PTE Result 2022: Check PTE Scores Chart, Validity, Average Marks & Score Range (10 - 90)

PTE

Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Feb 8, 2022 08:33 IST

PTE Result 2022: Conducted by Pearson PLC Group, the Pearson Test of English or PTE Academic is a widely used English proficiency exam for candidates looking to study across universities in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In this article, we are going to cover the important aspects revolving around PTE scores and PTE results. Read on, as we explain to our readers, how to check PTE results, all about PTE score chart, PTE score calculator, and so on.

Candidates would be glad to know that the conducting body of the PTE Exam, Pearson PLC Group has launched the PTE at Home. The PTE at Home is identical to the PTE test. However, the PTE at Home is held from the safety of the home of the candidate keeping student safety in mind. The conducting body has also shortened the total duration of the PTE exam from three hours to two hours with effect from November 16, 2021. Know more about the changes brought to your PTE exam on our website

PTE Scores 2022

In this section, we are going to cover all the important questions around PTE scores and PTE results for the benefit of the readers. 

When are PTE results declared?

Typically PTE results are declared in five days. However the conducting body of the PTE Academic Exam, Pearson PLC Group is making efforts to bring this down to two days. In 2020, the majority of the PTE results were declared in a record time of 1.2 days, for the sole benefit of the PTE test taker. Candidates can expect their PTE results in two days for the current year.

How to check PTE results?

Candidates can access their PTE scores via their PTE online account which they would have created during the PTE registration process. Candidates would receive an email notifying them about the availability of their PTE scores. After receiving the notification, candidates would be required to log in to their Pearson VUE account (myPTE) and access their scores.

Steps to viewing your PTE Scores

  • Visit the official PTE website
  • Log in to your PTE Account (myPTE)
  • Click on Activity and find the appointment connected with your PTE score

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What is PTE Score Validity?

Often candidates are left wondering about the validity of their PTE scores. They should know that their PTE scores are valid for two years from the date of the exam. Once the two years are over, the expired PTE scores would be automatically removed from the test taker's account. 

When can I appear for the PTE test again?

A lot of times candidates are unable to get their desired PTE scores and look to re-appear for the same. Candidates wanting to re-take the PTE Academic test can register for a second PTE exam with a gap of five days from the earlier PTE registration. Hence, there is no cap on the number of PTE exam attempts. Only a window period of 5 days must be maintained between two PTE test registrations. 

What is a Good PTE Score?

A  lot of times, candidates are left wondering about a good PTE score. PTE Academic test takers should be aware that every university would have a required PTE score and candidates are expected to achieve the same or a higher value to be eligible for admission to the university. A good PTE score could be a score that would make the candidate eligible to most universities accepting PTE scores. Having a good PTE score not only increases your chances of admission to the university but also makes you a frontrunner for any scholarships the university may provide.  

What is an average PTE Score?

An average PTE score is neither too high nor low in the PTE score calculator. As mentioned earlier, every university would have a required PTE score, and candidates are expected to achieve the same or a higher value to be eligible for admission to the university. Candidates are advised to aim for a higher than average PTE score as this will not only increases your chances of admission to the university but also make you a frontrunner for any scholarships the university may provide.  

PTE Score Reporting: How to send PTE Scores

In this section, we are going to cover all the important aspects of PTE score reporting and how to send PTE score reports to universities. 

How to Send PTE Score Report?

Candidates who wish to send their PTE scores can do so via an online secure portal set up by PTE. Universities do not accept paper or PDF versions of PTE Academic score reports. PTE Test takers should note that the facility of sending PTE scores to universities is free and comes with no added charges. However, candidates would have to follow the steps mentioned below. 

Steps to sending your PTE Score Report

  • Login to your myPTE account
  • Click 'View Score Reports'
  • Click 'Send Scores'
  • Type the name of your chosen institution and select your institution
  • Type the name of our chosen course and select your preferred course of study
  • Review your details then scroll down the page and click 'Next' to confirm
  • Repeat for each institution (you can send your PTE scores to as many institutions as you like for free)

Rescoring the PTE Score?

If candidates are unsatisfied with their PTE Score they can request a rescore. However, since the PTE Academic is a computer-scored test, the chance of an error is highly minimalized. Only spoken responses and open-ended written responses are rescored. Candidates can only request a rescore for their most recent PTE Academic Test and candidates are barred from requesting a rescore if they have already either scheduled another test or sent their score to an institution. In the event the score changes, the new score will replace the previous score and the original score report will be reissued to reflect the new score.

PTE Score Report

We are going to take a look at a sample PTE Score Card and then know about the components of the PTE scorecard.

Note: PTE scorecard courtesy: PTE official website

Your PTE Scorecard contains the following information

  • PTE Test taker personal details and photo
  • Candidate Test Registration ID and Score Report Code
  • Candidate overall PTE Score
  • A detailed breakdown of candidate performance

How is PTE exams scored (Section-wise)

The various sections in the PTE exam, (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are scored on a scale of 10 – 90 where 10 is the lowest, with increments of 1 point. Graded on the scale, the score showcase the person’s ability to read, speak, understand verbal instructions and write the English language. The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The scores are presented in a graph, giving an easy understanding of the candidate’s core skills in the language as well as improvement areas.

PTE Score vs IELTS

PTE Score conversion into IELTS Scores: Candidates who have appeared for their PTE exam and would like to see their IELTS Score equivalent can refer to the table below.

