Studying overseas is a dream of numerous individuals and everyone wants go beyond their horizon for the better envision. In the ongoing world, the desire of studying abroad can be easily fulfilled if the person is fully trained in the native language of the respective studying country. Moreover, it has been observed that most often the students opt for the countries like USA, UK, Germany and others and for studying in these countries, one needs to be eligible and also needs to attempt the compulsory exams like PTE, TOFEL, IELTS or the others.
What is PTE?
Most of the people have an acquired knowledge of TOFEL and IELTS but many people are not aware about the examination named PTE which is an acronym of Pearson test of English Academic.
PTE is also one of the computer-based English knowledge test that is given for taking admission in the colleges abroad. This test aims to find the precise candidate for studying abroad, who is not a native speaker.
Similar to TOFEL and IELTS, PTE also has various sections of examination, which is held to find out the right candidature.
Also, the most astounding feature of this test is that the candidates can find out their results within 4 to 5 working days.
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What are the sections included in the PTE?
Alike TOFEL and IELTS, PTE is also consisting of 4 sections, Reading, Writing, Speaking and listening. All these sections have its pivotal questions that are indeed tad tough to crack as the level of English required over here is quite high.
PTE mainly includes PTE academics and PTE General section and in both the section the consequential questions are enlisted that needs to be completed within 3 hours.
During the test, the candidates come across using the computer for writing answers and the headphones for the listening and speaking section.
What is the exam pattern of PTE?
As mentioned-above, PTE includes Academic and General English sections, where the sub-section like reading, writing, listening and speaking is included. In adequate form the test is conducted and for qualifying the exam the candidates need to score high marks.
For having an elucidate version of this test, lets rephrase each section and divide it into parts as it will provide more clear vision.
Part-1 & 2
Speaking and writing in the Academic arena-
The candidates under this section are precisely analysed to see whether they have the potency of speaking and apprehending English or not. In the academic English speaking and writing realm, the candidates are asked to answer the questions, read the given paragraphs, repeat the sentences and also summarise the paragraphs.
In the speaking section, the personal introduction is also included in which the candidates are asked to introduce themselves within 30 seconds. Subsequently, the personal introduction doesn’t add any marks to the candidates’ score board but it allows them to present themselves in front of the institutes.
On the computer screen of the candidates, there remains a recording box, after a tone or beep, the students need to record their personal introduction and in the similar pattern, they also need to repeat the sentences or speak about any of the image or thing, which appears on their screens.
|Module||Task||Skill Assessment||Precise length||Answering time|
|You will find out a text written on the screen and you need to read it aloud.||Observer notices your reading and speaking fluency.||Approximately 60 words||Module varies and depends upon the length of text.
|A recording is played on the screen that you need to listen and repeat what you have listened.||Listening and verbal acquirement is observed||About 3 to 9 seconds long||About 16 seconds.|
|An image will come on the screen to which you need to elucidate||Speaking fluency observed||N/A||About 40-50 seconds
|You would hear a lecture to which you need to assess and after that re-telling of the lecture task is provided.||Listening and speaking is observed||About 1 minute||This section is 40-50 seconds long.|
|You will find out the few questions to which you need to answer within a few word or sentences.||Speaking fluency||8-10 seconds||About 15 seconds.|
|You would be asked to write the summary of a given text||Reading and writing skill||Text would be up to 300 to 350 words long||10 to 15 minutes|
|You would need to write an essay of 200 to 300 words on the given topic||Writing||About 10 to 15 sentences||15 to 20 minutes|
Apart from the listening and speaking section, this arena also includes the writing section, where the students are asked to write the summary after reading a paragraph. The candidates are allotted about 10 minutes. Also, the candidates would have to write an essay in this section.
