The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English language examination that’s commonly used to measure a person’s proficiency level in speaking English. All the major universities and institutes have accepted the PTE for its reliability and reputation. VISA and immigration process in many countries like UK, Australia, New Zealand receive PTE academic results.
In this article, let us look at:
- PTE Scoring Methods
- What does your PTE score chart says?
- When are the PTE results declared?
- How to check PTE results?
- What is the validity of PTE results?
1. PTE Scoring Methods
PTE is machine-scored, based on years of human-verified AI technologies. PTE marking system follows TWO marking methods:
1. Correct or Incorrect– There will be set of objective questions, having only one correct answer. You score 1 point for a correct answer, otherwise you score 0.
2. Partial Credit– There no correct answer, it can be correct, partially correct or incorrect depending upon the word limits, time limits, grammar or similar restrictions.
2. What does your PTE score chart says?
PTE Academic gives you a score from 10–90 on the Global Scale of English, so you can measure your English skills with pinpoint accuracy. Following are the guide to tell more about the broad brands of achievement for PTE:
1) PTE Academic Score: 90 – 85
GSE Levels- C2
This is the highest level of English ability that can be measured. Normally the universities and governments do not request for grades at this level. You can summarize information from different sources and can reconstruct arguments. You can also express yourself in a very precise and fluent manner.
2) PTE Academic Score: 84 – 76
GSE Levels- C1
This is a very high level of English proficiency. This score is required for Australian Skilled Migration Visas. At this level, you can express yourself very fluently and spontaneously. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can also produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
3) PTE Academic Score: 75 – 59
GSE Levels- B2
This is the level of English proficiency required to be able to follow academic level instruction and to participate in academic education, including both coursework and student life. This is also the level required for professional registration, and also for Australian skilled migration visas. At this level, you can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. You can also easily talk to a native speaker without any problems.
4) PTE Academic Score: 58 – 43
GSE Levels- B1
This level of PET academic score may be required for under-graduate level study. At this level, you can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters. You can also deal with most situations likely to arise while in an area where the language is spoken and can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar or of personal interest.
5) PTE Academic Score: 42 – 30
GSE Levels- A2
The score is too low to enter a college course, but may be set for Foundation Year courses. At this level, you can understand basic personal and family information and simple areas of most immediate relevance. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks involving a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
6) PTE Academic Score: 10 – 29
GSE Levels- A1
This level of score is too low to do any academic work or Foundation Year courses. You can introduce yourselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know. You can also interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.
3. When are the PTE results declared?
Many test-takers (as high as 90%) in India have received their PTE score chart within 48 hours after taking the test. Every test taker gets notified by email as soon as their test result is available. There are chances where the declaration of results might take more than 2 days. The reasons of delay can be the system, which sometimes flags results for additional review, which can take more time and also before releasing the score they need to ensure that the person that took the test is who they say, the biometric security systems identify when a test taker took the test under another name and that will trigger an investigation.
The following are the few things that you can do to reduce the chance of delay in the PTE score chart:
- Never create a duplicate account as it will slow down the return of your results.
- Follow all instructions carefully when creating your account and booking your test.
- Create your account using a personal email address that you check regularly so we can contact you directly.
4. How to check PTE results?
PTE Academic scores are accessed via an online account. You will typically receive an email within 5 working days with instructions on how to check your results online. After you receive this, you will need to login to the Pearson Vue account that you created to book your test.
5. What is the validity of PTE results?
You can check the score report in their myPTE accounts for TWO years as the PTE exam score remains valid for TWO years. Beyond that, it requires retaking the test. For immigration purposes, some countries like Australia accept PTE scores for 3 years.
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