PTE Online


PTE Academic provides a detailed snapshot of every test-taker's English language proficiency. 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

To find out about manual essay scoring, view the guide online.

Score Report


PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English. The Global Scale of English is a granular score scale from 10 - 90. Students receive an overall score on this scale, which gives an accurate assessment of their English ability. Find out more about the Global Scale of English.


PTE Academic is scored using automated scoring.

The 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.

Thousands of human marks were fed into the system and now it is found that the standard error measurement between the system and a human rater is less than between one human rater to another. Hear the experts talk about automated scoring via YouTube