pte academic exam format

PTE Academic Exam Pattern

pte academics exam patternBefore jumping specifically towards the PTE Academic, have a little glimpse of PTE exam. PTE (Pearson Test of English) is an advanced computer based test of English language. This test is used to examine the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills of an individual who are non-native speakers of English and wish to enter into the English nation. These foreigners need to establish their English proficiency.  Most of the students get confused with this PTE exam. PTE exam has 2 subparts-

  1. PTE General
  2. PTE Academic

PTE General is 6-level test that focus mainly on the ability of English communication and rewards the positive achievers of English learners. It is accepted all over the globe by employers and national education authorities as an evidence showing the obligatory level of English skills. Whereas latter one, PTE Academic scrutinize the  English language ability of the test takers for Universities, Higher educational institutes, govt agencies and other Academic English accepting organizations.

Note: PTE General cannot be adopted in case of Visa applications so PTE Academic is highly practiced.

Why PTE Academic?

PTE is applicable to all those who choose to Study in Abroad. It is a leading computer based test as nowadays everybody loves to work with computer. It announces the result within 5 business days only. Other attractive characteristics include:

  1. Delivers fast result which diminishes your worries.
  2. Offers flexible date, location and time that suits you

Who accepts PTE Academic?

Accepted by Australian Government for Visa applications and various institutions in other countries like UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

How PTE Academic examines you?

pte academic exam formatPTE Academic tests all the four skills of the student- listening, speaking, reading and writing on the computer.

  • The test runs for 3 hours.
  • For this test, a student will be offered with a computer and a headset to listen to the question and to respond them.
  • Test possesses three main sections – ‘Speaking and Writing’, Listening and reading.
  • Test consists of distinct 20 questions which can be:
  1.               Multiple choice questions
  2.               Essay writing
  3.               Data interpretation
  • You will be put to listen to the passage from lectures and view graphs and charts to answer the questions

PTE Academic mainly targets the academic content as in real life. This way, it makes you hear different accents that may belong of Britishers, Americans or non-native speakers so as to give you the exposure of life that you are going to choose.

PTE Academic Exam Pattern

Part 1            SPEAKING & WRITING              77 – 93 minutes

Part 2            READING                                   32 – 41 minutes


 Part 3            LISTENING                                 45 – 57 minutes

Prepare to perform the best

pte preparation tips

If you have also planned to appear in PTE exam then the question might be in your mind- “How To Prepare For PTE Academic test?”. To prepare you in the best way, join British Ielts coaching institute where you will be trained in order to achieve your goal. You will be given proper training which not only completes your syllabus but also makes you fully prepared to face the exam without any fear. The teachers with huge experience in this field attentively work on your weaknesses by giving you quality lectures and study material as well .You would surely get benefited from the training at British Ielts coaching institute as it does not only prepare you for the exam but also build confidence in you for the entire life. You can also go for online Study Material for more help. We help you in the following ways:

  1. Improve your performance by taking regular tests
  2. Sharpen your time management skills
  3. Increase your global scale of English
  4. Give you an experience of the real exam
  5. Provide you with top class study material
  6. Build your confidence
  7. Minimize your examination fear

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