Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

PTE is computer based test, it evaluates a test taker’s English ability in Speaking, Writing, Reading & Listening. More importantly, It is scored by Artificial Intelligence (AI) which means your English language skills are assessed by an algorithm that mimics how human markers would score, based on a substantial number of responses& samples.

PTE offers all test takers incredible flexibility. Test taker results are typically released within just 1-5 working days. In some cases, the results come out in justONE or TWO hours after you finished your exam. That’s LIGHTNING-FAST compared to any other English exams.

PTE is accepted for student and migration applications across the world. In addition to its unbiased approach to testing, the test has many unique advantages. It is one of the most popular exams in Australia, New Zealand & UK for migration and study purposes. It is also widely accepted by many schools and universities across the Globe like Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

The PTE exam consists of four main parts – Speaking & Writing, Reading and Listening, which the candidates need to complete in 2,5 hours or 3 hours with an optional 10 minutes break between the reading and listening parts.

The PTE Academic Test is $375.00 AUD (including taxes)

Yes, definitely. 6.5 or 7 is a good English background. To achieve 79+ in PTE, you need to learn RIGHT TECHNIQUES, Study on REAL MATERIALS + DO MOCK TESTS on a regular basis.

This is totally NOT TRUE. PTE exam grading software is designed to understand different English accents. Test takers should speak as natural as possible. Just make sure you speak with an appropriate voice ( or trained by PTE trainers ) to ensure your voice is compatible with PTE machine.

Yes, but you could probably lose your coherence. Placing too much emphasis on maintaining a fast pace can have an impact on your content score which will result in lower overall score.

Test Day Format

Session times

Please check your official test confirmation email for your session times.

Part 1: Speaking and Writing (77 to 93 minutes)
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarise written text (one sentence)
  • Summarise written text (paragraph)
  • Essay (20mins)
Part 2: Reading (32 to 41 minutes)
  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)
  • A ten minute break is optional
Part 3: Listening (45 to 57 minutes)
  • Summarise spoken text
  • Multiple choice x2
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Select missing word
  • Write from dictation