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About Pearson Test of English(PTE)

Pearson Test of English (PTE)
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English language test designed to assess the language abilities of candidates going overseas for job or studies.

PTE is organised and conducted by the Pearson group. It is a computer-based online test which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Test is based on set of 20 different types of questions judging reading, listening, writing and speaking all together. The duration of the test is of 3 hours and result will be declared within 5 business days. The test dates are flexible. The nearby test centres are Delhi, Chandigarh, Patiala and Jalandhar.

PTE Academic is a fair test, the marking is based on highly accurate computer marking system aligned with common European framework that confirms consistent scores and no potential for examiner bias. The scores are on a scale of 0 to 90 for undergraduate studies score between 51 to 61 , postgraduate 57-67 and for MBA 59 to 69 are required.

Test Format:

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20mins)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions 
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions 

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

For detailed information please refer the official website

FAQs on PTE
Q1. What is the cost/registration fee for PTE ?
Ans. The detailed information about registration fee for the PTE can be found at PTE Website Link .

Q2. How do I register for PTE ?
Ans. You can register online on PTE website by Clickiing at Link .

Q3. How many times in a year is PTE exam held ?
Ans. PTE run test sessions 363 days of the year, at one of over 200 locations worldwide, so you can choose a time and place that suits you.

Q4. How many times can I take PTE ?
Ans. PTE can be taken unlimited number of times.(It is highly advisable not to appear for PTE too many times as it may affect the applicants candidature).

Q5. What is the validity of the PTE exam ?
Ans. Your PTE score will be valid for 2 years after from the date the test was taken

Q6. What is the scoring pattern ?
Ans. Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 90 (Maximum) marks.

  • Reading score reported on a 0-90 marks
  • Listening score reported on a 0-9 marks
  • Writing score reported on a 0-9 marks
  • Speaking score reported on a 0-9 marks

    Q7. How soon do I get my score ?
    Ans. PTE Academic typically delivers results in five business days, so you don't need to worry about waiting for results.

    Q8. How do I pass on my score to the colleges where I want to apply to ?
    Ans. PTE Academic is unlimited. You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose - there are no additional fees for extra score reports.

    Q9. If I take PTE more than once, which score will be considered by the universities ?
    Ans. Almost all the universities take the best score.

    Q10. Do I need to have the PTE score at the time of applying to universities ?
    Ans. No, you do not need to have the PTE score with you at the time of applying.