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Listening of the Academic section-
As the name says – listening, under this section an audio clip will appear to which one needs to listen very carefully and then answer the questions based on that. The candidates would be given an audio or the video clip to listen and answer accordingly.
|Summary||Once you have heard the recording, you need to summarise the entire recording.||Listening and writing would be assessed||1 minutes to 90 seconds|
|Multiple choice question and answer||After listening the recording, you need to answer the question with multiple choice answers.||Listening assessment||40 to 60 seconds|
|Fill in the blanks||A transcript will appear on the screen and a recording will be played, so after listening to it you need to fill in the blanks.||Listening and writing assessments||40 to 60 seconds|
|Precise summary selection||After listening to the recording carefully, you need to pick up the best suited summary||Listening and writing assessment||20 to 50 seconds|
|Missing words||After you are done with listening, you need to find an appropriate word that completes the sentence||Listening assessment||20 to 30 seconds|
|Incorrect words||The transcription will appear on the screen and then a recording is played. Listen the recording carefully and highlight the words in the transcript that didn’t weren’t there in the transcript.||Listening assessment||10 to 50 seconds|
|Writing||After listening the recording, you also need to write the sentences.||Listening and writing assessment||5 to 10 seconds|
So, as mentioned above, the candidates are only given about 10 minutes to answer the questions. This section is tad contagious as under this section one needs to hear the audio with enough consciousness and summarise the answers. Also, do make sure that the summary is not more than 70 words as you need to answer in comprehensively concise manner.
After this the candidates will also have to listen to an audio from which they would be asked the multiple choice questions. The candidates can select the option on screen and when the option is selected, it would be highlighted in yellow.
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Reading in academic section-
The capability of reading and answering according to the reading assessments is judged in this realm. The candidates would discover paragraphs and multiple choice questions to which they need to answer.
|Multiple choice questions and choose single answer||After reading the content, you need to mark the precise answer.||Reading||Up to 110 words|
|Multiple choice questions and answer multiple answers||After reading the content provided, you need to choose multiple answers||Reading||About 250 to 300 words|
|Re-arrange the paragraphs||In random form, the paragraphs will appear and you need to arrange it respectively||Reading and writing skills||About 100 to 150 word count|
|Fill in the blanks||A content with numerous gaps will appear and you need to fill it with appropriate words||Reading||About 50 to 80 words|
Before heading off for this section, the candidates always need to make sure that they read the entire information available on the screen literally and do pay heed towards it as majority of the times the candidates answer it wrong or they exceed the word-limit, which ultimately results to a bad impression.
As this section is comprising of so many multiple choice questions and other type of questions too, so it is important to enlighten yourself first about the entire format mentioned.
PTE General Realm-
Under the general realm the writing and speaking in included. There are about 6 different level and distinguished time allotted to the candidates. The written exam is mainly examined by the external examiner of UK and the speaking part is examined by the local examiner.
In the PTE general arena, the communication skills are mainly focused rather than other skills. Majority of the universities accept the PTE academic score over the PTE general. Hence, if you want to take admission in nice and astounding university then you need to qualify both the levels of the PTE.
What are the benefits of PTE?
There are enormous benefits of PTE and here are a few glimpses of it-
- The PTE-A stands for PTE academic examination to which thousands of the foreign universities accept. Just like IELTS and TOFEL, it is mainly used for taking admission in the Australian universities.
- This is a total computer based test, where no biasness can take place. The students need to answer the question on computer and for speaking and listening section they are provided the headphones; using which they are able to listen and record the answers.
- You don’t need to wait too long for this test as every day this test is held and one can find all the information about this test on its official website http://pearsonpte.com/book/
- Quick results availability is there in this test. So, the candidates don’t need to wait too long for the results.
- One can find various kinds of discount offers on the PTE test form, so don’t need to worry much about the price of the test.
So, these are the certain faces of the benefits that one can access with an ease. However, qualifying the PTE is not a cupcake task as this is a bit tough and daunting exam that is little hard to crack. Therefore, there is need of a guide or trainer, who can train you well for this particular exam.
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