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PTE Academic Score Guide

The PTE Score Guide web-tool is developed by PTE Study Centre to help a student understand the complex scoring matrix of PTE Academic. This interactive tool will help you to learn more about the integrated nature of PTE Academic question type and module scores.

It presents a comprehensive and a spatial overview of the complex scoring relationship between all the tasks and skill scores. Unlike other English tests, namely IELTS, a better understanding of PTE scoring matrix through an innovative and unique tool like this is the key to your fast PTE success.

Understanding Your PTE Score

  • Report Card: The PTE Academic score report consists of an overall score and four communicative skills scores (listening, reading, speaking, writing). In the report card, there are two segments for scoring – Overall Score & Communicative Skills Scores.
  • An Overview of Scoring: The overall score ranges between 10–90 points. Some tasks are scored as either correct or incorrect.
    Only correct answers give 1 score point. Other tasks are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect.
  • Score Format: The below table gives an overview of how the 20 task types in the three parts of PTE Academic (Part 1 Speaking and Writing, Part 2 Reading, Part 3 Listening) are scored. Pearson changed the exam format recently.
    PTE Exam New Format
  • Understanding Enabling Skills scores: Enabling Skills highlight the ability of individuals to communicate in spoken or written English.
    Grammar means your competence to apply correct language in the sentences you use in your answers. It checks grammatical structures, in relation to things like subject-verb agreement and word order, as well as the ability to use complex language.

    Oral Fluency checks your delivery of speech in the Speaking section and whether it is smooth and naturally-paced.

    Pronunciation is the skill to be understood while producing speech sounds. A regular user of the English language should easily understand your words.

    Spelling is straightforward. Words should follow the dictionary version of either American or British English.

    Vocabulary means making an appropriate choice of words and showing a range of your lexical resource. For example, the sentence “He was watching television” is more appropriate than “He was looking television.” Similarly, to show range, instead of repeating the same word over and over again in your answers, it is better to use synonyms.

    Written Discourse judges your structure of answers in terms of logical development and meaning of your points or arguments.

Why choose our guide?

  • Easy to follow interactive guide
  • Helpful to know PTE scoring mechanism of all communicative and enabling skills
  • Helpful to visualize the scoring distribution of all PTE topics

PTE Academic Score Guide

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