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All about PTE Exam

The PTE exam or the Pearson’s Test for English is designed keeping in mind that it will test the English language skill of a non-native English-speaking candidate to pursue a visa for migration to an English-speaking country.

So, it is formatted to accommodate every level of English communication that one might face in the new country. As a result, the PTE test is pretty difficult and complicated until the candidate undergoes a properly guided PTE exam preparation program.

Obtaining a high score in the PTE exam mainly involves three major steps:

AlfaPTE provides a convenient and secure platform for all the information you require regarding your PTE exam format and assists you through your PTE preparation which allows you to deliver your best efforts and achieve the desired results in the real PTE test.

The PTE exam is available for all non-native English-speaking candidates above the age of 16 to prove their proficiency in English language skills.

AlfaPTE offers different types of online PTE course materials with updated and latest predicted questions, practice and mock test opportunities that will drive your PTE exam preparation to a higher notch and eventually improve your performance to achieve a higher and better score in the real PTE Test.

Important things you need to know about the PTE exam format:

1. To take the test you are required to attend a secured Pearson Test center

2. You will be provided with a computer, a headset attached to a microphone, to listen to, read and respond to the questions.

3. All PTE tests results are driven by the help of AI scoring.

4. The AI scoring facility gives the advantage of quick and error-free score without the interference of any human.

5. The PTE test is time-regulated. Each section in the test is given a particular time limit.

6. The duration of the whole test is approximately three hours and it is divided into three main parts –

  • Speaking and Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening

7. You are liable for an optional 10 minutes break between the Reading & Listening modules.

8. The question paper will contain 20 different styles and forms of questions – ranging from multiple choice questions, to essay writing to interpreting information.

9. Apart from different styles of answering, you would also be exposed to hear different ranges of English-speaking accents that you are supposed to experience in your everyday life in the new country. You need to prepare yourself to understand the accent and reply back accordingly.

Major aspects of different modules of PTE academic exam structure

Part 1 - Speaking and Writing Test -

Time allotted for the module is 77-93 minutes.

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-Tell Lecture
  • Answer Short Questions
  • Summarize Written Text (10 minutes)
  • Essay (20 minutes)

Part - of Reading -

Time allotted for the section is 32-40 minutes

  • Reading and Writing – Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple-Choice Multiple Answers
  • Multiple-Choice Single Answer
  • Re-order Paragraphs
  • Reading – Fill in the Blanks

Part - of Listening -

Time allotment is 45-57 minutes

  • Summarize Spoken Text
  • Multiple-Choice Multiple Answers
  • Multiple-Choice Single Answer
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight Correct Summary
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Write From Dictation

How does the PTE exam format tests a candidate’s knowledge from each module?

Speaking and Writing Module

This section checks the candidates English speaking and writing skills and fluency. During your PTE exam preparation, concentrate on learning to use correct grammar, check on your spellings and develop a flair while responding to the questions.

Reading Module

The reading section in the Pearson Test for English evaluates the candidates' understanding and interpretation of English texts. The paragraphs and texts used in the questions are usually academic in nature like classroom lectures, formal conversations and more.

Listening Module

The last and final part of the test, this section evaluates the candidate’s ability to understand spoken English in varied accents. The candidates are made to listen to audio or video files of 60-90 seconds duration only once. The candidate is supposed to listen to the files carefully and write a summary, answer questions related to the audio or video clips in several ways.

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