How are the PTE Academic Band Scores Calculated?

PTE Academic band scores are one hundred percent scored using their automated scoring technologies. Some tasks receive points only when the answer or response is correct. The rest are rated according to correctness, quality and formal aspects. The quality of the answer is evaluated by the enabling skills demonstrated by the response. Formal aspects are defined as the task form …

PTE Reading – Fill in the Blanks

The ‘Fill in the Blanks’ (Reading) question assesses reading skills and requires you to use contextual and grammatical cues to complete a reading text by identifying the single correct answer for each blank. Number of items 4-5 Prompt Length Text up to 80 words Scoring Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank) Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored …

PTE Reorder Paragraph

‘Re-order Paragraphs’ assesses reading skills. It requires you to be familiar with the organization and links between ideas in academic texts and arrange text boxes in a single correct order. Number of items 2-3 Prompt Length Text up to 150 words Scoring Partial credit (for each correctly ordered, adjacent pair) Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored Reading Subskills …

PTE Academic Mastery: Multiple-Choice, Choose Single Answer (Reading)

Multiple-Choice, Choose Single Answer (Reading) questions assess reading skills. It requires you to read, analyze, understand, and assess a short text on an academic subject and choose a single correct response. Number of items 2-3 Prompt Length Text up to 110 words Scoring Correct/Incorrect Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored Reading Subskills tested Reading: Any of the following …

PTE Academic Mastery: Multiple-Choice, Choose Multiple Answers (Reading)

Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers (Reading) questions assess reading skills. It requires you to read, analyze, understand and assess a short text on an academic subject and choose more than one correct response. Number of items 2-3 Prompt Length Text up to 300 words Scoring Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen) Communicative skills, enabling …