What is PTE?

PTE means Pearson Test of English Academic. It is an online exam to examine the academic English language ability of non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad. It consists four tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. In this test questions are framed to test two skills in one such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The entire test is conducted in one session for three hours. It is an online exam that is conducted under a secure test environment.
PTE (Pearson Test of English) which is conducted by Pearson to assess the skills like Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening of a person to declare the person efficient to survive abroad. PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so one will listen to excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts, and will listen to a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so people will be exposed to the type of accents they will encounter in everyday life. This is a computerized test having no involvement of humans to assess the test score. This test is basically taken by the people willing to move abroad for the purpose of study and migration. On the basis of this, it is categorized into two categories PTE Academics AND PTE general.

PTE prescribes the exam pattern and structure every year for the aspirants who are willing to study abroad but belong to none – English native. PTE Academic 2020 has announced a test pattern where writing and speaking modules are integrated into one test such as Reading and listening modules which are designed separately. The aspirants qualify the exam on the basis of the aggregate score they obtain from the PTE Academic test. 

Why PTE is Gaining Popularity?

Here is the list of reasons for PTE growing popularity: Computer-Based Test: It is a completely computerized test that reduces any sort of partiality arising due to the prejudice of the examiner or assessor. Flexibility of Test Dates: This is a flexible test where we can book the test dates of our choice and availability. One can book one’s test just 48 hours before the desired test date and choose the nearest authorized centre for the test. This test is available on all the days of a year.
Quicker Results: Results of PTE are declared within five working days and suits to those candidates seeking a quick response.Enables and Assesses Communication Skills: This test not only assesses communicative skills (like reading. Writing, listening and speaking) but also evaluate the ability to speak correctly and fluency as it focuses on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation. Focuses on Short Texts: The syllabus of PTE focuses on the significance of assessing the skills. It is in the form of short to medium texts. It makes the candidate free from learning long texts to crack the test.

PTE Test Format

The pattern of PTE exam is composed of 3 modules that are speaking and writing, Reading and Listening. You might also be interested in Tips and tricks to Score 65+ Score in PTE.
SPEAKING (35) & WRITING(40) (77 – 93) Minutes READING(15) (32 – 41 minutes) LISTENING(19) (45 – 57 minutes)
Personal Introduction Fill in the blanks(5) Summarize spoken text(2)
Read aloud(6) Multiple Choice questions(SA-2) Multiple choice questions(3)
Repeat sentence(10) Re-order paragraphs(2) Fill the blanks(2)
Describe image(6) Fill in the blanks(4) Highlight the correct  summary(2)
Re-tell lecture(3) Multiple choice questions (MA-2) Multiple choice questions(3)
Answer short question(10) A ten minute break is optional Select missing word(2)
Summarize written Highlight incorrect words(2)
Text(3) Essay(1) Write from dictation(3)