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PTE Overview 

 
PTE Full Form – Pearson Tests of English 

What is the PTE exam? 

 
PTE Academic is an English language test for international study and immigration. 
 
The PTE exam has two categories: 
 
1. PTE Academic 
2. PTE Home 

Why take the PTE Academic Exam? 

 
PTE Academic is a fully computerized, online English language test for international education and immigration purposes. This test is powered by AI technology and unlike the conventional grading system, the PTE grading is completely objective and free from human biases. 

Types of PTE Exam 

 
There are two categories under the PTE Academic exam: 

  • PTE Academic Exam 
  • PTE Academic UKVI 

PTE Academic Exam 

 
PTE Academic assesses the candidates’ skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The entire duration of the test lasts up to 3 hours. This test is accepted by over a thousand universities around the globe, including Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale. In Australia and New Zealand, PTE Academic is accepted even for visa purposes. 

PTE Academic UKVI 

 
The PTE Academic UKVI is specific to the UK. This is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to be eligible for UK visas. Anyone who wishes to work, study, or live in the UK can take this test. 

PTE Exam Fee 

  1. The PTE Academic exam fee in India is USD 170 
  1. The PTE Academic UKVI exam fee in India is USD 180 

PTE Exam Fee in India 

 
PTE exam fee in India – The PTE exam fee is USD 170 + 15% tax and bank charge for PTE Academic exam. 

PTE Exam Cancellation Fees –  

  • If a candidate is unable to take the examination on the scheduled date, they are eligible for a full refund if they cancel the test 14 calendar days before their test date. 
  • If the candidate cancels their registration 7 calendar days before the actual test date, they will receive 50% of the fee.  
  • No refunds will be provided to those candidates who cancel their test registration less than 7 calendar days before the exam. 

PTE Exam Rescheduling Fees – 

  • Candidates who reschedule their test date 14 calendar dates before their actual test date will not be charged any additional charges for the new test date. 
  • Candidates who reschedule the test 13-8 calendar dates before the actual test date will have to pay 50% of the rescheduling fee for the new test date. 
  • Candidates who reschedule the exam date less than 7 calendar dates before the actual test date must have to pay the full fee for a new test date. 

How to reschedule the PTE exam? 

 
To reschedule a Pearson test: 
 
 

  • Open the website – www.pearsonpte.com 
  • Log in to the My PTE account 
  • Click on the Reschedule or Cancel option 

PTE Exam Booking 

 
PTE Account Registration and PTE Exam Registration 

Steps to register for the PTE exam: 

  • Open a web account on the official PTE Academic Website or log in to a previously created account. 
  • Once you create an account, fill in all the details carefully, including your passport details. 
  • Next, you can choose the test center, date and time that is convenient for you. 
  • You can proceed with the payment after filling in all the details. 
  • You will receive an acknowledgment receipt once the payment is made. 

PTE vs IELTS: Which is more difficult? 

 
Both IELTS and PTE are of the same difficulty level. The PTE exam can be taken only online, but the IELTS exam can be taken online and offline. 

PTE Academic Exam Highlights 

Exam Name PTE Exam 
PTE Full Form Pearson Test of English 
Types of PTE Exam The PTE exam has two categories: 
1. PTE Academic 
2. PTE Home 
What is the PTE exam for? Pearson Tests of English (PTE) Academic is an English language test for international study and immigration. 
In which countries is the PTE certification accepted? PTE is widely accepted in countries such as Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. 
PTE Exam Format                                                                               PTE Academic test format has three components: 
                                                                                                        Part 1: Speaking & Writing 
                                                                                                        Part 2: Reading 
                                                                                                        Part 3: Listening 
Who conducts PTE? The PTE exam is conducted by the Pearson VUE (Virtual User Environment). 
What is the official website for PTE? https://pearsonpte.com/ 
How much does the PTE Exam Fee cost? The PTE exam fee is USD 170 + 15% tax and bank charge. 
PTE Helpline 0120-6679008 

PTE Eligibility Overview 

PTE Exam Eligibility 

 There are no specific eligibility requirements given by Pearson to take up the PTE test. 

1. What is the qualification to take the PTE test? 

 There are no specific educational qualification requirements to be eligible for the test. 

2. What is the age limit to take the PTE test? 

The candidate must be at least 16 years of age and those who are under 18 must possess a parental consent form to be eligible.  

