To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
Speaking and Writing (77-93 Minutes)
Answer short question
Summarize written text
Essay in 200 to 300 words
Reading (32-41 Minutes)
Multiple choice single answer
Multiple choice many answers
Fill in the blanks
Fill in th blanks (drag & select)
Listening (45-57 Minutes)
Summarize spoken text
Multiple choice questions, single answer
Fill the blanks
Highlight the correct summary
Multiple choice questions, Many answers
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation
It's accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the U.K. and across Europe and Asia.