Proficiency Level

PTE

IELTS

Limited

30

4.5

Modest

36

5.0

Modest

42

5.5

Competent

50

6.0

Competent

58

6.5

Good

65

7.0

Good

73

7.5

Very Good

79

8.0

Very Good

83

8.5

Expert

86

9.0

PTE vs TOEFL

PTE Score conversion into TOEFL iBT exam: Candidates who have appeared for their PTE exam and would like to see their TOEFL iBT Score equivalent can refer to the table below.

Proficiency Level

PTE

TOEFL iBT

Limited

38

40-44

Modest

42

54-56

Modest

46

65-66

Competent

50

74-75

Competent

53

79-80

Competent

59

87-88

Good

64

94

Good

68

99-100

Very Good

72

105

Very Good

78

113

Expert

84

120

PTE Score Chart

After the completion of your PTE Academic exam, you will receive PTE scores for each of the skill sections on a band range of 10 – 90. Along with that, you will also get an overall score. See the scoring pattern below to understand what does each range of PTE score means from the PTE score chart below. 

PTE Academic Score  

Level Description 

Above 85 

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.  

76 - 84

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices. 

59 - 75 

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of oral fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 

51 – 58 

Has sufficient command of the language to deal with most familiar situations, but will often require repetition and make many mistakes. Can deal with standard spoken language, but will have problems in noisy circumstances. Can exchange factual information on a familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence. Can pass on a detailed piece of information reliably. Can understand the information content of the majority of recorded or broadcast material on topics of personal interest delivered in clear standard speech.  

43 - 58 

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.  

30 – 42 

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.  

10 - 29 

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows, and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.  

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Who Accepts PTE Scores?

One of the most widely accepted exams, PTE Scores are accepted by some of the top universities and countries abroad. 

Colleges Accepting PTE Scores

Candidates who have appeared for their PTE Academic Exam can choose from the huge number of colleges that accept PTE Scores.

Countries Accepting PTE Score

Aspirants looking to pursue higher education in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and Germany among many other countries are required to appear for the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic exam. One of the most widely accepted computer-based tests of English, PTE Academic is generally undertaken for studying abroad and immigration options. 

PTE Scores and Results FAQs

How many PTE practice tests should I take?

The more the better. Candidates are highly advised to solve as many PTE practice papers as possible. Students can visit the official PTE website for paid and unpaid PTE sample papers and also refer to our website for guidance.

How long do PTE tests take?

The total testing time for the PTE Academic test is around two hours.

Do you get PTE scores immediately?

Candidates should note that PTE Academic scores are available in five working days. After the completion of your P TE Academic exam, you will receive PTE Academic scores for each of the skill sections on a band range of 10 – 90. Along with that, you will also get an overall score.

What is a good score for the PTE Academic exam?

There is no good or bad score. Your preferred university would have a set PTE Academic score as part of their admission criteria and you are required to achieve that or higher to be considered for admission to the university. Higher PTE Academic scores would also qualify you for financial grants if the university has any.

Is one month enough for PTE preparations?

Candidates are advised to prepare for the PTE exam before booking their PTE test slot. Hence, candidates who have appeared for their PTE Academic before or who are well prepared for the PTE Academic can use the one month for revision and appear for the exam. Others would definitely need a more substantial amount of time to be well versed in the exam.

Has the PTE Academic exam become tougher over the years?

The test has evolved over the years to stay relevant to the demands of the university and students. However, rest assured the main focus of the PTE Academic test has remained the same – to provide quality education to deserving candidates.

What PTE Academic score do you need for Stanford?

What PTE Academic score do you need for Harvard?

How long should I study for PTE Academic exam?

This is entirely at the discretion of the candidate. While students who have appeared for the PTE test before and are on their second attempt would take lesser time preparation time than first-time test takers. Putting a number would be technically not right.

What is the validity of my PTE Academic score?

Your PTE Academic scores are valid for a period of two years. 

Can I write my PTE Academic test from home?

Currently, the at-home version of the PTE Academic test is not available to students.

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The new pte academic exam at home is acceptable bye us University

Reply to Pothina Bhargavi

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/11/21

Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the ...Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the test centre.

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sachin shah

23/10/21

Hello All,
My PTE score is 59 over all with W:60,L:60,S:60,R:53
Can i eligible for student visa. ?
I completed my graduation in 2013 with electrical engineering, after experience in field till date.

Reply to sachin shah

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/10/21

Hello Sachin. Student Visa does not really have eligibility. The process to apply for a student visa requires you to apply to a university and get an admit letter before proceeding to apply for the student visa. You can know more about student visas here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/student-v...Hello Sachin. Student Visa does not really have eligibility. The process to apply for a student visa requires you to apply to a university and get an admit letter before proceeding to apply for the student visa. You can know more about student visas here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/student-visa-guide-applycontent5706

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Tanya Singh

03/08/21

Hey! Do I need to have a finalized univerisity or country before booking the PTE test? Or can I give the test and finalise a uni later?

Reply to Tanya Singh

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

26/08/21

Hello Tanya. You don't have to finalize any university or country before booking your PTE test. However, having a particular university in mind will give you a rough idea about the PTE score you would need to achieve to be considered for admission to that university.

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Isha Arora

21/07/21

Hello sir. My name is only "Isha" on my passport but while making a Pearson account, they say last name is mandatory. What should I do in this case?

Reply to Isha Arora

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/07/21

Hello Isha. You can either put in 'not applicable' and/or get in touch with the PTE officials before you register for your exam. Kindly understand that going forward this could be a hurdle, hence it is always good to get it cleared in the beginning. I hope I was able to help.

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Nafisa

19/06/21

Hello sir my name is nafisa I don't have any surname or last is it compulsory to have surname or last name to login pte

Reply to Nafisa

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/07/21

Hello Nafisa. Of course not. Kindly use your name as is mentioned on your valid Indian Passport.

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