The PTE is one of the most accepted English proficiency tests. The test is used by embassies and employers in their candidate assessment processes. It is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for candidates wanting to study or immigrate abroad. The PTE score is accepted by various academic institutes worldwide including Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale University. A good PTE score can greatly improve your chances of success. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is an English language test on similar lines as the IELTS and the TOEFL. This computer-based exam focuses on day to day usage of the English Language as opposed to high-level English. It tests a candidate on the effective understanding of the English language on a day to day basis. The grading system used in PTE ensures a better level of understanding of the candidate’s proficiency in the English language. Since the PTE is a computer-based test the results are usually given within 5 business days from the test date. Some candidates receive the score within 3 days and some even within a day.
REASONS WHY MOST PEOPLE OPT FOR THE PTE
Flexible: Test dates are available almost for over 360 days in a year in over 250 centers worldwide
Fast: Results are declared typically within 5 working days
Fair: Since the test uses computerized marking, it ensures that all test takers are scored accurately and impartially
Secure: Various measures are taken to ensure test security like randomized test forms, palm-vein scanning and data forensics
Unlimited: Test takers can send their test results to as many Universities or Institutions as they like with no extra payment
HOW IS THE PTE SCORED?
The scoring in PTE is done from 10 to 90 with 10 being the lowest and 90 being the highest. Increments happen by 1 point. The grading scale showcases the test taker’s ability to read, write, speak and understand instructions given in English. The scores are also provided in a graph for easy understanding of the candidate as well as the areas of improvement.
WHERE CAN IT BE USED?
The PTE (Academic) can be used for both immigration and study overseas. The governments of Australia and New Zealand accept PTE (Academic) test scores for immigration. Various Universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Europe also accept PTE (Academic) test scores.
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