Pearson Tests of English (PTE) is a computer based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers who want to study abroad. It is an entirely computer based assessment that tests the academic English skill sets. The test assesses listening, reading, writing, and speaking. skills of the candidate. The test is designed in such a way that every question generally tests two skills together, like reading and speaking or listening and reading. Assessment patterns include writing an essay, describing an image, finding right or wrong answers, or summarizing a given text.
Students who aspire to go abroad for studying in a major English speaking country like the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada can take the PTE academic exam to prove their English language efficiency. Computer based testing and scoring ensures that the candidates are assessed objectively and consistently. It is a three-hour long computer based test. The test focuses on day to day English rather than high-level English language and tests a student on his/her ability to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system ensures a better understanding of the student’s proficiency in the English language.