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PTE Academic

PTE Academic

PTE Academic

PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic offers fast, flexible English testing. Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within five business days. PTE Academic offers flexible testing locations, with test centers in over 50 countries worldwide. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale University. PTE Academic is also accepted for visa applications

  • Results in five business days
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide
  • Approved for Australian visa applications

The details regarding confirmation of your test would be sent through by email.

Section Question Format Time
Introduction   1 – 2 minutes

• Personal Introduction

• Read aloud

• Repeat sentence

• Describe image

• Re-tell lecture

• Answer short question

• Summarise written text (one sentence)

• Summarise written text (paragraph)

• Essay (20mins)

77 – 93 minutes

• Multiple choice questions (x2)

• Re-order paragraphs

• Fill in the blanks (x2)

32 – 41 minutes
BREAK A ten minute break is optional. 10 minutes

• Summarise spoken text

• Multiple choice (x2)

• Fill the blanks

• Highlight the correct summary

• Select missing word

• Highlight incorrect words

• Write from dictation

45 – 57 minutes

Scoring Pattern

The PTE test is scored against the Global Scale of English, giving you an accurate snapshot of the performance of the test-taker on a scale of 10 - 90. Detailed score reports show the overall test-taker performance as well as their ability on sub-skills and enabling skills. Join a coaching centre and work hard to attain good PTE scores.

Partial credit

Other item types are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect. If responses to these items are correct, the maximum score points available for each item type will be received, but if they are partly correct, some score points will be given, but less than the maximum available for the item type. If responses are incorrect, no score points will be received.

The tables that follow give an overview of how the 20 item types in the three parts of PTE Academic are scored. They also show timings, the number of items in any given test, the communicative skills, enabling skills and other elements scored.

Note- The minimum and maximum time indicated for the sections of each part of the test do not add up to the total time stated. This is because different versions of the test are balanced for total length. No candidate will get the maximum or minimum times indicated. The PTE Academic reports an overall score.

Overall score

The overall score is based on the student's performance on all test items. For each item, the score you obtain contributes to the overall score. The overall score range is 10-90 points. Good preparation will definitely result in good PTE scores.

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