PTE exam for Australia – Your pass for PR

Pearson Test of English Academic, a.k.a PTE is a test of English language proficiency conducted by the immigration board of the English speaking countries to check the language skills of the candidates who apply for it. The immigration board also uses its score to provide a grant for VISA for foreign ventures like university enrollment for education, applying at private organizations or applying for a permanent residence. For each and everything, the board will test the candidate whether they are fit for their country and will be cooperative or not. The main purpose of the test is to check the proficiency of the language which adds up as a perk for VISA; and not the only way to get the grant for VISA.

Australian immigration board, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has adopted the PTE Academic to grant the VISA for permanent residence as well. PTE exam of Australia has a minimum requirement of 30 and maximum of 90. At 30, the system ranks the candidate “functional”. Between 31 and 49, the candidate gets ranked vocational. In this, the candidate has to score at least 35- 36 in Listening, speaking, reading and writing sections. Between 50 and 64, the system ranks the candidate “competent” where the candidate has to score a minimum of 50 in all the sections of the exam.

The system ranks the candidate “proficient” if the score is between 65 and 75 with all the four sections scoring within 65 or over. For 75+, overall score, the system ranks the candidate “superior” with an average score of 79 in all of the item types. These final two ranking candidates are the preferable ones for the PR-VISA.

 

RANK CATEGORY SCORE
Functional

 

Over all 30
Vocational
Overall
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
31-49
35
35
35
35
Competent
Over all
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
50-64
50
50
50
50
Proficient
Overall
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
65-75
65
65
65
65
Superior
Overall
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
75-90
79
79
79
79

 

Above mentioned are the score requirements for VISA of PTE exam for Australia. Candidates scoring within the given range can apply for PR-VISA.

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