PTE Core Band Score Chart 2024 (Updated Scoring System)

PTE Core Band Score Chart

Looking at a PTE Core band score chart will help you understand the scoring structure of the Pearson Test of English

This blog post aims to break down the chart, showing the scores for the four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. PTE Magic will also guide you through reading the chart properly, so stick with us to discover your English proficiency!

Key Takeaways

  • PTE’s scoring system provides a detailed evaluation of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, with scores ranging from 10 to 90.
  • Test-takers can log in to their PTE account to view their PTE Core full report.
  • The scoring system of the PTE Core is different from that of the IELTS test. See below for the fully updated PTE core band score chart.


Understanding PTE Core Scoring

PTE uses a unique scoring system that provides a detailed evaluation of your English skills, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Furthermore, your PTE scoring ranges from 10 to 90 points. This wide range helps test-takers measure their ability more precisely. Schools and governments can also be aware of your English proficiency, thus making well-informed decisions.

How Do They Decide Your PTE Test Score?

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The PTE test will evaluate your English speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

Accordingly, the PTE scoring system has two types: the first type defines responses as correct or incorrect, while the second type is partial credit. In the first system, the task score is divided into correct and incorrect. If your answer is correct, you will receive 1 point. In contrast, you won’t receive any points if you answer wrong. 

Your score will fall into correct, partially correct, or incorrect categories for the partial credit scoring system.

As mentioned above, the PTE test will evaluate your English speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. You will receive a score of 10 to 90 for each of these communicative skills. 

Enabling skills such as pronunciation, vocabulary, fluency, grammar, and spelling, in addition to communicative skills, also contribute to your total PTE score. The overall score is the score that combines the communicative skills and enabling skills, then divided by 6. This average and the scores of the four skills will determine your final PTE score.

PTE Core Score Report

The PTE Core report is a thorough document showing a detailed breakdown of your PTE test results. Test-takers can see how well they performed during the test, knowing which skills are their strength and which areas they need to work on.

In the report, you will see your overall scores and the specific scores for the four communicative skills, each ranging from 10 to 90 based on your test performance. 

The PTE score report includes scoring and a specific evaluation of different question types. For example, if you score 75 in the “Read Aloud” question type in the Speaking section, the report will mark that you are reasonably good at reading English text aloud. 

Similarly, if you get a 65 on the “Summarize Written Text” question type from the Writing section, the PTE report would suggest that you are at a basic level of summarising the given text in English. Therefore, test-takers and institutions will be more likely to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the test-takers in specific areas.

Test-takers can log in to their PTE account to view their PTE Core full report. To send your results to institutions, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PTE account.
  2. Check your Score Reports.
  3. Select “Send Scores.”
  4. Enter the name of your institute in the “Institution/Organization/Department/School” field.
  5. Choose your institute from the search results.
  6. Review your information and click “NEXT“.
  7. Follow the instructions for each institute.

PTE Core Band Score Chart (Updated 2024)

The scoring system of the PTE Core is different from that of the IELTS test. According to the IRCC website, your language proficiency level is based on your results. If you take a PTE Core to apply for a Canadian visa, they will ask you for a Canadian Language Benchmarks level (CLB) for at least one of your language skills. 

This standard helps to evaluate the language skills of people who want to live and work in Canada. Below are tables comparing PTE Core and IELTS scores with CLB levels:

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PTE Core band score compares to the CLB level

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IELTS band score compares to the CLB level

PTE Magic has created a chart to help you have a quick and easy comparison between the PTE Core test and the IELTS test:

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A rough comparison between PTE Core score vs. IELTS score

Please remember that the scoring systems for these two tests are not directly comparable because both tests have different skills evaluations and methods used. Therefore, it’s best to check with the institution you are applying for their specific requirements.

You should also check the IRCC website for the latest and up-to-date information before taking your PTE Core test.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, the PTE Core band score chart is a helpful tool for test-takers to compare and evaluate their scores with the current requirements of their applied institutions and the Canadian government.

We hope this blog post provides helpful information. Don’t forget to explore our other blogs on tips and tricks for your PTE test. PTE Magic also offers personalised courses to help you reach your goals, so visit us now!

Last updated on 29/05/2024

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