Things you must know about changes in PTE score

Things you must know about changes in PTE score

There has been a buzz that changing PTE score equivalency to IELTS have made getting a PR in Australia a distant dream. Will the changes impact you? To answer this we here at Englishfirm has taken upon us to provide students with up to date details. To know the impact that it will have on your current VISA or future plans here in Australia read further.

Good News for 485, Student and Partner VISA

People seek Graduate VISA, Student and Partner VISA for them the score has decreased from 50 to 46. Earlier 50 was equivalent to IELTS 6. However, Pearson have decreased the value and made it to 46. So, all you guys aiming for 6 bands in IELTS now have to score 46 in PTE to get your desired result.

PTE score changes for Nursing Student

To get admission into Nursing Universities and for nursing registration earlier it was 65 which was equivalent to 7 bands. However, with the present changes PTE has increased that 65 to 66 and we all know how much each and every marks is significant. That’s why Englishfirm offers customized course for nursing aspirant to meet their desired result.

News for 189, 190 and 491 VISA

Department of  Australian immigration has not made any official confirmation on any updates on selection criteria.
So , it remains the same until any further notice. However, Pearson has updated the PTE 79 score to PTE 84 to match with IELTS 8.
But, worry not Englishfirm offers all the strategies and tips making this target an achievable target.

So, knowing the changes that took place in PTE we now know that is only going to get difficult in future to get the highest band possible. Hence, now is the right to start your PTE classes with Englishfirm and achieve your score in first attempt itself. Enquire now for our customized and personal one-on-one classes to make your PTE journey a walk in the park with Englishfirm.

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE has gained global acceptance and have become extremely popular English examination in past few years. PTE is considered to be one the quickest and easiest examination to gain PR points and nursing registration in Australia. There are many students who get confused as to which test to take PTE, IELTS or OET for their nursing registration. Here with this article, Englishfirm aims to reduce that confusion by providing facts about how giving PTE examination can assure guaranteed result in a shortest amount of time and preparation.

  • PTE score requirement for nursing registration is 65 above overall and individually in all four modules (Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening).
  • PTE results can be combined to score 65 plus for nursing registration. For example, if in first exam you got 65 plus in all modules except reading and in second exam you got 65 plus in reading but 65 below in all other modules you can combine the two results for your registration.
  • As universities are now accepting admission to nursing courses based on PTE score it will become difficult for students to attempt OET due to unfamiliarity of medical vocabulary. Also, nurses who are looking for their registration it becomes easier for them to gain points in PTE as compare to OET.
  • PTE costs way less than an OET exam, which plays a huge role if budget is a constraint.
  • The result of PTE comes out within five days of giving examination and most of the time it gets release on the very next day where as IELTS and OET takes much more time to announce their result.
  • Tasks in PTE are easier to score in comparison to OET as OET makes use of medical terminology that everyone might not be familiar with.
  • PTE examination is much more nearer to the actual experience while working as a nurse that gives nurses boost in confidence and easier to work in future as they are already prepared for it.

So, if your aspiration is to become a registered nurse the first thing that needs to be done is starting your preparation. Although, PTE is an easy examination but one should never underestimate the challenge these tasks present and proper preparation needs to be done before giving one. Therefore, start your journey as a registered nurse today at Englishfirm and don’t let this test scare you away from your dream job.

Ways to crack PTE by Self-Study

Ways to crack PTE by Self-Study

  • Time Management – Most questions have a set timer and the others collectively have a time-limit. You should manage your time effectively between the questions having more weightage.
  • Negative Marking – Some questions have negative marking while others don’t. Keep track of the same. 
  • Scoring Pattern – You should know the criteria under which you will be scored for each exercise so that you can focus on the same to maximise your score.
  • Exam Format – You must know which all exercises come under each module and the internal scoring it provides to each module. The number of questions, time allotted to each question, etc must be thorough.
  • Tools and materials – After knowing the essentials about the test, it is time to search for the right tools and methods to start your preparation. 
  • Online accessibility – You can use the portal for online sources.
  • Sample Questions, Model Answers – Practice is as equally important as knowing the technique. Take mock tests to make sure you are well prepared.

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/

Retaking PTE Examination

Retaking PTE Examination

  • PTE Academic uses an automated scoring system; hence, the possibility that your overall scores will change is very minute.
  • You must apply for a rescore within 14 calendar days of receiving the initial score.
  • Good practice in speaking and writing skills can improve your chances to score better when you retake the PTE Academic test.
  • In case of any change in score, the rescore fees will be fully refunded.
  • The new scores will replace the original figures and will be shown on a reissued test score report.  The new scores might be higher or lower.
  • You cannot apply for a rescore once you have sent the scores to institutions or after re-applying for a test.
  • Reviewing your score would cost half of another PTE test booking cost. If you spend a little more, you can retake the test and have a better chance of getting a high score than the recent one.
  • When you apply for rescoring, you are not assured whether your score will change at all, and if it does, it may also be lower than your recent score.
  • A rescore is permitted to be done on your most recent PTE Academic test only. If you have already booked to take the exam again or have allowed an institution to view the scores, a rescore is no longer an available option.

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/

Obstacles  from Achieving Your Required Score in PTE

Obstacles from Achieving Your Required Score in PTE

  • Procrastination – Delaying things will not help you score for the PTE exam. Consistency is mandatory to maximize your score.
  • No proper practice – Failure to practice or take mock questions is another important mistake.
  • Not following the correct techniques – Following incorrect techniques can waste your time and can bring down your score.
  • Overconfidence
  • Failure in setting a Goal – Proper practice and learning schedule is important to keep a constant pick up pace and score.
  • Failure to determine the Quality of Material and practice resources – Not using good practice materials may affect your score.
  • Comparison between fellow candidates – Comparing your score with other students can only bring more pressure to the table.

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/

Scoring Criteria in PTE Exam

Scoring Criteria in PTE Exam

In this blog I am going to give you a few tips on the Answer Short Questions exercise in the speaking module.

This exercise is the easiest one among the total 5 in the speaking module. Basically, you will be asked a question that could be answered in one or two words. The audio will play the question and as soon as the audio finishes, you can record your answer. If the answer is correct, you will be scored full marks. In a case where you don’t know or are not sure of the answer, just reply back “don’t know”. Its always better to do that rather than stumbling because the software can detect your audio disruption when you pause and can immediately stop your recording. 

 

In Answer Short Questions, there is an internal scoring of 10 pts to listening and 5 pts to speaking. The only way to tackle this exercise is by trying out maximum number of questions possible. Don’t worry, as most of the questions are on general topics.**

 

So if you are looking for any help, or a mentor to guide you through your preparation, Englishfirm is always there for you. For all face to face classes, you can book a free session at englishfirm.com website. If you just need a mentor. to evaluate and give feedback for all your reading, speaking, listening & writing sections, please email us at mockpte@englishfirm.com. We will assign you a free PTE mentor.  So, please sign up and check out Englishfirm.com to know more! Thank you for tuning in!

 

**englishfirm will be providing the repeated questions from the exam

Other References:

PTE for Nursing Registration – https://englishfirm.com/2020/11/09/pte-for-nursing-registration/