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PTE exam is going to take a new dimension in its Test from November 16th. This blog will help you in clarity of the test format and timings. PTE is the easiest test for one to clear and score higher.


Shorter test from three hours to two hours and changes in the number of questions from 70-82, to 52-64

There is an optional break in between.

What is not changing?

There are no changes to the overall format, question types, or scoring scale; there will be fewer questions to answer. So we have to prepare in the same way.

SPEAKING & WRITING 54 -67 Minutes

READING 29 to 30 Minutes

LISTENING 30 to 43 Minutes



How many tasks there are in each part and within the test as an entire

What the different task types are

What you’ll be asked to try to do for every task type

What the task will appear as if on screen

What skills are assessed in each task type and the way they’re going to be scored

Don’t forget to prepare for self-introduction

Think about how you will spend time on each task

Set a countdown on your smartphone or computer then try one task and get a feel for how long you have to speak, read, or write

Time yourself, moving immediately on to the subsequent task, and run through all of the tasks for that task type

Note that you will get the speaking, writing, reading, and listening section in order. However, the order of the question within each section can vary from test to test and could be different.

For example, once the reading section begins you could get the ‘fill in the blank’ question type first instead of the ‘multiple choice question’ as shown above. This shouldn’t impact you in any way but is just something to be aware of so that it doesn’t surprise you in the exam

It is time-bound, so the speed is a crucial factor as well. During the exam, there’ll be a timer displayed for every section. It is an honest idea to stay an eye fixed thereon throughout the exam, so you recognize if you’re lagging behind and wish to hurry up. You don’t want to spend too much time rechecking your answers and then have time to run out with questions to go.

Generally, an individual who has good at academic English will be someone who does a lot of reading, listens to audiobooks/podcasts, or watches a lot of educational television or media over the internet.

For most people, to ensure the highest possible score, 3-4 weeks with 2 hours per day should be sufficient time for you to familiarize yourself and prepare for the exam. If you are a complete beginner to English and have trouble putting together English sentences, it would obviously require additional time and effort.

There are many students who struggle to make the required time for preparation. If you are one of them, I suggest taking an inventory of how you spend your day and identifying tasks that you can eliminate or cut down on for a few weeks till the exam is out of the way.

proper grammatical guidelines are important for an honest score, as this may be utilized in most sections, so quickly brush abreast of areas on which you’ve got known issues.

When you improve your English by reading and listening, this will also help you in the speaking and the writing section. This is because your output in the form of speaking and writing is highly dependent on the input and language you learn via listening and speaking.

For Speaking – Speaking to people in English when possible. While listening to English as shown above, try repeating aloud mimicking pronunciation. Practice speaking for 40 seconds without pauses.

For Writing – Use of guider to catch basic errors in Essay. Proper structure and diverse vocabulary are important for a good writing score. For speaking and writing it is difficult to know where you are going wrong without getting feedback from a tutor.

Here are some general points that apply to all or any writing sections and can impact your writing score.

• proper grammar is important

• Punctuation should be on point.

• Vocabulary should be diverse. The use of the same words repeatedly is best avoided.

• Spelling should be correct.

• Summaries and essays should have some structure and logical flow to them, especially if more than 1 sentence.

• Type your practice answers in MS Word, Outlook, or any other writing software, so that basic grammatical or spelling mistakes can be identified.