What is negative marking in PTE?

PTE has three sections with negative marking:

Reading: Multiple Choice Multiple Answers
Listening: Multiple Choice Multiple Answers
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The question will have more than one correct answer which you have identify.

Communicative skills Reading / Listening
Partial credit, points deducted for incorrect options chosen:

1 Each correct response

– 1 Each incorrect response

0 Minimum score

[Source: PTE Academic Score Guide Version 8/ October 2017]

If you answer correctly, you will receive 1 mark.
If answer incorrectly, 1 mark will be deducted.

For example: If the options are A,B, C, D, E.

And the correct answer is A, C, D.
You chose A, B, D.
You will get 1, -1, 1 = 1.
Total: 1 mark

REMEMBER: Even though there is negative marking in the question, your overall score for that question will never be less than 0.

If the options are A,B, C, D, E.

And the correct answer is A, C, D.
You chose A, B, E.
You will get 1, -1, -1 = -1.
Total: 0 mark

Beware: you may receive suggestions that you should skip these because of negative marking. Pay no attention to this because you should always attempt every question, if you don’t attempt you will be scored 0  and if you get everything wrong, you will also get 0, NOT -1 or -2.

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