How is your PTE test overall score (average) calculated?

PTE Academic Test Centers issue a score report for every candidate who finishes the test successfully. Usually, this report card will be in the candidates’ email within 12 to 72 hours after the exam is finished.

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Score Report breakdown

The PTE score report provides an overall score which is then broken down into two main contributors: communicative and enabling skills. Your communicative skills consist of four contributors namely Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing and your enabling skills comprise Grammar, Oral fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary and Written Discourse.

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How is the overall score calculated?

In order to get 20 points for immigration purposes, you need to have an average score of 79 with no skills less than 79. Let’s see how they calculate the average score in your PTE test score.

First, they add up all the scores of enabling skills. Then, the sum is divided by 6 which is the number of items added up. This number which is the average sum of the enabling skill becomes the fifth contributing factor along with the other four communicative skills in calculating the overall average of the PTE score.

The overall scores are rounded up, and once the average is above 88 it is round up to 90.

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