Learn more about PTE Academic

ereThe full form of PTE is Pearson Test of English which is an English proficiency test trusted by universities, colleges, and governments across the globe.

It is a simple three-hour test in which the test taker's speaking, writing, reading, and listening abilities are tested.

Though it is a simple test, lack of awareness and a solid plan of action can really be tough and nightmarish.

There are more question types in PTE when compared to the other language proficiency tests.

"With our more than half a decade experience, the expertise of teaching only PTE Academic, we will help you  get the crystal clear understanding of each question type, the pattern and the integration of the skills."


Here is the pte exam pattern.


Part - 1: Speaking &
(77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay ( 20mins )

Part - 2: Reading
(32 – 41 minutes)

  • Multiple-choice,
    choose a single answer
  • Multiple-choice,
    choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading and writing :
    Fill in the blanks
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks

Part - 3: Listening
(45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Fill the blanks
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

Both PTE and IELTS are essentially language tests with some significant differences. Here are some basic differences.
IELTS  vs PTE Difference no.1. " Mode of the test "
IELTS is typically a paper-based test conducted by British Council and IDP. Though IDP offers computer-based IELTS still the evaluation of Speaking and Writing module is done manually. That means the IELTS essays, letter writing, speaking part-1, part-2, part-3 are manually evaluated. 
Where in PTE Academic all the modules answers including speaking and writing are evaluated by the computer. 
IELTS  vs PTE Difference no.2  "Result time "
Typically IELTS takes 13 days time to send the score reports to the test -takers.
Where in PTE Academic takes only a few hours to 5 working days to generate the report ( this is one of the reasons why many choose PTE over IELTS)
IELTS  vs PTE  Difference no.3   "Test Duration"
Both tests are more or less of the same duration  IELTS standard test duration is Two Hours Forty-Five Minutes including Listening: 30 minutes, Reading: 60 minutes, Writing: 60 minutes, Speaking: 11-14 minutes. But the fundamental difference is in IELTS the test taker has to visit the temporary test center ( usually a hotel) twice that is once for speaking and then one more time for remaining modules.
Similar to IELTS PTE Academic is also consumes around 3 hours duration. Here is the split of the duration Speaking around 30 minutes, Writing 40-60 minutes, Reading: around 30-40 minutes and listening around 40-60 minutes. In PTE the test taker has to take the test in an authorized Pearson VUE test center which is managed by Pearson the test will be a single sitting type with an optional 10 minutes break.