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 reading, writing, listening, and speaking 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 –reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 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 min 15-22