PTE Score Chart – Score Calculation and Conversion (2024)
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A good PTE score can open up the doors of opportunity for you when it comes to studying abroad.
If you’re not sure what your PTE score means, read on to find out the different levels of English proficiency indicated by your PTE band score in this article.
What is the PTE Score Chart?
The PTE score chart is mandatory for applying to study abroad. PTE (Pearson Test of English) is the newest language proficiency test. Candidates are scored on their communicative skills – Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading. The individual and the overall scores correspond to the candidate’s English language skills and how well they can use English in everyday situations.
PTE Score Analysis
Understanding what the PTE Academic score awarded to a candidate signifies is mandatory to determine where the candidate stands as far as their capabilities in the English language go.
The various PTE Academic Score ranges and their significance are as stated below:
PTE Score Analysis
|PTE Academic Score
|CEFR Level Equivalence
|IELTS Band Equivalence
|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.
|Band 7- 8
|A very high level of English proficiency. It is generally not required for undergraduate courses.
|This level of expertise is needed for academic-level level instruction and to participate in academic education, including both coursework and student life at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. It is also required for professional registration and employment, and also for Australian skilled migration visas.
|This level may be required for the undergraduate level of study.
|This level is too low to engage in academic coursework but may be set for Foundation Year courses.
|This level is too low to engage in academic coursework or Foundation Year courses.
Thus, various levels of English abilities can help ascertain whether the student needs to improve their skills or they are capable enough to move forward with their present PTE score.
Understanding the PTE Score Chart
The PTE exam is a sophisticated computer-based test that typically provides test takers with their scores within 48 hours of taking the exam. Candidates are marked on a scale of 10-90 on their overall performance and also their communicative skills.
Scores are awarded for each skill and then the overall PTE score is calculated. It is important to note that the overall score is not an average of a candidate’s scores in each communicative skill.
The PTE Score Chart or the PTE Score Report is a document that portrays an individual’s performance on the PTE Academic exam. The document consists of various details, including the test taker’s personal information and credentials for the PTE examination.
The countries which accept a PTE score include the USA and the UK. Besides this, the France, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, New Zealand, Greece, Ireland and some other countries also accept PTE scores.
Interpretation of the PTE Score Chart
The PTE Academic Score Report is a crucial document as the same is sent to various colleges and universities as a part of a candidate’s application to a particular academic institution.
The various elements on the PTE Academic Score Chart are given below.
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Summary of the PTE Score Card
This section includes all the vital information about a PTE Academic candidate briefly and concisely.
|Details on the scorecard
|What it means
|Name and Photograph
|Name and Photograph of the Test Taker
|Test Taker ID
|A unique number that is assigned to each PTE Academic candidate.
|A unique number which is given to each exam candidate at the time of registration.
|The final score of a PTE Academic candidate, based on their performance in various aspects of the exam.
This section includes the individual scores of a candidate based on the four language skills tested in the PTE Academic exam.
The four communicative skills are:
Scores are assigned based on the following four criteria:
- development structure and coherence
This particular section displays a horizontal bar graph that showcases the information from the previous two sections, i.e., the overall score of a candidate and the individual scores of a candidate in each communicative skill.
The score report also included the evaluation of additional skills known as ‘Enabling Skills.
This part presents some personal information about a candidate, which includes:
Candidate’s Personal Information
|The personal information of the candidate shall be mentioned in this section.
|Date of Birth
|Indicating the registered DOB of the candidate.
|Gender of the candidate.
|Country of Citizenship
|The country where the candidate belongs.
|Country of Residence
|The country where the candidate currently (at the time of the test) is at.
|Email Address (For PTE Academic Online Score Report)
|The registered Email address of the candidate.
Test Centre Information
This section includes all the information regarding the test centre where a candidate takes the PTE Academic exam. The information provided includes:
Test Centre Information
|Test Centre Country
|The country in which the test centre where the candidate took the test is located
|Test Centre ID
|The ID of the test centre
|The name of the registered centre where the test was taken by the candidate.
|The date of the test as on when the test was taken.
|Valid Until (Validity of the PTE Academic Score)
|This indicates the validity of the scores. The validity period is two years (The exact date up to which the scores are valid is indicated.)
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