Pearson Test of English (PTE)

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Coaching is well known for fast delivery of results- results are usually declared in less than five days.

Like IELTS, Pearson Test of English, abbreviated as PTE has two modules:

  • PTE Academic (applicable in Top Universities);
  • PTE General (for acquiring good jobs).

PTE academic is a computer based English proficiency test. This test examines a candidate in areas of English speaking, listening, writing and reading, four areas where English proficiency is required in order to ensure smooth stay and success in any endeavor in an English speaking country. Two modules are integrated during the test and each of the modules is tested through computer based assessment.

The test last for 3 hours, in which the applicant has to give the prolonged introduction without seeing the time. The examinees get only one break of 10 minutes, throughout the test procedure. It depends on the candidate if s/he wants to take the break or not as it is totally optional.

PTE is acknowledged by almost all the big universities of United States and United Kingdom. The credibility of Pearson Test of English has 100% recognition in Australia. The test scores can be sent to any number of institutions for free.

Test Structure in Details

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.


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

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

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)

A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice x2
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

What is the Score System in PTE?