Should I ask for a rescore on my PTE test?

The short answer is NO.
  • Firstly, it is a computerized test. There is no human involved in the scoring of your exam. So bad mood, exhaustion, human errors, blurry vision … go out of the window. It is rather like you are not happy with the result of a calculation done on a calculator. 120 times 78, for instance, always equals 9,360, regardless of who, when, where and on what make of calculator the multiplication is done.
  • Secondly, ONLY spoken responses and open-ended written responses are rescored which basically means; do not request a reevaluation (rescoring) of your PTE score if you are unhappy with the scores of your Reading and Listening (apart from SST) sections.
  • Finally, over my 15 years of coaching IELTS and the last 6 years of coaching PTE, I have had a lot of my students requesting a rescoring of their IELTS results for which there was a 50% success rate. However, I couldn’t convince only two of my students not to request a rescore of their results (78, 79, 90, 80) for which there was NO change verdict in their outcome.

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