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PTE Exam Syllabus

 Speaking & Writing Section

  • Reading out loud
  • Repeating Sentences
  • Describing images
  • Re-telling lectures
  • Answering brief questions
  • Summarizing given texts
  • Essay writing
Reading Section
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice question and answers (choosing a single answer and multiple answers)
  • Rearranging the jumbled sentences
Listening Section
  • Summarizing the audio content
  • Multiple choice questions and answers (single answer and multiple answers)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlighting the correct summary
  • Choosing the missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Writing from dictation

PTE Exam Pattern

The PTE Test consists of the following sections:

  • Speaking and Writing Sections (77-93minutes)
  • Reading Section (32-40 minutes)
  • Listening Section (45-57 minutes)

PTE Exam Pattern - Academic Speaking and Writing Section

This section has 8 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 77-93 minutes.

PTE Personal Introduction
With 25 seconds of preparation time, you will have to read out a prompt and record your personal details within 30 seconds. These details are later sent to schools.
PTE Read aloud
You will be given a transcript. You will have read the text on the transcript out loud. If you pause for more than 3 seconds, the recording will be stopped.
PTE Repeating sentences
Audio will be played. You will have to repeat the audio within 15 seconds.
PTE Image Description
You will be shown an image. After observing it for 25 seconds, you will have to describe it in your own words.
PTE Retell lecture
Listen to the lecture and summarize it in your words.
PTE Respond to a short question
Listen to the audio and respond to it with single or multiple words.
PTE Summarize in a single sentence
Read the given passage and summarize the important points within 75 words in 10 minutes.
PTE Essay writing
Write an essay in about 200 - 300 words in 20 minutes.

PTE Exam Pattern - Academic Reading Section

The PTE Reading Section has 5 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 32-40 minutes.

PTE Reading and Writing - Fill in the Blanks
In the given passage fill in the blanks with the right answers from the blue box.
PTE Multiple Choice - Multiple answers
Read the given passage and choose multiple right answers.
PTE Reordering paragraphs
Reordering the given sentences in the correct order to form a coherent passage.
PTE Fill in the blanks
Choose the right word from the dropdown boxes and fill in the blanks.
PTE Multiple Choice - Single answer
Select a single right answer from the list of options.

PTE Exam Pattern - Academic Listening Section

The total duration to complete this section is 45-57 minutes.

PTE Summarize spoken test
Summarize the audio in about 50-70 words in 10 minutes.
PTE Multiple Choice - Multiple answers
Carefully listen to the audio and choose multiple correct answers.
PTE Listening and Writing - Fill in the blanks
Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the exact phrases in the given transcript.
PTE Highlight the perfect summary
Listen to the audio and choose the right summary.
PTE Multiple Choice - Single answer
Choose a single right answer from the multiple-choice.
PTE Find the missing words
Listen to the audio, find the missing words and fill in the blanks.
PTE Highlight the incorrect words
Listen to the audio and highlight the incorrect words.
PTE Write from dictation

Listen to the audio and write down the dictation.

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