International students who want to study in the UK need to take an English language test and meet the minimum entry requirements for UK study. The test is taken to show that the candidate has the suitable reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in the English language required for living and studying in the UK. An English language test is also required for a UK student visa.
If you are looking to prove your English ability ahead of applying to study in the UK, the Pearson PTE test might be just what you are looking for. The Pearson PTE English exam is one of the most popular forms of English language proficiency in the world and is available to take either online or in-person, ensuring you feel as comfortable as possible ahead of the big exam.
Learn more about the Pearson PTE below and if you would have any questions, contact SI-UK India today for a free consultation.
Reasons to Choose Pearson
- The Pearson Test is accepted by 98% of UK universities
- Results within 48 hours
- 2 hour exam duration
- Multiple exam centres available across many countries
- ‘International’ English is tested, not just British or American
- PTE practice tests for maximum confidence on test day
- Send your scores as often as you like, for free
The PTE Score Report and Skills Profile
When students complete their PTE Academic test, they receive a Score Report and a new Skills Profile, both available on myPTE. The report and profile tell students their test scores and language skill level and show them where they can improve. The Skills Profile is only visible to the test taker, and personalised recommendations are available to help strengthen the test taker’s English skills in each category.
How is Pearson scored?
When you complete your test, you will receive a report to help you understand your score, your skill level, and where you can improve. Each test has 20 question types and each one is graded differently.
Typically, you will need to achieve the following minimum scores depending on what study level you wish to pursue.
- Foundation: 36–50
- Undergraduate: 51–60
- Postgraduate: 57–67
Pearson PTE Test Tips
- Ensure you use correct punctuation for writing tasks: full stops, capital letters, commas, etc
- Ensure each answer you supply is relevant to the question
- Keep within the word limit for writing tasks
- Respond quickly to speaking tasks - the microphone will close after 3 seconds of silence and stop recording!
- Write in capital letters. Only use capitals when needed for punctuation
- Click Next (N) before you have completed the previous task and are ready to proceed
Types of Pearson Test
- PTE Academic
The PTE Academic is an entirely computer based exam of approximately two hours. It assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities in the English Language with the help of 20 different types of tasks in a real life setting.
Suitable for those interested in studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK, it can be booked at a short notice online at one of 250+ global test centres. Students are given an overall score and a section specific score based on the Global Scale of English (GSE) between 10 to 90 points.
- PTE SELT Tests for UK Visas and Immigration
The PTE SELT Tests for UK Visas and Immigration is a test approved by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for all UK visas.
- Pearson Versant English Test
The Pearson Versant English Test is an automated AI-based language test delivered in 100+ countries with a 24x7 availability and can be taken anytime without prior appointment.
Pearson PTE Practice Test
Whichever above-mentioned form of the Pearson Test of English you want to take, it is very important that you prepare thoroughly. Pearson’s official Practice app is the best platform where you can fit yourself out with the necessary skills. Mock PTE tests are available for which area you want to improve on.
Pearson PTE Test Format
There are three parts of the PTE Academic - Part 1: Speaking & Writing, Part 2: Reading, and Part 3: Listening. There are 20 questions in a test and before beginning, it is important to get acquainted with the test format.
Part 1: Speaking and Writing
This 54-67 minutes long section analyses your speaking and writing skills. This contains seven questions: essay writing, sentence repetition, and reading aloud.
Part 2: Reading
The Reading section contains five different types of questions, testing your basic reading and grammar skills. You will get questions like paragraph rearrangement, filling in the blanks, etc.
Part 3: Listening
The third part of the test is about 30-43 minutes long and contains eight question types. You will have to answer these questions based on audio or video clips that begin to play automatically.
Take the Pearson PTE
If you want to learn more about the Pearson PTE English language test, don't hesitate to contact SI-UK India today.