No. PTE Academic is a test of your English ability. The test covers a range of subjects, but you are not being tested on these subjects.
You do not need any special computer skills. PTE recommends taking one of our practice tests to get used to moving through tasks.PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out ´QWERTY´. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.
You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test.Complete the form, then follow the instructions printed on it to send it to us. Download the form PTE Academic site / take our help to fill the form .
Absolutely No. PTE Academic has been designed to recognize speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages.
You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like, but you must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.
No. You can take it at any of PTE test centers around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. Pg. 10 of the Test Taker Handbook provides advice on acceptable form of ID. In India passport is a ID which necessary to take the test.
No. You can use a card that is registered in a different name (i.e. a parent´s credit card.)
Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.
No. You can take it at any of our test centres around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. Pg. 10 of the Test Taker Handbook provides advice on acceptable form of ID.If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center.
At least 30 minutes before the start of your test. This gives you plenty of time to check in and pass security.
We will check the ID you bring with you. We also take your photo, a palm vein scan and a digital signature.
Palm vein recognition scans the veins inside your hand to create a digital template that represents your palm vein pattern. Everyone’s veins are different, just like a fingerprint, this allows us to check your identity. To use the palm vein scanner, you simply hold your hand in place above the scanner for a few seconds. The scanner uses a near-infrared light source, similar to a remote control and you never touch the sensor.
Raise your hand and explain your situation to the test administrator. They will advise further.
Yes. Raise your hand and ask the test administrator for permission to leave.
Each section of the test is individually time. You will see a timer in the top right corner of the screen counting down the remaining time.
You can correct multiple-choice responses (click again to deselect your answer) and typed responses (use the cut, copy and paste options)However, you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next item. You cannot re-record any spoken responses.The microphone will switch off automatically if you are silent for more than 3 seconds during an answer.
The Part 1 of the test (Speaking & Writing) tests your writing skills in PTE Academic.
The speaking module of PTE also assesses your speaking, listening, and writing skills; this means you need to pay utter attention in reading, listening, and writing.
Your speaking skills will be judged by getting you the questions that ask you to repeat the sentences spoken in an audio clip, respond to the questions asked, and summarize the passages on academic topics.
Speaking section begins with the Personal Introduction where you are expected to introduce yourself. The section two comes with a number of items for what you need to listen each of them very carefully to answer into the microphone.
Alert: You must be done with your response before the ‘progress bar’ reaches to the end. Take a note that if you don’t utter even a word for longer than three seconds, the recording will automatically stop and you will lose the point.
What is it? This section of the PTE exam contains passages and questions based on your reading skills. It contains a single timed section. For each question, you’ll have to read the instructions carefully before answering it.
Alert: The section allots you 32-35 minutes. Please check the timer on the screen. It depends on you to manage all the sections within the time limit. In other word, the items are not ‘time bound’ but the entire section is.
Your listening skills are tested in this section. In addition to that, you will also have some integrated speaking and listening questions in another part.
The main section of listening requires you to listen to the audio or video clips that begin automatically. The volume can be increased by moving the bar to the right side. Adjust the volume to your level of comfort. The audio clips are played ONLY ONCE.
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