All About PTE Score Validity: When Will It Expire?

Posted on 11/01/2024 by Moni PTE Magic


PTE has been well-favored in recent years, for it is accepted in many countries for work, study, and visa application. As versatile as it is, its result is not valid for good.

So, what is the PTE score validity?

Keep scrolling down to get the exact answer in this short guide by PTE Magic!

Related:

When Is The PTE Score Expiry Date?

pte score validity

The PTE score will only be valid for 2 years from the test date. After this time, your test result will be removed from Pearson’s website.

The limited validity is there for good reason.

It’s because this examination assesses test-takers’ English proficiency level. However, our knowledge and skills can be rustic or better over time. So, that you score a 90 now doesn’t mean you will still be that excellent in the next 2 years.

PTE has gained widespread recognition now, so this is Pearson’s attempt to evaluate candidates’ linguistic skills as precisely as possible.

What About PTE Score Validity For Australian Visas? 

You may see the test report expire after 2 years. However, your PTE score will remain valid for 3 years if you want to apply for an Australian visa. 

Therefore, don’t fret when your score is removed from the official website. You can still apply for a visa in this country as long as the test was taken no more than 3 years ago.

This regulation took effect on 29th October 2019 to support immigrants in Australia. In case your report is removed from the website, the Immigration Department can contact Pearson’s support team to verify your result.

With a valid PTE score, you can apply for many visa subclasses, including 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 489, 491, 494, and more. But remember that you must earn at least 50 marks for each component to be qualified for an Australian PR visa.

What To Do If The PTE Score Has Expired?

If the score has expired for less than 1 year, you can still use it for visa application in Australia. After that time, there is no other way than to take the test again.

It’s worth noting that you have to take the exam at least 5 days before the application date. Doing so will give ample time to get the test result.

Conclusion

Long story short, the PTE score validity is 3 years for Australian visa applications and 2 years for other cases. If you want to submit the report for any purpose, don’t forget to check the expiration date to avoid unexpected problems.

green iguana
Moni PTE Magic

My name is Moni, and I am a seasoned PTE teacher with over 6 years of experience. I have helped thousands of students overcome their struggles and achieve their desired scores. My passion for teaching and dedication to my student’s success drives me to continually improve my teaching methods and provide the best possible support. Join me on this journey toward PTE success!


More from PTE Magic

PTE Results On Hold: What Are the Reasons & Solutions?

PTE Results On Hold: What Are the Reasons & Solutions?

One of the reasons PTE reigns in its current popularity is the impressively quick booking period. It takes little time to schedule a date for the exam and even less to receive the results. Therefore, PTE results on hold longer than necessary are abnormal and might spread panic among candidates, especially first-timers. Our PTE Magic’s […]

Is PTE Rescore Possible? How to Request a Rescore?

Is PTE Rescore Possible? How to Request a Rescore?

Most of the time, PTE results effectively reflect test-takers’ English proficiency levels. However, there might be an off chance that some candidates are not satisfied with their scores. So, can you request a PTE rescore in this case? Or will it even lower your score? This guide by PTE Magic will tell you everything you […]

PTE Headphone & Microphone Positioning Best Practices

PTE Headphone & Microphone Positioning Best Practices

Despite being underrated by many, a headset greatly contributes to your PTE score, especially in the Listening and Speaking sections. Imagine sitting an exam with a poor-quality pair of PTE headphones and a microphone. You might end up missing all the important information in the audio or failing to record your full spoken responses. Months […]

How Should You Prepare And Study for PTE 90? Expert Tips

How Should You Prepare And Study for PTE 90? Expert Tips

PTE 90 is the highest score possible for this esteemed English proficiency test, opening the doors for thousands of career opportunities. Some consider this goal unrealistic, but in fact, many candidates manage a perfect 90 even on their first attempt. Our specialist team from PTE Magic has conducted thorough interviews with these students to discover […]

How to Study For PTE 79? Top 4 Tips For Success

How to Study For PTE 79? Top 4 Tips For Success

As PTE 79 indicates extremely competent English levels, it is understandable why many learners consider it their ultimate goal with the PTE exam. With such an impressive score in their profiles, most students do not have to worry about their future university or college entry. Seeking an Australian visa for both short- and long-term stays […]

How to Get a PTE 65 Score On Your First Try

How to Get a PTE 65 Score On Your First Try

A PTE 65 demonstrates your high level of English proficiency, allowing you to study at your dream universities or land your ideal job.  The good news is that anyone can achieve a 65 score on their PTE test with the right study plan and dedication, regardless of their starting point. Our team at PTE Magic […]