PTE

PTE OVERVIEW

PTE Academic(Pearson Test of English Academic) evaluates the English proficiency of candidates who wish to study abroad or immigrate or acquire a job in a foreign country. Conducted by Pearson Inc., PTE exam is a computer-based test that allots 3 hours of time for candidates to finish the test. The score of PTE exam is generally declared within 5 business days and is accepted by several universities, colleges and governments around the world. Also, the candidates can schedule this test 24 hours in advance.

 

This page lists all the important details of PTE Academic that candidates need to know if they wish to assess their English ability. The details include the exam overview, eligibility conditions, PTE exam format, PTE result and more.

 

 

Test Format

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 mins)

In Part 1 you will be tested on your speaking and writing skills. The time given to this section is 77-93 minutes.

To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.

The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.

  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

  • Re-order paragraphs

  • Reading: Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

In Part 2 you will be tested on your reading skills. This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in a given test. Different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks, are designed to test your ability to read, write and listen to information provided in English. Because PTE Academic is an integrated skill test, one item type in this part of the test also assesses writing skills.

  • Summarize spoken text

  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answer

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Highlight correct summary

  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

  • Select missing word

  • Highlight incorrect words

  • Write from dictation

    Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You are allowed to take notes. For each question you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.