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The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English Language Proficiency Test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. PTE Academic is accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, amongst others. It was created by Pearson 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, the students will listen to a variety of British, Australian and New Zealand accents and academic language used at higher education institutions in English speaking countries. Test Fees In India the registration fees for PTE Academic Test is Rs. 9,350/-. The test scores can be sent to any number of institutions for free.

Test Modules:

Speaking and Writing – Speaking and Writing sections have been made into one module. This module assesses Communications Skills in Speaking and Writing of a test taker.

The Module includes:

• Reading Text Aloud

• Repeating sentences

• Describing Images

• Re-tell Lectures

• Answering short questions

• Summarizing written texts

• Writing an essay

Reading – This module assesses reading skills of the test taker. Module includes:

• Reading Comprehension

• Re-ordering Paragraphs

• Filling the Blanks in a text

Listening – This module assesses listening of the test taker. Module includes:

• Summarizing spoken texts

• Multiple Choice Questions based on recording

• Fill blanks in a transcript based on recording

• Writing a dictation.

PTE Academic Structure

The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short un-timed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.

Part Time Allowed
Introduction Un-timed
Speaking and Writing 77-93 minutes
Reading 32-41 minutes
Optional Break 10 minutes
Listening 45-57 minutes

Test Scores

PTE scores are awarded out of Maximum Scores of 90. The Test Scores are available online usually within 5 business days from taking the test. A Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.

Online Mock Test

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