All About PTE Exam 2023

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What Is the PTE ?

The PTE Exam is a computer-based English test that measures a candidate’s understanding of English. It is an exam that is taken primarily by students and prospective employees who would like to study abroad or immigrate to an English-speaking country such as, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Test Format

The PTE Academic includes three distinct sections that cover various components of the English language.

Part One: Speaking & Writing

For this portion of the test, candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to communicate verbally. The section begins with a personal introduction in which candidates provide basic biographical information. This information does not count toward a candidate’s score; it exists simply to give academic institutions a general idea of each candidate’s background.

Next, candidates will then need to complete a number of different speaking tasks, including:

  • Viewing a line of text on the computer and reading it aloud
  • Describing a photograph or image
  • Listening to a sentence and then repeating it
  • Providing short (one or two words) responses to questions

The section then concludes with a pair of writing tasks. Candidates will first read a passage of no more than 300 words, and then provide a one-sentence summary of the text. This part of the PTE Academic concludes with candidates writing a 200-300 word essay on a selected topic.

This section generally lasts between 77 and 93 minutes.

Part Two: Reading

This section of the PTE Academic exam tests candidates’ reading comprehension skills. Candidates will read several passages and then respond to questions based on the content found in the text. Possible question types include:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Re-order Paragraphs

This is the shortest part of the test. Candidates will only spend 32-41 minutes on this section.

Part Three: Listening

This section features numerous audio recordings, which candidates must listen to and then respond to questions about the content. Tasks for this section include:

  • Summarizing spoken text: Candidates will listen and then write a short summary of the information.
  • Multiple Choice: Candidates will be asked questions about a recording and will need to choose the correct answer from a list of potential responses. Some questions will contain only a single correct answer, while other questions may require candidates to choose more than one correct response.
  • Fill in the Blanks: Candidates will view a text with several words omitted. They will then listen to a spoken recording of the same text and fill in the blanks.
  • Highlight Correct Summary: Candidates will listen to a recording and then review several summaries. They must then select the summary that’s the best choice.
  • Select Missing Word: Candidates will need to choose the missing word that most accurately fills the gap in an audio recording.
  • Highlight Incorrect Words: Candidates will view a text and then listen to a recording of the same text being read aloud, but with minor variations. Candidates will have to identify any words that have been changed or removed.
  • Write from Dictation: Candidates will hear a sentence and then transcribe the recording.

This section typically lasts 45 to 57 minutes.

 

PTE Scoring

Scores on the PTE are reported using the Global Scale of English, a scaling system that resembles a thermometer. Your score report will contain your overall score as well as your performance in the communicative and enabling skills categories.

Overall scores represent your proficiency with the English language and are calculated by examining your scores on all parts of the test. The Global Scale of English awards scores ranging from 10 to 90 points.

Your scores on the communicative (reading, listening, speaking and writing) and enabling (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, oral fluency, spelling, and written discourse) focus on your performance for individual content areas and are determined by your performance on test questions related to each respective skill. Like overall scores, you will receive a score between 10 and 90 points for each of these two categories.

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Nathalia Fati
Nathalia Fati
10 months ago

How do I get the certificate without writing the exam. Can someone help me?

Kumar Shrestha
Kumar Shrestha
10 months ago

Thanks Danny for upgrading my scores this will go a long way to enrich my carrier.

Satbir Singh
Satbir Singh
10 months ago

I cleared my PTE exams with 79 score thanks to sir Danny.

Solongo Tumurt
Solongo Tumurt
10 months ago

In April I’m taking my PTE exam.
I need questions and answers thanks.

Bikash Chettry
Bikash Chettry
10 months ago

Thanks Danny for upgrading my PTE score card the immigration have accepted my results. You’re a legend.

Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh
10 months ago

Thanks you for score upgrade, I had 41 now I have 80 I am so happy for this. Thank you sir

James Flynn
James Flynn
10 months ago

It’s a complete myth that PTE and IELTS have been the tests to check the ability of the candidates who have no idea about how to speak English! These language tests have come into existence to check the proficiency of a candidate in English, which can be only seen once the candidate has a perfect or, at least, a basic grip on the language. There are many people who think that the test is mainly a waste of time and money, but any country that they want to be into, always demands that the person who is coming to their country is a bit good at English and understand them.
Thank you guys for helping me save time and money . Am so grateful.

Last edited 10 months ago by James Flynn
Felicia JW
Felicia JW
10 months ago

I would like to give some feedback in regards to how inhumane your emergency rescheduling policies are.

I missed my exam due to a life-threatening asthma attack. The first 2 times I filled up the PTE Emergency Reschedule form, and both times it came back with an obviously canned response that indicated my submission was not even read properly.

