PTE Coaching

Choosing the right English proficiency test which assess your language is imperative to decision making while applying for overseas education. The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), managed by the Pearson PLC group, is a computer-based English language test that is widely accepted by universities and colleges abroad. The test promises to offer its candidates “the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for study/work abroad or immigration purposes.

We, at Rao consultants, offer the best PTE coaching in Ahmedabad. The sessions of PTE coaching are delivered by our highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members. Our classrooms are we-equipped with all the necessary resources like abundant practice material, headphones and computers to enable students to get a hands-on experience of the test.

What is PTE?

The PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic exam is a computer-based English language test which evaluates you in all the four skills such as reading, listening, writing and speaking. The PTE test is accepted by educational institutions and trusted by colleges, universities and governments across the globe. Individuals who aspire to study overseas or wish to immigrate to English-speaking countries like Canada, Australia, the USA, UK and New Zealand, consider taking The PTE test. This test is a parameter to gauge your English Language competency.

The three-hour-long computer-based test centres on day-to-day use of English language and examines the test taker on his/her ability to efficiently understand and speak the language on a daily basis. The scoring pattern and provision of the test results in a couple of working days distinguish the PTE test from other English language proficiency tests. These peculiar features of the test make it appropriately suitable for those who are in too much of a hurry.

PTE Test Fee, Validity and Test Centres

The standard exam fee for PTE Academic is INR 14,700. If for any reason, the test taker happens to book his PTE exam within 48 hours of the PTE test date, he will have to incur late test booking charge. The PTE test scores like IELTS, TOEFL and CELPIP are valid for a couple of years. There are over 250 PTE test centres in more than 50 countries worldwide.

PTE Test Format

Mentioned below is the structure of all the four modules: Speaking & Writing, Reading, and Listening of the test.

Speaking and Writing

This section lasts for around 77 to 93 minutes and assess the examinees’ speaking and writing abilities. It comprises of 8 different tasks which are as follow:

Types of questions

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-Tell Lecture
  • Answer Short Question
  • Summarize Written Text
  • Essay


This section lasts for nearly 32-40 minutes and assess the examinees’ ability to understand instructions. It comprises of 5 various tasks which are as follows:

Type of questions

  • Multiple Choice, Choose Single Answer
  • Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers
  • Re-Order Paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the Blanks
  • Reading and Writing: Fill in the Blanks


This section lasts for about 45-57 minutes and assess the examinees’ ability to understand spoken English. Test takers are required to attentively listen to the audio and remember whatever they hear. It is made up of 8 diverse tasks which are as follows:

Type of questions

  • Summarize Spoken Text
  • Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Highlight Correct Summary
  • Multiple Choice, Single Answer
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Write From Dictation

What is the Maximum score of the PTE Test?

The PTE Academic test score varies from 10 to 90 on the Global Scale of English, with 10 being the lowest and 90 being the highest. The scores measures candidates’ proficiency at speaking, listening, writing and reading English language. PTE exam lets you identify your command over the language with absolute accuracy.

Which one is easier PTE or IELTS?

The IELTS and PTE tests in general have similar difficulty level. Both the tests require candidates to possess an extensive skill-set in the English language, hence none of them could be referred to as easier than the other. However, a 2020 comparison report of PTE Academic and IELTS conducted by Pearson showed that the test takers had to secure a higher score to be able to match up with an IELTS band score of 7.0-9.0.

This indicated how aspirants needed to get a comparatively higher score in PTE Academic to be equivalent to a band score of 7.0-9.0 in IELTS. Also, there are experts with similar interests maintaining how PTE-Academic could be less difficult since it does not involve any human interaction and the fact that it is completely machine-scored thus requiring lesser time to be completed. Yet, overall, both tests are equivalent to one another with respect to their toughness standards.

How many number of times can you take the PTE test?

You are allowed to take the PTE test as many number of times as you wish to. . No restrictions have been set to the number of attempts a candidate can make for the test, provided you maintain a period of five days from the date of your previous test. Candidates can book only a single test date at a time. It is important to note that while you await your PTE test scores, to get your PTE results (which may take up to seven days), you are not eligible to book your next PTE examination date.

What are the passing marks for PTE?

There are no passing marks for PTE as such. Like mentioned earlier, minimum score for PTE is 10 whereas maximum is 90. Score between 50 and 63 score is considered to be optimal or competent. To obtain admission into top universities abroad, you must aim at a score of 65 and above. Nevertheless, few colleges and universities do accept a score even below 65. World’s leading institutions, most of the times consider scores only above 75. In short, you must target a score anywhere between 65 and 75 in your PTE test which is considered to be decent enough to secure you admission in any of the foremost universities abroad.

How can I achieve a score of more than 79 in the PTE test?

Practice! Practice! Practice! Do as much practice as you can because achieving a score of more than 79 is quite a tough job. Solve ample question papers on your own from the official PTE material or get yourselves enrolled in to a professional PTE coaching classes near you. This will not only offer you access to proper guidance but shall also help you get the feel of the real test scenario. PTE coaching experts mentor you throughout your course of study and timely monitor your progress which gives you an idea of how well you are performing in the PTE test.

Is it possible to score full 90 in the PTE test?

The answer is yes. Of course you can if you put in a lot of efforts, practice previous questions time and again, and go through the notes provided by your teacher at regular intervals. This will keep you well in touch with the test format till the time you take your test leaving no room for error.

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