Admin | 30 Jan, 2018
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), a computer based test is designed to check the English proficiency of those who wish to study abroad or migrate as an immigrant. This test checks the level of English Language in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.
Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening & reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the test is done on the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content. During the test, the candidate hears excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. The candidate hears a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, in order to be exposed to the type of accents to be encountered in everyday life.
Candidates can schedule their tests as little as twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.
PTE offers flexible test dates. Candidates can choose from test centres in more than 150 locations worldwide. The PTE exam is approved by the UK and Australian Governments. PTE exam is accepted by thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
Candidates can send their scores to as many institutions as they choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports and you don’t need to choose the institutions before taking the test.
The PTE exam fees in Nepal is Rs. 16,999/-.
Upon cancellation of a test 1 week prior to the test day or more, 50% money is refunded. For any cancellation within 1 week, no money is refunded.
PTE Test Format
PTE test academic consists of three main parts.One receives a general introduction to the test and specific instruction about what to expect in each part of test.
|Part of the test||Section||Item Type||Time allowed|
|Part 1: Speaking and Writing||Section 1||Personal Introduction||1 minute|
|Section 2||Read aloud||30 -35 minutes|
|Answer short question|
|Section 3-4||Summarize written text||20 minutes|
|Section 5||Summarize written text or write essay||10 or 20 minutes|
|Section 6||Write essay||20 minutes|
|Part 2: Reading||Multiple-choice, choose single answer||32-41 minutes|
|Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers|
|Reading: fill in the blanks|
|Reading & writing: fill in the blanks|
|Part 3: listening||Section 1||Summarize spoken text||20 or 30 minutes|
|Section 2||Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers||23-38 minutes|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Highlight correct summary|
|Multiple-choice, choose single answer|
|Select missing word|
|Highlight incorrect words|
|Write from dictation|
The writing skills tested in PTE Academic include the following:
- Writing for purpose (to learn, to inform, to persuade)
- Supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanation.
Two item types appear in the writing section. The total time to complete this section is 40, 50 or 60 minutes, depending on the combinations of items in a given test. You could be required to write two summaries and one essay (40 minutes), 3 summaries and one essay (50 minutes), or two summaries and two essays (60 minutes).
PTE at SLIG
As orientation is the route to success, so after enrolment, student is sent to orientation class where one is introduced to the PTE test format, skills and strategies needed to crack the language test, various question types, scoring and partial credits. This step makes the learner adopt right approaches for high score in less time duration.
A full day class, of 8 hrs., is provided daily from Monday to Friday. In regular practice classes, Intensive practice of all four skills is done. Vocabulary list of academic topics and list of collocations is shared. Group and individual speaking sessions help students to improve their speaking skills. Correct sentence formation techniques are taught for effective writings. Sample answers of writings, of examination topics, are shared daily.
Individual computers are provided for practice daily, to have the real time experience of the exam. Writing practice, on computer, is done in PTE lab. Regular mock tests are conducted for regular assessment of the progress.
A mock test is conducted on every Saturday. Appropriate Feedback on the performance of the students, during regular practice classes and mock test, is given, at regular intervals. Individual attention is provided. Students are guided to work on their weak areas, based on their mock test result.
For the desired progress of candidates, extra class for typing practice is provided. For those, who are weak in grammar, separate classes are arranged to clarify the grammatical doubts.
In House Developed Study Materials
The study material used in classrooms and given for extra practice is developed in house by qualified and experienced trainers. This material helps the students in their rigorous practice sessions. Endless on line mock test series are shared with students. Latest and updated material is given.
Pearson trained and certified teachers train students for sitting in the PTE test. TESOL certified language trainers teach various language skills to learners.
Q – What is PTE?
It is a language proficiency test. It is a computer based test and one is assessed on four skills of English Language-listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Q – What is the eligibility to take PTE test?
Anyone who has passed senior secondary can take the test. One must have valid passport also.
Q – When can I book my PTE test date?
You can book on line 48 hours advance or book by phone just 24 hrs. before the test (depending upon the availability of the seat).
Q – Where can I take my test?
With a network of test centers around the world, it is easy to find a location to suit you.
Q – When is the result declared?
The result can be declared in 24 hours. The maximum time taken to announce the result is 5 working days. The test result report is sent online.
Q – How many Question types are there in the test?
There are total 20 question types in the whole test. In speaking 5 , writing-2, listening-8 and in reading-5 different question types are given to solve. Partial credits are given to students also.
Q – Where can I get more information about the PTE?
Kindly fill the enquiry form available on the webpage. We will contact you at the earliest. You can contact also through contact links available on the home page. Alternatively, you may visit us personally to meet our PTE faculty.