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. Once a candidate is done with the Speaking module, clicking on the next button leads to the Writing test. The PTE Writing test assesses the writing skills in terms of how good you are in grammar, formatting sentences, and sticking to the topic given. Basically the candidates are judged on the quality of writing. This requires writing a response in standard academic English, using correct grammar and spelling. PTE Academic recognizes English spelling conventions from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. However uniform spelling convention should be used consistently in a given response. Two test types appear in the writing sections of the PTE Academic. The total time to complete the writing sections is 40, 50 or 60 minutes depending on the combination of items in a given test. A candidate may be required to write two summaries and one essay of 40 minutes, three summaries and one essay of 50 minutes or two summaries and two essays of 60 minutes.