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PTE Score Chart

PTE Score Chart

PTE score chart offers an extensive and reliable way to measure the English language skills of the candidates. PTE Academic score chart broadly assesses the two types of English skills - communication skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and written discourse). PTE score is calculated based on the Global scoring scale ranging from 10-90. A good PTE Score falls under the range of 85 - 90.

In this article, you will get the PTE score charts, PTE, TOEFL, and IELTS score comparison charts, and PTE score range breakdown. You can understand the PTE score by comparing and evaluating it with our PTE score chart.

Table of Contents

PTE Band Score Chart for Evaluation

PTE Academic contains three parts of the test: Speaking & Writing, Reading and Listening. The marks will be given based on the excellence level achieved in each PTE section. With the following simple and easy PTE band score chart, candidates determine their level of excellence.

PTE Academic Scores

Excellence Level
86 - 90 Expert
79 - 86 Very Good
65 - 79 Good
58 - 65 Competent
50 - 58 Competent
43 - 50 Modest
36 - 43 Modest
30 - 36 Limited

How PTE Overall Score is Calculated ?

The PTE score is calculated based on the performance of the candidates in all the test items. Overall, there are 20 unique item types and the test taker does between 70 - 91 items in a given test. The final PTE score is the combination of the Communicative skills score and enabling skills score, mentioned below.

  • Communicative Skills Score: It measures the candidates’ skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. For each skill, the score range is between 10 - 90 points. 
  • Enabling Skills Score: It measures the candidates’ skills in grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and written discourse. It shows the candidates’ productive skills in speaking and writing. The score ranges from 10 - 90 points for each skill.

PTE, IELTS, and TOEFL Score Comparison Table

Compared to PTE, IELTS has different question types and scoring systems to measure the English language abilities. While IELTS designated a band score of 0 - 9, PTE designated numerical marks out of 90.

PTE Scores

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores Excellence Level
0 to 30 0 to 31 0 to 4 Extremely Limited
30 to 34 32 to 34 4.5  Limited
35 to 41 35 to 45 5 Modest
42 to 49 46 to 59 5.5 Modest
50 to 57 60 to 78 6 Competent
58 to 63 79 to 93 6.5 Competent
64 to 72 94 to 101 7 Good
73 to 77 102 to 109 7.5 Good
78 to 82 110 to 114 8 Very Good
83 to 85 115 to 117 8.5 Very Good
86 to 90 118 to 120 9 Expert

PTE employs a granular scale of 10 - 90 points, while TOEFL dedicates 30 marks for all the 4 sections, which amounts to an overall score of 120. In the following sections, you will find the PTE score charts for all the three parts - speaking & writing, listening, reading. 

PTE Score Chart - Speaking and Writing

Below, you will get information about PTE mark distribution as well as time allowed, number of items, scoring, and other skills. Speaking and Writing contains 7 item types such as read aloud, repeat sentence, describe image, etc. The duration of the speaking and writing is approximately 77 - 93 minutes.

Item type

Time allowed

Number of items

Scoring

Communicative skills, enabling skills, and other traits scored

Subskills Tested

Read aloud 30-35 minutes 6-7 Partial credit

Reading and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content

Identifying a writer’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; understanding academic
vocabulary; reading a text under timed conditions 
Repeat sentence 10-12 Partial credit

Listening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content

Understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words;
comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent
Describe image 6-7 Partial credit

Speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content

 Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, inform, explain); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations; organizing an oral presentation in a logical way

Re-tell lecture 3-4 Partial credit

Listening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation, and content

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude
Answer short question 10-12 Correct/ incorrect

Listening and speaking Vocabulary

 Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words 

Summarise written text 2-3 Partial credit

Reading and writing Grammar, vocabulary Content, form

Reading a passage under timed conditions; identifying a writer’s purpose, style, tone or attitude

Write essay 1-2 Partial credit Writing 
Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, written discourse 
Content; development, structure and coherence; form, general linguistic range

Writing for a purpose (to learn, to inform, to persuade); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations

