FAQs about Pearson PTE Academic Test

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1: Which test is required for Australian PR: PTE General or PTE Academic?
Ans: PTE Academic is required for Australian PR. Alternatively, you may take IELTS General test.

2: For Nursing and medical professionals which test is required ?
Ans: PTE Academic or IELTS Academic is required for medical professionals.

3:What is PTE Equivalent of IELTS 7 and IELTS 8 band score?
Ans: 65 in PTE is equivalent of IELTS 7 and PTE 79 is equivalent of IELTS 8.

4:What are PTE discount vouchers?
Ans: If you buy PTE discount vouchers, you may pay less PTE test fee. However, it is important to buy them for reliable sources? 5:How do I find or How can I find available PTE dates?
Ans: Register your profile on Pearson's official site .Then you will be able to view the dates.

6:What is more important for scoring high in PTE Speaking: Fluency or Vocabulary?
Ans:Fluency is more important for scoring high in PTE test.

7:Generally,how many days are required for getting PTE test result?
Ans: Usually the PTE results are available on the next day of the PTE test, but sometimes it may take up to 5 days

8: What do you mean by integrated skill testing in PTE test?
Ans: Integrated skill assessment means score in task in one module can also have a bearing on score in other module. For example, Read aloud is a speaking task of PTE, but it will also affect your Reading score.
9:Is the "Personal Introduction" before the PTE Speaking module marked?
Ans:No,"Personal Introduction" before the PTE Speaking module is not marked.

10:Do spellings matter in PTE test?
Ans: Yes, spellings matter a lot in PTE Academic test.

11:Is PTE overall score the arithmetic average of Speaking, Writing and Reading score?
Ans:No. PTE overall score is not the arithmetic average of Speaking,Writing and Reading score?

12: .Do we get rough sheets to write in PTE test?
Ans: Yes. You will get erasable sheets and a marker in PTE Academic test.

13:.Is the Speaking and Writing marking done by the human examiner in PTE Academic test?
Ans: No. Marking for Speaking and Writing is done by the computer software in PTE Academic test.

14:.Is it recommended to go for remarking/revaluation in PTE test?
Ans: We do not recommend it. We have not seen change in the scores in remarking when our students applied for it.

15:Is the environment noisy during PTE Speaking test?
Ans: Yes, it is.

16:Can we see the word count in PTE Writing and Listening test?
Ans: You can see the word count during PTE Writing and Listening test.

17:What is the sequence of sections in PTE Academic test?
Ans: Speaking ,Writing, Reading and Listening.

18:Is there a negative marking in PTE Academic test?
Ans:Multiple choice multiple option question type in Reading and Listening and Highlight incorrect words in Listening carry negative marking. But the score will not be less than zero.

19:What is the correct microphone position during PTE Speaking test?
Ans: We recommend the position around tip of the nose or under the chin to avoid recording of breathing sound.

20:How long is the PTE Academic score valid?
Ans: PTE Academic score is valid for 2 years.

This Computer Based Test Format is like:

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)
Personal Introduction
Read aloud
Repeat sentence
Describe image
Re-tell lecture
Answer short question
Summarize written text (one sentence)
Summarize written text (paragraph)
Essay (20mins)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)
Multiple choice questions (x2)
Re-order paragraphs
Fill in the blanks (x2)
A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)
Summarize spoken text
Multiple choice x2
Fill the blanks
Highlight the correct summary
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation

IS PTE better than IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized Test jointly conducted by British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP Education. The test was established in1989 to test and certify the proficiency of the non-native English speakers.

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) was launched by Pearson in 2009 and thus is one of the latest entrants into the field of testing and certifying English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. The QCA and administered in association with Edexcel, UK’s largest examining body, accredits the PTE.

IELTS and TOEFL are similar in many aspects, although there are several distinct features unique to each of them. One has to analyze strengths and weakness and choose between the two tests with the motive of getting a better score.

IELTS is a very popular English language proficiency test accepted by European, Australian and now even by most of the American universities too. The PTE test by Pearson is also getting wide recognition in universities across all regions and its test takers are also increasing in number.

