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PTE Academic

A guide to the test and its format.

PTE Academic

A guide to the test and its format.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing

This part of the test is 77–93 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.

Understand each question type

Use the menu to learn about the question types and how to answer each one.









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The Personal Introduction is an opportunity for you to give your selected institutions some information about yourself. You will have 25 seconds to read the prompt and prepare your response, and then 30 seconds to record your response.

This item is not scored, but will be sent together with your score report to the institutions selected by you. You are only able to record your answer once.

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Part 2: Reading

This part will take 32-40 minutes to complete

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Part 3: Listening

This part will take 45-57 minutes to complete

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