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What is PTE Academic Exam?

The PTE Academic exam is a computer-based English language test accepted by educational institutions around the world. Those students and aspirants who desire to go abroad for studying or immigration to a major English speaking country are required to take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language competency.

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    The three-hour-long computer-based test focusses 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.

    There are many things that distinguish PTE Academic from its close competitors - IELTS and TOEFL. The first and foremost distinguishing aspect of the same is the scoring pattern and the results. As the tests are completely computerized, the PTE results and scores are declared much quicker, typically in 5 business days. This makes it aptly suited for students who are in a bit of a rush. Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic test will learn more details about the PTE exam they read along:

    Why take PTE Academic Exam?

    PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test for non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills of the candidates. The test is designed in such a way that every question generally tests 2 skills together, like reading and speaking or listening and reading.

    Who accepts PTE Academic Scores?

    PTE Academic exam is accepted by thousands of educational institutions across the world. Apart from this, PTE Academic is also accepted by the governments of Australia and New Zealand for visa purposes. Those who aspire to go abroad for studying in a major English speaking country like the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language efficiency.

    Types of PTE Exam

    The Pearson Language Tests - a unit of Pearson PLC Group is responsible for conducting two formats of the English proficiency test to assess the English language skills of non-native speakers of the English language. The two tests are PTE Academic and PTE General.

    PTE Academic Exam

    The PTE Academic exam is conducted round-the-year, for students looking to get admission to a university or institution. The exam consists of four sections, reading, writing, listening and speaking. The scores of the PTE Academic exam is valid for a period of two years.

    PTE General Exam

    The PTE General Exam is conducted thrice in a year in the months of May, June, and December. The PTE General paper-primarily consists of two papers, - a written paper and a spoken test. The PTE General Test scores are valid for life and are used to test the communication skills of the candidate.

    PTE Academic Exam Key Information

    PTE Academic Exam Key Information
    Exam Name PTE
    Official Website https://pearsonpte.com/
    Conducting body Pearson PLC Group
    Most popular for English language proficiency test
    Also accepted for Universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand
    Mode of Exam Online
    PTE Fee ₦65,000
    PTE Fee English Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading

    What are the eligibility criteria for the PTE Academic Exam?

    As such, there are no specific criteria set by the Pearson PLC Group - the conducting body of the PTE Academic exam. However, according to the PTE Academic eligibility criteria, students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appearing for the test. Also, candidates who are below 18 years of age need to give a parental consent form for appearing for the PTE Academic test.

    Age Limit to Appear for PTE Academic Exam

    In order to take the PTE Academic test, the candidate must be at least 16 years old. Candidates below 18 years of age need to take a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the test. Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam.

    Education Qualification to appear for PTE Academic Exam?

    Pearson PLC Group - the conducting body of the PTE Academic Exam has not laid down any education qualification criteria for candidates wanting to appear for the PTE Academic test.

    PTE Exam Fee

    Edugrade Services currently charge ₦65,000 for PTE Academic Test registration in Nigeria. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.

    How to Cancel or Reschedule PTE Exam?

    If you don't want to appear for the PTE Academic test, then you can claim a refund before 14 calendar days before the test date. Canceling or rescheduling the PTE Academic exam can be done on the PTE official website. Candidates can reschedule the PTE exam to any other date through phone or online. You can read more about the Cancellation and Rescheduling PTE Academic fee below.

    PTE Exam Cancellation Fees

    Candidates who decide on not pursuing their PTE Academic test after booking their exam online have up to 14 calendar days before their test date to claim a full refund. Candidates who cancel the test, with less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 calendar days before their test date will receive a partial refund of 50% of the test fee paid. However, no refunds would be provided to candidates on canceling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam. Candidates should note that cancellation and reschedule policy does not include your test date

    PTE Rescheduling Fees

    Candidates who plan to reschedule the test, with less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 full calendar days before their test date will be required to pay 50% of the test fee. No refunds will be provided on rescheduling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam. Candidates should note that the reschedule policy does not include your test date.

    Forms of Payment

    Edugrade Services is accepting all Credit/debit cards, electronic bank transfer, Bank Deposit, Cash payment for the payment of Gre Fees. Modes of payment that are NOT accepted are post-dated checks, any currency other than US dollars and Naira.

    How to Register for PTE in Nigeria

    Registration for PTE can be done via our whatsapp, online, mail or in person at any of our office Nationwide. One can register for the PTE exam throughout the year. There are various test centres available for the PTE application. Click here to Register for the pte Exam .

    Know all about PTE Slot Booking

    Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic exam would be required to create a Pearson account to register for their PTE Academic Slot Booking. On successful registration, candidates would receive an email within 48 hours with their login credentials. Click here to check PTE Available Dates and Centers .