3. What is the number of attempts to take the PTE test? 
There are no restrictions on the number of times a candidate can attempt the exam. 

4. In which countries is the PTE certification valid? 
The PTE certificate is widely recognized in countries like Canada, Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. 

PTE Exam Pattern & Syllabus 

PTE Syllabus 

PTE Speaking and PTE Writing (77 – 93 minutes): 

  • Personal Introduction 
  • Reading aloud 
  • Repeating Sentences 
  • Describing images 
  • Re-telling lectures 
  • Answering brief questions 
  • Summarizing given texts 
  • Essay writing 

PTE Reading (32 – 40 minutes): 

  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Multiple choice question and answers (choosing a single answer and multiple answers) 
  • Rearranging the jumbled sentences 

PTE Listening (45 – 57 minutes): 

  • The listening section consists of the following: 
  • Summarizing the audio content 
  • Multiple choice questions and answers (single answer and multiple answers) 
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Highlighting the correct summary 
  • Choosing the missing word 
  • Highlighting the incorrect word 
  • Writing from dictation 

The PTE test consists of the following sections: 

  • Speaking and Writing Sections (77-93minutes) 
  • Reading Section (32-40 minutes) 
  • Listening Section (45-57 minutes) 

PTE Reading Section 

 
The PTE Reading Section has 5 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 32-40 minutes. 

PTE Reading and Writing – Fill in the Blanks Fill in the blanks in the given passage with the right answers. 
PTE Multiple Choice – Multiple answers Read the given passage and choose multiple right answers. 
PTE Reordering paragraphs Reordering the given sentences in the correct order to form a coherent passage. 
PTE Fill in the blanks Choose the right word from the dropdown boxes and fill in the blanks. 
PTE Multiple Choice – Single answer Select a single right answer from the list of options. 

 
The total duration to complete this section is 45-57 minutes. 
 

PTE Academic Listening 

PTE Summarize spoken test Summarize the audio in about 50-70 words in 10 minutes. 
PTE Multiple Choice – Multiple answers Carefully listen to the audio and choose multiple correct answers. 
PTE Listening and Writing – Fill in the blanks Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the exact phrases in the given transcript. 
PTE Highlight the perfect summary Listen to the audio and choose the right summary. 
PTE Multiple Choice – Single answer Choose a single right answer from the multiple-choice. 
PTE Find the missing words Listen to the audio, find the missing words, and fill in the blanks. 
PTE Highlight the incorrect words Listen to the audio and change the incorrect words. 
PTE Write from dictation Listen to the audio and highlight the incorrect words. 

 
This section has 8 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 77-93 minutes (about 1 and a half hours). 

PTE Academic Speaking and Writing 

PTE Personal Introduction With 25 seconds of preparation time, you will have to read out a prompt and record your personal details within 30 seconds. These details are later sent to schools. 
PTE Read aloud You will be given a transcript. You will have read the text on the transcript aloud. If you pause for more than 3 seconds, the recording will be stopped. 
PTE Repeating sentences Audio will be played. You will have to repeat the audio within 15 seconds. 
PTE Image Description You will be shown an image. After observing it for 25 seconds, you will have to describe it in your own words. 
PTE Retell lecture Listen to the lecture and summarize it in your words. 
PTE Respond to a short question Listen to the audio and respond to it with single or multiple words. 
PTE Summarize in a single sentence Read the given passage and summarize the important points within 75 words in 10 minutes. 
PTE Essay writing Author an essay of about 200 – 300 words in 20 minutes. 

The PTE Syllabus is as follows 

PTE Speaking and Writing: 

  • Personal Introduction 
  • Answer brief questions 
  • Re-telling lecture 
  • Summarization 
  • Reading aloud 
  • Repeating sentences 
  • Describing images 
  • Essay writing 

PTE Reading 

  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Multiple-choice questions and answers 
  • Rearranging paragraphs 

PTE Listening 

  • Summarization 
  • Multiple-choice question and answers 
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Writing from dictation 
  • Highlighting incorrect words 

The Test process is as follows: 

  1. Reading the question – Depending on the length of the text, you will be given time to read the text prompt. 
  1. Preparing for the answer – You will be given an average of 10-15 seconds to prepare for each section to answer the questions. 

Answering the questions – Your answers will be recorded as you write, speak, and select the right answers.