PTE

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

PTE Academic is the test of English Proficiency for study abroad and immigration purposes for non-native speakers of English language. The test primarily assesses English language skills in the areas of speaking, writing, reading and listening.  

TEST FORMAT:

Parts

Questions

Duration

Speaking and Writing

  • Speaking
  • Writing

44 (overall)

  • 35 – 42

77 – 93 minutes (overall)

  • 30 – 35 minutes
  • 50 – 60 minutes

Reading

15 – 20

32 – 41 minutes

Listening

15 – 22

45 – 57 minutes

Section Information Briefly

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)

Speaking (30 – 35 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud (6 – 7 questions)
  • Repeat sentence (10 – 12 questions)
  • Describe image (6 – 7 questions)
  • Re-tell lecture (3 – 4 questions)
  • Answer short question (10 – 12 questions)

Writing (50 – 60 minutes)

  • One sentence summary (2 – 3 questions)
  • Essay (1 – 2 questions)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Multiple choice questions with single answer (2 – 3 questions)
  • Multiple choice questions with multiple answers (2 – 3 questions)
  • Re-order paragraphs (2 – 3 questions)
  • Fill in the blanks (Drag words or phrases from blue box, 4 – 5 questions)
  • Fill in the blanks (Select words or phrases from drop down lists, 5 – 6 questions)

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text (2 – 3 questions)
  • Multiple choice (2 – 3 questions)
  • Fill the blanks (2 – 3 questions)
  • Highlight the correct summary (2 – 3 questions)
  • Select missing word (2 – 3 questions)
  • Highlight incorrect words (2 – 3 questions)
  • Write from dictation ( 3 – 4 questions)

Scoring

The PTE Academic Score Report includes overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points. Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills.  The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points. Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills.  The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.

Miscellaneous Details

Nature of the test          :           Computer-Based                       Test frequency                            :           Almost all weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Exam Fee                        :           Rs. 12100                                 Score Validity Period                   :           2 years

Rescheduling Fee          :           Rs. 2725/-                                 Score Reporting Time                 :           5 working days

Free Score Reports       :           unlimited                                   Extra Score reporting Fee          :           No fee

Official Website            :           www.pearsonpte.com                                                               

Deadline for Free Score Reporting         :           No deadline

PTE Academic coaching at Shine

Coaching for PTE always begins with a mock test. The test result allows an individual to know where he stands and consequently provides him an idea of how much effort is required to achieve a desirable score.

From second session, our faculties start with a specific module. For Speaking, the questions types are practiced from official material. We conduct one-on-one interview session, exactly simulating testing conditions. We conduct 4 mock sessions on speaking items. Scores are given and strategies are provided to enhance the scores. For Writing part, initially the two types of tasks are discussed and guidelines are provided with regard to composition of essays and summary sentence. Then students are asked to write actual essays and summary sentences. Students’ essays and summary sentences are graded and strategies are provided to make the compositions better. In this way, our teachers complete 4 essays and summary sentences. For Reading sessions, our teachers provide strategies with regard to how to do different question types of reading. Then the question items are taken individually from tests and discussed with the students. In this way, 4 tests of reading are practiced in class. For Listening sessions, firstly, different types of items are explained and strategies are provided on how to approach these items. Audios are played and students’ answers are recorded. Towards the end of the Listening test, students’ answers are replayed and these responses are graded. In this way, we complete 4 listening tests with our students.

After completing classroom sessions, we conduct 3 full-length mock tests exactly on the lines of actual PTE Academic test, so that our students get the feel of testing environment.          

Salient Features

  • Intensive and comprehensive coaching of 40 classroom hours
  • Qualified, experienced and trained teachers
  • 3 full-length mock tests post classroom coaching
  • Well-stocked library
  • An official publication for PTE Academic test by Pearson, issued as courseware