PTE 2021: Exam Dates, Online Registration, Exam Details, News

Average Fees :

$160 - $200

The Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) evaluate the written, spoken, skills of the candidates to ensure that they are capable of studying in the international environment, with a good grasp over the universal language of English. By scoring high in this test, students can assure the admission committee as well as the visa officers that they are capable of understanding the worldwide accepted official language while studying on the foreign land.

A good score in the test also ensures that students will be able to represent their ideas, deliver presentations, work to gain international exposure, and basically function on the international front in front of foreign expats. This will help the applicants ensure that they are ready to study among students from all over the world and international faculty members in the universal official language.

As an English language test, PTE is no exception and has a similar kind of Exam Pattern like other English language tests. It values on the three major sections of the language proficiency:

  • Reading Section
  • Listening Section
  • Speaking and Writing Section

The PTE test is made of the following components:

  1. Question: Time to Reading the Text Prompt: The time duration of each prompt you get varies depending upon the length of the text. The length is measurable in words or sentences. You need to be active in this part.
  2. Prepare for Answer: Time granted to Relax and Think: You do not have to immediately answer the question. On average, you get 10 to 15 seconds to prepare for each segment. You should relax and think for a while on how to answer.
  3. Answer: Time for Action: This is the total time duration where you have to perform. The answers are recorded when you speak, saved as text when you write, and selected in options multiple-choice questions.

Refer to the segment-wise description boxes given along with each section explaining the PTE Exam Pattern 2021 in detail:

Speaking and Writing — 77 to 93 minutes

As the name implies, this section tests the candidate’s on the basis of their 2 major skills of communication, which are spoken and written skills. This section comprises of six small sections that test you on your promptness over speaking and writing the written test that you would get to read for the first time ever. The complete section is given time duration of 77 to 93 minutes and the time allotted to each segment is as follows:

Segments Pattern

Time Duration

Personal Introduction          

55 seconds: 25 seconds for prompt, 30 seconds to record

Read Aloud

30-40 seconds to prepare for reading out the text of 60 words

Repeat Sentence

15 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 15 seconds to record

Describe Image

25 seconds are granted to study the image as well as prepare your response on the same

Re-Tell Lecture

90 seconds for prompt length, 10 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to answer

Answer Short Question

20 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 10 seconds to answer

Summarize Written Text

10 minutes to answer to text prompt of 300 words

Essay

20 minutes to answer to text prompt of 2-3 sentences

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