PTE Score Chart - Reading

In the PTE Reading, you will find five item types including multiple choice and reorder paragraphs. Know about the PTE score chart 2023 for the PTE Reading section, in the following table. The duration of the PTE reading test is approximately 32 - 41 minutes

Item type

Time allowed

 

Number of items

Scoring

Communicative skills, enabling skills, and other traits scored Subskills Tested

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

32-41 minutes

2-3

Correct/ incorrect

Reading

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying the relationships between sentences and paragraphs; evaluating the quality and usefulness of texts

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

2-3

Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)

Reading

identifying a writer’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; identifying supporting points or examples; reading for overall organization and connections between pieces of information

Re-order paragraphs

2-3

Partial credit (for each correctly ordered, adjacent pair)

Reading

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying the relationships between sentences and paragraphs

Reading: Fill in the blanks

4-5

Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)

Reading

Understanding the difference between connotation and denotation; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information

Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks

5-6 Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)

Reading and writing

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; following a logical or chronological sequence of events

PTE Score Chart - Listening

Below, you can get the details on how marks are distributed in PTE Listening. Some of the item types in the PTE Listening section summarize spoken text, fill in the blanks, and select missing word. The test duration of the PTE Listening section is approximately 45 - 57 minutes.

Item type

Time allowed

Number of items

Scoring

Communicative skills, enabling skills, and other traits scored

Subskills Tested

Summarise spoken text

 

20-30 minutes

 

2-3 Partial credit

Listening and writing Grammar, vocabulary, spelling Content, form

 

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; summarizing the main idea; identifying supporting points or examples 

 

Multiple–choice answers

 

23-28 minutes

 

 

 

2-3

Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)

Listening

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; Identifying specific details, facts, opinions, definitions or sequences of events

Fill in the blanks

2-3

Partial credit (each correct word spelled correctly)

Listening and writing

Identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary; following an oral sequencing of information

Highlight correct summary

2-3

Correct/ incorrect

Listening and reading

Comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent 

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

2-3

Correct/ incorrect

Listening

Inferring the context, purpose or tone; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; predicting how a speaker may continue 

Select missing word

2-3 Correct/ incorrect Listening

Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary

Highlight incorrect words

2-3 Partial credit (for each word. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen) Listening and reading

Identifying errors in a transcription; understanding academic vocabulary; following an oral sequencing of information

Write from dictation

3-4

Partial credit (for each word spelled correctly)

Listening and writing

Understanding academic vocabulary; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent; writing from dictation; using correct spelling

 

PTE Score Report

Have a look at our sample PTE score report card. It contains all the elements that you can find in the official PTE Score Report,

pte-score-report-sample

PTE Academic Score Range - Breakdown

Below, we have given a detailed breakdown of the PTE score range. It is classified based on two conditions - for what the specific score range is required and the skills needed to achieve the certain score. 

PTE Academic Score: 85 - 90

Required for

Mostly, no governments or universities require this much of a score. 

Skills Needed
  • The ability to understand everything that is heard or read, effortlessly.
  • The ability to summarize information derived from various spoken, and written sources and presenting the arguments and accounts clearly.
  • The ability to express thoughts and ideas spontaneously, fluently, and clearly.
  • The ability to differentiate the finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

PTE Academic Score: 76 - 84

Required for:

Australian Skilled Migration Visas

Skills Needed
  • The ability to digest the demanding, longer texts and identify the implicit meaning.
  • The ability to express thoughts and ideas fluently and naturally without searching for the expressions.
  • The ability to use language flexibly and effectively for academic, professional, and social purposes. 
  • The ability to craft a clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.
  • The ability to control the usage of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.

PTE Academic Score: 59 - 75

Required for:

This level of score shows that you are able to follow the academic level instructions and are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements. This score level is also required for professional registration and employment, as well as, for Australian Skilled Migration Visas.

Skills Needed
  • The ability to comprehend the main ideas of complex text of both concrete and abstract topics. Also, the technical discussions involved in his/her field of specialization.
  • The ability to interact with the native speakers fluently and spontaneously. It should not strain either of them. 
  • The ability to produce a clear and comprehensive text on a range of subjects. And, explain a point of view on a topical issue along with advantages and disadvantages for various options. 

