How to decide among IELTS or PTE:
IELTS is accepted as proof of English language ability for study, work and migration(permanent residence) in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States, Ireland and France.
While, PTE scores are mainly accepted in countries like Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and New Zealand. PTE scores are accepted in these countries to gain admission in universities and for immigration purposes. PTE scores are also accepted in Australia and New Zealand to obtain permanent residence.
For countries Australia, Canada, US, UK and Ireland, one can take either IELTS or PTE test for both study and migration purposes. Now you will have to choose one of the tests and to help you choose you can look at the following comparison:
Most questions are based on practical uses of the language
2. Lesser number questions but with lengthy answers
Greater number of questions but the answers are short or moderate in length.
3. Contains about 8 types of questions in writing, reading and listening modules
Contains about 20 different types of question which provides more chances to score good
4. Reading and listening are checked by computers and Speaking and writing are checked manually.
Entirely checked by computers.