PTE Result 2023 | How to Check PTE Academic Result & Score Calculation

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Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 5:50 PM IST

PTE Academic exam is scored on the basis of the Global Scale of English - a granular score scale that ranges from 10 to 90. Based on this measure, students earn an overall score that accurately reflects their performance in the PTE exam and hence, their level of English proficiency.  In the majority of countries, PTE results are valid for up to two years. However, in certain countries such as Australia, PTE scorecard is valid for three years for immigration purposes.

The PTE results represent a test taker’s performance on two parameters, namely communicative skills and enabling skills. The communication skills are decided through four test components: writing, speaking, reading, and listening. On the other hand, enabling skills to measure the test taker's written and spoken discourse, pronunciation, oral fluency, and vocabulary.

PTE Results 2023: February, March and April Dates

PTE Academic results can usually be viewed within 24 hours from the test date. Given below are the exam dates and the dates on which results would be made available for the February, March and April test dates:

PTE Result Dates: February 2023

PTE Exam Date

PTE Result Date

February 1

February 3

February 2

February 4

February 3

February 5

February 4

February 6

February 5

February 7

February 6

February 8

February 7

February 9

February 8

February 10

February 9

February 11

February 10

February 12

February 11

February 13

February 12

February 14

February 13

February 15

February 14

February 16

February 15

February 17

February 16

February 18

February 17

February 19

February 18

February 20

February 19

February 21

February 20

February 22

February 21

February 23

February 22

February 24

February 23

February 25

February 24

February 26

February 25

February 27

February 26

February 28

February 27

March 1

February 28

March 2

PTE Result Dates: March 2023

PTE Exam Date

PTE Result Date

March 1

March 3

March 2

March 4

March 3

March 5

March 4

March 6

March 5

March 7

March 6

March 8

March 7

March 9

March 8

March 10

March 9

March 11

March 10

March 12

March 11

March 13

March 12

March 14

March 13

March 15

March 14

March 16

March 15

March 17

March 16

March 18

March 17

March 19

March 18

March 20

March 19

March 21

March 20

March 22

March 21

March 23

March 22

March 24

March 23

March 25

March 24

March 26

March 25

March 27

March 26

March 28

March 27

March 29

March 28

March 30

March 29

March 31

March 30

April 1

March 31

April 2

TOEFL Result Dates: April 2023

TOEFL Exam Date

TOEFL Result Date

April 1

April 3

April 2

April 4

April 3

April 5

April 4

April 6

April 5

April 7

April 6

April 8

April 7

April 9

April 8

April 10

April 9

April 11

April 10

April 12

April 11

April 13

April 12

April 14

April 13

April 15

April 14

April 16

April 15

April 17

April 16

April 18

April 17

April 19

April 18

April 20

April 19

April 21

April 20

April 22

April 21

April 23

April 22

April 24

April 23

April 25

April 24

April 26

April 25

April 27

April 26

April 28

April 27

April 29

April 28

April 30

April 29

May 1

April 30

May 2

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PTE Academic Exam Result 2023

The result of PTE Academic is announced within two days after the test date, and the majority of the candidates are able to generate their PTE score certificates within 48 hours of their relevant test date. The maximum wait time for a PTE score report is five working days after the test date.

On completion of the test, candidates receive a mail, stating the steps and manner in which they can access their PTE results. The PTE Test Report Form (TRF) will be generated in a PDF format. Foreign institutions and universities only accept the PTE scorecard, if it has been sent via Pearson.

Some of the popular universities accepting PTE results for admission are Oxford University, Birmingham University, Leeds University,University of New Haven, Manchester University, University of Glasgow, Hertfordshire University, Aston University, Auburn University,Yale University, University of Dayton, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, and others.

You can know more about PTE Academic exam by comparing it with other English proficiency tests like the TOEFL exam, IELTS exam, and the Duolingo English Test.

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Highlights of PTE Result/ Score

PTE results are issued in the form of a report. In order to properly understand the information presented in PTE TRF, test takers need to know about the key characteristics of the report. Check out the following key points or highlights of a PTE certificate: 

  • The overall PTE score ranges on a scale of 10-90.

  • PTE score is released within two to five days of taking the test.

  • PTE Result is released in the form of a Score Report, which has three parts.

  • The PTE score report validity is two years.

  • PTE certificates can be sent directly to the selected universities and institutions through Pearson VUE Account.

  • There is no additional fee charged from test takers to send PTE Score Reports to foreign universities.

How is PTE Score Calculated?

To understand how PTE result/score is calculated, let us first understand what PTE Score Report is based on. The PTE Score Report which all applicants receive within 72 hours of the test can be divided into enabling skills and communicative skills as described in the following table:

Enabling Skills

Communicative Skills

Reading

Pronunciation

Listening

Written discourse

Writing

Vocabulary & Spelling & Grammar

Speaking

Oral fluency

To determine the average PTE score, the six enabling skill scores are summed together and then divided by six. The four communication skill scores are then added to this to determine the final score.

