What PTE exam is about?
Many of you are looking for opportunities abroad or to continue your education in other countries. To achieve that dream you need to appear for either PTE or IELTS exam. So we have a series of blogs to take you through the exam pattern. Lets first see what PTE exam is about?
We will also give you information on how we prepare you for it. First of all, let us see what PTE exam is about. To know about our PTE training course, you can click HERE.
PTE EXAM PATTERN
This exam tests your ability to survive in an English speaking country in social and academic situations and tests you on all four skills namely, Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening in that order. It is an online test lasting about three hours.
BOOKING FOR THE TEST
To book your exam you need to go to pearsonpte.com and create a Pearson account. You will receive an email with your login details. Using that you can choose your location and book your test date. When you book make sure your name is exactly as it is in your passport. This is very important. We have seen cases where candidates were not allowed to take the test as there was a slight difference in the name. It is better to book in advance to get the location, date and the time slot of your preference.
The best part of PTE is that you get your results within 5 days. However, most of the time it is in your mailbox within 24 hours. You get an email giving you a link where you can access your results.
Each skill is for 90 marks. You also get an overall score out of 90. Apart from that PTE exam is also to assess you on enabling skills as well which are grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse. This is only for your reference to see what the areas of your improvement are.
THE DAY OF THE EXAM.
First of all, relax. Plan to be at the test center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. Take your original passport with you. Once you reach the center register and handover your passport. They shall give you a locker key. Keep all your belongings including your watch in the locker. You are not allowed to carry anything into the examination hall except for the locker key. Your biometrics and photograph are taken and you are allotted a system. The centre shall give you an erasable notepad which you can use to take notes. You can ask for more if you run out of pages.
Await the next blog for details of the question types of PTE exam. Have a good day.
— Bina Biliya