PTE Academic is accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, amongst others.
It was created by Person Language Tests part of the Pearson PLC group and endorsed by GMAC ® (Graduate Management Admission Council), owners of GMAT ® (Graduate Management Admission Test).
It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Throughout the test, students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language encountered at higher education institutions in English speaking countries.
Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of the test taker.
Reading a Text Aloud
Repeating a sentence
Describing an Image
Re-telling a Lecture
Answering short questions
Summarizing a text
Writing an essay
Listening – This module assesses listening skills of the test taker.
Summarizing spoken text
Multiple Choice Questions based on the recording
Fill blanks in a transcript based on recording
Writing a diction
Reading – This module assesses reading skills of the text taker.
Filling Blanks in a text
PTE TEST TAKING STRATEGIES
PTE Academic Structure:
The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short untimed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.
1 min (25 sec for preparing 35 sec answering)
Speaking and Writing
77 – 93 minutes
32 – 41 minutes
45 – 57 minutes
Test Scores are available online Typically 5 business days from taking the text. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.