PTE A

PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is a new, international, entirely computer-based academic English language test. The test measures the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of test takers who are non-native speakers of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency.  PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers’ language ability and is recognized by over 95% of UK universities and colleges, making it a convenient alternative to the popular IELTS test, which we also offer. The test is also recognized by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for Tier 4 (student visa) applications when students are required to demonstrate English language competency at a minimum of CEF level B1 or B2.  The exam lasts for just 3 hours, is flexible in terms of exam dates and results are generally available in under 5 working days – significantly quicker than the 2 weeks quoted by IELTS.

Alfa Beta is the only PTE Authorized Test Center in Nepal.

PTE-A TEST FORMAT

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text (one sentence)
  • Summarize written text (paragraph)
  • Essay (20mins)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)

A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice x2
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation
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