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What is PTE ?

PTE is known as Pearson Test of English.

PTE Academic is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organizations for a more accurate way of testing non - native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia world..

PTE General is international English language exams for speakers of English as a foreign language (EFL). It is developed by Pearson Language Tests and the exams are accredited by QCA, (Qualification and Curriculum Authority.

Why PTE ?

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within 5 business day. Below are few reasons why to opt for PTE?

  • Flexible Test: Test dates available over 360 days of the year in over 200 test centres around the world.
  • Real Life Language: Based on the real-life English skills test takers need to communicate effectively in their destination, using academically relevant tasks and measuring skills in an integrated way.
  • Fair and Secure: 100% computer-based marking ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately. To ensure test score validity all test centres use state-of-the-art digital biometrics incorporating palm-scanning, digital signatures, secure paperless results, randomized test formats and CCTV.
  • Universal Acceptance: Accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world.
  • Accepted by Professional Associates: Accepted by an increasing number of professional associations around the world for registration and assessment.

What are the Modules in PTE?

Academic Module: This module is designed for applicants planning for the admission into a university/institution and people applying for jobs and PR in foreign countries.

PTE Academic (UKVI) - a four skills language test accepted for work and study visas. It tests speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

What skills are tested ?

PTE Academic assesses Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing all via computer in a single 3-hour test session.

In the PTE General exam, there are two segments, further divided into six sections altogether. The PTE General test has primary two sections – a written paper and a spoken test. The written segments is further divided into listening, reading comprehension and writing skills sections. The PTE General can last from anywhere between 90 minutes to 3 hours, depending upon the level of the test..

How is PTE scored ?

PTE Academic scores are accessed via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available. After you receive this, you will need to log in to the Pearson VUE account that you created to book your test.

PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English, a thermometer-style scale that gives you an accurate overview of your skills. The Global Scale of English aligns with a variety of popular tests and scales around the world. Find out more about the Global Scale of English.

PTE Academic 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
IELTS 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0

The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores. The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points.

Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.

  • Validity: The PTE score is valid up to 2 years.
  • Why Vision Abroad Overseas ?

    • Classes for both Academic and PR candidates.
    • Intensive lessons by PTE experts and examiners.
    • Focused tutorials highlighting what to focus and avoid during the PTE test.
    • Practice computer based full and sectional test at our lab or library facility (no need to bring laptops).
    • Regular weekly mock tests with expert feedback to help you evaluate and boost confidence before actual test.
    • Access to extra simulated test platforms for extra practice.
    • Special Query Sessions every week for difficult modules.
    • We offer you the live coaching on “Online” too, our qualified experts teach you online through platform of your choice. We do not let any obstacle to affect the preparations of our student.
    • Vision Abroad is always here to hold your hand and walk through every hurdle to drop you at your favourite abroad location to make your future brighter.

    IELTS – PTE – TOEFL Score Comparisons:

    Proficiency Level IELTS PTE TOEFL
    Expert 9 89-90 118-120
    Very Good 8.5 83-85 115-117
    Very Good 8 78-82 110-114
    Good 7.5 73-77 102-109
    Good 7 64-72 94-101
    Competent 6.5 58-63 73-93
    Competent 6 50-57 60-78
    Modest 5.5 42-49 46-59
    Modest 5 35-41 35-45
    Limited 4.5 30-34 32-34
    Extremely Limited 0-4 0-30 0-31

    Why Vision Abroad for Immigration?

    Both PTE and IELTS follow a similar standard of testing students in the English Language. It is important for students to practice well to be able to score well in the exam. It is entirely on the English language experience of the student to understand the level of the exam. Candidates can check out the syllabus and exam pattern of both PTE and IELTS to understand the difference between the two.

    The range for the overall PTE Score is between 10 and 90 points. There is no set good score for PTE. Every college/university would have a recommended PTE Score they expect students to achieve to be eligible to apply for admissions. Hence, candidates must ensure that they get the PTE Score that is required by the college/university. It is a rule of thumb that getting a higher score would open a plethora of opportunities for students looking to pursue education abroad which approximately lies around 55+

    A lot of times, the PTE Score may not be to the liking of the student and he may decide to appear again. A student can appear for the PTE Academic exam as many times as he wishes, although he is required to wait until he has received the scores of his previous PTE test before applying for another.

    The PTE Academic exam is widely accepted across universities/colleges in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand. There are also a lot of educational institutions in countries apart from the ones mentioned earlier that accept PTE Scores for their admission process.

    The PTE Academic is a solely online exam. There is no paper-based version of the test.