Pearson Test of English

  •   PTE is also a computer-based examination of proficiency in the English language evaluating the applicants       on their ability to listen, read, write and speak in English.
  •   Relatively new compared to IELTS and TOEFL, having started in 2009 and is already universally accepted in       Australia and increasingly gaining popularity in other countries as well.
  •   Taken by aspirants who wish to pursue further studies as well as by candidates who are looking to go       abroad for immigration.
  •   Incept takes thorough assessment of each candidate's English aptitude, before commencement of       training, to understand the problem areas and provides Input to rectify the same to enable the aspirant to       take the exam without fear and/or prejudices.
  •   Incept’s extensive research on this examination has equipped us with extremely effective methods to equip       aspirants to ace this examination.

Exam Pattern:

S No. Section Questions Time
(Minutes)
1 Speaking & Writing 38 - 45 77 - 93
2 Reading 15 - 20 32 - 41
3 Listening 17 - 25 45 - 57

Types of Questions:

Section Item No. of Items Task Skills Assessed Prompt Length
Reading Multiple Choice,choose single answer 2 - 3 After Reading a text,answer a multiple choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response Reading text up to 110 words
Multiple Choice,choose single answer 2 - 3 After Reading a text,answer a multiple choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one Reading Text up to 300 words
Re-order Paragraphs 2 - 3 Several text boxes appear on screen in a random manner.Put the text boxes in the Reading Text up to 150 words
Fill in the blanks:Single Choice 4 - 5 A text appears on screen with several gaps.Drag words from the box below to Reading Text up to 80 words
Fill in the blanks:Multiple Choice 5 - 6 A text appears on screen with several gaps.Fill in each gap from a drop down Reading & Writing Text up to 300 words
Section Item No. of Items Task Skills Assessed Prompt Length Time to answer
Speaking & Writing Read aloud 6 - 7 A text appears on screen.Read the text aloud Reading and Speaking Text up to 60 words Varies by item,depending on the length of text
Repeat Sentence 10 - 12 After Listening to a recording of a sentence,repeat the sentence Listening and Speaking 3 - 9 words 15 seconds
Describe image 6 - 7 An image appears on the screen.Describe the image in detail Speaking N/A 40 seconds
Re-tell lecture 3 - 4 After listening to or watching a lecture,re-tell the lecture in your own words. Listening and Speaking Up to 90 words Up to 40 words
Answer short question 10 - 12 After listening to a question,answer with a single word or a few words. Listening and Speaking 3 - 9 seconds 10 seconds
Summarize written text 2 After Reading a text,write a one-sentence summary of the passage Reading & Writing Text upto 300 words 10 Minutes
Write essay 1 Write a 200 - 300 word essay on a given topic Writing 2 - 3 sentences 20 Minutes
Section Item No.of Items Task Skills Assessed Prompt Length
Listening Summarize spoken text 2 - 3 After listening to a recording write a 50 - 70 word summary Listening & Writing 60 - 90 seconds
Multiple choice,choose multiple answers 2 - 3 After Listening to a recording answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting more Listening 40 - 90 seconds
Fill in the blanks 2 - 3 A transcript of a recording appears on screen with several gaps.After listening to the recording,type the missing word in Listening & Writing 30 - 90 seconds
Highlight correct summary 2 - 3 After listening to a recording,select the paragraph that best summarizes the Listening and Reading 30 - 90 words
Multiple Choice,choose single answer 2 - 3 After listening to a recording,answer a multiple choice question based on the content or tone of the recording by selecting one Listening 30 - 60 seconds
Select missing word 2 - 3 After listening to a recording,select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options Listening 20 - 70 seconds
Highlight incorrect words 2 - 3 A transcript of a recording appears on screen.While listening to the recording,identify the words in the transcript that Listening & Reading 15 - 50 seconds
Write from dictation 3 - 4 After listening to a recording of a sentence,type the sentence Listening & Writing 3 - 5 seconds