What is PTE Academic?

What is PTE Academic? – An Overview

The PTE or the Pearson Test of English – Academic is an English Proficiency Test like the IELTS and TOEFL. Pearson – the world renowned education company is the architect behind this test.  Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and a lot of universities, colleges and governments around the world have endorse the PTE. Aspirants can take this test to prove their English ability to the universities or the different visa categories under which they are applying.

Thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Yale and Indian School of Business accept the PTE.  Australia and New Zealand accept PTE Academic even for permanent residency.

PTE is an accepted test for similar academic and immigration purposes in more than 50 countries all over the world. Click HERE to know the full list of countries and organizations that accept the PTE Academic.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English proficiency test like IELTS and TOEFL. However, it is superior to these tests as:

A. it uses technology including bio metric testing to conduct and assess exam, eliminating chances of foul play

B. makes results available in only one to five days against twelve to thirteen days taken by IELTS/TOEFL

C. it allows students to send their score cards to unlimited universities for FREE

D. one can book the test date all around the year even 24 to 48 hours prior

PTE Test Format

The PTE Academic has three parts. These test parts along with the time allowed per part is presented in the table below:

PTE exam format

PTE Test Duration

The duration of PTE Academic is between 165 minutes to 180 minutes.

PTE Scoring

The unique feature about PTE is that most of the question patterns have integrated scoring. For instance, on Read Aloud item type, candidates get scores across both Reading and Speaking skills. Likewise, there are other question patterns that present opportunities for scoring on multiple question types at a time.

PTE Topper – One Stop Solution for PTE Prep

If you are planning to give the PTE Academic in near future, you can consider joining PTE Topper. We provide test vouchers at discounted rates.  You can even take a mock test in a PTE-like testing environment at our mock test center. You can look to prepare via our online and offline coaching programs.


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