Duolingo IELTS Score Conversion 2023

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Anumika Bahukhandi
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Updated on Aug 7, 2023 15:14 IST

The Duolingo English Test is an online exam that candidates can take on their personal computers. Candidates who need to prove English language proficiency can take the Duolingo English Test which can be taken online from anywhere anytime. In this time of crisis when students and aspirants are not able to go to the test centers and give the English Language Proficiency test, Duolingo has given an alternative to those, as it can be taken online anywhere anytime.

Duolingo to IELTS Score Conversion 2023

An Overview of Duolingo English Test

Various educational institutions are now accepting the Duolingo English Test scores. Therefore, candidates should know where they stand and what they have scored if compared to other popular English Language Proficiency Tests like IELTS and TOEFL. Various institutions and employers across the world make use of the Duolingo test scores as evidence of English language proficiency. Around thousands of higher education institutions, in more than 50 countries, accept the DET results for the purpose of placement, admission, and exit requirements. One can appear for the test online anywhere and at any time. DET can be finished within an hour and its results can be obtained in two days.

In this article, we will inform you about the score comparison between Duolingo English test scores and IELTS Scores.

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How to Take Duolingo English Test?

The Duolingo test is gaining popularity due to its low registration fee, flexible schedule, and convenience of taking the same anywhere and anytime. One is not required to carry out exclusive preparation for the same nor are you needed to attend any expensive classes for it because DET measures your real English language proficiency level. 

Checklist for Duolingo English Test

  • Charge your laptop or PC fully before starting the test
  • Make sure that your internet connectivity is good and uninterrupted
  • Ensure the validity of your ID
  • Keep all your pens and pencils away from where you're sitting. You won't be allowed to use them
  • Make sure nobody is anywhere near you while you're giving the test

In order to take the Duolingo English Test, create an account on the official Duolingo website. Once you've logged in either purchase one test for $59 or buy a test bundle (two tests) for $49 each. You may begin the test after the registration is complete.

Institutions Accepting Duolingo Scores

The DET scores are accepted by over 4,000 institutions located in different countries. Your test results can be sent to as many institutions as you wish. Check out our below-listed articles for figuring out which universities accept DET scores in USA, UK, and Canada.

Duolingo Test Score Interpretation

Your Duolingo English Test report will display your overall as well as subscores. You will be able to view your proficiency as a holistic report which would be marked on a scale from 10 to 160 in five-point increments. The estimation of the DET overall score and DET subscore is done separately. Please note that your overall score is not a sum or average of the individual subscores.

The Duolingo English Test has been designed to assess real-world language ability, by measuring candidates’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The aspirant’s proficiency is reported as a holistic score on a scale from 10 – 160.

Score

Description

10 – 55

  • Can understand basic English words and phrases
  • Can understand straightforward information and express themselves in familiar contexts

60 – 85

  • Can understand the key points of the speech or writing on routine matters like school and work
  • Can describe ambitions, opinions, plan, and experiences, although with some hesitation

90 – 115

  • Can communicate well and soak even on unfamiliar topics
  • Can understand the key ideas of both concrete and abstract writing
  • Can interact with proficient speakers easily

120 – 160

  • Can understand a variety of demanding written and spoken language including some specialized language use situations
  • Can understand implicit, figurative, pragmatic, and idiomatic language
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes

Basic

  • Can understand basic English words and phrases
  • Can understand straightforward information and express themselves in familiar contexts 

Intermediate

  • Can understand the key points of the speech or writing on routine matters like school and work
  • Can describe ambitions, opinions, plans, and experiences, although with some hesitation

Upper Intermediate

  • Can communicate well and soak even on unfamiliar topics
  • Can understand the key ideas of both concrete and abstract writing
  • Can interact with proficient speakers easily

Advanced

  • Can understand a variety of demanding written and spoken language including some specialized language use situations
  • Can understand implicit, figurative, pragmatic, and idiomatic language
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes

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Duolingo IELTS Score Conversion

Duolingo is now accepted in various foreign universities, so, students need to know where they stand in comparison to other popular English language exams like IELTS and TOEFL. Below we have given the Duolingo and IELTS score conversions.

Duolingo Score

IELTS Academic Score

10-60

0-4

65-75

4.5

80-90

5

       95-100      

5.5

  105-115

6

       120-125     

6.5

 130-135

7

 140-145

7.5

150-155

8

160

8.5-9

IELTS or Duolingo: Which Language Test is Right for You?

