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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.

Feature of PTE

  • People from non-native English-speaking countries typically take the PTE Exam to study or immigrate to English-speaking countries.
  • The PTE exam scores are recognized by many colleges throughout the world as a criterion for admission.
  • Many top-ranked colleges, such as Harvard, Yale, and INSEAD, use PTE scores as part of their admissions criteria.
  • To take the PTE, candidates must be at least 16 years old.
  • Candidates under the age of 18 must provide proof of parental consent.

[Read More: PTE Academic OR IELTS Exam, Pick The Easiest]

Types of PTE

The PTE is available in two versions: PTE Academic and PTE General

  • The PTE Academic is created specifically for individuals who want to study in an English-medium undergrad or post-grad program abroad.
  • PTE General is to assess an immigrant's capacity to communicate effectively in English and adapt to an English-speaking community.

Quick Details on PTE

  • PTE Test Duration – 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • PTE Test Dates – Conducts usually in February, May, June, November, and December.
  • PTE Sections –3– Speaking & Writing, Reading, Listening.
  • PTE Maximum Score – 90 points.
  • Minimum PTE Score Required – No minimum score. Min 50-63 is qualifying for abroad opportunities.

Top FAQs Asked by Students about PTE Training

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
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-tell Lecture
  • Short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay
Reading 29-30 minutes
  • Read & Write Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Choice – Multiple answer
  • Re-order Paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice –Single Answer
Listening 30-43 minutes
  • Summarize Spoken Text
  • Multiple Choice – Multiple answer
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight Correct Summary
  • Multiple choice –Single Answer
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect words

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.

PTE Academic

  • The PTE academic is a three-hour test.
  • It assesses the candidates' ability to listen, read, talk, and write.
  • There are 20 questions in total in the PTE academic test, which are divided into three sections.
  • Analytical interpretation, multiple choice questions, or essay prompts are examples of possible inquiries.

PTE General

  • PTE General is not a computer based test.
  • It has two parts – Interview and written part.
  • Test duration will depends on the level of test taken. Minimum of 90 minutes to 3 hours.

Before booking the PTE exam slot, make sure to check the availability of test dates in your nearest test center.

  • Create an account or log in to an existing one on the official PTE Academic website.
  • Fill in your personal information as it appears in your passport.
  • PTE Academic or PTE General are the two types of PTE tests available, so choose the test required.
  • Choose the test centre that is most convenient for you.
  • Choose an available test date at the selected test site.
  • The applicant will be prompted to review the place and date they have chosen. Verify it.
  • Pay for the PTE test and save the receipt as proof of payment.

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.

  • Set your Target Score

    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 Mock Tests & Understand Test Format

    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.

  • Understand the Scoring Pattern

    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.

  • Take Help of Trainers or Resources

    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.

  • Practice

    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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