About PTE Academic 2018

The PTE Academic 2018 or the Pearson Test of English Academic 2018 is an internationally recognised English language proficiency examination. The scores for the PTE Academic can be used to satisfy English language proficiency requirements for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. English language proficiency scores are required for students who are from non-English speaking nations or who do not have English as their first language. The PTE Academic scores are valid for up to 2 years from the exam date.

Exam level: University Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: Pearson
Duration 3 Hours

Download all details about PTE Academic 2018

Download Brochure

There is no specific eligibility requirement for the PTE Academic 2018 examination except that 

  • The candidate must be at least 16 years of age. 
  • If the candidate is under 18 years of age, then he or she must submit a proof of parental consent in order to be eligible to sit for the examination. 
Applications Open Now
Study Abroad in Germany
4 Universities ranked among top 100 by worldwide rankings | Scholarships Available | Study Abroad in Germany
Study Abroad Opportunities
Pursue education in an intercultural global environment | Opportunities for Studying in Abroad

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card

In order to apply for the PTE Academic 2018 examination, a candidate must register for a Pearson VUE account on the official website through the following procedure:

  • The candidate must go to the official PTE Academic website and register for a Pearson VUE account by clicking on the 'register now' link.
  • Within 24 hours of registration, the candidate will receive login details to access his or her newly created Pearson VUE account. 
  • Using the login details, the candidate can log into the Pearson VUE account and schedule a PTE Academic test.
  • Test dates and centres will be available for selection as per the candidate's requirement. 
  • The final step in the application process is payment of the test fees which can be done online via credit card.

PTE Academic E-books and Sample Papers

PTE Academic 2018 Syllabus

Speaking and writing
Personal introduction
Read aloud
Repeat sentence
Describe image
Re-tell lecture
Answer short question
Summarize written text
Summarize written text or Essay
Write essay
Multiple-choice, choose single answer
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
Re-order paragraphs
Fill in the blanks
Reading and writing : Fill in the blanks
2 or 3 summarize spoken text
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
Fill in the Black
Highlight correct summary
Multiple choice, choose single answer
Select missing word
Highlight incorrect words
Write from dictation

In order to prepare properly for the PTE Academic 2018 exam, candidates must keep the following points in mind in order to score well on the PTE and ensure a high level of English language proficiency:

Preparation for PTE Academic 2018 Writing:

  • Practice essay writing on various topics in a timed environment.
  • Always stay within the prescribed word limit for the specific writing exercise i.e. under 100 words for the summarising the test exercise and under 500 words for the essay.
  • Avoid redundancy and use clear and unequivocal sentence structure and vocabulary. 

Preparation for PTE Academic 2018 Speaking:

  • Ensure that the enunciation of words is clear and avoid hesitancy.
  • Do not hurry through the speaking exercises, maintain a steady oratory pace despite the time constraints.
  • Do not spend time on correcting oratory mistakes, carry on with the exercise regardless of botched words.
  • Practice speaking aloud at home with various questions and exercises in a timed environment. 

Preparation for PTE Academic 2018 Reading:

  • Manage time properly during reading exercises as the number of questions is greater than in other sections.
  • Read and re-read each question before attempting to answer without giving in to overconfidence.
  • Practice as many sample questions as possible.

Preparation for PTE Academic 2018 Listening:

  • Practice listening section questions from audio exercises in a timed environment.
  • Maintain a calm composure and listen patiently to the audio being played.
  • Take notes of every potential point of information in order to ensure clarity while answering questions.

The PTE Academic test comprises 3 different sections or parameters upon which the candidate’s proficiency in English is evaluated. These include:

Part 1: Speaking and Writing

Part 2: Reading

Part 3: Listening

PTE Academic 2018 Exam Pattern                 






Topics Covered


Part 1: Speaking and Writing


77 – 93 minutes

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay        

Part 2: Reading


32 – 41 minutes

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs

Part 3: Listening


45 – 57 minutes

  • Summarise spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

PTE Academic 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Telangana Hyderabad
Punjab Jalandhar
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Valid passport

The result for the PTE Academic 2018 test is generally available within a week of the test day. The candidate will receive an email once the scores have been reported and he or she can view the test scores by logging on to their Pearson VUE account. The average time for availability of result is 5 days from the test day.

The candidate will also receive a mail in case there is a delay in the score report or the score is on hold.

General Information

Applications Open Now

Study Abroad in Canada
Study Abroad in Canada
Study Abroad Opportunities
Study Abroad Opportunities
Study Abroad in Germany
Study Abroad in Germany
View All Application Forms

Questions related to PTE Academic

Showing 70 out of 70 Questions

I go 49 score in pte can I apply for Australia.

Apurv 8th Oct, 2019

Hello Simran, you need to check with your college about what is their minimum limit for eligibility. Each college has different criteria. Moreover, only PTE is not enough for applying to the colleges in australia. You need letter of recommendations, statement of purpose(SOP) and other things in addition with your PTE test.


does it affects the score if we miss some questions in pte exam ??

Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

Yes, it will cost you more than answering wrong. As writing from dictation contains more marks (1 mark for every correct answer) and there are approximately 10-12 words in each sentence. There are multiple questions of same type which can itself will give you 30-40 marks. You'll loose the marks if you're skipping such type of questions. In a competitive world every mark counts and loosing 30-40 marks is not at all productive. So attempting all questions should be the aim for better results. I hope this is helpful.

Best Wishes!


Hii overall 50 score in PTE can I apply Australia study visa ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 28th Sep, 2019

hello aspirant,

PTE test is personal test of english. minimum passing marks for this test score is 42.

Minimum test score when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS is 36.

Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS is 30.

so as per your score you can apply for study in Australia.


I am interested in studying in Ontario, Canada, will PTE help me in getting into good colleges of technology there? PG diploma sort of?

Afreen Anjum Student Expert 17th Sep, 2019


As you ask about how pte help to get good college in Ontario canada ..so pte is one of the international exam which is computer based exam for many college and university for many countries including canada....For admission through pte go have to give exam of pte at center of pte and have to send that rank to the your choice university ....And after that they continue further process for admission ..

All the best!!


can i get admission in the colleges in canada?

Aayushi Batra 17th Sep, 2019

Hi Minati,

In order to answer this question, kindly provide me your profile.

Best Wishes


News and Articles

View More
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books