Course Description

Pearson Test of English

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.

Test Modules

Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of the test taker.

Module includes

Reading a Text AloudRepeating a sentenceDescribing an Image
Re-telling a LectureAnswering short questionsSummarizing a text

Listening – This module assesses the listening skills of the test taker.

 Module includes

Summarizing spoken textMultiple Choice Questions based on the recording
Fill blanks in a transcript based on a recordingWriting a diction

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

 Module includes

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Re-ordering Paragraphs
  • Filling Blanks in a text


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.

Reading1 min (25 sec for preparing 35-sec answering)
Speaking and Writing77 – 93 minutes
Reading32 – 41 minutes
Optional Break10 minutes
Listening45 – 57 minutes

Test Scores

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.

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Test Preparation

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