The PTE Academic is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in university-level English language programs in Australia & New Zealand.

PTE exam as in Pearson Test of English computes the English language skills of the test taker who are willing to study, immigrate or work in English speaking countries and is conducted by Pearson Inc.

Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand are some countries that accept the PTE exam and are popular with non-native aspirants who desire to go for studies or immigration purposes.

PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes and immigration by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

This article will cover all the essential details of the PTE exam which will aid the candidates to the fullest. 

PTE Exam Guidelines:
  1. The exam has three parts Speaking & Writing, Reading and, Listening.
  2. The markings are from out of 90 for each part.
  3. The duration of the test is 3 hours.
  4. PTE is computer based.
  5. The PTE Academic scores are valid for up to two years from the date of the exam.
  6. The results are delivered online within 5 working days.
  7. The exam fee ranges from $150 to $210 (INR 11,167 – 15,600), it is subject to change.
  8. Applicants will be required to provide information like age, grades and parental consent if the candidate is below the age of 18.

PTE Test Format:

Speaking Module:

The first part of the test is speaking and writing, this section is approximately 75-95 minutes. The speaking section begins with Personal Introduction, here you are expected to introduce yourself, but this part of the tests is not assessed. The integrated skills with this module will be writing, listening, and reading. Thus, you will have to focus with utmost attention while reading, listening, writing, and speaking the answers to the questions asked.

Writing Module:

The writing test assesses your writing skills in terms of how good you are in grammar, formatting sentences, and sticking to the topic given. You will be judged on the quality of your writing.

Reading Module:

This section of the PTE Exam contains passages and questions based on your reading skills. For each question, you’ll have to read the instructions carefully before answering them. There will be 2-3 tasks in this module.

Listening Module:

PTE Listening is the final section of the test and will take approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on the combination of tasks you may be presented with. You will be listening to a short recording in each task, all of which will relate to academic subjects such as humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

How to register for the exam?

Candidates can book the dates by registering online through the official website of Pearson PTE academic.

PTE exam is conducted throughout the year (at least 6 to 8 times in a month in a year), so the willing candidates can schedule their dates even 24 hour prior in advance for the exam. 

Why Take PTE Academic?

Listed below are some of the advantages of taking PTE Academic: 

  • PTE Academic is accepted worldwide and the tests are graded by an algorithm and not humans. 
  • You are graded only on what you say and not against thousands of past responses. 
  • The test offers flexibility, unlike other study-abroad English tests.

About PTE exam results:

PTE test results are measured by Artificial Intelligence to steer clear any biases. The results appear within 5 business days after giving the test. The results of the candidate will range from 10-90. 

To check the results, candidates will receive an email that will inform them regarding their ready score sheet. The candidates will need to sign into their Pearson PTE Academic account to check their results.

The scores will be uploaded in a PDF format which the candidate can download. 

If the candidate receives unsatisfactory results, he or she can retake the test. The candidates can even book for the retest at least 5 days after their previous test. 

The candidates can also request for the rescore if they feel their score is not up to the mark, though they cannot ask for the rescore if they have applied for a retest.

Benefits of the portal and online access:
  1. Online 40 plus hours of videos of in-depth test preparations, tips and tricks.
  2. Plethora of Study Material.
  3. Detailed videos on each question type for practice and knowledge. 
  4. Downloadble test materials for daily practice.
  5. More than 8 mock test papers similar to actual test for improvement.
  6. Revision classes of previous sessions.
  7. Schedule online appointments and get quick feedback from faculties.
  8. Unlimited access to online library for practice and map your progress & attendance.
  9. Materials and videos upadted every few days for advanced practice and knowledge.

Why Intstu Aspirations is best for PTE?

Intstu Aspirations lets students develop individuality. Intstu Aspirations has been a helping hand for students in accomplishing their desired results for more than 19 years. This institution has been entrusted by more than 20,000 students.

For a practical understanding of the PTE exam, here the faculty gives an effective and pragmatic training to the students, the students will be equipped with all the skills needed to be prepared for the test day. 

As the full test is taken on the computer, students here get to practice their daily task on the computer itself. Moreover, a hard copy of the formats and techniques that can be helpful for the exam is provided too. 

The most-beneficial part of studying at this institution is that students have access to the online portal. The portal contains A to Z material one could require for preparing PTE. The portal includes videos, PDFs, Practice tests, online library etc.