About Exam :- PTE Academic Exam

There are many things that distinguish PTE Academic from its close competitors – IELTS and TOEFL. The full form of PTE is Pearson Test of English. The first and foremost distinguishing aspect of the same is the scoring pattern and the results. As the tests are completely computerized, the results are declared much quicker, typically in 5 business days. This makes it aptly suited for students who are in a bit of a rush.


The three-hour long computer-based test focusses on day to day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system ensures a better understanding of the students proficiency in the English language.

PTE 2019 Highlights

Exam Name


PTE full form

Pearson Test of English

Official Website


Conducting body

Pearson PLC Group

Widely popular as

English language proficiency test

Generally accepted by

Universities in UK and Australia

Types of exam

PTE Academic and PTE General

Mode of exam



INR 13,300

Skills Tested

English Speaking and Writing, Listening and Reading

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PTE Academic Exam Fee

The standard PTE Academic exam fee is Rs 11,271 + 18% GST which comes out to be Rs 13,300.

In case you are booking for your exam late, the price of late booking is Rs. 14,089 + 18% GST which comes out to be Rs 16,625.

Eligiblity :-

In order to take the PTE Academic test, you must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you get a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardian before taking the test. 

How to Register For PTE Academic

Here is all you need to know about registering for the PTE Academic exam.


Steps to register -

Go to the official PTE Academic website and click Create your account

Enter your personal details as they appear on your Passport

Once you have completed the online registration process, you will receive an email within two days informing you of your login details. 

Once you have your login details visit PTE Academic website. Click on Sign in and enter login details. Then click on Schedule Exam.

Select your desired test center according to your location.

Next, select suitable available date and time.

After confirming your location, date and time, you will be asked a few questions. 

Next, make full payment to finalize your booking.

on the completion of your booking, you will receive an email containing details of test center location, how to get there and important points to remember on the test day.

Test Centers

The PTE Academic is conducted and offered on demand around the year at the following test centers in India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patiala, Pune, Rajkot, and Vijayawada. 

PTE Contact Information (For India)

Phone: 0008 0044 02020

Exam Types :-

PTE Exam Dates 2019

PTE Test dates are available throughout the year, so you can choose the timing of your PTE exam according to your convenience. The PTE test centers function on a first-come-first-serve basis, so it is important to book your dates as soon as possible. During the high season, tests can fill up one month in advance. So registering for PTE date early is a very important task.

It is recommended that candidates start checking the availability of test dates at the earliest. They should also register for PTE test before the registration deadline as there is no guarantee there will be slots left at the last minute.


Once you are done with your PTE registration, you will receive an email with exam details including venue address around five days before the test. 

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PTE Academic Syllabus

Here is the PTE Academic exam syllabus covering Speaking and Writing syllabus, Reading syllabus, and Listening -


Speaking and Writing

This segment includes the test of two skills, which are the students written and spoke abilities in the English language. The segment is divided into six smaller sections, and the time taken to complete this segment is usually between 77 to 93 minute long session. Here are the sections into which this segment is divided -

Personal Introduction Read aloud Repeat sentence Describe image Re-tell lecture Answer short question Summarize written text Essay


The second section of the PTE Academic Test is the Reading Section and is usually 32 to 41 minutes long. Essentially designed to understand the candidates ability to understand written instructions and language, the reading segment is further divided into five sections which include -

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


The final section of PTE Academic is the Listening section. Stretched over 45 to 57 minutes, the section is designed to ascertain the ability of the candidate to understand spoken English. The emphasis is on the ability of the student to retain the audio file played. The listening segment is divided into 8 parts, namely -

 Summarize spoken text multiple choice questions fill the banks highlight the correct summary Multiple choice questions Select missing word Highlight incorrect words Write from dictation

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Exam Pattern 

PTE Academic Practice Test

With an the objective of enhancing your communication skills, the PTE Academic exam is designed to test your command over the English language. No high-level language proficiency is required to clear the exam, it rather checks you regular English communication, thereby helping you become expressive. Practicing each section separately with a relaxed and focused mind is advisable to fully absorb the subject matter and score well. Putting on a headphone for the listening and speaking sections would help you become more focused and concentrate on the content would also help.


