Scoring Mechanism

Scoring Mechanism

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PTE Academic Scoring System

Set the priority while practicing!

PTE Academic assesses speaking, writing, reading and listening skills via a computer in a single two-hour test session. During the two-hour test session, the test consists of three main parts: Speaking and Writing ( part-1), Reading (part-2), and Listening (part-3). The PTE Academic assesses real-life academic English, which means you will hear extracts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will become familiar with the kinds of accents you encounter in everyday life. There are total 20 different question types.

PTE Academic Test Format

Part-1

Speaking & Writing

Part-2

Reading

Part-3

Listening

Do I have to do better in every question type?

The answer is No !

Our extensive research since 2018 indicates that dedicating attention to 12 to 13 of the 20 question types in the PTE Academic exam is adequate to achieve the necessary score for visa and study objectives. Students who utilized the provided scoring mechanism as a reference while preparing for the test achieved their desired PTE Academic scores. Achieving success depends on having a well-organized study schedule, receiving guidance for efficient practice, and comprehending the scoring metrics derived from a thorough analysis of the PTE exam’s influence on performance results.

  • Speaking Score Calculation
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  • Writing Score Calculation
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  • Reading Score Calculation
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  • Listening Score Calculation
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Frequently Asked Questions

Since initiating PTE academic coaching in 2015, it was discovered through firsthand experience and repeated testing (over 50 times) from 2018 onwards, that not all 20 question types across speaking, writing, reading, and listening sections are equally important for achieving a high score. Analysis revealed that prioritizing 12 to 13 specific question types substantially improves scores. This strategy is grounded in an extensive understanding of PTE’s scoring mechanism and the integrated way certain questions influence scores across different sections. This insight led to the development of a study approach that ranks questions by their impact on scores, guiding students on where to focus their preparation efforts for more effective outcomes.

We have been in the PTE Prep. coaching industry since 2015. Our research and development team is constantly working on how to get our students to achieve PTE scores. After taking the PTE test multiple times and trying different methods, we have come to the conclusion that the given score calculation guide is solid enough to make one score in PTE Academic. If a student follows this scoring calculation guide, he can easily make his PTE preparation journey easy, and he can be sure of getting the required PTE score as we have proved that we have helped thousands of students in the last 10 years to get their required score in PTE test.

PTE School has its own Learning Management System (LMS) powered by a world-class platform that helps change the world by providing the tools to share knowledge through online courses and coaching. Our team has been in the field of English Language Test preparation coaching since 2015, and we have helped thousands of students to achieve their required scores in the PTE Academic test in the last 10 years. We have a dedicated team that is constantly reviewing the backend features for assessment, and every day our learning application is getting better and better. As per the scoring guide of PTE Academic, we have filtered out the top 5 questions that must help the students to achieve their required score in PTE Academic. Our learning and practice portal is always running to find out who is practicing these questions regularly and who is not. That is, if a student forgets to practice these questions, our system notifies them in real-time about their current PTE Academic preparation level with analytics.