PTE: The Pearson Test of English Academic
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The Pearson Test of English Academic is all set to attract more takers. Hear it from Carl Rhymer.
For students wanting to pursue higher studies in English-speaking nations, the TOEFL (for U.S. universities) and IELTS (for U.K., Australian universities) have for long been the two options as language proficiency tests. About three years ago, Pearson group, one of the world’s leading Education company, came out with their own English language test called the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic in 2009.
In over three years, PTE Academic has managed to find wide acceptance amongst most universities in the U.K. and Australia. Global sales director of Pearson Language Tests Carl Rhymer was in Chennai recently. He spoke exclusively to The Hindu Education Plus about PTE, Indian students’ performance in the global examination scenario and more.
You have been associated with global exams for nearly two decades. How have Indian students fared over the years?
Indian students are doing a very good job. Over time their language ability and performance in exams have been improving year on year. They realise their importance of maximising study opportunities and invest their time and efforts in preparing themselves for examinations. Globally, Indian students perform pretty well against other nationalities.
What are the salient features of PTE and what are the advantages for students?
One main thing is convenience. It’s easy to register and students can apply very close to exam day and can get their results in five working days. The test is done in three hours in one sitting and there is no need to come back another day.
Also, this test is the most relevant to the studies. All materials are real lectures or journals and not recorded in studios. It better prepares and mirrors what they do in classroom. The other area is we are the fairest as we use automated scoring for tests. Read More.....
PTE Academic measures your English ability by testing your level of English through tasks which reflect real-life settings.
The timings shown are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total.Booking
Before the test - Registration and Payment
At the test center - What to expect on test day
After the test - Scores and sending them