Comparison of CEF levels and scores for the various exams

The following gives an approximate comparison between the different exams. The exams all use the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels.
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Cambridge English Key (KET)

PTE General Level 1

PTE Academic 30-42

TOEIC Listening & Reading 225

TOEIC Speaking & Writing 160


Cambridge English Preliminary (PET)

BEC Prelim

IELTS 4-4.5

TOEFL iBT 57-86

TOEIC Listening & Reading 550

TOEIC Speaking & Writing 240

PTE General Level 2

PTE Academic 43-58

Trinity ISE I


Cambridge English First (FCE)

BEC Vantage

IELTS 5-6.5

TOEFL iBT 87-109

TOEIC Listening & Reading 785

TOEIC Speaking & Writing 310

Michigan ECCE

PTE General Level 3

PTE Academic 59-75

Trinity ISE II


Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

BEC Higher


TOEFL iBT 110-120

TOEIC Listening & Reading 945

TOEIC Speaking & Writing 360

PTE General Level 4

PTE Academic 76-84


Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)

IELTS 8.5-9

Michigan ECPE

PTE General Level 5

PTE Academic 85+