
C2 CPE 9     ECPE   level 5 85+
    8       90    
C1 CAE,
BEC Higher
7.5 110-120 880     level 4 76-84
    6.5       75    
B2 FCE,
BEC Vantage
6 87-109   ECCE   level 3 59-75
    5       60    
B1 PET,
BEC Prelim
4.5 57-86 550     level 2 43-58
    4       40    
A2 KET           level 1 30-42
            20