I then went to my GP to receive a statement letter about my asthma attack, and submitted the form a 3rd time. However, it too got rejected because your policy requires a formal medical certificate about my asthmatic condition that covers the date of the exam.

As someone who suffered asthma throughout my childhood, and having it resurface in adulthood after recovering from COVID-19, it’s quite appalling to expect a medical certificate about this condition that’s been afflicting me for such a long time – especially after I went through the trouble of requesting a statement letter from my GP.

I found this entire experience to be very inhumane and distressing. I hope you can consider the fact that we are not just test takers – we are humans too.

UPDATE: I’ve submitted a formal complaint, and ended up receiving the same templated “As someone who has also studied and prepared for this test” response for the 3rd time. Bravo for proving my point on how the team does not read nor care about these issues being presented to them. Thank you Mr Danny for getting me the certificate without having to seat in for the exams.

Caitriona Bennett
Caitriona Bennett
10 months ago

Only went for this company due to the fact they give quick exam results. Unfortunately there is a bugged/faulty question in the test that crashes the system and causes you to have to forfeit the entire exam if you end up receiving this question, annoyingly right at the end of the test as well. Pearson have known about this all day and have not had the professional courtesy to email candidates before hand offering alternative options, which just goes to show how little Pearson seems to care for their customers’ time or efforts. I’ve been on hold for half an hour now trying to get a refund. Worst customer service I’ve had to deal with in a very long time.
For anyone who is sitting this exam I’d honestly advise practicing doing the speaking questions with the radio blasting in the background to get used to the environment as very little is done to compensate for the fact everybody around you is doing the speaking part of the exam at the same time, some speaking much much louder than others and at times talking loudly over the audio from your own test. Hope that helps people. I say a big thank you to Mr Danny who help me get this certificate without having to go through all this hassle. Cheers

Kelly Venter
Kelly Venter
10 months ago

My husband was due to sit his English exam as part of the requirement for his Indefinite Leave to Remain application. 24 hours before he was due to sit it, you rescheduled it without consultation. He finally sat the exam and was told the results would be ready within 5 working days, that was on the 15th March. The candidate platform says that you are still working on the results. We are due to apply for the ILR and we can’t because you haven’t issued the results let alone a certificate. We have now been on the phone for hours over the past few weeks and the customer service is appalling. We have been told 4 times it would be 3-5 working days despite stressing the importance of time and when asking to speak to a manager we were told there weren’t any, only supervisors saying all we can tell you is to wait!!!! We are due to apply next week and we can’t without these results. This situation could result in my husband having to leave the country and with that his, children, wife and home all because you can’t provide a service you say that you can deliver. Thank you Mr Danny for helping me solve this issue once and for all.

Pooja Dhupar
Pooja Dhupar
10 months ago

I struggled to write Pte 3 times and failed, I contacted agent Danny and my certificate was delivered to me in 3days. My work visa to Australia was approved last month.

Jerefred Paul Anderson
Jerefred Paul Anderson
10 months ago

My score was updated as well. I’ve forwarded the documents to all the English centres and it was confirmed legit. I’m using them now to work at an internal construction contract in Australia.

Jerefred Paul
Jerefred Paul
10 months ago

“ptesolutionquestionbank.com helped me get the exact score I wanted! I managed to achieve 90 overall.
This would not have been possible without Danny and the team, the resources provided are second to none and accurately reflect the difficulty on the test day.’

Neha Rathore
Neha Rathore
10 months ago

I got 92% in SSC, 84% in HSC, and in PTE I score 65 in listening, 70 in reading, 81 in speaking, and 53 in writing overall 64. I am told I need 70+ to get admission in BS nursing in Australia. Sir please I need my scores upgraded asap like you did for my friends.

Neha Rathore
Neha Rathore
10 months ago
Reply to  Neha Rathore

Every Nursing degree that I know of requires a PTE score of at least 65 in EACH component. too easy scores will be upgraded in the morning. Payment was confirmed.

Baby Blue
Baby Blue
10 months ago

I was struggling with PTE even though my English is good. I needed 79, but always was short 1 or 2 marks in one of skills, so frustrating. Thanks to Mr Danny who help not just to secure a 79 but 90 in all modules, and because of high points I got from that my permanent residency came through very quick.

angnihotrimadhavi
angnihotrimadhavi
10 months ago

Sir the trainer who took me via zoom for to practice the question and answers you shared was a legend. just like other PTE courses from this instructor. She walks you step by step through it all and leaves nothing out.I liked that shes careful with everything to be from official sources, no garbage. Started this course with many questions but had none left when it was finished. Really appreciate the work :)Thank you sir.

Ali Raza
Ali Raza
10 months ago

Mr Danny Which test would be easier: IELTS or PTE (Pearson Test Of English)?. My friend got his PTE scores upgraded so he recommended you.

