supercow

IELTS v.s Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) | My personal findings

    Recommended Posts

    Finally after 3 attempts at IELTS general and 2 for PTE I have got the necessary score for 20 points. If it was not for this thread, I would not have even thought to give PTE an attempt. So thank you.

     

    ps I would have passed PTE first time, but did not realise the scoring scheme and went over the word count on the written sections.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Moneycorp

    Moneycorp

    Finally after 3 attempts at IELTS general and 2 for PTE I have got the necessary score for 20 points. If it was not for this thread, I would not have even thought to give PTE an attempt. So thank you.

     

    ps I would have passed PTE first time, but did not realise the scoring scheme and went over the word count on the written sections.

     

    That's great to hear!

    I hoped that it could at least help one other person...as I was sure I can't be the only one feeling like I'm stuck! :)

     

    Guess it's EOI for you next then, good luck with the rest of the process.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Yep, just got to update my EOI and then I will have 60 points, submitting my EOI as a carpenter so fingers crossed I get selected within the next 2 invite rounds. Hopefully selected before January, as I will lose points due to age

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Failed my Ielts couple of weeks ago, did a resit on Saturday. Did a PTE-A exam today and I got all above 65!! woooohooo Same day results. Although I didn't like the test, I got the result!! huge weight off my shoulders

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Failed my Ielts couple of weeks ago, did a resit on Saturday. Did a PTE-A exam today and I got all above 65!! woooohooo Same day results. Although I didn't like the test, I got the result!! huge weight off my shoulders

     

     

    great result..... well done.....


    (ANSCO 221112 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT); CPA Skills Assessment submitted 10th May - Positive Skills assessment 19/05/2015 - CPA Australia; Pearson PTE Academic (10/07/15 R90; W89; S90; L90); EOI updated 11/07/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 03/08/2015; Visa lodged 04/08/2015; docs all front loaded... Visa grant 23 September 2015 :wink:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks guys for the comments , this post is really a great help, I have given IELTS couple of times and have also enrolled in a class, but now I have changed my mind and will take up PTE-A.

    Cheers

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I got L:64 R:58 S:48 w:49. Anyone can help how u achieve good scores? I have tried PTE twice and failed to get 65. I felt like a failure. I had even tried IELTS for twice.:cry:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    I got L:64 R:58 S:48 w:49. Anyone can help how u achieve good scores? I have tried PTE twice and failed to get 65. I felt like a failure. I had even tried IELTS for twice.:cry:

     

    You should seek professional help. We can help with general tips and guidance on the question content, but judging from your scores and brief post, you need more than that.

     

    See if you can find tutors locally that can help you.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    If you keep retaking it and do better in some bits (eg reading) but worse in others (eg listening), can you amalgamate the results from old and new tests (picking out the best) and, if not, does the most recent test result cancel out the previous one...?

     

    Thanks.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    If you keep retaking it and do better in some bits (eg reading) but worse in others (eg listening), can you amalgamate the results from old and new tests (picking out the best) and, if not, does the most recent test result cancel out the previous one...?

     

    Thanks.

    No and no.

     

    You can submit any full test result of your choosing, as long as it will still be valid at the time you're doing your application (no longer than a year old IIRC)

    Edited by supercow

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I took the PTE Academic yesterday, received my results this morning. Was not expecting to do very well as I felt awful yesterday, migrane and chest infection.

    This may be an odd question but on my score sheet it shows my overall score as 86. It then lists the following: L - 85, R - 90, S - 89, W - 84

    There is then a load of other scores underneath (Enabling scores) are these relevant as some of them don't look very good? Or are the scores I have noted above what I have actually scored in each item? I know I sound a bit dim here but just want to make sure I am reading the results correctly.

    Thanks


    Vetassess 02/08/2013. + Vetassess 28/11/2013. PTE A superior 8/10/15. ITA NSW 22/12/2015. ITA 190 visa 12/01/2016. PCC & Meds 18/03/2016. VISA GRANTED 16/05/2016 :happy_face_cowboy_w

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    I took the PTE Academic yesterday, received my results this morning. Was not expecting to do very well as I felt awful yesterday, migrane and chest infection.

    This may be an odd question but on my score sheet it shows my overall score as 86. It then lists the following: L - 85, R - 90, S - 89, W - 84

    There is then a load of other scores underneath (Enabling scores) are these relevant as some of them don't look very good? Or are the scores I have noted above what I have actually scored in each item? I know I sound a bit dim here but just want to make sure I am reading the results correctly.

    Thanks

     

    Congratulations, you nailed it ;) !