Test Versions

Both IELTS and PTE have two common versions: Academic and General Training and PTE has one additional version viz. Young Learners Test.

The Academic versions are meant for students planning for an admission into a university, whereas for non-academic purposes, the General versions of IELTS and PTE certify one’s realistic communication skills. The Young Learner test of PTE measures the English language communication abilities of children.

Test Content and Structure

IELTS and PTE have similar test sections of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. However, there are certain unique features in content pattern which differentiates apart from each other.

An IELTS examiner evaluates the speaking abilities of the candidates by making live conversation, which indeed is recorded in some recording device. But in PTE, there is no live conversation and candidate has to speak to a microphone for getting recorded in a computerized system. A computer program than evaluates the speaking and rates the test taker. The IELTS being completely paper based uses diagram, graph or chart for the writing section. On the other hand, PTE is totally computer based and thus uses many innovative techniques to test writing capabilities of the candidate.

IELTS has set time for each paper, and candidates can move forwards and backwards whereas PTE has section timings and can move forward only.

Scoring Pattern and Results

PTE is based on complete automated scoring and grades a test taker in the band of 10-90. A 0-9 band is used in the manual scoring pattern of IELTS.

The IELTS Test Report Form is posted in 13 calendar days after the test. The PTE Academic scores are available online within five business days.

Test Location and Dates

Every year IELTS Academic is conducted in 48 pre-fixed dates at more than 900 centers spread over 130 countries. The IELTS General is available on 24 fixed days of an year. PTE Academic test centers located in over 50 countries worldwide and can be taken on any date of the year, subject to availability of seats in the desired centre. In India there PTE test centers in over 15+ cities.


Why should you join us for Pearson PTE Academic?

The most important part in Pearson PTE Academic test is feedback on your performance, where you need to improve in pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary, describing things and/or grammar? Proper feedback can set you on the path of success. Who else could be better to help in this other than India’s most trusted senior PTE Academic trainer who has helped students in India, Australia, UK, Singapore and other countries accomplish their target PTE Academic score of 65 plus or 79 plus. More

We have an excellent track record in Pearson PTE Academic, ESL and IELTS training and We have already started the online interactive Classes and Classroom training batches for Pearson PTE Academic, admissions are open.

Facilities You Get

We have the English language laboratory where we carry out the research and content development activities. This helps you to get the latest and best material for Pearson PTE Academic practice. We have a big data collection of case studies of our previous batches and their achievers, that is priceless. Practising with 16-year experienced trainer makes a big difference.

What is more, the fee is quite affordable.

We exhaustively cover all the four modules: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening in detail. Our experience of 16 years in ESL teaching and couple of years experience in online training can ensure that you accomplish your desired score. Those who are weak in English, foundation course is also available for them, both online and classroom. Ample practice is necessary for success in any exam, and we provide you numerous practice tasks for PTE academic which mean’s you are well prepared for the PTE Academic test. Also, our track record of training can assure you the best in PTE Academic training. We also offer you flexible timings. If you want to take a positive step towards success in Pearson PTE.

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PTE Academic now accepted by 100% of New Zealand Universities

International students can now use PTE Academic scores as proof of their English proficiency when enrolling at all universities in New Zealand. This gives them even greater choice and flexibility when applying to study in New Zealand as PTE Academic allows them to choose the timing of the test, and to receive their test results typically within five working days.

Further the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) also accepts PTE Academic as evidence of English language ability for international students applying to study at Private Training Establishments (PTEs) and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). A NZQA approved test result is a requirement for students from a range of countries including India, Nepal and the Philippines.

Outside New Zealand PTE Academic isfont-family: 'Montserrat', sans-serif; recognised 100% of Australian universities and many top 100 ranked institutions including Harvard University, Dartmouth University, University of Melbourne, Australian National University and the University of Sydney. It is also recognised by the Australian Government for all visa applications and by an increasing number of professional bodies and employers.

For a full listing of institutions that accept PTE Academic visit: www.pearsonpte.com/accepts