PTE – Preliminary Test of English


PTE – Preliminary English Test acronym as PTE is one of the Cambridge English Exam which is recognized around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English.  

PTE Exam Eligibility:

There is no specific age limit or prescribed qualification for taking PTE Exam. It is practically open to everybody who wants to take it.

PTE Exam Types: PTE test is of two types (modules) i.e

  • PTE
  • PTE for Schools

Both versions have the same type of questions. The PTE for schools test has content of interest to school-age learners.

PTE Exam Syllabus:

Both modules are made up of four parts:

  1. Listening
  2. Reading
  3. Writing and
  4. Speaking

PTE Exam Pattern:

PTE consists of three sections i.e

  • Reading Writing are taken together – 90 minutes
  • Listening – 30 minutes
  • Speaking – an interview, 10 minutes

There are two versions of the PTE test i.e

  • Paper-based or
  • Computer-Based Exams

PTE Exam Duration:

The total test time is 2 hours and 10 minutes. For how many times one can take PTE Exam? Unlimited attempts are allowed to take PET Exam. You can retake the test if you donot achieve the desired score/grades.

Where it is taken and for how many times PTE is taken in a year?

PTE computer-based exam is available once a month. However the paper-based exam is only available six times a year at over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world.

How to apply for PTE?

To take PTE exam one need to register directly with an authorized exam centre. There are over 2,800 centers in 130 countries around the world. There are 39 centers in the following states of India.

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Maharashtra
  • Punjab
  • Tamil Nadu
  • West Bengal

PTE Exam Fee The fee for PTE is set by the respective test centers. It may by expected equivalent to €130 Euros.

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