Pearson English Test (PTE)
PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session. To complete a PTE Academic test; you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions. During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choices through to essay writing and interpreting information. PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.
|PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING 77 – 93 minutes||
|PART 2: READING 32 – 41 minutes||
|BREAK 10 minutes||A ten minute break is optional.|
|PART 3: LISTENING 45 – 57 minutes||
PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is accepted for visa applications in the UK and Australia. FAST Schedule your test up to twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive your results within five business days. FLEXIBLE Choose from regular test dates and sessions. In 2013, we ran test sessions 363 days of the year across test centers in over 200 locations worldwide. ACCEPTED Approved by the UK and Australian Governments for visa applications and accepted by thousands of academic programmers, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
Your score report has several sections:
The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores. The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points. Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points. Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points. The display of the scores in a graph allows you to quickly see your strengths and weaknesses, and how each skill relates to your overall performance. For a detailed understanding of PTE Academic scores, view the PTE Academic Score Guide. http://pearsonpte.com
PTE Academic provides a detailed snapshot of every test-takers English language proficiency. With PTE Academic, students receive an overall English score, as well as scores for individual English sub-skills and enabling skills. With PTE Academic you can see:
PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English. The Global Scale of English is a granular score scale from 10 - 90. Students receive an overall score on this scale, which gives an accurate assessment of their English ability. Find out more about the Global Scale of English
PTE Academic scores are accessed via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available. After you receive this, you will need to login to the Pearson Vue account that you created to book your test.
If you have received your results and are now ready to send your PTE Academic score report to an institution or for a visa application - click here for our easy-to-follow instructions and video.
With PTE Academic, preparing students for a secure English language test means genuinely improving their English skills, not just their test-taking skills.