PTEPearson’s Test of English
PTE is a very simple English test. Don’t let the duration of the test and the number of questions fool you. All the question types have just one aim – to test your proficiency in English.
We understand that this large number of question types and forms can lead to confusion and worry. To alleviate (big words like these usually impress us, but can be understood if we pay attention to the context 😎) this, we start our PTE sessions by first giving each learner a clear understanding of the purpose of each question type. This will allow learners to easily figure-out the best way to tackle them.
Things to know
Computer based test
Results out in 5 days
Each question type is repeated anywhere between 6 to 12 times. This is to assess the all-round English proficiency of a candidate, and to ensure that the performance of the test taker is consistently and thoroughly graded.
For instance; the exam taker is asked to read a sentence aloud in the speaking test. He or she is asked to repeat the exercise 10 to 12 times. This is to ensure that the computer can provide a detailed report of all aspects of the taker’s language proficiency.
PTE does not leave anything to chance. If you are good, PTE will know it 😉
This PTE score card is also a reflection of the same. The score card does not just list the listening, reading, writing & speaking scores. It also includes scores for pronunciation, grammar, spelling word choice & fluency. PTE is currently the only test to provide such a comprehensive report.
Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 mins)
- Personal Introduction
- Read aloud
- Repeat sentence
- Describe image
- Re-tell lecture
- Answer short question
- One sentence
- Essay (20mins)
PART 2: Reading (32 – 41 mins)
- Multiple choice questions (x2)
- Re-order paragraphs
- Fill in the blanks (x2)
- A ten minute break is optional
PART 3: Listening (45 – 57 mins)
- Summarize spoken text
- Multiple choice x2
- Fill the blanks
- Highlight the correct summary
- Select missing word
- Highlight incorrect words
- Write from dictation
Personalised, Online and Modular Training available!
6:30am – 8:00am 10:30am – 12:00 noon
4 Weeks – One module per week
A Good Note!
Since the modules of the test are independent of each other, you can choose to be trained only in one particular module.
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Frequently Asked Questions
While there is a PTE General test, it is not accepted for visa applications. If you plan to study or work abroad, you have to take the PTE Academic test.
Generally, it does not matter which test you take. Both are tests of English proficiency. While IELTS currently enjoys a wider acceptance. PTE is slowly getting there. It is always best to check with the relvant authority to see which tests they accept. If you are in doubt, you could aways reach out to us!
PTE is conducted almost everyday is most major cities in India. Availability of test dates should not be a problem. There is also an option to book emergency test dates upto two days in advance. If you are concerned about booking a test date, give us a call and we can assist you with registering for the PTE.
Many (not all) universities all over the world. Pearson is working on extending the acceptance of this test. This link is the best place to find the most updated information about where PTE is currently accepted.
If you are taking the test in India, a valid passport is the only accept form of identification. So, yes. You absolutely must have a passport to take the PTE test.
PTE is taken completely on a computer. It is not a pen and a paper test. All your responses must be typed in. You will be provided with an erasable notepad and a marker to make any notes.
Relax. You can always take a free sample exam. Or attend a free session. If you just want to talk to someone about the test, please free to call us, or visit us. We will always be ready to assist you!