About PTE

PTE stands for Pearson Test of English, which is a computer-based English language proficiency test used for study abroad and immigration purposes. The test assesses a candidate’s English language skills in the areas of speaking, writing, reading, and listening.


There are 20 different question types in the test, ranging from multiple choice to essay writing. Make sure you review the different question formats ahead of your test, as each part has different types of questions.


Part 1: Speaking & Writing:- This part of the test is 54–67 minutes long and it contains seven different question types. It is the longest section of the test. You will be tested on your speaking and writing skills, using English you might hear in an academic environment.

Part 2: Reading:- This part of the test is 29–30 minutes long and it contains five different question types. The Reading section consists of multiple-choice questions, re-ordering paragraphs, and fill-in-the-blank type questions.

Part 3: Listening:-This part of the test is 30–43 minutes long and it contains eight different question types. The questions are based on audio or video clips, which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip once. You are allowed to take notes.


How PTE Academic works

PTE Academic is taken on a computer in a secure and friendly test center environment. It tests your skills in speaking and writing, reading, and listening.

Taken in a test center

Computer-based with a headset

Two hours long

Assesses real-life English

20 question types

Single test session

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