PTE 2019-05-20T10:37:22+00:00



PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests ReadingWritingListening and Speaking.


Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.


One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days.

Exam Name PTE
PTE full form Pearson Test of English
Official Website
Conducting body Pearson PLC Group
Widely popular as English language proficiency test
Generally accepted by Universities in UKAustralia, and New Zealand
Types of exam PTE Academic and PTE General
Mode of exam Online
PTE Fee INR 13,300
Skills Tested English Speaking and Writing, Listening and Reading
PTE Helpline 0008004402020


Here is the PTE Academic paper pattern –

Section  Duration             PTE Academic 
Speaking & Writing 77 – 93 minutes
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20mins)
Reading 32 – 41 minutes
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
  • 10-minute break is optional
Listening 45 – 57 minutes
  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation