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Are Pipplet results stricter than other tests?

Concerned About Pipplet Results? Understanding the Difference

Did you or the candidate you're assessing get a B2 on another test, but a B1 with Pipplet?

Here's why this might happen. We want you to know that these differences aren't accidental, but rather a reflection of our unique approach to language assessment.

Different Skills Measured

Pipplet's focus is on active skills like speaking and writing, unlike traditional tests that often measure only reading or listening comprehension. We believe in testing the full spectrum of language skills to prepare you for real-world scenarios. Keep in mind, comparing Pipplet grades with other tests may be like comparing apples to oranges, especially if the other tests rely on multiple-choice questions.

We Assess Proficiency, Not Test Tactics

Our grades reflect your genuine ability to communicate spontaneously in a language. Unlike other exams where cramming might help, Pipplet evaluates how you would naturally respond in a real-world conversation. This may explain any differences in grades between other exams and Pipplet.

Aligned with CEFR Standards

We closely follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from A1 (Beginner) to C2 (Perfect mastery). Understandably, reaching C levels may be rare unless you're bilingual or have lived in a country where the target language is spoken. It's normal, for instance, to be at a B1 level in a work environment with occasional English interactions.

Native Evaluators at Your Service

Pipplet's evaluations come from certified, professional, native-level language examiners. Their extensive experience and knowledge allow them to provide genuine feedback on your ability to communicate in a language.

Anonymous and Objective Evaluations

Our evaluators don't see the candidates. They assess anonymously, focusing on over 15 criteria of the CEFR. This objective approach excludes non-verbal cues, highlighting your true abilities, not just the impression you make.

Our Commitment to You

We know that every learner and professional is on a unique journey. Whether you're striving for perfection or looking to grow your skills, our rigorous but fair evaluations will guide you accurately.

Still curious or have concerns about your results? We're here to chat. Reach out at

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Updated on: 08/02/2023

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