What is PTE?

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test designed for non-native English speakers who want to study/work/ immigration abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. It is an integrated test which tests 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking, and speaking and writing.

  • Currently PTE Academic is widely accepted in New Zealand and Australia for study/work/immigration/PR.
  • There is also PTE general. The Pearson Test of English General, formerly known as The London Test of English is intended to remunerate positive accomplishment in English language learning.
  • The tests comprise of two sections: a written paper and an interview.
  • But PTE General is not taken by many. Very rare cases test takers do take that. In India, PTE Academic is preferred and accepted and not PTE General.

Test Format

Speaking & Writing

77-93 minutes
  • Personal Introduction
  • Answer Short Questions
  • Summarize Written Test
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-Tell Lecture
  • Essay (20 min)
  • Read Aloud


32-41 minutes
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Re-order paragraphs


45 - 57 minutes
  • Summarize Spoken Test
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Highlight the correct Summary
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Write from Dictation


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