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About PTE

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English Language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. PTE Academic is accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, amongst others.

It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Throughout the test, students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language encountered at higher education institutions in English speaking countries.

Test Fees

In India the registration fees for PTE Academic Test is Rs. 11,300/-. The test scores can be sent to any number of institutions for free.

Exam Pattern

  1. 1. Speaking and Writing Section : 77 - 93 minutes
  2. 2. Reading Section : 32 - 41 minutes
  3. 3. Listening Section : 45 - 57 minutes
  4. 4. Total Time : 3 hours
  5. 5. Nature of Exam : Computer Based Test
  6. 6. Total Scores : PTE score is out of 90 points

Other Details

  1. 1. Website : http://pearsonpte.com
  2. 2. Registration : Online
  3. 3. Test Fees : INR 12100
  4. 4. Score Validity : 5 Years
  5. 5. Score Reporting : You can send your PTE Academic scores to as many institutions as you choose - there are no additional fees for extra score reports.
  6. 6. Frequency of Test : All round the year

PTE Academic Structure

The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short un-timed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.

Test Modules

Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of a test taker.

Module includes:

  1. 1. Reading a Text Aloud
  2. 2. Repeating a sentence
  3. 3. Describing an Image
  4. 4. Re-telling a Lecture
  5. 5. Answering short questions
  6. 6. Summarizing a text
  7. 7. Writing an essay
  8. 8. Reading – This module assesses reading skills of the test taker.
  9. 9. Reading Comprehension
  10. 10. Re-ordering Paragraphs
  11. 11. Filling Blanks in a text
  12. 12. Listening – This module assesses listening of the test taker.
  13. 13. Summarizing spoken text
  14. 14. Multiple Choice Questions based on recording
  15. 15. Fill blanks in a transcript based on recording
  16. 16. Writing a dictation.

Test Scores

Test Scores are available online usually within 5 business days from taking the test. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.

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PTE Services provided by Blue Ocean

  • Exam Preparation: Our team will provide you A-Z information on Exam Preparation for PTE and provide assistance in preparing for the topics.

  • Online Registration: We’ll provide assistance in registering for the exam, including online payment, at the centre of your choice.

  • Mock Tests: We’ll conduct mock tests before the final exam, so that you have fair bit of practice before the big day.

  • Certification: We’ll share a certificate of your progress which will give you confidence for your final exam.

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