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PTE Exam Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern, Section Wise Syllabus & Topics

The students who aim to score high in PTE must be aware of the syllabus from stem to stern. PTE is a completely computer-based English language proficiency test that focuses on international English, not just British or American. This test evaluates the abilities of Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading skills in the English language of a candidate.

PTE is a global standard test that is accepted by most universities around the world. PTE stands for Pearson Test of English and PTE Academic is the test taken by students who wish to study abroad and aspirants who wish to migrate abroad most for the English-speaking countries. To immigrate or study in English-speaking countries, candidates need to prove their English language competency.

PTE Test Syllabus 2022

PTE test consists of 4 sections in which four kinds of skills are tested. The marks from all the sections is considered for final score, therefore each section is equally important in gaining high scores.

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening

[Read More: Best Techniques For The Listening Test Of PTE Academic]

PTE Speaking & Writing Section Syllabus

In PTE Academic test, the speaking and writing section will be approximately 54-67 minutes long. And candidates can expect seven different question types in this section. In the entire test, the speaking and writing section is the longest. This section tests the basic English speaking and writing abilities which they may hear in day-to-day life.

Here is the PTE Speaking & Writing Section Pattern.

  • Personal Introduction – 55 seconds [25 seconds for prompt, 30 seconds to record]
  • Read Aloud – [30-40 seconds to prepare & read 60 words]
  • Repeat the Sentence – 15 sec[3-9 seconds for prompt and 15 seconds to records]
  • Describe Image – 25 seconds
  • Re-tell Lecture – 40 seconds to answer [90 seconds of prompt and 10 seconds to prepare]
  • Answer Short Question – 20 seconds [3-9 seconds, 10 seconds to answer]
  • Summarize the Written Text - 10 minutes [prompt of 300 words]
  • Essay - 20 minutes [prompt of 2-3 sentences]

PTE Reading Section Syllabus

PTE Reading section’s duration is 29-30 minutes with five different question types. Here is the PTE Reading section pattern.

  • Reading & Writing – Fill in the blanks – Read 300 words of text
  • Multiple choice, multiple Answers – Read 300 words of text
  • Re-order the paragraphs– Read 150 words of text
  • Reading, Fill in the blanks– Read 80 words of text
  • Multiple choice, Single Answer– Read 300 words of text

PTE Listening section syllabus

class="mb-10"PTE listening section takes30-43 minutes long and it tests the candidate’s ability of understanding spoken English and retains what they heard. You must hear the audio carefully and answer. This particular section has 8 different question types. Check out the below pattern of the PTE Listening section.

  • Summarize Spoken Text – 50-70words; 60-90 seconds to retain and 10 minutes to write
  • Multiple choice, Multiple Answer – 40-90 seconds for prompt
  • Fill in the blanks – 30-60 seconds
  • Highlight Correct summary – 30-90 seconds
  • Multiple choice, Single answer – 30-60 seconds
  • Select Missing word – 20-70 seconds
  • Highlight incorrect words – 15-50 seconds
  • Dictation – 3-5 seconds

PTE Exam Pattern

Top FAQs Asked by Students about PTE Training

Both PTE Academic and PTE at Home versions have the same pattern and same test duration. It is 2 hours 15 minutes in total for both the tests. Even the syllabus and question types are also the same for both the tests.

PTE test scores are valid for a period of 2 years.

There is no such limit for several times a candidate can take the PTE test. A candidate can take PTE test any number of times but there should be a gap of at least 5 days for each attempt.

Even when compared to TOEFL and IELTS, PTE is the easiest English language proficiency test, said by most of the test takers.

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