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PTE Study Material


PTE Syllabus

PTE Academic is divided into 4 sections:

PTE Reading, PTE Listening, PTE Speaking, and PTE Writing.

PTE Speaking and Writing Section

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.

PTE Reading 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

PTE Listening

In the PTE listening section, some audio/video clips are played once. Therefore they should be listened to carefully.

  • Summarize Spoken Text: you have to answer a recording in a written text
  • Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers: select more than one relevant answers
  • Fill in the Blanks: fill in the missing words after listening to transcripts
  • Highlight Correct Summary: choose the most appropriate paragraph after listening to an audio recording
  • Multiple Choice, Single Answer: choose a single correct word
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Write from Dictation: listen to an audio and write in sentences