Pearson Test of English
PTE Academic is accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, amongst others.
It was created by Person Language Tests part of the Pearson PLC group and endorsed by GMAC ® (Graduate Management Admission Council), owners of GMAT ® (Graduate Management Admission Test).
It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Throughout the test, students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language encountered at higher education institutions in English speaking countries.
Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of the test taker.
- Reading a Text Aloud
- Repeating a sentence
- Describing an Image
- Re-telling a Lecture
- Answering short questions
- Summarizing a text
- Writing an essay
Listening – This module assesses listening skills of the test taker.
- Summarizing spoken text
- Multiple Choice Questions based on the recording
- Fill blanks in a transcript based on recording
- Writing a diction
Reading– This module assesses reading skills of the text taker.
- Reading Comprehension
- Re-ordering Paragraphs
- Filling Blanks in a text
PTE Academic Structure:
The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short untimed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.
|Reading||1 min (25 sec for preparing 35 sec answering)|
|Speaking and Writing||77 – 93 minutes|
|Reading||32 – 41 minutes|
|Optional Break||10 minutes|
|Listening||45 – 57 minutes|
Test Scores are available online Typically 5 business days from taking the text. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.