PTE Centre in Amritsar

PTE Test for study abroad program

“Want to study abroad? The Education Soul Welfare Society (ESWS) is a non-profit organization that provides PTE Test for study abroad program.”

What is the PTE Test

PTE test is a very important exam for all those who are preparing to join any of the universities and colleges across India. The PTE stands for Pearson VUE, which is one of the most popular English language proficiency tests conducted by Pearson Education Limited. It is an internationally recognized standardised test that measures your ability to communicate in English. This test is used as a requirement for admission into many schools and institutions around the world.

The PTE (Pearson Vue) is a standardized test developed by Pearson Education Limited. The test was first introduced in 2000 and has been updated several times since then. The current version of this test is called ‘Pearson Vue’ or ‘Vue’.

The test is designed to measure your level of English Language Proficiency. It consists of four parts: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Writing & Editing and Speaking. These sections are made up of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and essay based questions.

In order to qualify you need to score at least 60% marks on each section. However, if you have taken a TOEFL/ IELTS exam earlier than 2012, you can apply for a waiver from the minimum required score. You will be given a letter of recommendation from your previous institution stating that you have met the requirements.

What is the PTE test format?

The PTE test is held online and it lasts for about 3 hours. There are 4 different types of question formats in the test. They include Text Completion, Multiple Choice, Short Answer and Essay Based Questions. Each type of question has its own difficulty level.

Text Completion – It is similar to the SAT Subject Tests. In this section, there will be two passages with 6-8 sentences per passage. Your task will be to choose the correct word or phrase from the six options provided. If you get more than three wrong answers, you will not be able to proceed further.

Multiple Choice – This is the most common type of question in the PTE test. Here, you will find five choices marked A, B, C, D and E. You will also find a blank space below them where you need to select the best option.

Short Answer – In this section, you will be asked to write a paragraph or a few paragraphs answering a set question. There will be only one right answer but you may use as many words as you want.

Essay Based Question – In this section, there is no right or wrong answer. Instead, you will be given four statements and you need to pick out the statement that best fits the situation described in the question.

How do I prepare for the PTE test?

If you are going to take the PTE test, you should start preparing well before the actual date. The reason behind this is because you will need time to practice the test material. So make sure you start practicing the test materials as early as possible.

You should read through the entire test guide thoroughly so that you know what the topics covered in the test are. Also, it would help if you could refer back to the test guide whenever you feel stuck.

You should also practise writing essays in advance. Make sure you understand the structure of the essay and how to organize your thoughts. You should also make sure that you follow all the rules while writing an essay.

Practise reading comprehension and listening comprehension questions. Try to solve these problems yourself first before asking someone else to check your work.

Also, you should try solving sample papers so that you can see how the test questions are structured. Once you have solved those questions, you should go ahead and try solving some other sample papers.

Once you have practiced enough, you should then move onto the speaking part. Practice speaking by recording yourself on video and listen to it repeatedly until you become comfortable with the way you speak.

Once you are ready, you should then start practising the test itself. You should focus on the multiple choice questions first. Then, when you are confident with the multiple choice questions.

Test Structure

The exam consists of four sections: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Speaking and Writing Skills.

Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)

There are 60 questions in total. You will be required to complete each question within 35 minutes. Each question has 5 options which you need to mark.

Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)

There are 30 questions in total. You must listen to a recorded conversation between 2 people and identify who said what. You will have 15 seconds to decide whether the speaker was male or female and you will get 1 point per correct answer. If you fail to give a response within 15 seconds, you will lose 1 point from your score.

Speaking (10 minutes)

In this section, you are required to present a topic using slides. You will be given 10 minutes to present your topic. You will be allowed to use notes during your presentation. However, you cannot use any electronic devices such as laptops, tablets etc. You will be scored based on the quality of your speech.

Writing Skills (5 minutes)

This section tests your ability to write an essay. There are 4 types of essay questions in this section. These include:

Descriptive Essays – Describe something in detail

Argumentative Essay – Discuss two sides of an argument

Persuasive Essay – Explain why you agree or disagree with a particular statement

Critical Thinking Essay – Analyse a situation and come up with solutions to improve it. 


Countries Accepting PTE Academic

PTE academic is accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide, as well as by various governments for visa purposes. Registration is quick and easy, and can be done online in just a few minutes. Test takers can choose their own test date, within five days of booking the test.

PTE Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to take PTE academic, test takers must:

– Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the test. – Hold a valid passport. This must be the same passport that is used on the day of the test, and it must be valid for at least six months after the date of the test. – Have completed secondary education (high school). Test takers who are currently enrolled in secondary education may also take PTE academic, as long as they will have completed their studies before enrolling in tertiary education.

PTE Exam Fees

PTE academic is an English test for study abroad and immigration. The test covers all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are 20 different question types, ranging from multiple-choice through to essay writing and interpreting information. Test takers get their results within five business days via the online registration system.

PTE academic is accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide, as well as by various governments for visa purposes. Registration is quick and easy, and can be done online in just a few minutes. Test takers can choose their own test date, within five days of booking the test.

The PTE academic fee includes a non-refundable administration fee of USD$247 (or local currency equivalent), which must be paid when you register online for the test. The total cost of taking the test will depend on the country in which you take the test – see our list of testing countries and fees to find out more.

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