PTE

PTE

Pearson’s Test of English

Speaking and Writing (77–93 minutes)

ITEM TYPETIME ALLOWEDNUMBER OF ITEMSSCORINGCOMMUNICATIVE SKILLS, ENABLING SKILLS AND OTHER TRAITS SCORED
Read aloud6-7Partial creditReading and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Repeat sentence10-12Partial creditListening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Describe image30-35 minutes6-7Partial creditSpeaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Re-tell lecture3-4Partial creditListening and speaking Oral fluency, pronunciation Content
Answer short question10-12Correct/incorrectListening and speaking Vocabulary
Summarize written text20-30 minutes2-3Partial creditReading and writing Grammar, vocabulary Content, form
Write essay20-40 minutes1-2Partial creditWriting Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, written discourse Content; development, structure and coherence form, general linguistic range

Reading (32–41 minutes)

ITEM TYPETIME ALLOWEDNUMBER OF ITEMSSCORINGCOMMUNICATIVE SKILLS, ENABLING SKILLS AND OTHER TRAITS SCORED
Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks5-6Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)Reading and writing
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers2-3Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)Reading
Re-order paragraphs32-41 minutes2-3Partial credit (for each correctly ordered, adjacent pair)Reading
Reading: Fill in the blanks4-5Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)Reading
Multiple-choice, choose single answer2-3Correct/incorrectReading

Listening (45–57 minutes)

ITEM TYPETIME ALLOWEDNUMBER OF ITEMSSCORINGCOMMUNICATIVE SKILLS, ENABLING SKILLS AND OTHER TRAITS SCORED
Summarize spoken text20-30 minutes2-3Partial creditListening and writing Grammar, vocabulary, spelling Content, form
Multiple–choice, choose multiple answers2-3Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)Listening
Fill in the blanks32-41 minutes2-3Partial credit (each correct word spelled correctly)Listening and writing
Highlight correct summary2-3Correct / incorrectListening and reading
Multiple-choice, choose single answer23-28 minutes2-3Correct/incorrectListening
Select missing word2-3Correct / incorrectListening
Highlight incorrect words2-3Partial credit (for each word. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)Listening and reading
Write from dictation3-4Partial credit (for each word spelled correctly)Listening and writing

Things to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there PTE Academic and General Tests?

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.

Should I take IELTS or PTE?

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!

When are the test dates available?

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.

Do all the universities accept the test?

Many (not all) universities all over the world. Pearson is working on extending the acceptance of this test.

Do I need a passport for taking the PTE?

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.

Can I write in pencil?

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.

I am still not sure! What do I do?

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!

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