PTE Overview

About the Test

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study or work abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and 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 exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.

One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days.

Testing fee is $185.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 Minutes)

In Part 1 you will be tested on your speaking and writing skills. The time given to this section is 77-93 minutes.

To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.

The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.


Part 2: Reading (32 – 41 Minutes)

In part 2 you will be tested on your reading skills. This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in a given test. Different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks, are designed to test your ability to read, write and listen to information provided in English. Because PTE Academic is an integrated skill test, one item type in this part of the test also assesses writing skills.


Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 Minutes)

Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You are allowed to take notes.

For each question you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.

PTE Intensive/Extensive Prep Package: Tk.10,500*

*The package includes 2.5 months/1 month (depends whether you choose intensive or extensive paths) of classes, study materials and mock tests.

Standalone PTE Mock Test: tk.1500
PTE Test Registration: tk.16,500

Individual classes and personalized sessions are available. Call us for details

How long it takes to get the scores?

You may be able to see your scores within a few hours of giving the test. Scores can be viewed by logging in to your PTE official account.

How can I do the registration?

You can contact the PIE Office for registration process. You must bring along your valid passport for registration.

How many times can I take the test?

You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like.

You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

How old do I need to be to take PTE Academic?

You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test.

Do I need to know about a specific subject to take the test?

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