What is PTE

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What is PTE

The Pearson Test of English assesses the written, spoken, skills of the candidates to ensure that they are capable of studying in the international environment, with a good grasp over the universal language of English. By scoring well in this test, students can assure the admission committee as well as the visa officers that they are capable of understanding the globally accepted official language while studying on the foreign land . A good score in the test also ensures that candidates would be able to represent their ideas, deliver presentations, work to gain international exposure, and basically function on the international front in front of foreign audiences. This helps the applicants ensure that they are ready to study amidst students from all over the world and international faculty members in the universal official language.

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Exam Pattern

As an English language test, PTE is no exception and has a similar kind of Exam Pattern like other English language tests. It focuses on the three major sections of the language proficiency : Speaking and Writing Section Reading Section Listening Section

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

As the name implies, this section tests the candidate on the basis of their 2 major skills of communication, which are spoken and written skills. This section comprises of six small sections that test you on your promptness over speaking and writing the written test that you would get to read for the first time ever. The complete section is given time duration of 77 to 93 minutes and the time allotted to each segment is as follows: Personal introduction: 55 seconds: 25 seconds for prompt , 30 seconds to record Read aloud: 30-40 seconds to prepare for reading out the text of 60 words Repeat sentence: 15 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 15 seconds to record Describe image: 25 seconds are granted to study the image as well as prepare your response on the same Re-tell lecture: 90 seconds for prompt length,10 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to answer Answer short question: 20 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 10 seconds to answer

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Part 2: Reading (32 – 40 minutes)

This section tests the candidates on the basis of their ability to understand the written instructions in the language. The section further divided into 5 segments is 32 to 41 minutes long. Check out the segment-wise pattern for time distribution of this section: Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks ( Read 80 words of text) Multiple choice, choose multiple answers ( Read 300 words of text) Re-order paragraphs ( Read 150 words of text) Reading: Fill in the blanks ( Read 150 words of text) Multiple choice, choose single answer ( Read 300 words of text)

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Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

The listening section of the PTE Academic is stretched over 45 to 57 minutes of duration. This one is designed to determine the ability to understand spoken English by the candidate. Here, the student needs to ascertain that they carefully hear the audio file played and retain what they heard. This section is divided into 8 segments and the time give to each segment is as follows: Summarize spoken text: 60-90 seconds to retain  50-70 words, 10 minutes to write Multiple choice, choose multiple answer: 40-90 seconds for prompt Fill in the blanks: 30-60 seconds Highlight correct summary: 30-90 seconds Multiple choice, choose single answer: 30-60 seconds Select missing word: 20-70 seconds Highlight incorrect words: 15-50 seconds Write from dictation: 3-5 seconds