PTE is a computer-based English proficiency test that will help aspirants in their immigration process, higher education, and employment abroad. It provides candidates with the fastest, fairest, and most flexible way to prove their English language proficiency for studying or migration purpose in the foreign land. It is approved by Australian and New Zealand governments for Student Visa and migration applications and accepted by numerous institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland (including universities like Harvard, Yale, and INSEAD).
Aspirants can schedule this test twenty-four hours before taking it. This English proficiency test requires around three hours for the test, and you will get the results within 5 business days.
Here are the following this that every candidate should know while preparing for the Pearson Test of English:
- Flexible Test: The test is flexible because it allows you to choose from regular sessions and test dates. You can send your scores to the institutions of your choice as there are no additional fees for the extra reports on your score.
- Preparation after the Booking: You can easily find the “online scored practice test” on the official website of Pearson itself. You can choose from a range of preparation packages to suit your preparation needs (depending on your capabilities and requirements). The online scored practice tests are scored and timed, just like real PTE to familiarise candidates with the real exam pattern and help them know about their weak areas.
- Registration Process: You can simply register online or call up the call centers that are close to your location. This test is administered in more than 200 locations worldwide; you can choose any one according to your convenience. The registration process for this test is very simple. All that you require is an ID so that you will be assigned a secure computer room where you can give the test. Besides your ID, also carry your digital photograph.
- Test & the Scores: The duration of this test is three hours and is divided into four sections i.e., listening, reading, and speaking and writing. In the test, you will encounter different formats of the questions that range from multiple choices to essay writing. Also, you will be exposed to different accents that you may encounter every day when you go abroad. The PTE score report will include an overall score, a score for each communicative skill and enabling skill to provide a detailed view of your overall language ability. The communicative skills scores will assist candidates about the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. While, the enabling skills provide information about the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate in respect to grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and written discourse.
- Results: You will get a detailed snapshot of your proficiency in the English language. Along with the overall score, you will get individual scores for English enabling skills and sub-skills. You will get to see your listening score, speaking score, reading score, grammar score, writing score, oral fluency score, vocabulary score, written discourse score, spelling score, and the overall score. The score range for each skill is 10-90 points.
- Rescheduling/Cancelling the Test: If somehow you cannot take the PTE Academic test after making your booking online, you have 14 full calendar days before your test date to claim a full refund. If you cancel the test, with less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 full calendar days before your test date, you will receive a 50% refund of the test fee paid. If you cancel or reschedule the exam less than 7 calendar days, you will not receive any refund.
- Test Centers: There are PTE Academic test centers located in over 50 countries/regions worldwide. It is administered in more than 200 locations worldwide.
- Booking PTE Test: To book the PTE Academic test, you need to create a Pearson account. Visit http://pearsonpte.com/book-now/ and read all the information on the page. Once you have created the account, you will receive an email within 48 hours with your login details. You will be required to fill some details to complete the booking along with full payment. Once you have booked the test, you will receive an email confirmation. It will contain all the necessary details and a few points to remember on the test day.
- Dedicated & Structured Preparation: To make sure that you succeed in PTE, you will be required to do a lot of hard work coupled with structured preparation. By studying in a structured way, you will be able to make an effective study plan that can ensure you of a high-score and success in the test.
So, these are some essential things that every candidate should know while preparing for PTE Academic. To get success in this exam, you are required to make a schedule and work in a structured manner and unleash your career opportunities.