Level Comparison

Cross-reference of levels of English, the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and popular exam scores. Please note that the table below is for guidance only and should not be used as an exact indicator.

Level CEFR Cambridge IELTS TOEFL TOEIC BULATS PTE TRINITY
iBT ITP L&R S&W Academic General ISE GESE
Proficiency C2 CPE 8.5 – 9.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 90 – 100 85 – 90 Level 5 ISE IV 12
Advanced C1 CAE
BEC Higher
7.0 – 8.0 110 – 120 627 – 677 945 – 990 400 75 – 89 76 – 84 Level 4 ISE III 10 – 11
Upper-Intermediate B2 FCE
BEC Vantage
5.5 – 6.5 87 – 109 543 – 626 785 – 944 310 – 399 60 – 74 59 – 75 Level 3 ISE II 7 – 9
Intermediate Plus
Intermediate B1 PET
BEC Preliminary
4.0 – 5.0 57 – 86 460 – 542 550 – 784 240 – 309 40 – 59 43 – 58 Level 2 ISE I 5 – 6
Pre-Intermediate
A2 KET
YLE Flyers
3.0 – 3.5 24 – 56 337 – 459 225 – 549 160 – 239 20 – 39 30 – 42 Level 1 ISE 0 3 – 4
Elementary
Beginner A1 KET
YLE Movers
0 – 2.5 8 – 23 0 – 336 120 – 224 80 – 159 0 – 19 0 – 29 Level A1 N/A 2
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