PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is a new, international, entirely computer-based academic English language test. The test measures the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of test takers who are non-native speakers of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency. PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers’ language ability and is recognized by over 95% of UK universities and colleges, making it a convenient alternative to the popular IELTS test, which we also offer. The test is also recognized by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for Tier 4 (student visa) applications when students are required to demonstrate English language competency at a minimum of CEF level B1 or B2. The exam lasts for just 3 hours, is flexible in terms of exam dates and results are generally available in under 5 working days – significantly quicker than the 2 weeks quoted by IELTS.
There are two types of PTE -
PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test aimed at non-native English speakers
who want to study abroad.
PTE General used to assess the English language proficiency and consists of a written paper and an interview.
Students can appear for PTE academic any number of times. However, they must receive the score of their previous test before applying for the next one.
PTE TEST FORMAT
PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)
- Personal Introduction
- Read aloud
- Repeat sentence
- Describe image
- Re-tell lecture
- Answer short question
- Summarize written text (one sentence)
- Summarize written text (paragraph)
- Essay (20mins)
PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)
- Multiple choice questions (x2)
- Re-order paragraphs
- Fill in the blanks (x2)
A ten minute break is optional
PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)
- Summarize spoken text
- Multiple choice x2
- Fill the blanks
- Highlight the correct summary
- Select missing word
- Highlight incorrect words
- Write from dictation