PTA is conducted by Pearson VUE throughout the year to test four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The exam will be conducted online for admission in various colleges and universities across the world. Some of the popular universities that accept PTE scorecard are Yale University, Colorado State University, Oxford University, Pearson College London, Georgian College, Mcmaster University etc. The syllabus for PTA has not undergone any changes over the years. The question paper will contain three sections including Speaking and Writing, Reading and Listening. All the topics covered in the syllabus of PTA will aim to evaluate a candidate’s English proficiency.
Some of the major topics which are available in the PTA Syllabus are Re-Tell Lecture, Repeat Sentence, Describe Image, Read Aloud, Essay, etc. Candidates are advised to check all the topics and exam pattern before moving on the preparation spree. Further, the syllabus of PTA will provide information about what topics will be asked in the exam so that the candidates may mark the important topics accordingly.
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PTE Course Duration
90 Hours Approx
PTE Course Content
Speaking and Writing
The time given for the reading section is in between (77-93 minutes). The speaking section assesses the academic English-speaking ability of the candidates. Writing if for checking correct grammar and spellings in academic English. This section includes the following types of tasks.
In this section, you need to record your response to your personal information. Here you get a chance to introduce yourself to the institute. However, this is not counted in scores.
Text about 60 words appear on the screen. You need to read it aloud in a given time limit. The time limit is varying according to the number of words in the text.
Audio recording is given to you. After listening to the recording, you need to repeat it. The time limit for this id 60 seconds.
40 seconds is given to you. You need to describe the image that appears on the screen.
The lecture is given which you need to listen to. After listening you need to retell that. 60 seconds is the time limit.
Answer short questions
You need to answer the question after listening. But the answer should be in one word or a few words. 10 seconds is given for this task.
Summarize written text
The topic is given to you. You need to write an essay on that topic.it should be of 200-300 words. 20 minutes are given to complete this task.
The time given for the reading section is in between ((32-41 minutes). This section includes the following types of tasks.
Fill in the blanks
Text up to 300 words are given to you. Some spaces between the words are there, you need to choose a proper word from the box given below.
Multiple choices, objective questions single answer
Text up to 300 words is given. After reading a text, you need to answer a multiple-choice question on the content of the text by selecting one response.
Multiple choice questions, multiple answers
Text up to 300 words is given. After reading a text, you need to answer a multiple-choice question on the content of the text by selecting more than one response
A Box of words in random order is given. You need to rearrange them into the correct order. The text size is up to 300 words.
The time given for the Listening section is in between (45-57 minutes). This section includes the following types of task
Summarize spoken text
You need to write a 50-70-word summary after listening to the recording. Recording length up to 90 seconds is given to you
Multiple choice, multiple answer
You need to listen to a given recording. Than answers need to choose from given multiple responses
Fill in the blanks
A transcript of a recording appears on screen with several gaps. After listening to the recording, type the missing word in each gap.
Highlight correct summary
Recording having a length of 60-90 seconds is given to you. After listening to a recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.
Multiple choice, single answer
Recording of 30-60 seconds is given After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting one response.
Select missing word
Recording of 30-60 seconds is given. After listening to a recording, select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options.
Highlight incorrect words
Recording of 30-60 seconds is given. The transcript of a recording appears on the screen. While listening to the recording, identify the words in the transcript that differ from what is said.
Write from dictation
Recording of 3-7 seconds is given. After listening to a recording of a sentence, you need to type the sentence.