The PTE Academic is a computer-based test of English. It is designed to measure the academic English abilities of candidates who wish to demonstrate their level of achievement to professional and government organizations as well as educational institutions.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) has been developed in accordance with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) OR Council of Europe (CEF), 2001 which is widely accepted as a standard of ability or performance in language testing.
|Part of Test||Section||Item Type||Time allowed|
|Part I: Speaking + Writing||Section 1||Personal Introduction||1 Minute|
|Section 2||20 Minutes|
|Section 3 – 4||Summarize Written Text or Write Essay||20 Minutes|
|Section 5||Summarize Written Text or Write Essay||20 Minutes|
|Section 6||Write Esssay||20 Minutes|
|Part 2 Reading||20 Minutes|
|Part 3 Listening||Section I||Summarize spoken text||20 – 30 Minutes|
|Section 2||20 – 30 Minutes|
All items in PTE Academic are machine scored. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are centered on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of your response.
TYPE OF SCORING
There are two types of scoring
Correct or Incorrect:
Some item types are scored as either correct or incorrect. If you responses to these items are correct, you will receive the maximum score points available for each item type. If your responses are incorrect, you will receive no score points.
If your responses to these items are correct, you will receive the maximum score points available for each item type. If you will receive same score points and if you responses are incorrect you will receive no score points.
|PART OF TEST||ITEM TYPE||SKILLS ASSESSED||TYPE OF SCORING|
|Part 1: Speaking and Writing|
|Part 2: Reading|
|Part 3: Reading|
The score range for the overall score is 10 – 90 points
It is based on your performance on all test items
COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS SCORE
The score range for each communicative skill is 10 – 90 points
The skills measured are listening, reading, speaking and writing
ENABLING SKILLS SCORE
The score range for each Enabling skill is 10 – 90 points
The skills measured are grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse.