PTE (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
PTE General (formerly known as the London Tests of English) are international English language exams for speakers of English as a foreign language. It is developed by Pearson Language Tests and administered by Edexcel, the exams are accredited by the Qualification and Curriculum Authority. PTE is recognised by nearly 1780 programs in 719 institution specially in UK,US & Australia. PTE General are theme-based exams designed to test how well a one can communicate in authentic and realistic situations. For this reason, the tests use real-life scenarios rather than grammatical exercises.
Most UK universities require a minimum score of 51 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a minimum score of 36 for qualifications below degree level.
PTE test formats
They test the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.Overall range is 10-90 points.
No official prerequisite Intended for non-native English speakers.
US$ 200 (approx) depending on the country.
Up to 4 times a month.
|Speaking and Writing||77-93 minutes|
with an optional schedule break of 10 minutes
There are PTE Academic test centres located in over 50 countries worldwide
Test Materials are always available in http://pearsonpte.com/test-takers