PTE Academic is divided into 4 sections:
PTE Reading, PTE Listening, PTE Speaking, and PTE Writing.
The PTE speaking and writing section has many sub sections with a time frame of 54-67 minutes. The different sub sections are:
PTE Read aloud- you have to prepare a prompt in about 60 words and then read it aloud
Repeat Sentence: you have to repeat a sentence after a 3-9 seconds audio recording
Describe image: you have to describe an image within 40 seconds
Re-tell lecture: candidates will be played an audio or video recording of 90 seconds and asked to re tell in 40 seconds
Answer short question: you have to respond to a question within the shortest span of time in own words
Summarize written text: read 300 worded text and summarize it in 1 sentence
Essay: an essay of 200- 300 words should be written in this section.
The PTE reading section is 30 minutes long. It has the following sub sections:
PTE reading and writing fill in the blanks: a questionnaire with blanks is given
Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer: you have to select more than one appropriate answer, this section has negative marking
Re-order paragraphs: appropriate placing of random texts
Reading fill in the blanks: select accurate answer from drop down boxes
Multiple Choice, Single Answer:select the correct answer
In the PTE listening section, some audio/video clips are played once. Therefore they should be listened to carefully.