    PTE Exam Centres

    In Nigeria, PTE Testing is provided in the following cities: Abuja | Ibadan | Kaduna | Lagos. NOTE: Candidates should always check the availability of their exam date and time before booking for the PTE exam in Nigeria. Click here to check PTE Available Dates and Centers

    PTE Exam Pattern

    PTE Academic Syllabus includes three sections - Speaking & Writing, Reading, and Listening. You get marked on these three sections and you get the PTE Academic total score as well. The PTE Exam Pattern mentioned below talks about the components of the PTE Academic Paper in detail for the benefit of the candidate. Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic Exam can check out the PTE Exam Pattern mentioned below.

    Segments Pattern

    Time Duration

    Personal Introduction          

    55 seconds: 25 seconds for prompt, 30 seconds to record

    Read Aloud

    30-40 seconds to prepare for reading out the text of 60 words

    Repeat Sentence

    15 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 15 seconds to record

    Describe Image

    25 seconds are granted to study the image as well as prepare your response on the same

    Re-Tell Lecture

    90 seconds for prompt length, 10 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to answer

    Answer Short Question

    20 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 10 seconds to answer

    Summarize Written Text

    10 minutes to answer to text prompt of 300 words

    Essay

    20 minutes to answer to text prompt of 2-3 sentences

     

    PTE Syllabus

    It is important for candidates to understand the PTE Academic syllabus in order to appear for the exam. The PTE Academic is broadly divided into Speaking and Writing, Reading and Listening sections. Candidates can check out the detailed PTE Syllabus for each category below:

    PTE Speaking and Writing (77 to 93 minutes)

    For the Speaking and Writing Section question types would include, personal introduction; reading aloud; repeat sentences; describe image; re-tell lecture; short questions and summarize the text.

    Segments Pattern

    Time Duration

    Personal Introduction          

    55 seconds: 25 seconds for prompt, 30 seconds to record

    Read Aloud

    30-40 seconds to prepare for reading out the text of 60 words

    Repeat Sentence

    15 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 15 seconds to record

    Describe Image

    25 seconds are granted to study the image as well as prepare your response on the same

    Re-Tell Lecture

    90 seconds for prompt length, 10 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to answer

    Answer Short Question

    20 seconds: 3-9 seconds for prompt, 10 seconds to answer

    Summarize Written Text

    10 minutes to answer to text prompt of 300 words

    Essay

    20 minutes to answer to text prompt of 2-3 sentences

     

    PTE Reading (32 to 41 minutes)

    For the Reading Section, question types would include fill in the blanks, multiple-choice questions, re-order paragraphs.

    Segments Pattern

    Time Duration varies on the Length of the Text Prompt

    Multiple Choice, Choose Single Answer

    Read 300 words of text

    Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers

    Read 300 words of text

    Re-Order Paragraphs

    Read 150 words of text

    Reading: Fill in the Blanks

    Read 80 words of text

    Reading and Writing: Fill in the Blanks

    Read 300 words of text

     

    PTE Listening Syllabus (45 to 57 minutes)

    The listening section of the PTE Academic is stretched over 45 to 57 minutes of duration. This one is designed to determine the ability to understand spoken English by the candidate. Here, the student needs to ascertain that they carefully hear to the audio file played and retain what they heard. This section is divided into 8 segments and the time give to each segment is as follows.

    Segments Pattern

    Time Duration

    Summarize Spoken Text

    60-90 seconds to retain  50-70 words, 10 minutes to write

    Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer

    40-90 seconds for prompt

    Fill in the Blanks

    30-60 seconds

    Highlight Correct Summary

    30-90 seconds

    Multiple Choice, Single Answer

    30-60 seconds

    Select Missing Word

    20-70 seconds

    Highlight Incorrect Words

    15-50 seconds

    Write From Dictation

    3-5 seconds

     

    PTE Results and Score

    PTE Academic Results are usually available online within five working days from the test date. The PTE Academic results are issued online. And can be accessed from your PTE Academic student account. First, you will receive an email within five working days with instructions on accessing the results online. After that, you need to follow the instructions to log in to your Pearson account. You can share your results with the colleges and universities of your choice through your Pearson account.

    PTE Academic Exam is scored on a scale of 10 - 90 where 10 is lowest, with increments of 1 point. Graded on the scale, the score showcase the person's ability to read, speak, understand verbal instructions and write the English language. The scores are presented in a graph, giving an easy understanding of the candidate's core skills in the language as well as improvement areas.

    How to Access PTE Score

    Candidates can access their PTE Academic scores via their online account. Candidates would receive an email notifying them about the availability of their scores. After receiving the notification, candidates would be required to log in to their Pearson VUE account that they created to book their tests and access their scores.

    How to Send PTE Score Report?

    Candidates who wish to send their score can do so via an online secure portal set up by PTE. Universities do not accept paper or PDF versions of PTE Academic score reports

    Rescoring the PTE Score?

    If candidates are unsatisfied with their PTE Score they can request a rescore. However, since the PTE Academic is a computer-scored test, the chance of an error is highly minimalized. Only spoken responses and open-ended written responses are rescored. Candidates can only request a rescore for their most recent PTE Academic Test and candidates are barred from requesting a rescore if they have already either scheduled another test or sent their score to an institution. In the event the score changes, the new score will replace the previous score and the original score report will be reissued to reflect the new score.

    Who Accepts PTE Academic?

