PTE

PTE

PTE is an abbreviated form for the Pearson Tests of English. Like the TOEFL and IELTS, it is an English language exam that is designed to check the candidate’s expertise in the English language. If you have dreams of studying in an English-speaking country, then you have to take an English language proficiency exam. Thousands of universities across the globe accept the PTE results so you won’t face difficulties after taking this test.

CATEGORIES OF PTE EXAM
The PTE exam is a computerized online language test for both immigration and international education. The major advantage of PTE grading is that it is free from any kind of human objectivity. Generally, there are two types of PTE exams. They are:

  • PTE academic

This test checks the candidates’ ability in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, The duration of the exam is for 3 hours.

  • PTE academic UKVI

This test is designed especially for the UK. This is a secure English test for those that wish to apply for a UK visa. This program is suitable for those that wish to study, work, or live in the UK. As one of the top consultancy in Nepal for UK, you can contact us, for details regarding applying in the UK.

PTE EXAM FEE IN NEPAL

S.no PTE Academic Exam Types PTE Exam Fee in Nepal
1 PTE Academic exam fee in Nepal USD 170
2 PTE Academic UKVI exam fee in Nepal USD 180

REFUND SCHEME
A candidate can apply for a full refund if he cancels the test 14 days before the test date. If the candidate cancels the exam 7 days before the test date, then he is eligible for a 50% refund. If a candidate cancels the exam less than 7 days before the exam, then there will not be any refund facility available.

EXAM RESCHEDULING
Candidates can reschedule their test date by paying additional charges, If a candidate reschedules the test 13-8 days before the actual test date, then he has to pay 50% of the rescheduling fee for the renewed test date. Candidates that reschedule their exam less than 7 days before the actual test date, have to pay the fee in full for the renewed test date.

HOW TO BOOK THE PTE EXAM?

These are the general steps that you need to follow to register for the PTE exam:

  • Create a web account on the official PTE academic website. After opening the account, fill in the details including your passport details
  • Pick the test date and test center that suits you
  • Make the payment
  • Once you make the payment, you will receive an acknowledgment

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PTE
There are no specific requirements that one must possess to take the PTE exam. To take the PTE test, the candidate must be at least 16 years of age. Likewise, there are also no restrictions as to the number of times you can take this exam. The PTE certificate is recognized in countries like Spain, Italy, the UK, the USA, Singapore, and New Zealand.

PTE SYLLABUS
The PTE syllabus is separated into four categories namely speaking, writing, reading, and listening.

  1. PTE speaking and writing

This section is further sub-divided into 8 sub-sections. The total time limit for finish this section is 77-93 minutes.

PTE Personal Introduction With 25 seconds of preparation time, you will have to read out a prompt and tape your personal details within 30 seconds. These details are later sent to different schools.
PTE Read aloud You will be given a transcript. You will have to read the text on the transcript out loud. If you pause for more than 3 seconds, the recording will stop.
PTE Repeating sentences Audio will be played. You will have to repeat the audio in 15 seconds.
PTE Image Description You will observe an image. After observing it for 25 seconds, you will have to describe it in your own words.
PTE Retell lecture Listen to the lecture and summarize it in your own words.
PTE Respond to a short question Listen to the audio and respond to it with a single or multiple words.
PTE Summarize in a single sentence Read the given passage and summarize the important points within 75 words in at least 10 minutes.
PTE Essay writing Write an essay containing 200 – 300 words in 20 minutes.

 

  1. PTE reading

The PTE reading section contains 5 sub sections and it should be completed in 32-40 minutes.

PTE Reading and Writing – Fill in the Blanks Fill in the blanks with the right answers.
PTE Multiple Choice – Multiple answers Read the given passage and choose different multiple right answers.
PTE Reordering paragraphs Reordering the given sentences in the correct order to form a coherent passage.
PTE Fill in the blanks Choose the right word from the dropdown boxes.
PTE Multiple Choice – Single answer Select a single right answer from the option list.

 

  1. PTE listening

The candidate should complete this section in 45-57 minutes.

PTE Summarize spoken test Summarize the audio in about 50-70 words.
PTE Multiple Choice – Multiple answers Carefully listen to the audio and choose numerous correct answers.
PTE Listening and Writing – Fill in the blanks Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the exact phrases in the given transcript.
PTE Highlight the perfect summary Listen to the audio and choose the correct summary.
PTE Multiple Choice – Single answer Choose a single right answer from the multiple-choice options.
PTE Find the missing words Listen to the audio, find the missing words.
PTE Highlight the incorrect words Listen to the audio and replace the incorrect words.
PTE Write from dictation Listen to the audio and highlight the wrong words.

PTE RESULTS

PTE SCORE CHART PTE SCORE DESCRIPTION
85 and above
  • Can read and comprehend with ease.
  • Can easily understand spoken English.
  • Can summarize details from various audio sources and written texts.
  • Can express self coherently.
  • Can converse with clarity in complex situations.
Between 76 and 84
  • Can comprehend a range of complex texts with their implicit meaning.
  • Can express themselves without any difficulty.
  • Can communicate effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Between 59 and 75
  • Can comprehend the main concepts of a complex text.
  • Can communicate with fluency and spontaneity without much difficulty.
Between 51 and 58
  • Can communicate with sufficient command over the language, but makes many errors.
  • Can easily understand standard spoken language.
  • Can share factual information about everyday matters with a certain confidence.
  • Can comprehend most of the details from recorded and broadcast resources.
Between 43 and 50
  • Can comprehend standard language encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can tackle common situations that might arise in places where the language is spoken.
Between 30 and 42
  • Can comprehend phrases and commonly used expressions that are of relevant topics including personal information, shopping, local geography and employment.
  • Can communicate in simple terms their personal background and immediate environment.
Between 10 and 29
  • Can comprehend basic everyday phrases and expressions.
  • Can introduce himself/herself and pose simple questions to others.
  • Can interact with people.

COMPARISON BETWEEN IELTS AND PTE SCORE

PTE Band Score IELTS Band Score
86 and above 9
83-85 8.5
79-82 8
73-78 7.5
65-72 7
59-64 6.5
51-58 6
43-50 5.5
35-42 5
30-34 4.5

PTE PREPARATION
To pass the PTE exam, you need to prepare yourself thoroughly. Whether you plan to self-study or whether you want to take coaching, it is crucial that you study hard. With that in mind, we at Fine Education bring you PTE preparation classes. As one of the best consultancy in Kathmandu, we provide you various facilities under the same roof. If you have any query, be sure to contact us.