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PTE Academic is the first entirely a computer-based English language test for international study and immigration that is acknowledged and accepted across the world. Powered by AI technology, PTE Academic provides a fast and convenient testing solution without human biasness or intervention. PTE Academic scores are accepted by thousands of institutions and approved for all UK, Australian and New Zealand visa and immigration categories. Test sessions can be booked and scheduled up to 24 hours in advance, 365 days a year.

Quick Look: Pearson Test of English is a more accurate way of testing non-native speakers who aim to move to English speaking countries. It is recognized by more than 6000 organizations and its acceptance is increasing day-by-day by several universities and immigration department of Australia, UK, USA and Canada. The test is automated and ensures precise scoring. Moreover the format is integrated and has no human intervention.

Test Structure:

Questions often test 2 aptitudes together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The entire test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking. One advantage of this test is that you get your results or outcomes very quickly; in about 5 days. Every module i.e., Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking holds 90 points each and total Scores are averaged.


(70-90 Mins Including Writing)

Important tips: Read aloud and fast every day, Concentrate on your pronunciation and record the same in the phone. Play with words, pronounce in different style and patterns, Improve vocabulary. Read 10 new words every day and use them in your regular use via messages, chatting with your friends, loved ones and family.

Read aloud:

Preparation time: 35 seconds.

Task: To read the given content clearly & aloud.

Strategy: Take appropriate pauses and stress important words. Learn Intonations.

Total: 6-8 questions.

Repeat sentence:

Note: A sentence comprised of 8-10 words (approx.) has to be spoken precisely and accurately.

Strategy: Focus on the phrasing and check intonations, speak precisely.

Total: 10-12 questions.

Describe Image:

Note: Represent the given image logically. The image can vary in representations of (Bar, Table, Pie-chart, Diagram, and Map).

Strategy: Use required vocabulary. Give clear Interpretation and focus on extreme Values.

Prep. Time: 25 seconds, recording time: 40 seconds.

Total: 6-8 questions

Re-Tell Lecture:

Note: A lecture will be played, ranging 90 seconds & recording time will be 40 seconds. The lecture has to be spoken in your own words.

Strategy: Concentrate on the crucial vocabulary where the lecture revolves and also emphasize or underline the content on the given topic. Make notes if necessary.

Total: 2-4 questions.

Answer Short Question:

Note: A question will be asked and the answer is to be given in. One or few words or two often three. Probably the easiest, simply understand the question and decipher correct answer.

Total: 10-12 questions.


(70-90 Mins Including Speaking)

Summarize written text: 

Note: Sum up the given content which would be maximum of 300 words. Only one sentence ought to be there. For example only one full stop. It is recommended to write 30-40 words for a decent length. The writing should be based on your own understanding containing factual information.

Time: 10 Mins.

Total: 2-3 questions.

Write essay:

Note: Elaborate the given topic. Represent the brain-stormed points logically. Support an opinion with details. Write as per topic Correct Grammar, Spelling and mechanics are required. Relevant examples can also be included. Length has to be at least 200-300 words, scoring will be influenced if the length is lesser or higher than specified range. Essays are debate oriented particularly Agree or Disagree.

Allotted time: 20 Mins.

Total: 1 or 2 Essays.


(32 – 43 Minutes)

Multiple choice, (choose single answer):

Total questions: 2-3

Note: Read the passage and check the important key words given in the question. Choose any one alternative which is most likely to be considered and eliminate the least likeable choices.

Multiple choice (choose multiple answers): 

Note: This is the only main part where points get deducted, For Ex: 1 for correct and -1 for incorrect and minimum possible score can be 0, no negative marking. Read the passage and check the significant key words given in the question. Choose any one option which is most likely to be considered and eliminate the least affable options.

Total questions: 2-3

Re-order paragraphs:

Note: Identify the primary idea and then the theme. Understand distinction between connotation & denotation Categorize Information in logical sequence. Note important details and find “connectives”.

Total questions: 2-3

Fill in the blanks-1

Note:Understand the given content. If the sentence connotes positive meaning, find positive word and if it’s negative, vice-versa. Likewise note: it should sense grammatically correct. Find “subject” in the sentence.

Total questions: 5-6

Fill in the blanks-2

Note:Understand the given content. If the sentence implies positive meaning, find positive word and if it’s negative, vice-versa. Additionally, it should detect grammatically correct. Find subject in the sentence. Remove the given options which are least possible. Skim overall text once to get brief idea.

Total questions: 5-6


(45-60 Mins)

Summarize spoken text:

Total questions: 2-3

Time distributed: 20-30 Mins. (10 Mins each)

Approach: After listening the audio which can be focused on any subject, the summary has to be composed for the same within 50-70 words. The words should not be higher or lesser than the indicated limit.

Strategy: Listen intensely and note key-words. And, check for spelling as well as grammar errors.

Multiple choice (choose multiple answers):

Total questions: 2-3

Approach: Understand the general flow by speaker and try to anticipate the answer form the given alternative. (For each correct 1 point and incorrect -1, and least would be 0)

Fill in the blanks:

Total questions: 2-3

Approach: The transcription and audio will have the similar content. Here the candidate is required to fill the missing words, narrated or described in audio. This part also should requires accuracy. 

Highlight correct summary: 

Approach: Listen the audio precisely and out of the given synopsis, select the important one. Moreover prior skimming is additionally required which can ensure correct answer

Multiple choice (choose single answer):

Total questions: 2-3

Approach: Listen to the audio and stay focused on every detail which can help with finding the correct answer from the given alternatives.

Select missing word:

Total question: 2-3

Approach: Here the question will end with a beep and the examinee has to find the right answer from the given options. It’s all about anticipating the answer. The context has to be understood mainly.

Highlight incorrect words:

Total question: 2-3

Approach: The transcript will contain few incorrect words and the same should be highlighted by listening the given audio. The easiest of all and requires minute attention.

Write from dictation:

Total questions: 3-4

Approach: Type the appropriate answer which is narrated in the audio. The recording lasts for 3-5 seconds scoring

Scoring in PTE:

PTE Tutorials is a one stop Solution for PTE Academic or General preparation that offers real time test experience to Aspirants. Test Takers can benefit from useful PTE Practice materials and scored-unscored tests to reach their desired Score.

The score range is
10–90 points

The points are allotted based on Communicative Skills and Enabling skills.

Communication Skills                                                                         

Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking

Enabling Skills

Grammar, Oral Fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary, Written Discourse

Concordance between IELTS & PTE scores

IELTS & PTE Some Major Differences

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