Score Benchmarks

Here are the levels of achievements as compared to other English proficiency tests out there.

TOEFL IELTS
PELMO
CEFR CLB
118-120 9.0 97-100 C2 10-12
115-117 8.5 90-96
110-114 8.0 84-89 C1 8-9
102-109 7.5 77-83
94-101 7.0 69-76
79-93 6.5 60-68 B2 6-7
60-78 6.0 54-59
46-59 5.5 48-53
35-45 5.0 43-47 B1 5
32-34 4.5 36-42
0-31 0.0-4.0 0-35 A1-A2 0-4

Pelmo Test Benchmarks

PELMO Test is an English proficiency test that is scored out of 100 points and will sort you in 4 different English Speaking Skill Levels. Learn how we give points here.


PELMO Test Score

Description
Points Skill Level

0-35

Basic

The test taker can understand and use only simple spoken language in familiar contexts; frequently shows problems in understanding and expression of the spoken and written English; there can be frequent breakdowns in communication

36-47

Pre-Intermediate

The test-taker can understand the main ideas and produce simple connected texts in familiar contexts or on topics of personal interest; can briefly describe events and provide simple explanations and give opinions; is likely to have many mistakes.

48-59

Intermediate

The test taker can communicate confidently about a variety of topics; can communicate with native speakers with a degree of spontaneity; can briefly give reasons; has enough language structures and vocabulary to operate in everyday situations; there may be many inaccuracies and misunderstandings.

60-68

High-Intermediate

The test taker can understand abstract topics, including some technical vocabulary in familiar contexts; can spontaneously interact with native speakers without much difficulty in understanding; can create moderately complex oral and written texts on a variety of topics; can describe benefits and drawbacks; there may be some inaccuracies and misunderstandings.

69-83

Low-Advanced

The test taker can understand and create a variety of well-organized complex oral and written texts; can recognize implicit meanings; can use language flexibly and effectively in social, academic and professional contexts; has a good command of organizational patterns and linking devices; can create detailed argumentation; there may be a few occasional unsystematic mistakes.

84-94

Advanced

The test taker can easily understand and interpret almost any oral and written text; can summarize and present the content of a variety of oral and written sources; can express thoughts with fluency and precision; can express different shades of meaning.

95-100

High Advanced

The test taker has fully operational command of the language; has a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms; can easily interact with natural referencing.