PTE Academic Score: 43 - 58

Required for:

Usually, this score level is required for undergraduate level study.

Skills Needed
  • The ability to grasp the main ideas of clear standard input on familiar topics that are regularly occurring in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • The ability to deal with the situations which could arise, where the language is spoken. 
  • The ability to produce simple connected text on topics, which are related to familiar or personal interest.
  • The ability to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions. And, to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. 

PTE Academic Score: 30 - 42

Required for:

Usually, this level of score is too low to participate in academic coursework. But, it could be suitable for Foundation Year courses. 

Skills Needed
  • The ability to understand the sentences and frequently used expressions related to broad and familiar areas (family information, local geography, shopping, employment, and very basic personal things).
  • The ability to exchange simple and direct information required for simple and routine tasks. It is typically based on familiar and routine matters. 
  • The ability to describe aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters involved in immediate need in simple terms.

PTE Academic Score: 10 - 29

Required for:

This score level is very low for both academic coursework and Foundation Year courses. 

Skills Needed
  • The ability to use and understand familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases to satisfy the needs of concrete types.
  • The ability to introduce him/herself and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal information like where they live, people they know, and things they possess. 
  • The ability to interact in a simple manner, provided others talk slowly, clearly, and prepared to help. 

Which countries are accepting PTE Scores ?

There are numerous countries in the world that are accepting PTE scores for student visa and migration. Those countries are provided below:

Australia New Zealand China Austria
Canada USA South Korea South Africa
Bulgaria Indonesia Estonia Singapore
Hong Kong Taiwan Japan Finland
Vietnam Ireland Egypt France
Spain Sri Lanka Thailand Saudi Arabia
Germany Turkey Greece Norway
UAE Swedan Oman Iraq
Jordan Bangaladesh Nepal Israel

FAQ

How many types are there in PTE exams?

There are ‘three types’ of PTE Exams,

  • PTE Academic: It can be taken if you want to study at a university abroad.
  • PTE General: it is for migrating to another country to work.
  • PTE Young Learner: It is for children whose age falls between 12 and 16, moving to another country with their parents and resuming their studies. 

What are some effective tips to score well on the PTE Academic Test?

  • Develop a strong vocabulary: PTE candidates can build a good level of vocabulary by reading informative articles and books.
  • Improve listening skills: PTE test takers need to improve their ability to understand spoken text and lectures. So, listen to podcasts, or videos to train listening and comprehension skills. 
  • Refer to Different Subjects: Just focusing on language-based texts is not enough, they need to read and listen to different varieties of subjects to score well in PTE text. 
  • Understand the rules and regulations: Candidates need to be well-informed about PTE rules and regulations before attempting the test.

How to check the PTE Result?

PTE candidates can access their exam results online. Candidates will be notified through mail after the results are out. They can log into the PTE Academic student account after they get the mail. The validity of the PTE exam certificate will be two years from the actual test date. 

What PTE score is required for Australia PR?

To get permanent residency in Australia on a work-related visa, you need to have a minimum score of 65 points in the PTE exam. It means you are able to understand the main ideas of the complex text and interact with native speakers with a good degree of fluency and spontaneously. 

How many days will it take to receive the results of the PTE exam?

As PTE tests are marked in an automated way rather than human examiners, you will get your results usually within 48 - 72 hours. 

What should I do to register as a nurse in Australia?

To be a practising nurse in Australia, it is necessary to take the IELTS or PTE test in order to register as Enrolled Nurse (EN) or Registered Nurse (RN). The minimum score required for AHPRA for all four sections - reading, listening, writing, and speaking - is 65. 

How do I calculate my PTE score?

To calculate the PTE Overall score, add all the scores given under Enabling Skills section and divide the total score by 6. This average score will be the 'fifth' contributor along with the 'four' communicative skills. The average of these 5 parts will be taken as a PTE Overall score.

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