PTE Academic is accepted by universities in the USA, UK, Australia, amongst others.
It was created by Person 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 that focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Throughout the test, students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language encountered at higher education institutions in English speaking countries.
Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of the test taker.
|Reading a Text Aloud
|Repeating a sentence
|Describing an Image
|Re-telling a Lecture
|Answering short questions
|Summarizing a text
Listening – This module assesses the listening skills of the test taker.
|Summarizing spoken text
|Multiple Choice Questions based on the recording
|Fill blanks in a transcript based on a recording
|Writing a diction
Reading – This module assesses the reading skills of the test taker.
PTE TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES
PTE Academic Structure:
The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short untimed introduction and an optional 10-minute break.
|1 min (25 sec for preparing 35-sec answering)
|Speaking and Writing
|77 – 93 minutes
|32 – 41 minutes
|45 – 57 minutes
Test Scores are available online Typically 5 business days from taking the text. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.