As of November 2021, these enabling skills are no longer included on PTE score charts or in the PTE score reports that applicants receive. The PTE score is no longer determined by taking the average of the results for each of the communicative skills; instead, it is now determined as an overall score between 10 to 90 based on a candidate's performance in all of the test tasks.

The report now includes a new personalised Skills Profile that makes use of test performance to offer targeted feedback. If an applicant needs to retake the exam because they did not get the required score, it can be extremely helpful. This is because it is only visible to the candidate and not to any of the institutions to which they are applying.

Performance bars are provided in the PTE score report for each of the following: 

  • Reproducing Spoken and Written Language  

  • Open Response Speaking and Writing   

  • Extended Writing       

  • Extended Speaking  

  • Short Writing    

  • Short Speaking     

  • Single-skill Comprehension

  • Multiple-skills Comprehension

One important difference between PTE scoring and other tests is that it is entirely automated without any instructor involvement. The process is made more streamlined, less stressful, and more consistent and fair by this method.

An algorithm was developed based on thousands of sample questions scored by examiners and fed into the automated scoring process in order to provide fair, accurate, objective and consistent PTE results.

Sections of the PTE Score Report

The PTE score report contains:

  • The first section contains personal information and the photograph taken on the PTE exam date.

  • The middle section contains the detailed PTE scores which are scored on a scale of 0-9.

  • The last section gives an insight into the performance of the test-taker. The scores of Communicative Skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) and six Enabling Skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are given.

The detailed score report helps the candidate to understand their performance and gives a chance to review their strengths and weaknesses for future reference.

What is the PTE Score Chart?

PTE Score Chart describes the manner in which all of the skills tested in the PTE exam will be evaluated. The chart is designed to ensure a fair and uniform manner of evaluation of performance by the test takers. The skills elaborated by the exam include written skills, communications skills, oral fluency, spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary, and writing skills.

The chart ensures that any score that the candidate receives is a true indication of their proficiency in the English language. The calculation is conducted using the guidelines of the Global Scale of English, which is a detailed scoring system. The scores are calculated on a scoring range of 10-90. The universities and immigration authorities can confidently base their decisions on them because of the consistency of the scoring methodology. It is also the reason why it is critical to understand how the PTE scores and PTE Score Chart function.

How to View Your PTE Result/Score Report?

In order to view your PTE result/score, you will have to log into your Pearson account at www.pearsonvue.com/pte and follow the steps given below: 

  • Click ‘Sign In’ and enter your username & password and click ‘Sign In’.

  • After logging in, click the ‘Current Activity’ link.

  • Then click on the ‘View Score Report’ link for the score.

  • The Score Report will be displayed in a PDF format, and you can use Adobe Reader to view the same.

How to Send PTE Result/Score to Universities?

Once your PTE result or score is released you can send it to multiple universities and colleges through Pearson VUE Account. There are no additional charges to send PTE Score.

Following are the steps you need to follow to send your PTE scores to universities:

1. Log in to Pearson VUE Account. You must have valid credentials to log in to the account.

2. Access ‘View Score Report’. Section to View your PTE Score.

3. Now Click the ‘Send Scores’ button.

4. Type and search the university you want to send your PTE Score.

5. Select the institution as the name appears. You can select up to 7 institutions at one time.

6. Click Next until you select all the institutions and then send the score.

Interpretation of PTE Result/Score

PTE is scored on a scale of 10 to 90. You can measure your English language test skills based on the score range you obtain. Refer to the following table to interpret your PTE result:

PTE Score Range  Description    Acceptance of PTE Result/Score at Universities Abroad

85- 90 

High level of English proficiency.

 

Proficient in the English language.

 

Very fluent in the English language.

 

Excellent English writing and speaking skills.

 

Ability to interpret complex paragraphs, phrases and sentences.

Usually, universities do not require such high scores. 

84- 76 

Fluent in English.

 

Highly effective social, academic and professional communication skills.

 

Ability to understand long texts and expressions.

 

Ability to write well-structured and grammatically correct sentences.

Usually, top Universities have such high PTE cutoff 

 

 

Such a high PTE result or score is usually not required for undergraduate admissions 

75- 59 

Ability to Interpret the main idea of a topic.

 

Ability to produce clear and concise content. 

 

Decent language use and vocabulary.    

 

The acceptable rate of speech.

 

Some grammar errors and pronunciation issues are expected.  

Most universities require this PTE score range for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions 

 

Language use is appropriate.

 

Fluent in speaking.

 

Few grammatical errors are expected.

 

Demonstrates a wide range of vocabulary.

 

Tone and stress are appropriate. 

