PTE – Pearson Test of English Academic (FULL INFORMATION)

PTE Exam is one of the widely taken English language tests across the globe. PTE stands for the Pearson Test of English. It is a computer-based examination taken by candidates all over the world as the test is used as an admission criterion by universities abroad. For countries like Australia, the PTE is also used for immigration. The test focuses on the day-to-day usage of the language to prepare and evaluate students to live and study in English-speaking countries. Here are some more details on PTE:

PTE Exam

What is PTE?

PTE (Pearson Test of English) is an English language proficiency test, which is used as an eligibility criterion for the admission process in universities all around the world. There are two formats of the PTE: the PTE Academic Test and the PTE General Test. Many applicants take the PTE test for the Australian Immigration process, too.

What differentiates PTE from other English language proficiency tests, is the scoring methods and the results. PTE declares the results in a much smaller time duration than its close competitors are IELTS and TOEFL. As the scoring done for the PTE tests is computerized, the results are much more accurate and quicker than other tests. This makes the PTE test favorite among the students who are in a hurry.

Another advantage of PTE is that the computer-based examination focuses more on everyday English usage rather than high-level, complex English. It has a multi-level grading system, which provides a more accurate assessment of students’ proficiency in the English Language.

There are no specific PTE eligibility criteria for the PTE examination. Any person who wants to attend the examination can take it. However, some points are to be noted regarding PTE eligibility which is given below :

Who sets the PTE eligibility criteria?

Pearson PLC Group, the conducting body of the Pearson PTE Academic Exam sets PTE eligibility criteria for candidates looking to appear for the PTE Academic Exam.

What are the PTE eligibility criteria regarding the Age limit?

As a general rule, candidates looking to appear for the PTE Academic exam are required to be at least 16 years of age at the time of appearing for the PTE Academic test. Also, candidates who are below 18 years of age need to possess a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the PTE Academic test.

What are the PTE eligibility criteria regarding Educational Qualification?

Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic Exam has not laid down any education qualification criteria for candidates wanting to appear for the PTE Academic test.

What is the PTE Eligibility for Differently Abled Test Takers?

In accordance with the PTE exam eligibility criteria, candidates with disabilities can also appear for the PTE Exam. Candidates may request certain minor alterations at the test center where they are appearing for the test. Available accommodations without prior approval include wheelchairs, and adjustable desks or chairs. However, candidates must schedule through the Pearson Customer Service call center to make sure that the request can be fulfilled. The Customer Service team will assist you in scheduling an appointment over the telephone and send a confirmation email.

What is the PTE Eligibility for Rescheduling the PTE exam?

There is no limit set by the conducting body as to how many times a candidate can appear for their PTE Academic Exam. Candidates are eligible to take their next exam within a gap of 5 days. It is the only set criteria set by the board for re-exam. So, candidates can take the PTE Academic exam as many times as they want.

Is the candidate eligible to take the PTE exam in another country?

Yes, Candidates from any country of the world can appear for the PTE exam.

You can get a clear picture or summary of the PTE eligibility from the following table :

 Age limit

 The candidate must at least be 16 years of age. Candidates below the age of 18 years must provide signed parental consent for taking the test 

 Educational qualification 

 There are no Educational Qualification criteria

 Number of Attempts

 No limit on the number of times PTE is taken by a person


 Candidates from any country of the world can appear for the test.

Now when you know you are eligible for the PTE exam get your PTE registration done as soon as possible and check your English skills for admission to universities abroad. If there is any query feel free to call us.

PTE Preparation plays a contributory role in cracking any exam successfully. When giving full attention and concentration while PTE preparation each section can be mastered, as the test checks your regular communication skills in the English language. You may always take help from the online videos and tutorials available over the internet and also refer to practice papers for better PTE preparation. Here are some tips for PTE preparation :

  • Stay Conscious

Many of the instructors have the foremost and the same to say, to stay conscious. When you are totally into it, there is nothing that can stop you to advance superiority. As soon as you step out of being aware, you lose it and that’s what many of the instructors have said on the other hand. It’s very much a need to stay awake while you appear and even when you prepare for it.

  • Get to know it

Many of the applicants don’t even know what PTE acts like! All they do is to grip knowledge about other tests and undertake PTE to be the same. PTE is completely computerized, making complete fairness to the applicants who are willing to choose for it. In other tests, there are probabilities that the scores of an applicant might get ruined because of the handwriting or the mood of the checker, but here that case never comes into play. So it’s essential to know how things work here. You have to be clear enough at the time of speaking so that the computer comprehends the language and the accent easily. 

  • Mind well when you speak

Whenever you come on to the unit of speaking, mind well to whatsoever you speak and do it clearly. The computer will assuredly listen to your gaps, but not your emotions. So ensure that you speak a bit slow and in a way that can make you self-assured that yes, the computer is listening to you. Speaking something that the computer may not understand might make you lose marks.

  • Open your ears and listen

When you listen, keep a track of the words. Grasping the previous one might make you lose your ears over the next. So it’s very much significant that you keep a captivating note of the things that you listen. That will surely help you. Make this a habit, practice this often, so that it routinely turns up during your exam.

  • Think twice, write wisely

It’s necessary to think a lot about whatever you are writing. Writing rubbish will at the end make no sense, but cost you plenty of marks. Make it go in a rhythm, as losing the rhythm will make you lose the grip on whatever you are writing. When it comes to this unit, particularly, try not to concentrate on something else but to only whatsoever your topic is. This will surely let you go pure and in excellence.

  • Read as if it can make a difference

Reading can surely make a change. When your work is on, ensure you go through the newspapers and magazines to read. They can be, at times, a refreshment and at times, a source for you to get through. You never know to what point your reading level can be at the examination; so, newspapers are the best substitutes.

  • Use something new

The world is large, and so is the language and its variedness. One word has numerous alterations and substitutes. Try guessing out synonyms of the words that you generally use. This will help you increase your vocabulary and grammar.

  • Soul of the language, do not let it go

Well, the soul of every language is its Grammar. You might think that you have a perfect grip on grammar, but this might take seconds to turn into a fable. Polish it every day, there will surely be a plentiful amount of things that you will learn. Whatever you study, just not have it to yourself, play the best rounds while you practice, and examine which ones of them can benefit you better. And at last, use the best out of the best in your examinations.

PTE Preparation Tips for different  sections are given below :

PTE Preparation Tips for Speaking Section:
  • Manage your time. You have just 20 minutes for Writing an essay and 10 minutes to Summarize the written text.
  • Speak calmly but clearly with a good volume, don’t rush. 
  • If you make any mistake, move on. Don’t waste the time correcting it.

PTE Preparation Tips for Writing Section:

Write words within the acceptable limit. Your answer for summarizing written text should be one sentence between 5-75 words and the essay should be more than 200 but less than 300 words.

PTE Preparation Tips for  Reading Section

  • You have 32 - 41 minutes to complete this section, so manage your time for how long to spend on a particular task.
  • Concentrate properly on the multiple-choice questions. They may look easy but they are quite difficult.


PTE Preparation Tips for Listening Section

  • Be smart while using the erasable note board booklet. Use it only when you know you have enough time to transfer your answers onto the screen or just type notes directly onto the screen.  
  • Don’t spend too much time on particular tasks by neglecting others. The Listening section has the most task types, So manage the time properly.

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NOTE:Registration should be done two weeks before the day of the examination.