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Pearson Test of English or PTE  (Academic) is an online language-proficiency test that evaluates the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of a candidate, and assesses his or her ability to communicate at work or while undergoing any educational program in an English-speaking country. Our main objective at HURRAY is to provide the required mentoring to candidates who aspire to take the test and help them move up the ladder of PTE scores. HURRAY’s vigorous PTE practice test sessions and individual-focused approach have been central to its becoming one of the best PTE training centers in Bangalore.

HURRAY’s Unique PTE Training Traits

  • HURRAY’s PTE training program includes explanations, practice test sessions, assisted reviews.
  • Mock tests to give candidates the hands-on experience of taking the PTE exam.
  • Effective mentoring and learning resources to help each student with efficient time management, problem-solving and strategy sessions to give our students the best training.
  • Hands-on classroom sessions that help hone your writing and speaking skills.
  • Customized study material to suit the needs of students.
  • Listening, reading and writing practice from previous PTE tests.
  • Instant feedback and effective strategies to help candidates improve their scores.
  • Individual attention to each and every student in accordance with their problem areas in different modules.

Hurray’s Training Process

The PTE Academic assesses the real life English skills you will need at your university and living abroad. Not only does PTE assess speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also reflects real life settings, as well as testing academic skills.
PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. If one is planning to apply to universities or for a UK or Australian visa and need proof of English proficiency, one can use the PTE Academic score. PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single three-hour online test session.

Format of PTE

Section     Question FormatTime
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarise written text (one sentence)
  • Summarise written text (paragraph)
  • Essay (20mins)
77 – 93 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)
32 – 41 minutes
BREAK   A ten minute break is optional.10 minutes
  • Summarise spoken text
  • Multiple choice (x2)
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation
45 – 57 minutes

Scoring Pattern

The PTE Test is scored against the Global Scale of English, giving you an accurate snapshot of the performance of the test-taker on a scale of 10 – 90. Detailed score reports show the overall test-taker performance as well as their ability on sub-skills and enabling skills.

Item scoring

All items in PTE Academic are machine-scored. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are based on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of the response.

Formal aspects refer to the form of the response: for example, whether it is over or under the word limit for a particular item type. The quality of the response is represented in the enabling skills. For example, in the item type Re-tell lecture, the response is scored on skills such as oral fluency and pronunciation.

Scores for item types assessing speaking and writing skills are generated by automated scoring systems. There are two types of scoring: Correct or Incorrect.

Some item types are scored as either correct or incorrect. If a response is correct, a score of 1 is given, but if it is incorrect, no score points are awarded.

Partial credit

Other item types are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect. If responses to these items are correct, the maximum score points available for each item type will be received, but if they are partly correct, some score points will be given, but less than the maximum available for the item type. If responses are incorrect, no score points will be received.

The tables that follow give an overview of how the 20 item types in the three parts of PTE Academic are scored. They also show timings, the number of items in any given test, the communicative skills, enabling skills and other elements scored.


The minimum and maximum time indicated for the sections of each part of the test do not add up to the total time stated. This is because different versions of the test are balanced for total length. No candidate will get the maximum or minimum times indicated.

The PTE Academic reports an overall score.

Overall score

The overall score is based on the student’s performance on all test items. For each item, the score you obtain contributes to the overall score. The overall score range is 10-90 points. Good preparation will definitely result in good PTE scores.

PTE Voucher

Booking a PTE exam can be a highly expensive affair. PTE Voucher is a cost-friendly mode of payment that facilitates writing the PTE exam at a discounted price.

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