Understanding the PTE Score Pattern

Scored against the Global Scale of English, PTE Score Reports give an accurate snapshot of test-takers’ performance on a scale from 10 to 90.Along with the major skills of LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing), it assess and reports individual English sub-skills and enabling skills of the test taker.
With PTE Score Cards, one can see:
  • Overall score

Major Skills – Language Skills

  • Speaking score
  • Listening score
  • Reading score
  • Writing score
Sub Skills of a Language.
  • Grammar score
  • Spelling score
  • Oral Fluency score
  • Vocabulary score
  • Written discourse score

SPEAKING AND WRITING

Item Type
Time
No. Of
 items
Scoring
Skills
Read Loud
30-35 min
6-7
Partial credit
Reading and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Repeat Sentence
10-12
Partial credit
Listening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Describe Image
6-7
Partial credit
Speaking Oral fluency,  pronunciation Content
Retell Lecture
3-4
Partial credit
Listening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation content
Write Essay
20-40 min
1-2
Partial credit
Writing:
Vocabulary, grammar, written disclosure, spelling
Content:
Structure n coherent, development
Short answer question
10-12
Listening and speaking
Vocabulary
Vocabulary
Summarize written text
20-30 min
2-3
Partial credit
Reading and writing
Grammar, Form, vocabulary Content,

READING

Item Type
Time
No.of items
Scoring
Skills
Multiple-choice,
choose single answer
32-40min
2 – 3
Correct/ incorrect
Reading
Multiple-choice,
choose multiple
answers
2 – 3
Partial credit
(for each correct response. Points
deducted for incorrect options
chosen)
Reading
Re-order paragraphs
2 – 3
Partial credit (for each correctly ordered, adjacent pair)
Reading
Reading: Fill in the
blanks
4 – 5
Partial credit (for each
correctly completed
blank)
Reading
Reading and writing:
Fill in the blanks
5 – 6
Partial credit (for each
correctly completed
blank)
Reading and writing

LISTENING

Item Type
Time
No. of items
Scoring
Skills
Summarize spoken
text
20-30 min
2 – 3
Partial credit
Listening and writing Grammar, vocabulary, spelling
Content, form
Multiple-choice,
choose multiple
answers
23-28 min
2 – 3
Partial credit (for each correct response. Points
deducted for
incorrect
options
chosen)
Listening
Fill in the blanks
2 – 3
Partial credit
(each correct
word spelled
correctly)
Listening and Reading
Highlight correct
summary
2 – 3
Correct/
incorrect
Listening
Multiple-choice,
choose single answer
2 – 3
Correct/
incorrect
Listening
Select missing word
2 – 3
Correct/
incorrect
Listening and reading
Highlight incorrect
words
2 – 3
Partial credit
(for each
word. Points
deducted for
incorrect
options
chosen)
Listening and reading
Write from dictation
3 – 4
Partial credit
(for each
word spelled
correctly)
Listening and writing

The skills are reported below briefly

Oral Fluency

Natural – paced, effortless and smooth delivery of the speech.

Grammar

The correct use of the word in the formation of sentence and word at the sentence level

Spelling

Is the word which you use is according to the spelling rules of the language will be checked. The variations of every nation are considered. Have to use the same word consistently throughout the exam.

Pronunciation

The production of the speech of the word sounds in a way which should be easily understandable by regular language speakers. National or regional variations are considered to the degree of their understanding by the regular speakers of the language.

Written Discourse

Efficient in the case of communication and correctness of the production of written language at the textual level is measured. These skills are represented by its internal coherence, logical development, represented in the structure of written text and the range of linguistic resources which are used to express the meaning exactly

Vocabulary

The exact and most appropriate choice of words used to describe the context of the as well as the lexical range of the language.

 

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