Duolingo to IELTS Score Conversion FAQs

Is Duolingo better than IELTS?

The Duolingo English test has been designed to monitor the real-world language ability of the candidates. It tests the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the aspirants. It is shorter in comparison to IELTS, but completing the test within a short period of time also requires a lot of good language skills.

Is Duolingo easier than IELTS?

This is a myth that Duolingo is easier than its counterparts like IELTS and TOEFL. It is also designed to assess good language skills just as both the other exams are designed to do so.

Can Duolingo replace IELTS?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became difficult to go to the test centers for taking the standardised tests. Duolingo can be taken from home with the help of the internet and is accepted by many education institutes alongside IELTS and TOEFL. However, with time, IELTS has also come up with an online exam IELTS Indicator, so, students who wish to take IELTS can go for that exam.

Is the Duolingo test reliable?

Candidates' scores are seen in terms of the other two tests, TOEFL and IELTS. Duolingo scores are linked with the TOEFL scores to find the comparable scores from the test that have similar percentile ranks. This also offers results related to evidence of the validity of the Duolingo test scores.

Are Duolingo practice tests accurate?

The sample test is shorter only 15 minutes in comparison to the real DET test which is of 45 minutes. Candidates can get an estimated score from the sample test as from the sample test the result is derived from very few questions.

Is the Duolingo test accepted?

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, more than 1000 new programs have started accepting the Duolingo English test. Now more than 2,000 institutions are using it for the admission process and 70% of them are based in the US. Even the top education institutes are accepting it.

How long does it take to get results from Duolingo?

Candidates can take the test online without an appointment and get the certified results within 48 hours pf taking the exam.

How much the Duolingo costs?

The Duolingo costs $59 worldwide which is roughly Rs 4829 (Approx.)

How is Duolingo scored?

Duolingo checks the proficiency of candidates as a holistic score on a scale of 10-160 with 5 point increments. Test results include an overall score as well as subscores of Conversation, Comprehension, Literacy, and Production.

How to check the Duolingo score?

Once your test has been graded and reviewed by the administrator, you will receive an email on the email id given by you at the time of registration. Also, candidates can check their complete test history and results on Duolingo's official website by login in through their account.

What kind of questions are asked in the Writing section?

The Writing test comprises 2 tasks. In the first task, you have to describe an image in a few sentences while in the second task you need to write a short passage with a minimum word limit of 50 words.

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Neela Arun kumar

6 months ago

can pls tell me the which universities are accepted for DULINGO for enginearing can u pls reply me untill tommrrow i need soon man

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Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

6 months ago

Hello Neela. Can you please tell which country/countries are you targeting? If you're looking to pursue a course in the USA, please check out our article: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/duolingo-accepted-universities-in-usa-articlepage-81027

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Neela Arun kumar

6 months ago

tell soon

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Neela Arun kumar

6 months ago

at first i thought to write the itels but now i chganged my dessition to write the DULINGO and this website is very much usefull to me to check the everything

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Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

6 months ago

Wishing you the best of luck for your future, Neela. Keep checking our website for the latest updates.

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Sachin Kumar

a year ago

I have Score 6 Band in IELTS... AND IN one of them is 5 Band which is not Qualified for UK Universities So My Question Is Can I Convert My IELTS Test To Duolingo Test... With Leagal PRF....?

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Piyush Kohli

12 months ago

Hi Sachin, please check the requirements of the university where you are applying and then move ahead with this.

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Shakil Hossain

a year ago

Hi I want to go to USA for Undergraduation. which course is good for me(IELTS OR DUOLINGO)

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Kushal Tk

a year ago

IELTS is accepted worldwide

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Piyush Kohli

a year ago

Hi Shakil, please check the requirements of the university where you will be applying and then go for either of the exams.

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Riaz Miakhil

a year ago

Can anyone refer me to one of an Italian universities which accept 110 of Duolingo English Test? Also, to accept the average of 80 score in conversation module of duolingo test?

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Kushal Tk

a year ago

university of torento

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Piyush Kohli

a year ago

Hi Riaz, please elaborate on your query and let us know which course you want to study further, so, we can assist you better. Also, you can refer to the below URL and check out the entry requirements of the Italian universities: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/italy/universities

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