    One of the most widely accepted exams, PTE Scores are accepted by some of the top universities and countries abroad.

     

    Colleges Accepting PTE

    Candidates who have appeared for their PTE Academic Exam can choose from the huge number of colleges that accept PTE Scores.

    Countries Accepting PTE Score

    Aspirants looking to pursue higher education in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and Germany among many other countries are required to appear for the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic exam. One of the most widely accepted computer-based tests of English, PTE Academic is generally undertaken for studying abroad and immigration options.

    PTE Exam Preparation Tips

    Edugrade Services Provide several means for PTE Test takers in Nigeria to have a good score. We offer free onlines classes for test takers three(3) times a week and give out free practice text books when you register with us.

    PTE Sample Paper

    Practicing PTE Sample Papers are a good way to prepare for your upcoming PTE Academic Exam. Candidates are advised to solve multiple PTE Practice Papers for the benefit of the student. With the objective of enhancing your communication skills, the PTE Academic exam is designed to test your command over the English language. No high-level language proficiency is required to clear the exam, it rather checks your regular English communication, thereby helping you become expressive. Practicing each section separately with a relaxed and focused mind is advisable to fully absorb the subject matter and score well.

    What to expect on the test day?

    Candidates are required to arrive at least 30 minutes before their test, to check-in and pass security. They should not forget to bring an acceptable ID (Valid International Passpot), usually a passport for the smooth functioning of the exam formalities.

    PTE Scholarships

    With the availability of various Scholarships and education loans, students can finally make their dream come true. Scholarships are available on the official website of every college along with other fellowships and grants that are awarded to deserving students on a regular basis. Students can also opt for education loans from financial institutions for studying abroad.

    PTE Exam FAQs

    Still have queries regarding your PTE test? Check out our frequently asked questions for more information on the PTE exam in Nigeria.

    Q. How to choose the right PTE exam?

    A. PTE is basically of two kinds, PTE Academic is accepted by universities worldwide for the main purpose of higher education abroad. Whereas, PTE General is also accepted by universities and employers and serves as proof of English language proficiency and is mainly used for employment purposes.

    Q. How should I prepare for the PTE to get 79+ marks?

    A. Whether through self-study or with the help of extra classes, candidates are always advised to give in their best during the examination. Referring to official PTE Study Material, solving multiple PTE Practice Papers and revising the PTE Syllabus is a good start.

    Q. When do I get the PTE academic exam results?

    A. Results are usually available online within five working days from the test date. The PTE Academic results are issued online. And can be accessed from your PTE Academic student account. First, you will receive an email within five working days with instructions on accessing the results online. After that, you need to follow the instructions to log in to your Pearson account.

    Q. How can I boost my PTE score to 90?

    A. Candidates are often encouraged to visit and revisit their PTE Academic syllabus. Know the PTE Exam Pattern and above all practice as many PTE Sample Papers as possible to leave minimum room for error. 

    Q. IELTS vs PTE vs TOEFL: Which Test is better?

    A. All three exams IELTS, PTE and TOEFL evaluate your English language skills based on four parameters of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Now the primary question is which test to take? Before arriving at any conclusion, it is important that you consider your requirements or preferences. To choose amongst IELTS vs PTE vs TOEFL.

    Q. How many times can I appear for the PTE Academic Exam?

    A. There is no limit by Pearson as to how many times a candidate can give the PTE Exam. Candidates can take the exam with a gap of 5 days. So, candidates can take the PTE Academic exam as many times as they want. 

    Q. What is the difference between IELTS and PTE?

    A. Both IELTS and PTE are Standard English language tests that are taken by students who are appearing for admission to a university/college abroad. While most universities/colleges accept both IELTS and/or PTE Scores, however, there are times when a particular college/university could lean towards one exam over the other. While IELTS is a paper-based exam and scored on a scale of 1-9, PTE is a computer-based test scared on a scale of 10-90 points. To choose amongst IELTS vs PTE vs TOEFL which exam you should take, always check your school requirement.

    Q. Which is tougher IELTS or PTE?

    A. 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.

    Q. How can I check my PTE Score?

    A. Candidates who have successfully appeared for the PTE Academic exam can access their scores by assessing the online account they would have created during the time of PTE Registration. Candidates would receive an email notifying the availability of their results on their registered id from PTE. Candidates are required to log into their account and check their results.

    Q. What is a good PTE Score?

    A. 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.

    Q. How many times can I appear for the PTE exam?

    A. 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.

    Q. What are the countries that accept PTE?

    A.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.  

    Q. How can I pass my PTE Exam?

    A.Whether through self-study or with the help of extra classes, candidates are always advised to give in their best during the examination. Referring to official PTE Study Material, solving multiple PTE Practice Papers and revising the PTE Syllabus and being aware of the PTE Exam Pattern is a good start for candidates looking to excel in their PTE Exam.

    Q. What is the fee of the PTE Exam?

    A. Edugrade Services currently charge ₦65,000 for PTE Exam registration in Nigeria. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.

    Q. Is PTE an online exam?

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

     

     


     

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