Edwise International – Study Abroad Consultants: PTE Academic: The Computer-Based English Test

What is the Academic PTE?

The Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) is the world’s first computer-based English test trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It offers applicants the fastest, fairest and most flexible way to prove their English proficiency for studying/working abroad or for immigration purposes. The two-hour computer-based test focuses on everyday English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on their ability to effectively understand the language as it is spoken on a daily basis. The tiered scoring system of the PTE exam ensures a better understanding of the student’s English skills.

PTE Academic is accepted and approved by the Australian, UK and New Zealand governments for all student visa and migration applications. Around the world, institutions in many popular destinations continue to increase their recognition of PTE Academic, expanding study abroad opportunities.

Why Academic PTE?

1. Frequent test dates: Regular test dates with last minute availability at over 350 test centers worldwide

2. Single test session: PTE can appear in a single session, in just two hours.

3. Fast Results: PTE scores are typically available in just 48 hours.

4. Unbiased Results: PTE scores are computer-evaluated, so every score is evaluated objectively and consistently, no matter where you are in the world.

5. Unlimited Score Reports: With PTE, you can send your score reports to as many institutions as you want, free of charge.

6. Different writing tasks: With PTE, your writing skills are partly assessed by a short essay writing task, but also through other questions.

PTE Academic Program

There are 20 different question types in the test, ranging from multiple choice questions to essay writing.




speak and write

54 – 67 mins

Personal history

read aloud

repeat sentence

Describe the picture

Tell the conference

Answer short questions

Summarize written text


While reading

29 – 30 minutes

Fill in the blanks

MCQ (multiple answers)

Rearrange paragraphs

Fill in the blanks

MCQ (single answer)


30 – 43 minutes

Summarize spoken text

MCQ (multiple answers)

Fill in the blanks

Highlight the correct summary

MCQ (single answer)

Select the missing word

Highlight incorrect words

Write from dictation

Score Report and Skill Profile:

When you complete your academic PTE test, you receive a score report and skills profile to help you understand your test score, language proficiency level, and areas where you can improve.

On the score report, you will see an overall score between 10 and 90, assessing your level of English against the overall English scale. Additionally, you get individual scores for communicative skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing

On the skills profile, you will see gadvice on your performance in eight language skill categories and recommendations to help you further strengthen your English skills.

Acceptable grades:

Each institution chooses how to set its scores. Typically, you will need to achieve the following minimum scores:

Basic course: minimum score between 36 and 50

Undergraduate degrees: minimum score between 51 and 60

Postgraduate degrees: minimum score between 57 and 67

What to expect on test day?

Candidates are required to arrive at least 30 minutes before their test, check in, and clear security. They must not forget to bring acceptable identification, usually a passport, for the smooth running of the examination formalities.

PTE Exam Preparation Tips

1. Plan ahead

2. Know what you’re getting into

3. Take practice tests

4. Start studying vocabulary

5. Focus on your subject

6. Use quality study materials and references

7. Know the types of questions

What our student Edwise has to say:

“I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tense before taking my PTE exam as I got my passport late and had to take the exam in one attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. These two sessions were really crucial for me because I got a score of 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score also helped me helped get a part time job in Australia. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I’m really grateful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a coaching department.”

Siddhesh Lad – PTE Coachings

Edwise offers TPE Coaching, IELTS Coachingg and TOEFL training. Contact us to prepare for these exams in the comfort of your own home. For further assistance or questions, students can contact us, Edwise International, and take advantage of our wide range of student services at destinations such as universities in the UK, study in uk, study in the United States, study in ireland, study in canada, study in australia, study in new zealand, study in singapore and many other countries.

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