Sussex Centre for Language Studies

English Language Test equivalences

Please note that Duolingo and Versant are acceptable tests only for the Online Pre-sessional English courses.

CEFRSCLS
Levels
TOEFLIELTSPTEMain SuiteCambridge
Scale
DuolingoVersant
    L R W S O            
              9.0     209    
C2 5 30 30 30 30 120 8.5 85 CAE (Exceptional) / CPE (Borderline) 205    
              8.0     200    
              7.5     191    
C1 4 22 23 24 23 95 7.0 67 CAE (Borderline) / CPE (Weak) 185 125 76
    20 20 24 22 88* 6.5* 62   176 115 69
    19 19 21 21 80 6.0 59   169 105 66
B2 3B 17 18 17 20 72 5.5 51 FCE (Borderline) / CAE (Weak) 162 90 65
  3A 11 8 14 17 50 5.0 46   154 80 63
              4.5       70  
B1 2 9 4 13 16 42 4.0 36 PET(Borderline) / FCE (Weak) 142 60 53
              3.5       50 49
A2 1           3.0 30 KET (borderline) / PET (Weak)   40 46
A1               30 KET (Weak)      

* Please note that the equivalences given above for the IELTS 6.5 level are for postgraduate students. For undergraduate students the TOEFL requirements are slightly lower - the equivalence for IELTS 6.5 for undergraduates is: Overall: 88, Listening:20, Reading:19, Speaking:21, Writing:23.