PTE FormatDetails
Exam PatternAn 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.
Duration2 hours and a Single test session
MediumComputer-based with headset
ModeTaken in a test center / Home Edition
Test TypeAssesses real-life English
Test Layout20 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 100 percent?

The 100 percent 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


PartItem TypesTotal no. of Questions
Part 1: Speaking
Personal Introduction (unscored)1
Read Aloud6-7
Repeat Sentence10-12
Describe Image3-4
Re-tell Lecture1-2
Answer Short Questions5-6
Part 1: Writing
Summarize Written Text1-2
Write Essay1-2
Part 2: Reading
Multiple-Choice: Single Option1-2
Multiple-Choice: Multiple Options1-2
Re-order Paragraphs2-3
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 Test1-2
Multiple-Choice: Multiple Options1-2
Fill in the Blanks2-3
Highlight Correct Summary1-2
Multiple-choice: Single Option1-2
Select Missing Word1-2
Highlight Incorrect Words2-3
Write from Dictation3-4

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