PTE is an acronym for Pearson Language Test, which, as the name suggests, is a test to assess your language skills and competency. The PTE is a requirement to enroll in academic courses in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. It assesses the student’s competency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It is completed with a computer in a single 3-hour test session. PTE Academic examines real-life academic content, so you can hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will be exposed to a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native English speaking.
Score – 90, Total time: 3 hours
The PTE Academic test is a three-hour test session. There are three main parts to the test: Speaking and Writing (together), Listening, and Reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choices to essay writing and interpreting information.
|PART 1 – SPEAKING AND WRITING||TOTAL TIME: 77-93 MTS.|
|Section 1: Personal Introduction||NOT TIMED|
|Section 2: Read, Repeat, Retell and Describe images||30 – 35 minutes|
|Section 3-5: Summarize text||30 – 40 minutes|
|Section 6: Essay||20 Questions|
|PART 2 -READING||TOTAL TIME: 32-41 MTS.|
|Multiple choices, single/multiple answers||32-45 minutes|
|Fill in the blanks and reordering paragraphs|
|OPTIONAL BREAK - TOTAL TIME: 10 MTS.|
|PART 3 - LISTENING||TOTAL TIME: 45-57 MTS.|
|Section 1: Summarize spoken text||20 – 30 minutes|
|Section 2: Multiple choices, fill in the blanks, summary, dictation etc.||23-38 minutes|
Course Duration: 6 weeks- (4 weeks of coaching + 2 weeks of prep time)
The examination fee for PTE is Rs. 13,300/- One can register online on the Pearson website at any of the IMFS centers and pay the test fee by credit card (Master/VISA) or debit card. Late booking examination fee would be Rs.13,625/-
After the test, the student can list down any university names for scores to be sent to, free of cost. PTE scores are valid for two years.
70+ is considered a good score and will fulfill university requirements.
As often as you please, as there are no restrictions on the same. Candidates can take the exam after a gap of 5 days.
One can easily register at https://www.pearsonpte.com/articles/how-to-book-your-pte-academic-exam