PTE Practice Papers


The sample papers and practice tests for PTE Academic are not easily available on the internet. They can, however, be procured from the official website of PTE Academic. You may also practice with the help of official online videos.


Test Format: https://bit.ly/2LYbunN

Practice Tests: https://bit.ly/2vakfBp

Speaking and Writing: https://bit.ly/2LKRllD

Reading: https://bit.ly/2Maq9c9

Listening: https://bit.ly/2Ax6Ngj


PTE Results and Scores

After the completion of your PTE Academic exam, you will receive PTE Academic scores for each for the skill sections on a band range of 10 – 90. Along with that, you will also get an overall score. See the scoring pattern below to understand what does each range of score means.

PTE Academic Results

Results are usually available online within five working days from the test date.

The PTE Academic results are issued online. And can be accessed from your PTE Academic student account. First, you will receive an email within five working days with instructions on accessing the results online. After that, you need to follow the instructions to log in to your Pearson account


You can share your results with the colleges and universities of your choice through your Pearson account.


PTE Academic Score  

Level Description 

Above 85 

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.  

76 - 84 

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices. 

59 - 75 

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of oral fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 

51 – 58 

Has sufficient command of the language to deal with most familiar situations, but will often require repetition and make many mistakes. Can deal with standard spoken language, but will have problems in noisy circumstances. Can exchange factual information on a familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence. Can pass on a detailed piece of information reliably. Can understand the information content of the majority of recorded or broadcast material on topics of personal interest delivered in clear standard speech.  

43 - 58 

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.  

30 – 42 

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.  

10 - 29 

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.  

Cut – Off 

The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.

The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points.

Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points.

Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.

The display of the scores in a graph allows you to quickly see your strengths and weaknesses, and how each skill relates to your overall performance.

For a detailed understanding of PTE Academic scores, view the PTE Academic Score Guide.

Example of item scoring The diagram below illustrates how different types of scores reported in the PTE Academic score report are computed for the item type Write essay.


Preparation Tips 

PTE Academic Preparation Tips

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, like the other standardized tests for English language (IELTS and TOEFL), also has different sections to evaluate your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. These can be best understood by referring to the PTE Academic Syllabus in detail.


Preparation Tips for each section separately

Preparation Tips for Reading SectionPreparation Tips for Listening SectionPreparation Tips for Speaking and Writing Section

When given full attention and concentration, each section can be mastered in a few days, as the test checks your regular communication skills in the English language. You may always take help from the online videos and tutorials spread across the internet and also refer to practice papers for better preparation.

Tips and Tricks to crack each section separately

Each section has its own relevance in language fluency. Hence, all the sections need to be prepared separately. Check out the tips and tricks for you to practice each category

Reading Section Prep TipsSpeaking Section Prep TipsListening Section Prep TipsWriting Section Prep Tips

This exam does not need you to be a subject matter expert. This test is required to ensure that you understand the international official language. Your result and score in this test assure that you would be able to study abroad with this language as the medium of studying from English-speaking professors among people from international backgrounds.


The final score may vary from 10 – 90, which is the sum of the score you have obtained in each section. The results are usually declared within 5 working days from the test date. You might want to check out the important dates and find test centers around your location before you register for the exam.


You might want to check the abroad colleges where you can use this score:

MS Colleges Accepting PTE Academic scores MBA Colleges Accepting PTE Academic scores

It is certain that you would want to conduct research at your end on utilizing the exam score for studying abroad. However, it is recommended that you consult industry experts for better guidance. They can help you from the scratch of the application process to study abroad till receiving an admit from your dream university.

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