PTE

Pearson Test of English

An English language proficiency test, PTE is similar to IELTS and TOEFL. The PTE is used to evaluate the communication skills of a non-native speaker in English which aids universities to determine whether a student can understand the course material if taught entirely in English. It is also accepted as a benchmark for English proficiency by countries as a part of their immigration program.

Features of PTE

1.      The PTE is generally taken by people whose first language is not English in order to study in or immigrate to English speaking countries.
2.      The scores of the PTE exam are accepted as criteria for admission to many universities across the world.
3.      Many of the top ranked universities such as Harvard, Yale, and INSEAD accept PTE scores as criteria for granting admissions.
4.      Candidates should be at least 16 years old in order to attempt the PTE
5.      Candidates less than 18 years of age need to provide proof of parent’s consent

 PTE test VERSIONS:

 PTE has two test versions: PTE academic and PTE general

PTE academic test is specially designed for students who plan to study in an under graduation or post-graduation program where the medium of instruction is in English.

Sections for PTE Academic

1.      PTE academic is of three-hour duration.
2.      Candidates are tested for their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
3.      The candidates are required to listen to questions or read them from a printout and answer them accordingly.
4.      The PTE academic test is comprised of 20 different questions which are spread among the three major sections.
5.      The questions can be in the form of analytical interpretation, multiple choice questions or essay prompts.

PTE general test examines an immigrant’s ability to communicate easily in English and assimilate in an English speaking society.

Sections for PTE General

1.      The PTE general test is typically comprised of two sections, writing and speaking.
2.      The written test is used to examine the listening, reading and writing skills of the candidate.
3.      The speaking test is used to assess the proficiency of the candidate in speaking English.

Part of test

Item type

Skills assessed

Type of scoring

Part 1:
Speaking and
writing

Personal introduction

Not assessed

Unscored

Read aloud

Reading and speaking

Partial credit

Repeat sentence

Listening and speaking

Partial credit

Describe image

Speaking

Partial credit

Re-tell lecture

Listening and speaking

Partial credit

Answer short question

Listening and speaking

Correct/incorrect

Summarize written text

Reading and writing

Partial credit

Write essay

Writing

Partial credit

Part 2:
Reading

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

Reading

Correct/incorrect

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

Reading

Partial credit

Re-order paragraphs

Reading

Partial credit

Reading: Fill in the blanks

Reading

Partial credit

Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Reading and writing

Partial credit

Part 3:
Listening

Summarize spoken text

Listening and writing

Partial credit

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

Listening

Partial credit*

Fill in the blanks

Listening and writing

Partial credit

Highlight correct summary

Listening and reading

Correct/incorrect

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

Listening

Correct/incorrect

Select missing word

Listening

Correct/incorrect

Highlight incorrect words

Listening and reading

Partial credit*

Write from dictation

Listening and writing

Partial credit

 

 




























Test results for PTE

1.      The test results are generally declared within five working days of the date of taking the test.
2.      The scores for PTE Academic are valid for a period of two years from the test date will be taken off once the validity period expires, whereas the scores for PTE General are valid forever and do not have any expiry dates.
3.      There is no passing mark for PTE academic and universities are allowed to use their own discretion to set scores as a threshold for admission.
4.      No minimum PTE is benchmarked for PTE general and countries set their own benchmarks when evaluating candidates for immigration.

How Vito Education can help you in PTE Exam Preparation?

1.      We provide dedicated PTE exam preparation by expert faculty and latest study aids.

2.      Personalized interest in each student with customized lesson plans.

3.      All PTE classes are held in state of the art tech enabled classrooms.

4.      Huge numbers of mock tests are provided as a part of PTE training. These tests will be conducted in conditions that simulate the actual test as closely as possible.

5.      You will be provided with a personalized and detailed feedback of your test results and will be suggested tips for PTE scoring better.