PTE Academic Exam Overview – Links To Free Practice Tests & Sample Papers

 Pearson Test Of English Academic

PTE Academic is a computer based English language test designed to assess English skills of non-native speakers of English who want to study at an institution where English is the principal language of instruction.

PTE Academic test assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.

The three-hour test session has three main parts: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading.

Why PTE Academic?

  • PTE Academic announces the result within 5 business days only, so you don’t need to worry about waiting for results.
  • PTE Academic exam can be taken over 200 locations worldwide, 363 days of the year.
  • Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

Who Accepts PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is accepted by wide network of universities globally and for visa purposes. Australia, USA, UK, Canada, India & New Zealand are some of the countries which accept PTE Academic. List of all countries which accept PTE Acdemic.

PTE Exam Fee

The cost varies from country to country. Generally, the cost ranges from $180 to $250.

 Links To Free Practice Tests & Sample Papers

  • PTE Academic Writing
  1. Summarize written text
  2. Essay
  • PTE Academic Speaking
  1. Personal Introduction
  2. Read aloud
  3. Repeat sentence
  4. Describe image
  5. Re-tell lecture
  6. Answer short question
  • PTE Academic Reading
  1. Fill in the blanks
  2. Multiple choice questions – single
  3. Re-order paragraphs
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Multiple choice questions – multiple
  • PTE Academic Listening
  1. Summarize spoken text
  2. Multiple choice questions – single
  3. Fill the blanks
  4. Highlight the correct summary
  5. Multiple choice questions – multiple
  6. Select missing word
  7. Highlight incorrect words
  8. Write from dictation

Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any questions. 

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  • Hi I just did my PTE last NOV 22, 2017 and I scored 90 on my speaking, always remember your pronunciation and oral fluency, dont mainly focus on the content, dont hesitate dont stutter and mumble, continue to speak with confidence, if you dont have something more to say click next.

  • Hi, author,
    Could you please give me some tips so I can improve my speaking?
    I did PTE test twice but score under 50, while I need 65.
    Thank you!

    • Practice my friend. There is no other shortcut. Watch English TV series, movies, practice English with your friend, read English newspaper.

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