Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) essentials

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PTE is Pearson Test of English Academic (English language readiness test) and basically gives you the opportunity to apply for pursuing in your studies in many overseas countries. These tests are taken at secure test centers with highly secured procedure. On the day of your test you have to show your ID card to the test administrator and get seated in a secured computer room.

What to expect on test day

When you reach the Test Centre the administrators will guide you to the check in process and they will make you comfortable with the rules and procedures and make sure you understand them before appearing for the exam. The copies of your ID and a digital photograph will be required with the signature. You are supposed to put up your belongings in the locker and get ready for the exam.

The PTE Academic Test centers are located in over 50 countries across the world. Still more test centers are getting added to improve the network and ease for the students to appear for the PTE exam.

The standard price for booking the test is INR 13,300 and a late booking price is INR 16,625

 

Benefits of taking PTE

There are many advantages of choosing the PTE Academic over other Standardized English Test.

  • It is easy to book the test and you don’t have to book it 2 weeks advanced but you can even book before 24hrs. It gives the liberty to select the date as per our preparation and gives more time to prepare and practice.
  • If you want to submit the documents in the embassy it becomes easy as you get the test results within 5 business days from the test as compared to the other tests which takes around 2 weeks to give the result.
  • Can save the rebooking fines as well.
  • Better chance to get the required result.
  • One more advantage is that the test taker appears for the test on the same day for all the modules unlike the other tests where you require coming on separate days for separate modules. Test can be taken in one seating.
  • No additional costs for the multiple copies of the test result.

Test Pattern of PTE

Speaking and Writing (77-93 Minutes)

Speaking

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-tell Lecture
  • Answer short question

Writing

  • Summarize written text
  • Essay

Reading (32-41 Minutes)

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Re-Order paragraphs
  • Fill in the Blanks (Drop Downs)

Listening (45-57 Minutes)

  • Summarize the Spoken Test
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Highlight the Correct Summary
  • MCQ’s
  • Select the Missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

 Speaking & Writing

It evaluates both the writing and speaking abilities of an aspirant. Candidates are asked to repeat sentences, answer questions and summarize given paragraphs. The speaking section 1 contains a personal introduction part where the candidates have to introduce themselves within 30 seconds. However, this item is not scored, but it gives the candidates a chance to introduce themselves to the institute. On the computer screen the candidates can see a recording box and after a beep or tone, they are asked to speak immediately. Similarly, the test taker has to answer the various sections and the set of questions which appears on the computer screen one by one.

Reading

The Reading section evaluates candidates’ reading skills. Test takers encounter a set of instructions to follow which is followed by the passages given and then the candidate needs to answer the questions according to the passages.

Listening

The listening section consists of questions based on several audio clips. Part 3 comprises of questions that are completely based on audio or video clips. Candidates get to hear each audio or video clip only ONCE and are allowed to take notes to refer to and after listening the audios the candidate needs to answer the questions as per the recordings.