Most universities require this PTE score range for undergraduate and postgraduate 

59- 75 

Ability to understand the main idea of topics. 

 

Can produce clear and detailed text.

 

Grammatical errors and incorrect use of sentences are expected.

 

Vocabulary is weak.

 

The acceptable rate of speech.  

Most universities require this PTE score range for undergraduate and postgraduate.

 

43-58 

Hesitation while speaking. 

 

Poor Pronunciation and language use.

 

Numerous grammatical issues.

Required at universities for undergraduate admissions 

30- 42

Understands simple terms. 

 

Ability to interpret the language. 

 

Numerous grammatical errors and incorrect use of sentences. 

Low PTE score for acceptance at universities

10- 29 

Understands only familiar words. 

 

Interprets simple sentences. 

 

Very basic knowledge of the English language. 

Too low PTE result for acceptance at universities

PTE Result vs IELTS Score

While almost all foreign universities and immigration authorities accept PTE scores, they often determine the proper PTE Academic score in relation to IELTS minimum requirements. Moreover, the comparison of IELTS and PTE scores can be of help for test takers to understand how well a PTE score shall be viewed when seen alongside IELTS scores. Candidates can refer to the following table to compare  PTE scores to the IELTS band scores:

PTE Score ( 10- 90)

IELTS Band Score (0- 9)

23

4.5

29

5.0

36 

5.5

46

6.0

56

6.5

66

7.0

76

7.5 

84 

8.0 

89

8.5 

NA  

9.0 

PTE Result vs TOEFL Score

Similar to PTE Academic results and IELTS results, TOEFL results are also highly recognised by foreign universities and immigration authorities. The common acceptance makes it important that PTE scores are viewed alongside TOEFL scores for comparison and corresponding scores. 

As test takers already know, PTE scores are scored on a scale of 10-90, they can now check the TOEFL scoring range as well, which is 0-120. Here is a direct comparison and corresponding score levels of the PTE results and TOEFL exam scores:

PTE Score (10- 90)

TOEFL Score (0- 120)

38

40-44

42 

54-56

46

65-66

50

74-75 

53

79-80 

59

87-88

64

94 

68

99-100

72 

105

78

113

84 

120 

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FAQs on PTE Academic Result/Scores

Who scores PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is based on automated scoring, with no instructor, ensuring quicker results to share with intended institutions.

How many institutions can I send my PTE scores to?

You can send your PTE Academic scores to an unlimited number of institutions for free,

For how long will my PTE Academic scores be valid?

PTE Academic score report will be valid for two years from the test date.

Can I send my PTE Academic scores to Universities?

Candidates can share their Score Report Code (SRC) with any institution through your PTE Academic account. The institution can take around 48 hours to verify the scores.

What will my PTE Academic scorecard include?

Your PTE Academic scorecard is a comprehensive test report form. Elaboratively, your scorecard will primarily contain the overall score, sectional score, skills score, etc. Apart from the numerative results, your scorecard will also provide descriptive interpretations of your numerical scores. It is designed to help you as well as the institutions you are applying to properly decipher the scores and language proficiency. 

How is the PTE Academic exam scored?

The PTE Academic exam is scored on a scoring scale of 10-90. This scoring is done not only on an overall basis but on a sectional basis as well. Each of the four sections, namely reading, writing, listening, and reading, of the PTE Academic exam, is scored on the said scoring scale. Pearsons uses a machine scoring system and algorithms to score the exam. All the scores are based on accuracy, consistency, and fairness. 

Can I request a rescore on my PTE Academic test?

Yes, you can request a rescore on your PTE Academic test. The service is subjected to certain conditions. You can only request one rescore on a single test registration. Moreover, you can request the rescore only on your most recent attempt. Hence, if you have re-registered for your PTE exam and have attempted the same, then your rescore request of the previous attempt is invalid.

What to do if I do not receive my PTE Academic score report?

If you do not receive your PTE Academic score report within the standard time, then you can contact the authority by using their ‘Delayed Score’ form. You can access the complaint form by logging in to your registered Pearson PTE account. In normal cases, all PTE TRF are available within 24 hours of the test completion. These can be accessed as a PDF either by mail or on the registered account.

Will I receive an email whenever my PTE Academic scores are released?

Yes, you will receive an email whenever your PTE Academic scores are released. Pearson uses the information submitted by you at the time of registration to send you a notification of your results. You can also request the original TRF of your PTE results, which will also be emailed to you. However, you cannot use it by copying or printing multiple hard copies of it, it comes under forbidden practices.

When will my PTE Academic scores be announced?

Your PTE academic scores shall be announced within 48 hours from your test date. Since there are a number of slots available for the PTE exam, which is in turn conducted throughout the year, it is hard to declare a single result date or designated dates for each test date. Hence, a designated time is fixed within which the results shall be declared. You can access the results from your official account on the site.

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