The Pearson Test of English Academic or PTE Academic as it is commonly called is a test of English as a language for non-native English speakers. The test is recognized by several institutions, governments, and organizations.
Understanding the PTE Test
The PTE test aims at testing Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills of a candidate. The entire test lasts for 3 hours (in a single session), is computer-based and is taken in a recognized PTE test center. Since the tests are graded by a computer, the results are delivered online in 5 working days.
The test is divided into three broad sections — Writing and speaking (combined); Reading and Listening. While there are multiple subsections to each of these three, here we will discuss ‘Answer Short Questions’ that fall under the Speaking and Writing section that lasts for about 77 to 93 minutes. (more…)