The Pearson Test of English was launched by Pearson in 2009 and thus is one of the latest entrants into the field of testing and certifying English language proficiency of non-native English speakers.There are three parts namely listening, reading and speaking, writing. Speaking and writing both are judged together. There is an optional 10-minute break between reading and listening. PTE is based on complete automated scoring and grades a test taker in the band of 10-90.PTE Academic Test centers are located in over 50 countries worldwide and can be taken on any date of the year, subject to availability of seats in the desired centre. In India the PTE centers are in over 15+countries.
PTE contains four types of tests
It is recognized by many universities, colleges and Governments worldwide. U.K, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand are among the few countries who accept PTE. It is also approved by the Australian Department of Immigration for migration or study purposes.PTE has very fair and consistent marking schemes, especially in the speaking and writing sections.If you are struggling to score in speaking or writing in other English exams then this might be very appealing to you as it caters more fair and consistent marking in the speaking and writing sections.