PTE – Pearson Test of English

PTE (Pearson Test of English) is a test conducted by Pearson PCL group to check the English language proficiency. There are over 200 test centres across the globe. This PTE test is specially designed for the people who are not the natives of English-speaking countries. It is a computer-based test conducted for students who are planning to study abroad or immigration. Most of the universities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and not only these countries but many institutions across the globe accept PTE – as it got its best standards. Australia, accepts PTE scores for immigration (Permanent Resident) purpose as well.

Benefits of PTE

First of all, it is recognized by many Universities, Colleges, and Governments worldwide. UK, US, Australia and New Zealand are among the few countries who accept PTE. This exam might be very appealing to you in terms of it caters more fair and consistent marking in the speaking and writing sections. This three-hours duration test is recognized by universities and colleges globally. Also, as this exam is fully computer-based, PTE would suit better for those who are uneasy and uncomfortable dealing with examiners or interacting with people, besides that, best part of this test is – results can be achieved within 5 business days, sometimes you can even get it the day after your exam as well. 

Types of PTE Tests

Types of There are 3 different tests, 

  • PTE Academic
  • PTE General
  • PTE for Young Learners

PTE Academic

Any person whose native language is not English and willing to study abroad can access his/her proficiency in the language through PTE Academic. PTE Academic tests a candidate’s English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. PTE Academic is accepted by prestigious institutions like Harvard Business School, Yale, INSEAD. It is also accepted for VISA purposes by Australia and New Zealand Governments.

PTE General

The PTE general is for individuals who wish to use English for travel or for personal purposes as a way of seeing their English language skills where they stand and to focus their attention as they continue to advance their language development. The PTE-general is divided into two parts: A written paper and a spoken test. The written test is used to judge a candidate’s listening, reading comprehension, and writing skills –the marking is done by external examiners. The spoken test is examined by trained local examiners who then send it to the UK for moderation. The overall test comprises six levels which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).

PTE for Young Learners

PTE Young Learners is a fun English language assessment for students aged six to 13, delivered by Edexcel, the UK’s largest examining body. It tests a young learner’s ability to use language to carry out specific communicative tasks, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary. PTE Young Learners assesses the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, organised in two parts, the Spoken part and the Written part which is necessary to be attempted to achieve a passing grade. The PTE Young Learners test is not recognised for immigration purposes. If you require a test for immigration purposes, it is advisable to take PTE Academic

How to choose the right PTE exam?

Pearson PCL conducts four different exams, each with its own purpose.

PTE General and PTE Young Learners are held to apply to schools and high schools.

PTE Business English is required as an English proficiency test in business and commerce industry. PTE Academic is the standard test required for applying to the universities and colleges in English speaking nations.