PTE Academic Test Format - Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

What is PTE?

Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a computer-based test to assess the skills of non-native English speakers who want to study or settle abroad. The test analyses the skills of Speaking, writing, reading and listening through its modules. Each module has a number of items that the candidate needs to answer. PTE coaching includes making a candidate understand the format of the test, and also teaching PTE tricks and tips to score the required points.

PTE Test Format

PTE is divided into four modules – speaking, writing, reading and listening . Here is the detail about it:

Section Question Format Time Total Items
Introduction   1 – 2 minutes  
1: SPEAKING & WRITING Personal Introduction
Read aloud
Repeat sentence
Describe image
Re-tell lecture
Answer short question
Summarise written text (one sentence)
Summarise written text (paragraph)
Essay (20mins)
77 – 93 minutes 42-47
2: READING Multiple choice questions
Re-order paragraphs
Fill in the blanks
32 – 41 minutes 15-20
BREAK A ten-minute break is optional. 10 minutes  
3: LISTENING Summarise spoken text
Multiple choice
Fill the blanks
Highlight the correct summary
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation
45 – 57 minutes 15-22