What is PTE ?

The Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) is an English proficiency test that assesses your speaking, writing, listening and reading abilities. It is widely accepted in various countries after IELTS. Many individuals must take it in order to study abroad in the English speaking countries like Australia, or when they wish to become a permanent resident of such a country.

Eligibility Criteria:

The aspirants to study abroad need get 46 overall scores which are equal to 5.5 IELTS bands and no less than 41 in each component which is equal to 5 IELTS bands for bachelor programmes. And for master programmes, the students need get 59 overall scores which are equal to 6.5 IELTS bands and no less than 52 in each component which is equal to 6 IELTS bands.

Is PTE Easier Than IELTS ?

Neither is set to be tougher than the other. However, given the different IELTS and PTE test sections, people can find one easier than the other. Both the exams test writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. IELTS has a fixed number of questions for each, while PTE takes an adaptive testing approach.

How long is the Test ?

PTE Academic takes 2 hours and 15 minutes and is a computer based exam which assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

PTE Exam Pattern

Speaking & Writing:

This part of the test is 54–67 minutes long and it contains seven different question types. It is the longest section of the test. You will be tested on your speaking and writing skills, using English you might hear in an academic environment.


This part of the test is 29–30 minutes long and it contains five different question types. Because PTE Academic is an integrated skills test, one item type (‘Reading and Writing: Fill in the blanks’) also assesses writing skills.


This part of the test is 30–43 minutes long and it contains eight different question types. The questions are based on audio or video clips, which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip once. You are allowed to take notes.

We have a complete On-Campus PTE preparation system that will lead you to success

Step 1: Personal Study Plan

Here you meet one-on-one with an expert teacher who will identify exactly what you need to work on, when and how. Your Study Plan will get you started and keep you going right to the end.

Step 2: Skill Building Lessons

You may need to build your vocabulary, improve your grammar or refine your pronunciation. We have everything you need including 100s of video-based lessons and our app – E2Pronounce, which refines your pronunciation.

Step 3: Methods, Tips and Strategy Classes

Join our on-campus classes and get training by expert teachers who have taken the test themselves. Our teachers will show you HOW to answer each and every question.

Step 4: Practice

Yes, you will have to practice… but once you build your skills and learn the methods your practice becomes a lot more enjoyable. It won’t be confusing anymore! We have heaps of practice questions for you to apply the methods to.

Step 5: Expert Feedback Tutorials

Here, you meet one on one with an expert teacher who will tell you exactly what you are doing right – and more importantly – what you are doing wrong. The teacher may direct you to do more practice, refine your understanding of the methods or the teacher may say “You’re ready to go!”

Step 6: LIVE Mock Tests

You need to experience what it’s like to take the test under test conditions. Join our live mock tests held by expert teachers who will get you through but guide you.

Step 7: Test Day

If you follow our program you will be more than ready for the test day. You will be confident because confidence comes from good preparation and ability.

Pass English Test with Our Preparation Courses

AR Language Institute offers crash and extensive PTE and IELTS. These courses are specially designed to place you at the right English Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing levels you require to reach your goals.

English for Academic and Immigration Purposes

AR Language Institute with all its years of experience understands how to help you get the score you need for University admission and Immigration purposes. Our trained and professional faculty members will evaluate your mock or previous scores and prepare you accordingly.