PTE

About the Training

Introduction

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a computer-based English language test which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings and is designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers and is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. As the tests are completely computerized, the PTE results and scores are declared much quicker and hence preferred by students who are in a bit of a rush.

Eligibility

Candidates looking to appear for the PTE Academic exam are required to be at least 16 years of age at the time of appearing for the PTE Academic test. Also, candidates who are below 18 years of age need to possess a parental consent form for taking the PTE Academic test.


Career

PTE Academic exam is accepted by thousands of educational institutions across the world and is recommended for those planning to go abroad for studying in a major English-speaking country like the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada.

Note-Training for PTE through iKounselor includes several effective strategies to achieve perfect scores, like Mock Tests, Efficient Time Management, Personalized Sessions, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions.


Format

The test duration is for 3 hours and test scores are reported on the Global Scale of English from 10 to 90 with reference to the widely known set of levels distinguished in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR.


Test Preparation 

PTE Academic evaluates the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills via computer in a single three-hour test session. The test will have twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information and assesses real-life, academic English in a range of different accents that one will encounter in everyday life.

Listening

The final part consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips that begin to play automatically and questions like summarizing, multiple-choice, fill in the blanks, missing word and dictation are the kinds of questions that are asked for this part.

Reading

This test one’s reading skills. This 30-40 minute section contains an assessment of 15-20 independent and integrated skills depending on the combination of items in a given test. The format of questions in this section include multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks. It is also important to note that this part also assesses writing skills.

Writing

Students will be tested on writing skills for a duration of 77-93 minutes. The writing part will require one to write responses in academic English using proper grammar and spelling.

Speaking

Students will be tested on speaking for a duration of 77-93 minutes. Speaking will be assessed on one’s ability to speak English in an academic environment.




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