Pearson Test of English (PTE) 2017 is a computer-based test that evaluates a candidate's proficiency in the English language. There are two formats of the PTE test 2017:
PTE is designed for non-native English speakers who want to study in abroad. PTE 2017 Academic score is accepted for admission to thousands of institutions across the world including countries like - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Prominent universities accepting PTE 2017 Academic include Harvard, Yale and INSEAD. The Australian Government even accepts PTE 2017 Academic for the visa application process.
Meanwhile, PTE 2017 General seeks to reward those with improved skills of English language learning. Apart from being recognized by a number of universities around the world, even ministries of education and employers accept it as proof of English language proficiency.
The three-hour long exam tests a candidate's listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. With the aid of a computer and a headset, candidates will be required to listen to, read and respond to the questions. The test is made up of three main parts:
Meanwhile, questions will be asked across twenty formats, including multiple-choice, essay writing, and interpreting information.
This particular PTE 2017 is divided into two parts:
The written test is used to judge a candidate's listening, reading comprehension and writing skills - the marking is done by external examiners in the UK. The spoken test is examined by trained local examines who then send it to the UK for moderation. The overall test comprises six levels which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).