Ali Raza
Ali Raza
10 months ago
Reply to  Ali Raza

Definitely PTE.

Brother! In IELTS, each module is independent and prety tough especially reading and speaking.Most of students loss their confidence and become confused while speaking which give them bad scoring.

While, In PTE the test is computerised and it is very easy to obtain good score in it. Its module score’s depends on other modules. Which helps to overcome the risk of low scoring.

In my opinion, PTE is very easy and a good choice for you.

jaishankarswaminathan
jaishankarswaminathan
10 months ago

I had written IELTS in Apr 2020 for my Masters studies and I got following scores.

Reading – 8

Listening – 8

Writing – 7.5

Speaking – 7.5

I felt I had done a pretty good job in Writing and Speaking and probably deserved an 8. However, that score was more than enough to satisfy English language requirements for my studies.

Fast forward three years to April 2023. I was working on 485 visa and it was about time I applied for PR as I had already gained 1 year work experience in Australia. Even before I could apply for Skill Assessment, I had to sit for the English language test. I had heard from my friends during my Masters degree that PTE was supposed to be a much easier test and if I had scored good grades in IELTS, then PTE will be a cakewalk.

So, I finally decided to go for a PTE test this time around. Initially when I looked at the format of questions, I was very much overwhelmed and I was repenting for choosing PTE. I had already booked a test date and was cursing my decision of choosing a date without looking at exam format.

For those of you out there, who’ve appeared for IELTS and PTE both would know that the format of questions in former is not as complex and mind-boggling as the latter. Anyways, I had no choice and I had roughly 3 weeks to study. Back then, I was teaching full time in UQ Business School and July luckily happened to be mid semester break. So I was free the whole time.

I used a variety of resources including YouTube, Official PTE guide, 4 Comprehensive Full Length Tests by Pearson Vue, Free online tests on PTE training websites. Note that I did not want to spend money on any paid websites for practice tests and I mostly accessed free resources. I remember installing Pearson Vue software on my laptop that had the full length tests mentioned above. They were very handy and useful and the book itself contains useful tips on how to attempt different questions.

I would like to mention two important mediums that I used for learning. You wil find several posts by them here and YouTube as well. I am telling you, if you followed their instructions to the T, then I am very sure anyone can get 65+ in all four sections with little practice. If you put in the man hours and practice a great deal, if you can time your questions and get constant feedback on the accuracy of your answers to attempted questions, then you will realize that your improvement is exponential.

Finally, after 3 weeks, exam day arrived and suddenly everything was so different. I had read on YouTube that exam conditions made it very difficult to concentrate during the test as there were lot of students sitting close to each other. In spite of knowing that, I did not simulate that environment at home and it took me sometime to get used to it. Thankfully, I am a person who is able to concentrate and go inwards even in crowded places and I definitely had to thank my lucky stars for that attribute or else it would have been a disaster just like how it has been for so many people and I sympathize with them.

I don’t recall doing extremely well in any of the sections. As a matter of fact, I remember, not speaking till the last second in describe lecture question. I had also not practiced essays at home, none actually, as I felt confident about producing lengthy answers on the d-day without breaking a sweat. I think I did well in essays but I definitely got few questions wrong in other sections and I was quite nervous about what my score would be.

I also was the first person to finish the test in my slot and after I came out, I had a feeling that I probably missed few important points in an attempt to finish the exam quickly and just went into a chain of thoughts which would keep me disturbed for almost 27 hours.

I was hoping I could get a 79+ just so that I don’t have to pay $330 AUD again on this, though from inside I felt I hadn’t prepared hard and don’t deserve to get that high a score in first attempt. Going by how I was feeling after the exam, I felt I may get even less than 70 to be very honest.

After waiting for close to 27 hours, due to score card upload issues and other various reasons, I was able to view my results and to my dismay I scored a perfect 68. I could not afford to seat in for this exams again business of my busy schedule so my friend recommended ptesolutionquestionbank and with the help of Mr Danny my scores got upgraded to 90.
I was able to view my results and to my utter amazement I got a perfect 90.

Rui Shi
Rui Shi
10 months ago

Sir How much score is essential for PTE?

Rui Shi
Rui Shi
10 months ago
Reply to  Rui Shi

You will need to figure out why you are taking PTE and what is your end goal. Is it to apply for certain university or for immigration purpose? Universities and the immigration departments set their score requirement and you will need to check with them. Everyone has a different “essential score” for PTE. Keep me posted when you decide your scores so that we can get your job Done.

Rajiv Arora
Rajiv Arora
9 months ago

I got an overall score of 8.5(L:9, R:9, W:7.5, S:8) in IELTS GT with around 2 days of preparation.
Due to my extremely busy professional and personal life, I was able to spend just a couple of hours every day to prepare for the exam. Thanks to Agent Danny who help me out with questions and answers.