     

    Don't worry about those other scores, you got what you wanted.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks Supercow, that's such a relief!!!!!! I'm over the moon with that. So I get 20 points for superior English??


    Vetassess 02/08/2013. + Vetassess 28/11/2013. PTE A superior 8/10/15. ITA NSW 22/12/2015. ITA 190 visa 12/01/2016. PCC & Meds 18/03/2016. VISA GRANTED 16/05/2016 :happy_face_cowboy_w

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Thanks Supercow, that's such a relief!!!!!! I'm over the moon with that. So I get 20 points for superior English??

     

    Sure do! :)

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi my partner took both tests as well, ielts 3 times and pte twice, he found the pte test more modern but as it was summer all the windows were open and you could her everything going on outside and you could also hear everything the person next to you said which was very off putting, but that was down to the examination centre not the test, he finally passed both tests but the ielts test seems more recognisable, as we were not told of the pte test until he had taken the ielts test twice, also with the ielts test you can score 9 on the reading and the next time you take it you can get 6.5 and vicea versa but al least with the pte test you get your results within 2-3 days , good luck with anyone taking the tests

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi all,

     

    I am applying Visa 189 and have taken this PTE Test. My question is, who do I send this result to? I have searched for "department" and in Western Australia, it came out with this which is closest to what i think I should be sending:

     

    [TABLE=width: 100%]

    [TR]

    [TD]The Department of Training and Workforce Development WA - Skilled Migration WA - All Programs[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

    or

     

     

    [TABLE=width: 100%]

    [TR]

    [TD]Department of Immigration and Border Protection - DIBP - Visa Applications[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

     

     

    I am applying in Western Australia.

     

    I think the second one is the correct one?

     

    THanks.

    Edited by Joseph23

    English PTE Minimum 66 9/9/15 | Skill Assessment Positive 7/10/15 | PCC Positive 9/10/2015 | EOI 10/10/15 | Invitation ??/??/15|Medical Checkup ??/??/15| Visa Grant ??/??/15

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    We. Used an agent so they did everything for us, but as far as I know you upload everything once you have received your invite, hope this helps

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    We. Used an agent so they did everything for us, but as far as I know you upload everything once you have received your invite, hope this helps

     

    Hi kirstyj,

     

    Did your agent provide you any log in details to trace the visa application? I don't feel like bugging my agent everyday to check the status. :twitcy:


    English PTE Minimum 66 9/9/15 | Skill Assessment Positive 7/10/15 | PCC Positive 9/10/2015 | EOI 10/10/15 | Invitation ??/??/15|Medical Checkup ??/??/15| Visa Grant ??/??/15

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    No they didn't but I believe the visa people don't like people chasing up their application I know it's hard but we have to wait x

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi Guyz,

     

    Need your help...

     

    I had given TOEFL iBT L18;R18;W18;S26, this was first time, now I have opted for IELTS academic but not sure bcoz reading seems more tough. If anyone can suggest should I again go in for Toefl. I am planing for 189/190.

     

    Awaiting ur replies .......

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi mates,

     

    I did the pte practice test not quite long and scored the following- speaking 47, listening 66, writing 70 and reading 51. My real test will come up on 20th of oct. Please, what do you suggest I do to improve on these scores. I need 65 in each. Thanks all.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi Supercow,

    after reading your detailed and considerate post, I felt that your English level is completely what I am after.

     

    so I have to ask if you can read some of my essays to help me improve my skills?

     

    Besides, I've taken ielts general training for four times and my speaking parts were all 6.5.

    Can you also provide some tips to knock down another 0.5 mark please?

     

    please send me an email at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you would like to.

     

    your help will be highly appreciated.

     

     

    good night.

    Gwen

    Edited by MaggieMay24
    Email addresses not allowed, please use PM feature.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    HI Everyone,

     

    Can you choose which to do then? PTE-A or IELTS?


    Agent appointed 28/01/14! whoop!

    Skills assessment submitted 15th Oct 2015

    IELTS - 9.0!

    EOI - Submitted 6th April with State Sponsorhip

    Invite received 11th April

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    HI Everyone,

     

    Can you choose which to do then? PTE-A or IELTS?

     

    Yes, and it's not just those two either. There are now 5 different tests that are recognised for Australian Immigration. IELTS, OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE-A and CAE and they each have different scoring systems.

