Tuesday, 12 April 2022

PTE Academic: The Computer-Based English Test

What is PTE Academic?

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is the world's leading computer-based English language test trusted by universities, colleges, and governments across the globe. It offers candidates the fastest, fairest, and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for study/work abroad or immigration purpose. The two-hour-long computer-based test focuses on day-to-day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system of the PTE exam ensures a better understanding of the student’s proficiency in the English language.

PTE Academic is accepted and approved by the Australian, UK & New Zealand Governments for all student visa and migration applications. Worldwide, institutions in many popular destinations are continuing to grow their recognition of PTE Academic, expanding opportunities for study abroad.


Why PTE Academic?

1. Frequent test dates: Regular test dates with last-minute availability in over 350 test centers globally

2. Single test session: PTE can be appeared in one single sitting, in just two hours.

3. Fast results: PTE scores are typically available in just 48 hours.

4. Unbiased results: PTE scores are computer assessed, so every score is assessed objectively and consistently, wherever you are in the world.

5. Unlimited score reports: With PTE, you can send your score reports to as many institutions you like, without any cost.

6. Different writing tasks: With PTE, your writing skills are partly assessed by a short essay-writing task, but also through other questions


PTE Academic Syllabus

There are 20 different question types in the test, ranging from multiple-choice questions to essay writing.





Speaking and Writing

54 – 67 minutes

Personal Background

Read Aloud

Repeat Sentence

Describe Image

Re-tell Lecture

Answer short questions

Summarize Written Text



29 – 30 minutes

Fill in the blanks

MCQ (multiple answers)

Re-order paragraphs

Fill in the blanks

MCQ (single answer)


30 – 43 minutes

Summarize Spoken Text

MCQ (multiple answers)

Fill in the blanks

Highlight correct summary

MCQ (single answer)

Select missing word

Highlight incorrect words

Write from dictation


Score Report and Skill Profile:

When you complete your PTE Academic test, you receive a Score Report and a Skills Profile to help you understand your test score, your language skill level, and where you can improve.

On the Score Report, you will see an overall score between 10 and 90, grading your English ability against the Global Scale of English. Additionally, you get individual scores for Communicative Skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing

On the Skills Profile, you will see guidance on your performance across eight language skill categories and recommendations to help you further strengthen your English skills.


Acceptable scores:

Each institution chooses how to set its scores. Typically, you will need to achieve the following minimum scores:

Foundation courses: minimum score of between 36–50

Undergraduate degrees: minimum score of between 51–60

Postgraduate degrees: minimum score between 57–67


What to expect on the test day?

Candidates are required to arrive at least 30 minutes before their test, to check in and pass security. They should not forget to bring an acceptable ID, usually a passport for the smooth functioning of the exam formalities.


PTE Exam Preparation Tips

1. Plan in advance

2. Know what you're getting into

3. Take practice tests

4. Start studying vocabulary

5. Focus on your subject

6. Use quality study materials and references

7. Know question types

What Our Edwise Student Has To Say:

"I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tense before giving my PTE exam because I got my passport late and I had to clear the exam in a single attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. Those two sessions were really very crucial for me as I scored 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score has also helped me in getting a part time job in Australia as well. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I am really thankful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a Coaching Dept."


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