PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. PTE Reading is the second section of the test and takes approximately 30-40 minutes. It includes 5 tasks in total. The reading materials for this section are all authentic texts on variety of academic subjects including humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills tests, depending on the combination of items in a given test. Different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs and fill in the blanks are provided to test your ability to read, write and listen in English.