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PTE Academic

PTE Academic is an online/ computer-based assessment of English Language which is aimed for those non-natives who want to study abroad. PTE Academic offers fast and flexible English testing with the ability for the candidates to schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within 5 business days.

Thousands of academic programs across the world accept PTE Academic including the most prestigious institutes INSEAD, Yale University, Harvard Business School, etc. The questions are aimed at assessing two skills together – listening and reading or speaking and reading. The whole test is done in a single session lasting up to 3 hours and is taken on computer in a secured test environment. The speaking part of the exam is also conducted using computer as well done to record your voice and send for marking.

Why choose PTE Academic?
  • Results are generally available in 5 business days.
  • Testing occurs over 360 days of the year at more than 200 test centers globally.
  • On the basis of the day-to-day English skills, the candidates should communicate effectively, utilizing the academically relevant tasks as well as measuring the skills in an integrated manner.
  • 100% computerized marking makes sure that the candidates are scored impartially and with complete accuracy. To ensure the validity of scores, all the centers introduce state-of-the-art biometrics to incorporate palm-scanning, paperless results, digital signatures, random test formats and CCTV.
  • Over 50 countries run the test sessions globally.
  • Candidates can send their respective scores to multiple institutions without any additional fee.
  • Approved for visa and migration of New Zealand and Australian students as well.
  • Accepted for study applications by tons of academic programs globally.
  • Accepted worldwide by professional associations for registration as well as assessment.
About the Test

To complete a PTE Academic test, the candidates are required to go to center for Pearson Test. With a computer and headset, you will be asked to respond to the questions of the test.

There are three main parts of the test which are to be completed in three hours:

  • Speaking and Writing
  • Listening

An optional ten-minute break is given between the reading-listening parts. Test comprises of 20 distinct question formats, stretching from MCQs to essay writing as well as interpreting information.

This test asses real-life and academic English. There are excerpts of lectures, charts as well as view graphs. While giving the test, you will get to hear a variety of accents that you will get to hear in the upcoming future.

PTE Academic Exam Structure
Part Of Test Section Item Type Time allowd
Introduction - - Not timed
Part1: Speaking & Writing Section1 Personal Introduction 1 Minute
Section2 Read aloud Repeat sentence Describe image Re-tell lecture Answer short question 30-35 Minutes
Section3-4 Sum marize Written text 20 Minutes
Section5 Sum marize Written text or write essay 10 Or 20 Minutes
Section6 Write essay 20 Minutes
Part2: Reading   Multiple-choice, Choose single Answer 32-41 Minutes
Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answer
Re-order paragraphs
Reading: Fill in the blanks
Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Part3: Listening Section 1 Summarize spoken text 20 or 30 Minutes
Section 2 Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answer 23-28 Minutes
Fill in the blanks
Highlight correct summary
Multiple-choice, Choose single Answer
select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation
Scoring in PTE Academic

In PTE Academic, the scoring scale ranges from 10 to 90, 10 is the lowest. These grades represent the ability of the person to read the language, speak, understand and write it.

Why study and practice PTE Academic at Espire Education?

PTE Academic preparation course provides you with the skills and strategies you need to achieve your desired score on the PTE test.

For PTE Academic, our consultants provide you the roadmap that can help you in getting through the exam.

Our preparatory course enables you to:

  • Full access to course materials
  • 100s of test practice questions
  • Full practice
  • Sub-skills in pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
  • Knowledge of the test procedures, format and question types
  • Understanding of the test format
  • Effective strategies for the listening and reading tests
  • Improving speaking
  • Constructing effective writing tasks
  • Feedback from experienced teacher

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