     

    Competent English (that's the one you qualify for just by having a Pommie passport): IELTS 6 in each of the 4 sections; OET B in each of the 4 sections; TOEFL iBT 12 for listening; 13 for reading; 21 for writing; 18 for speaking; PTE-A 50 in each of the 4 sections; CAE 169 in each of the 4 sections

     

    Proficient English (that's the one that scores you an extra 10 points): IELTS 7 in each of the 4 sections; OET B in each of the 4 sections; TOEFL iBT 24 for listening; 24 for reading; 27 for writing; 23 for speaking; PTE-A 65 in each of the 4 sections; CAE 185 in each of the 4 sections

     

    Superior English (that's the one that scores you an extra 20 points): IELTS 8 in each of the 4 sections; OET A in each of the 4 sections; TOEFL iBT 28 for listening; 29 for reading; 30 for writing; 26 for speaking; PTE-A 79 in each of the 4 sections; CAE 200 in each of the 4 sections

     

    In case you were wondering,

    IELTS = International English Language Testing System

    OET = Occupational English Test

    TOEFL iBT = Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test

    PTE-A = Pearson Test of English - Academic

    CAE = Cambridge English: Advanced

    Edited by Ken

    Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia)

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now


    • Similar Content

      • By Stuart16
        Hi all, 
        I'm new to the forum, very interesting reading everyone's comments good and bad. I'm 34 and will be moving over with my wife and our young daughter, can't wait for a new adventure. 
        Submitted my EOI carpenter subclass 190 today with 60 points. Received my IELTS score this morning, very frustrating as I could've done with the 20 points. My results were- 
        Listening- 9
        Reading- 9
        Speaking - 8.5
        Writing- 7.5 
        So close yet so far, seriously annoying but anyway EOI submitted and I'll probably give them more money and sit it again. 
        Are there any carpenters on here who have received an invite on 60 points recently? 
        Thanks in advance. 
      • By shreyask

        I have few queries regarding 887 pre requisite.
        To apply for 887 applicant must fulfil the criteria of 2yr stay in designated area and 1 yr full employment.
         
        My question is.
        1. Above rule apply only to primary applicant?
        2. What if primary applicant have completed 2 yr but dependent have not cometed 2yr in designated. Can a primary applicant still apply for 887?
        3. IELTS/PTE is required again if last IELTS score is more than 3yr?
         
        Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
         
         
      • By Scoote
        Hi,
        I have just submitted my Engineers Australia  (EA) migration skills assessment application based on my degree qualifications only. This includes BEng civil engineering degree under Washington Accord and a further MSC degree. 
        I did not include an English competency test as I am British and a native English speaker (trying to temporarily save money on test). I also did NOT submit an additional assessment for my skilled employment as I did not think they were necessary to get a successful outcome from EA.
        Queries:
        I have 2 queries I hope you can help me with please:
        1. I subsequently have booked an IELTS test as I now realise I need this for my EOI to gain the points. Am I able to append my IELTS results to my EA application or does the English competency not really matter for EA?
        2. Do I need to have my employment assessed by EA using the additional assessment service? Or can I demonstrate my employment during my EOI application on skills select? 
        My points summary 
        I am almost 37 with 10 years work experience in civil engineering. Therefore I'm claiming 25 points for age, 15 points for qualifications, 15 points for UK work experience. This gives me 55 points but i need 60 so hopefully by taking the IELTS I will get the additional 5.
        Can anybody help clarify my 2 queries as I'm concerned I rushed my EA application in my eagerness to get the ball rolling and that I've messed up by not including a work experience request or an English test result. 
        Much appreciated!
      • By wahid
        hi everyone,
        i took the ielts test last may 6, 2017 and results came after 13days. i felt shattered at that time as my writing score did not meet with my expectation. is there any success stories of re-evaluation here? i just need another .5 to make it 7 so that i can apply for bridging program for nursing. 
      • By Cerberus1
        Under the Government's recently proposed changes, migrants will have to pass an IELTs 6 test, which is university-level English that includes writing an academic essay.
        Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja said raising English standards could reduce isolation, and hence the risk of radicalisation.
        "We know that where there are high levels of isolation there is a danger of radicalisation. We know that's one of the dangers," he said.
        "To the extent that people feel part of a community, to extent they are able to get along with fellow citizens, interact with their fellow citizens, I guess radicalisation is less of a risk, whilst I do acknowledge there are far more complex aspects to radicalisation as well."
        But Labor MP Anne Aly, who is an Egyptian-born counter-terrorism expert, disagrees.
        "To suggest that having academic-level English is some kind of magic panacea to radicalisation I think grossly misunderstands radicalisation," she said.
        "There is absolutely no empirical evidence to suggest there is any relationship between an individual's English language competence and their propensity to become radicalised to any form of violence."
        Dr Aly also used to teach English and believes level 6 IELTs for citizenship sets a high bar.
        "Do we really expect people to be able to do that? Do all jobs require you to write an essay?" She asked.