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Commonly known as PTE Academic, it is academic English language test for the students from non native English country to study abroad. The test was launched in 2009 and is a computer based test. The student is evaluated on listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. The candidate should be 16 years or more in age to take the test. Applicants below 18 years need to present parental consent to appear for the test. PTE is authorized by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and other governments for immigration and study abroad.

Types of PTE Test

  • PTE Academic
  • PTE General

Format of the PTE Academic Test

  • Speaking and Writing: The speaking and writing section is the longest that varies from 77-93 minutes. The student has to answer different types of questions mentioned below:
    • Read aloud,
    • Personal Introduction,
    • Repeat Senetence,
    • Describe image,
    • Re-tell lecture,
    • Answer short questions,
    • Summarize written text,
    • Essay (20 mins).
  • Reading: The duration of reading section is 32-41 minutes. The examinee has to answer three types of questions listed below:
    • Fill in the blanks,
    • Multiple Choice Questions,
    • Re-order paragraphs.
  • Listening: The listening section of PTE Academic lasts for 45-57 minutes. In this the student has to answer different type of questions mentioned below:
    • Fill in the blanks,
    • Multiple Choice Questions,
    • Summarize spoken content
    • Highlight the correct summary,
    • Select the missing word,
    • Write from dictation.

Format of PTE General Test

This test is divided in two parts i.e. spoken test and written test. The spoken test is judged by local trained examiners and the written test is judged by external examiners in UK. The test has six levels linked to Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEF).

Duration of the test

The duration of Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is three hours. The student is provided with headset to listen, read and answer the questions.

Countries that accept the PTE score

Many countries accept the PTE Academic score. But one should check the institutions if they accept the score or not before applying for the exam. Some of the countries accepting the score are mentioned below:

  • United Kingdom(UK) and Ireland
  • United States of America (USA)
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand, etc.

Validity of the test

The PTE Academic score is valid for two years from the date of test and can be taken any number of times. The score can be sent to maximum seven institutions at one time. The results are declared within 5 days of the occurrence of test.

Cost of the test

The preparation cost of PTE Academic exam in India is tentatively around Rs.11,800. The late booking price for the same is Rs.14,750.

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