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PTE Academic is a computer-based test that measures the English language proficiency of non-native speakers who want to study or work in English-speaking countries or environments. It is developed by Pearson, a leading education company that provides learning materials and assessments worldwide.

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic institutions, professional bodies, and governments around the world as a valid and reliable indicator of English language ability. The test can be booked online and taken at any of the authorized test centers globally. The test results are usually available within 48 hours after taking the test.

PTE Academic is designed to be a fair and flexible test that reflects the real-life use of English in academic and professional contexts. It is suitable for anyone who wants to demonstrate their English skills for study or work purposes.

PTE Academic tests four skills: PTE Speaking & Writing, PTE Reading, and PTE Listening. The test consists of 20 different question types that range from multiple choice to essay writing. The test is scored by an automated system that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate the responses based on grammar, vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation.

About Read Aloud : This is the first question type of the Speaking module. It is one of the most important & scoring questions among all question types. It tests the student’s Speaking & Reading ability.
About Repeat Sentence : One of the most scoring & challenging questions of the test, checks upon a student’s Listening & Speaking ability. This question carries partial marking as well.
About Describe Image : This is a question wherein the student will have to study & describe an image that appears on the screen. The images vary & the student will have to describe it in an allotted time of 40 seconds.
About Re Tell Lecture : This question type would either be an audio or an audio-visual which would play & the student will have to re-tell the lecture in their own words. The time allotted for the response is 40 seconds & the students will be judged on their Listening & Speaking abilities.
About Answer Short Question : As the name suggests, this is a short answer question where the response is mostly a single word or a few words. Listening & Speaking skills of the students are assessed in this question type.

About Summarize Written Text : A student is required to write a one-sentence summary of a provided passage within a maximum limit of 75 words. This question will check the student’s Reading & Writing Skills.
About Essay : A student will have to construct an essay on a given topic in about 200 - 300 words & would be assessed on Writing skills.

About Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks : A passage with several gaps in between will appear on the screen, with a drop-list of options along with each blank. A student will have to choose an appropriate word from this drop-down list to fill in the blank space. This question contributes marks to both the Reading & Writing modules.
About Re-Order Paragraphs : Several text boxes will appear jumbled-up or in random order & the student will have to arrange them in the right order. A Student is judged on the ability to understand the organization and cohesion of an academic text.
About Reading Fill in the Blanks : A passage with several gaps will appear on the screen & a list of options will be provided at the bottom of the passage. A student will have to drag a word from the below options & drop it at an appropriate blank. Student’s Reading skills will be assessed in this question type.
About Multiple Choice, Single Answer : After reading a text, a student will have to answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.
About Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers : After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response. This question carries negative marking & hence, a student will get penalized if chosen a wrong answer.

About Summarize Spoken Text : A student will need to write a summary of an audio lecture in about 50 - 70 words. The student’s Listening & Writing skills will be assessed in this question.
About Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers : After listening to an audio, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response. This question carries negative marking & hence, a student will get penalized if chosen a wrong answer.
About Listening Fill in the Blanks : A transcript of a recording appears on screen with several gaps. After listening to the recording, a student will have to type the missing word in each gap. This question will be testing a students’ Listening & Writing skills.
About Highlight Correct Summary : After listening to a recording, the student will need to select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording. This question type will be assessing the Listening & Reading ability of the student.
About Multiple Choice, Single Answer : After listening to an audio, a student will have to answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response.
About Select Missing Words : An audio is played wherein the last part of the audio is replaced by a beep sound. After listening to the audio, one will have to select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options.
About Highlight Incorrect Words : The transcript of a recording will appear on the student’s screen and while listening to the recording, he/she will have to identify the words in the transcript that differ from what is said. This question carries negative marks and tests Listening & Reading skills.
About Write from Dictation : This is the last question of both the test and the most important & scoring questions' list. An audio of a sentence will play and after listening to that, the student will have to type the sentence accurately in the box provided. This question contributes marks to both the Listening & Writing module.