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The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is the world’s leading computer- based test of English for higher studies and migration around the world. It is internationally recognised and available over countless test centres.

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Benefits of PTE

  • Fast Results  – Results will be available within 5 business days.
  • Accepted by universities all over the world, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.
  • Accepted for Visas in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Fair & secure – The computer based marking ensures fair assessment
  • Flexible – With test sessions up to 7 days a week, you can book your exam whenever you are confident.

Test Format

To sit for a PTE Academic Test, you are required to attend a Pearson test center, where you will use a computer and headset to listen, read and respond to questions.

It is a three-hour test, focusing on 3 parts : speaking & writing, reading and listening.

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 (20 mins)

Part 2: Reading (32 – 41 minutes)

• Multiple choice, choose single answer

• Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

• Re-order paragraphs

• Reading: Fill in the blanks

• Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

• Summarize spoken text

• Multiple choice, choose multiple answer

• Fill in the blanks

• Highlight correct summary

• Multiple choice, choose single answer

• Select missing word

• Highlight incorrect words

• Write from dictation

How to prepare?

To score well at your exam, it’s best to prepare beforehand. By visiting www.pearsonpte.com, you are able to go through a range of preparation practices including offline practice tests,  official course books, preparation courses and important exam tips for you to keep in mind.

Registration Process

Once you have gone through the preparation materials, it’s time to book your exam. However, it is essential that you posses an acceptable identification documents (ID, Passport). Once your booking is confirmed, you will be notified of the secured study center that you are able to do the exam.

  1. Go to www.pearsonpte.com
  2. Create your account
  3. Schedule your test.

Parameter

PTE

IELTS

Who runs the test

Pearson PLC

Accredited by Edexcel and QCA

British Council, IDP Education

The Cambridge English Language Assessment

Time taken to receive results

After 13 days

13 Calendar days

Validity

2-3 years

2-3 years

Assessment Mechanism

Manual

Automated

Mock Test

Available

Not Available

 

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