PTE Score Card
One of the most important pieces of documentation for PTE candidates is the PTE Score Card. If a student wishes to prove their language proficiency by appearing for the Pearson Test of English, then that particular candidate’s PTE scores will be a mandatory requirement for any type of college or university application in the English speaking country where they are planning to pursue higher education.
The PTE Score Card consists of all the relevant details about a candidate who has appeared for the PTE test. The intent of the PTE Score Card is to give all the necessary information to the concerned authorities about a candidate in order to process their application for various purposes.
Since academic institutions require the PTE scores as part of an individual’s application, PTE enables students to send their Score Card directly from a candidate’s myPTE account. The PTE Score Card is a digital document, thus, it is simpler, faster and more secure to send PTE scores, candidates are not required to send a physical copy of their PTE scores.
PTE Score Card
The Pearson Test of English or PTE, as it is popularly known, is one of the most widely used English language proficiency tests around the world. Conducted by one of the leading learning companies globally, Pearson, this test is approved by the governments of nations like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Ireland and Singapore.
Accepted by over 3000 colleges, universities and organizations, including the prestigious Oxford University, Macquarie University, Harvard Business School and others, PTE is an extremely reliable language test that potential immigrants can choose to give. However, like any other examination, PTE candidates are expected to be informed about the exam to a certain extent before appearing for the same. Therefore, it is important to know the vital details about the exam like the syllabus, examination schedule, exam pattern, important documents, etc.
One of the most important documents regarding the PTE is the PTE Score Card. The PTE Score Card serves various purposes, like serving as proof of a candidate being a PTE examinee. In addition, this document is used as an indicator of an individual’s language proficiency in various government and academic institutions.
The PTE Score Card is a very simple piece of documentation that any individual can understand if they know what the elements represent. The information in the PTE Score Card includes:
- Name and Photograph of Test Taker: Indicates the name and photograph with which a candidate has registered for the PTE examination.
- Test Taker ID: Mentions the unique identification number given to the candidates before they appear for the PTE examination.
- Registration ID: Refers to the unique identification number given to every candidate at the time of registration.
- Overall Score: Provides the score received by a particular candidate based on their performance in all parts of the PTE.
- Communicative Skills: This section represents the individual marks that a candidate has scored in each of the communication skills that are tested in the PTE examination. The four communicative skills tested are:
- Skills Breakdown: It includes a horizontal bar graph that shows the score of a candidate in each communicative skill and also their overall score in the exam. It is important to note that the overall score is not an average of the individual scores of a candidate in each communicative skill. This section previously included Enabling Skills which are now transferred to the Skills Profile post November 16, 2021.
- Candidate Information: This section displays all the personal information about a particular candidate like Date of Birth, Gender, Country of Residence and Country of Citizenship.
- Test Centre Information: In this portion, all the information regarding the test centre where a candidate will be appearing for their PTE examination are included. It contains information like
- Test Centre Country: Indicates the country where the PTE test centre is located.
- Test Centre ID: Indicates the unique identification number given to each registered PTE test centre.
- Test Centre: Indicates the name of the PTE test centre.
- Test Date: Indicates the date on which the concerned candidate had appeared for the PTE examination.
- Valid Until: Indicates the date till when a candidate can use the PTE score awarded to them before they have to appear for the test again.
What do the PTE Scores signify?
The PTE scores are essentially divided into various proficiency levels. The higher scores would obviously mean that you are adept at communicating in the English language considering all the subskills, i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and also, ‘The Enabling Skills’. The maximum score that one can get in the PTE subskill is 90 and the lowest score is 10. You also get an overall score of the PTE, which is the aggregate marks of the individual scores of the skills under the four subtests. Here is a table below to elaborate on the PTE scorecard.
PTE Score Analysis
|PTE Academic Score||CEFR Level Equivalence||IELTS Band Equivalence||Significance|
|85-90||C2||Band 9||Expert– The highest level of English ability can be measured by the PTE Academic exam. Test takers are extremely comfortable with engaging in different academic and work activities at this level.|
|76-84||C1||Band 7- 8||Excellent knowledge of English communication – A very high level of English proficiency. It is generally not required for undergraduate courses.|
|59-75||B2||Band 5.5-6.5||Decent knowledge of English communication– This level of expertise is needed to follow academic level instruction and to participate in academic education, including both coursework and student life for undergraduate or postgraduate levels. It is also required for professional registration and employment, and also for Australian skilled migration visas.|
|43-58||B1||Band 4-5||Average knowledge of English communication- This level may be required for the undergraduate level of study.|
|30-42||A2||N/A||Subpar standards- This level is too low to engage in academic coursework but may be set for Foundation Year courses.|
|10-29||A1||N/A||Too subpar standards– This level is too low to engage in academic coursework or Foundation Year courses.|
It is important to gather all the necessary information about an examination before planning on appearing for it and even registering for the same. Being uninformed about the various details might lead to unforeseen problems and hindrances in the immigration process. Hopefully, the information provided by this article on the PTE Score Card will be beneficial to aspirants.
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