PTE (Pearson’s Test of English) is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. All four forms of language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking are tested.
Questions often test two skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The complete test is taken in a single session lasting three hours on a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking test is conducted on a computer too where your voice is recorded and hence sent for marking. The PTE results are declared in five days.
The Pearson Test of English General is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning.
The Tests consist of two parts and six Levels.
- Written paper
|LEVELS||WRITING (Mins)||INTERVIEW (Mins)|
|A1 Level A1||75||5|
|A2 Level 1||95||5|
|B1 Level 2||95||7|
|B2 Level 3||120||7|
|C1 Level 4||150||8|
|C2 Level 5||175||8|
- The writing tests comprised of listening, reading comprehension and writing skills.
- Levels 4 and 5 are recognised for admission to UK universities and by many international companies.
- PTE General test are taken in the month of May, June, August, November, December.
- The test fees are set by each centre. These tests are priced quite reasonably.