Pearson's Test of English (PTE) is an English language competence test similar to TOEFL. The PTE, like other examinations, is used to assess a non-native speaker's English communication skills and can assist colleges to determine if a student can grasp course material if it is taught fully in English. The PTE is also used by nations as a criterion for English proficiency as part of their immigration programs.
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The PTE is available in two versions: PTE Academic and PTE General
Here is the structure of PTE Academic test which is a 2 hour computer based test.
|PTE Sections||Duration||Question types|
|Speaking & Writing||54-67 minutes||
Briefly, IELTS academic is for students who wish to study abroad and IELTS General is just for immigration purpose. IELTS General will not be accepted by abroad universities for admission. And they differ in their sections of tests.
Before booking the PTE exam slot, make sure to check the availability of test dates in your nearest test center.
Experts suggest that it is better to book the PTE test a minimum of 2 months before the university admissions, so that you can have the enough time for 2nd attempt if required.
PTE scores help you reach your abroad dreams. Here is a step-by-step preparation guide for PTE test.
Each university or each country has its own standard cut offs for the score. So make sure to check the eligibility criteria for the countries and set your target score.
Take multiple PTE mock tests or practice tests to make you familiar with the test format, question styles, time constraints, and others. Plus, these mock tests will let you find your weakness and strengths.
PTE test has the automatic scoring method which is a little puzzling to understand. PTE score is completely automated by machines. While some questions score will be based on correct or wrong, some other question’s score will be given based on quality of response and formal aspects as well.
A perfect plan can be executed only with perfect guidance. Global Tree trainers with almost 15+ years of expertise in training for PTE can guide you with simple tips and strategies to crack your target PTE score.
Last but not least, more you practice, the better you score.
PTE is a fully automated scoring test where all the scores will be awarded by machines only. One way PTE scores will be accurate and on the other hand, it is hard to understand. PTE scores will be awarded in the range of 10-90.
PTE score of 65 and above can get you into top universities in abroad.
PTE test costs you 13,700 INR as per the recent updates. If the candidate is booking within 48 hours of test date, they may have to pay the late booking fee for PTE.
PTE Cancellation Fee: If the booked slot cancelled before 14 days of test date, full fee will refund, 50% refund if cancelled 7 days before test day and 0 INR refund if cancelled less than 7 days before refund (Excluding test date)
Yes. You can re-schedule your PTE test within 14 days before the test date. But if you reschedule in less than 14 days before the test date, you need to pay 50% of PTE examination fee.
PTE scores will be valid for 2 years from the date of examination.
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