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.
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Here is the pte exam pattern.
PTE TEST FORMAT
Part - 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 minutes)
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
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
PTE vs IELTS
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.