PTE is a test for non-native English speakers; it is one of the most important English proficiency tests taken by aspirants for admission to universities across the world, including countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. PTE Academic score is accepted for admission to prominent universities like Harvard, Yale and INSEAD amog others.

PTE is a three-hour long online test and is made up of three main parts: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. Before taking PTE Academic, you need to know the test and develop strategies to answer the questions. You must be familiar with the test format, timings, key test tips and practice for the 20 different task types. including multiple-choice, essay writing, and interpreting information.

PTE Test Pattern

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 minutes)

Part 2: Reading (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions

Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

How is the test scored?

All items in PTE Academic are machine scored using PTE Academic’s automated scoring system. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are based on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of the response. Formal aspects refer to the form of the response: for example, whether it is over or under the word limit for a particular item type. The quality of the response is represented in the enabling skills. For example, in the item type Re-tell lecture the response is scored on skills such as oral fluency and pronunciation.

In a PTE test preparation, having an experienced tutor with a unique teaching approach matters much to guarantee that the effort you make leads to your success of attaining the target score.

ESC PEARSON PTE Academic Crash Preparation

ESC offers a 30-hour preparation program specifically designed to help you get prepared soon to sit in PEARSON PTE Academic Test.  Our experienced tutors understand well how to lead you to your expected result. The fee for this program is as follows:

  1. Regular Program with 1 – 2x sessions a week, IDR 6.000.000,-/person
  2. Intensive Program  with 3 – 4x sessions a week, IDR 7.000.000,-/person
  3. Accelerated Program with 6x sessions a week, IDR 9.000.000,-/person

Pearson PTE Equivalent Scores


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