Pearson English Testing System (PTE)

Pearson Test of English ( PTE ) is an English language test. PTE is accepted for student and migration applications across the world. In addition to its unbaiased approach to testing, the test has many unique advantages. It is one of the most popular exams in Australia, New Zealand & UK for migration and study purposes. It is also widely accepted by many schools and universities across the Globe like Harvard, Yale and Insead.

The PTE score is valid for two years.

PTE Exam Pattern

PTE Academic Syllabus includes three sections - Speaking & Writing, Reading, and Listening. You get marked on these three sections and you get the PTE Academic total score as well. The PTE Exam Pattern mentioned below talks about the components of the PTE Academic Paper in detail for the benefit of the candidate. 

Part 1: Speaking and Writing (77 to 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarise written text (one sentence)
  • Summarise written text (paragraph)
  • Essay (20mins)

Part 2: Reading (32 to 41 minutes)

  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)
  • A ten minute break is optional

Part 3: Listening (45 to 57 minutes)

  • Summarise spoken text
  • Multiple choice x2
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Select missing word
  • Write from dictation