When it comes to career path, sky is the limit and the world becomes an oyster in today's scenario for an achiever. If you are willing to explore opportunities abroad in store for you, PTE comes handy. The Pearson Test of English Academic or PTE is a computer-based English language test entrusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It offers candidates the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for studying or immigrating abroad. Pearson Language Tests, a division of Pearson and the world's leading education company is responsible for the development of PTE. Test development educationists involved in producing the test are based from several countries such as United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
The purpose of PTE exam is to accurately assess the listening, reading, speaking and writing ability of aspirants who want to study at institutions where English is the principal language of instruction. Any person whose native language is not English and wants to assess his/her proficiency in the language can take the test. PTE is divided into three different categories of PTE Academic, PTE General and PTE for Young Learners. The test is recognized by more than 6000 organizations globally. The exam is conducted in over 200 centers all over the world. PTE Academic assesses real-life as well as academic English leading to excerpts from lectures and viewing graphs and charts. A candidate hears a range of accents in the test from British and American to non-native speakers for exposure to the type of accents one will encounter in everyday life.
PTE is a three-hours long computer based test. PTE Academic assesses all four language skills-- listening, reading, speaking and writing. This includes an untimed introduction to the test and one optional break of up to 10 minutes. Unlike other English language proficiency tests, PTE Academic consists of a single 3-hour test session which includes three sections: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice to essay writing and interpreting information. PTE results are available within 5 days from the day of the test. The examination fee is INR 11,102 excluding GST of 18%.