Pearson Test of English Academic referred to as the PTE, is a computer-based test. The PTE academic test evaluates the Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English. The said examination is given by those who need to demonstrate their academic English capability-often to obtain admission at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions, or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.
There exist three types of PTE examinations, which are namely the PTE General, PTE Academic, and PTE Young Learners.
Known as the London Tests of English General, the PTE General is an examination where they test the candidate’s fluency in real-life scenarios. The main purpose of this format of the examination is to improve the English language skills of the students.
The PTE Academic Test Format is divided into 6 sections namely, the Introduction, wherein the student is asked to give a self-introductory speech, which is untimed and not assessed. Then come the Speaking and Writing section. Followed by a Reading section. Lastly, the students are required to appear for the Listening section. The total duration of the test is 3 hours.
The PTE academic test score results are valid for a period of 2 years.