The first and foremost distinguishing aspect of the same is the scoring pattern and the results. As the tests are completely computerized, the results are declared much quicker, in 5 days. This makes it aptly suited for students who are in a bit of a rush.
The computer based test focuses on day to day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system ensures a better understanding of the student’s proficiency in the English language.
Why should you choose PTE?
- Results are quicker compared to the results of TOFEL and IELTS.
- Approved by the Australian government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland.
- The emphasis in the tests is on the practical use of English in everyday life. Tasks in the PTE general exams repeat the format of the exercises of modern teaching aids, which greatly simplifies the preparation for the exam.
- You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports.
- It covers everything: listening and reading, writing and speaking.
- The PTE certificate is recognized by UK immigration authorities, many international companies and universities in English-speaking countries.
- Students can book test even in last moments (within 48 hours in advance)
- PTE certificates are valid for up to two years from the date of the test
- Booking test date is very easy
- Its time duration is 3hrs
PTE academic eligibility criteria.
There are no specific eligibility criteria related to academic qualification. However, candidates need to be at least 16 years of age before they appear for the PTE 2018 academic test. Students, who are between 16-17 years, need to produce certificates of parental consent to appear in the exam
PTE exam pattern
PTE syllabus includes three sections - speaking & writing, reading, and listening. You get marked on these three sections and you get the PTE total score as well. The total score is the sum of the scores in the three sections.
|Speaking & Writing||77 – 93 minutes||
|Reading||32 – 41 minutes||
|Listening||45 – 57 minutes||
The fee structure of the PTE academic 2018 exam varies across countries. In India, the standard application fee of the PTE academic is inr 10, 255.
The late booking fee amounts to inr 12, 819. Moreover, an additional tax of 18%gst is to be paid by the candidates. Following are the accepted forms of payment, credit card (visa ®, MasterCard ®, American express ®, or jcb ®) or debit card (visa ® or MasterCard ® only)
PTE exam center in India
PTE test center in Ahmedabad
PTE test center in Gandhinagar
PTE test center in Chandigarh
PTE test center in Chennai
PTE test center in Cochin
PTE test center in Coimbatore
PTE test center in Delhi / New Delhi
PTE test center in Hyderabad
PTE test center in Bangalore
PTE test center in Jalandhar
PTE test center in Kolkata
PTE test center in Mumbai
PTE test center in Nagpur
PTE test center in Patiala
PTE test center in Pune
PTE test center in Rajkot
PTE test center in Vijayawada