PTE Exam

PTE (Pearson Test of English) is a computer-based test that estimates an applicant’s proficiency in the English language. There are two formats of the PTE: PTE Academic Test and PTE General Test.

There are many things that distinguish the exam from its close competitors – IELTS and TOEFL. And the first and foremost distinguishing aspect of the same is the scoring pattern and the results. As the tests are completely computerized, the results are declared much quicker, in 5 days. This makes it aptly suited for students who are in a bit of a rush.

The computer based test focusses on day to day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system ensures a better understanding of the student’s proficiency in the English language.

Eligibility Criteria :
  • You must be at least 16 years old.  If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test.
  • Applicants should be minimum 16 years of age
  • Applicants under 18 years have to submit proof of parental consent
  • As such there is no specific PTE eligibility criteria. It is required as a proof of English proficiency.
Exam Pattern :
PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20mins)
PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)
  • Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  • Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks
  • A ten minute break is optional
PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)
  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

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