PTE Preparation Classes

PTE Overview

Pearson Test Of English (Academic)

PTE Format Details
Exam Pattern An English language exam that has been developed to test the Speaking & Writing Skills (54 – 67 minutes), Reading skills (29 – 30 minutes), and Listening skills (30 – 43 minutes) of candidates wanting to study abroad in an English-speaking country.
Duration 2 hours and a Single test session
Medium Computer-based with headset
Mode Taken in a test center / Home Edition
Test Type Assesses real-life English
Test Layout 20 question types

What is PTE?

PTE: Pearson Test of English (Academic) is an English language proficiency test that is designed to assess the competence or the language ability level of non-native English speakers. It assesses all skills of the English language: Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening. PTE is one of the internationally recognized tests which is accepted by several universities, colleges, and academic institutions including government agencies. It is a computer-based test that is valid for 2 years.

Why PTE in the Next Education Consultancy?

The Next Education Consultancy feels honored to announce that it has been conducting PTE classes since its establishment. Our well-qualified and experienced Instructors regularly facilitate students who wish to prepare for the PTE exam pragmatically and methodologically. They not only make students well acquainted with the test format but also provide them with some valuable tips and strategies to master individual question types so that the desired score can be easily achieved.

PTE Test Format in Detail:

Speaking and Writing(SW) 54-67 minutes
Reading(R) 29-30 minutes
Listening(L) 30-34 minutes


Part Item Types Total no. of Questions
Part 1: Speaking
Personal Introduction (unscored) 1
Read Aloud 6-7
Repeat Sentence 10-12
Describe Image 3-4
Re-tell Lecture 1-2
Answer Short Questions 5-6
Part 1: Writing
Summarize Written Text 1-2
Write Essay 1-2
Part 2: Reading
Multiple-Choice: Single Option 1-2
Multiple-Choice: Multiple Options 1-2
Re-order Paragraphs 2-3
Reading: Fill in the Blanks(drag and drop) 4-5
Reading and Writing: Fill in the Blanks(drop-down list) 5-6
Part 3: Listening
Summarize Spoken Test 1-2
Multiple-Choice: Multiple Options 1-2
Fill in the Blanks 2-3
Highlight Correct Summary 1-2
Multiple-choice: Single Option 1-2
Select Missing Word 1-2
Highlight Incorrect Words 2-3
Write from Dictation 3-4

NB: Most of the items are integrated. So, the scoring criteria differ from item to item and section to section.

What skills are tested in Speaking?

  • Oral Fluency
  • Pronunciation
  • Content

What skills are tested in Writing?

  • Content
  • Form
  • Development, Structure and Coherence
  • Grammar
  • General Linguistic Range
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary

What skills are tested in Summarize Written Test?

  • Content
  • Form
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling

How to register PTE?

Candidates wanting to register for the PTE exam 2022 would be required to follow the steps mentioned below to successfully book their PTE exam slot. Candidates should note that for booking your PTE Academic online, you need a valid ID – a valid Nepali passport. Candidates will also be required to show their valid ID on the day of the exam or else they will not be allowed to enter the Test center.

PTE vs IELTS Equivalent:

86 and above 9
83-85 8.5
79-82 8
73-78 7.5
65-72 7
59-64 6.5
51-58 6
43-50 5.5
35-42 5
30-34 4.5

PTE in Brief

Speaking & Writing

54-67 minutes

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize a written text
  • Essay


29-30 minutes

  • Multiple Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions


30-43 minutes

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation