PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English, a thermometer-style scale that gives you an accurate overview of your skills. The Global Scale of English aligns with a variety of popular tests and scales around the world. Find out more about the Global Scale of English.
A concordance table is a guide to how PTE scores relate to other tests scores. We advise you to always check with the University you are applying to as to what scores they require for PTE.
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.
Your score report has several sections:
- Your personal details and photo
- Your Test Registration ID and Score Report Code. Learn how to send scores.
- Your overall score
- A detailed breakdown of your performance
The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.
The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points.
Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points.
Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.
The display of the scores in a graph allows you to quickly see your strengths and weaknesses, and how each skill relates to your overall performance.
For a detailed understanding of PTE Academic scores, view the PTE Academic Score Guide.