TPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a new, international, computer-based academic English language test. The test accurately measures the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of test takers who are non-native speakers of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency. PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and a number of governments for study and immigration purposes.
Structure of PTE
Parts Format Duration
Speaking & Writing • Personal Introduction • Read aloud • Repeat sentence • Describe image • Re-tell lecture • Answer short question • Summarize written text • Essay (20mins) 77 – 93 minutes
Reading • Fill in the blanks • Multiple choice questions • Re-order paragraphs • Fill in the blanks • Multiple choice questions 32 – 41 minutes
Listtening • 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 45 – 57 minutes
Test Fees
In Nepal the registration fees for PTE Academic Test is NRs. 11,300/-. The test scores can be sent to any number of institutions for free
Test Modules
Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of a test taker.
Module includes
  • Reading a Text Aloud
  • Repeating a sentence
  • Describing an Image
  • Re-telling a Lecture
  • Answering short questions
  • Summarizing a text
  • Writing an essay
Test Scores
Test Scores are available online usually within 5 business days from taking the test. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.