Introduction to PTE – Pearson Test of English

PTE (Pearson Test of English – Academic) evaluates reading, listening, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session. PTE Academic evaluates real-life as well as academic content, so the examinee will hear extracts from lectures and view graphs and charts. The Examinee will hear a series of accents in the test from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will encounter in everyday life.


During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test; writing and speaking – together, reading and listening. There will be twenty different question formats, stretching from multiple choices through to essay writing and interpreting information.

A PTE Certification is valid for 2 years!


  • Fast score delivery – usually within five business days.
  • Flexible test dates and late booking available.
  • Accepted by universities and colleges globally.
  • Approved for students visas in Australia and many English speaking countries.
  • 100% recognition at Universities in Australia.
  • Test takers can send their scores to as many organizations as they want – PTE Academic does not charge extra.

TEST FORMAT for PTE Academic


  • Personal Introduction
  • Describe image
  • Repeat sentence
  • Read aloud
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written test (one sentence)
  • Summarize written test (paragraph)
  • Essay (20 minutes)

PART II: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Multiple choice questions (2 ques)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (2 ques)
  • A ten minute break is optional

PART III: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • To summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice (2 ques)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • To select missing word
  • Highlight the incorrect words
  • To write from dictation