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English Proficiency Test Equivalency Chart

Businesses, colleges, and universities often ask for non-native English speakers to provide an English proficiency test score when applying for school or a job. Use this chart to see how your test score relates to scores of other English proficiency tests.

English Proficiency Test Equivalency Chart
CISL Level Common
European
Framework
Cambridge
Main Suite
Exams
Cambridge
Business
IELTS TOEFL TOEIC
iBT IPT
1 & 2 A1           0-150
A1           150-250
3 & 4 A2 KET         250-375
A2 KET   <4 0­-31 0-397 375-500
5 & 6 B1 PET BEC ­ Preliminary 4­-4.5 32-­34 398-417 500-560
B1 PET BEC ­ Preliminary 4.5­-5 35-45 418-450 560-625
7 & 8 B2 FCE BEC ­ Vantage 5­-5.5 46-59 451-497 625-690
B2 FCE BEC ­ Vantage 5.5­-6 60-78 498-550 690-750
9 & 10 C1 CAE BEC ­ Higher 6­-6.5 79-93 551-587 750-815
C1 CAE BEC ­ Higher 6.5­-7 94-101 588-607 815-900
C1/C2 CAE/CPE BEC ­ Higher >7 >102 >610 >900

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