Accurate, objective, relevant results

PTE Academic delivers accurate, objective and relevant English test results.

Note: This score alignment is recommended by PTE Academic.

In December 2020, we released some research showing updated concordance between PTE Academic and IELTS Academic. PTE scores and scoring have not changed. View the full report here.

Automated scoring

Our automated scoring system is based on complex algorithms that were trained by testing a data sample of over 10,000 students with over 120 native languages.

We fed thousands of human marks into our system and now find that the standard error measurement between our system and a human rater is less than between one human rater to another. Hear our experts talk about automated scoring via YouTube or view our whitepaper.


Global Scale Of English

Our test is scored against the Global Scale of English, giving you an accurate snapshot of test-taker performance on a scale of 10 – 90.

If you would like guidance on setting your score requirement for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate study, contact us or find out more about the Global Scale of English.


Detailed score report

With PTE Academic, students receive an overall English score, as well as scores for individual English sub-skills and enabling skills.

With PTE Academic you can see:

  • Overall score
  • Speaking score
  • Listening score
  • Reading score
  • Writing score
  • Grammar score
  • Spelling score
  • Oral Fluency score
  • Vocabulary score
  • Written Discourse score

For more information on PTE Academic score reports, view the PTE Academic score guide.

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