AECC Global Nepal

PTE Academic Syllabus


  • PTE Speaking 
  • PTE Writing
  • PTE Reading
  • PTE Listening

PTE Speaking and PTE Writing (54-67 min):

  • Personal Introduction (30 sec)
  • Read aloud (6-7)
  • Repeat sentence (10-12)
  • Describe Image(3-4)
  • Retell Lecture (1-2)
  • Answer short question (5-6)
  • Summarize written text (1-2)
  • Essay (1-2) (28-36 questions in total)
PTE Reading (29-30min minutes):

  • Fill in the blanks R&W (5-6)
  • Multiple Choice-multiple answers (1-2)
  • Reorder Paragraphs (2-3)
  • Fill in the blanks (R) (4-5)
  • Multiple Choice Single Answer (1-2) (13 -18 in total)

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PTE Listening (30-43min):

The listening section consists of the following:

1.Summarize spoken test (1-2) 
 
2.Multiple choice multiple answer (1-2)  
3.Fill in the blanks (2-3)  
4.Highlight the correct summary (1-2)  
5.Multiple choice –single answer (1-2) 
6.Select missing word (1-2)  
7.Highlight incorrect words (2-3) 
8.Write from dictation (3-4) (12-20 questions in total) 


The PTE test consists of the following sections:

  • Speaking and Writing Sections (77-93minutes)
  • Reading Section (32-40 minutes)
  • Listening Section (45-57 minutes)

PTE Academic Speaking and Writing

This section has 8 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 77-93 minutes.

PTE Personal Introduction

With 25 seconds of preparation time, you will have to read out a prompt and record your personal details within 30 seconds. These details are later sent to schools.

PTE Read aloud 

You will be given a transcript. You will have read the text on the transcript out loud. If you pause for more than 3 seconds, the recording will be stopped.

PTE Repeating sentences

Audio will be played. You will have to repeat the audio within 15 seconds.

PTE Image Description

You will be shown an image. After observing it for 25 seconds, you will have to describe it in your own words.

PTE Retell lecture

Listen to the lecture and summarize it in your words.

PTE Respond to a short question

Listen to the audio and respond to it with single or multiple words.

PTE Summarize in a single sentence

Read the given passage and summarize the important points within 75 words in 10 minutes.

PTE Essay writing

Write an essay in about 200 - 300 words in 20 minutes.


PTE Reading Section

The PTE Reading Section has 5 sub-sections. The total duration to complete this section is 32-40 minutes.

PTE Reading and Writing - Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks in the given passage with the right answers.

PTE Multiple Choice - Multiple answers

Read the given passage and choose multiple right answers.

PTE Reordering paragraphs

Reordering the given sentences in the correct order to form a coherent passage. 

PTE Fill in the blanks

Choose the right word from the dropdown boxes and fill in the blanks.

PTE Multiple Choice - Single answer

Select a single right answer from the list of options.


PTE Academic Listening

The total duration to complete this section is 45-57 minutes.

PTE Summarize spoken test 

Summarize the audio in about 50-70 words in 10 minutes.

PTE Multiple Choice - Multiple answers

Carefully listen to the audio and choose multiple correct answers.

PTE Listening and Writing - Fill in the blanks

Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the exact phrases in the given transcript. 

PTE Highlight the perfect summary

Listen to the audio and choose the right summary.

PTE Multiple Choice - Single answer

Choose a single right answer from the multiple-choice.

PTE Find the missing words

Listen to the audio, find the missing words and fill in the blanks.

PTE Highlight the incorrect words

Listen to the audio and change the incorrect words.

PTE Write from dictation

Listen to the audio and highlight the incorrect words.



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