Pearson English Test is the full form of the abbreviation PTE. It is an English language proficiency exam that is held to test the know-how and grip of non-native English speakers on the English language. The students who wish to proceed their education in foreign institutes but belong to areas, countries or regions where English is not spoken as a native or commonly used language have to appear in the Pearson Test of English as a part of their admission procedure and protocol.
ABOUT THE TEST:
The Pearson test of English is not a test or an exam that is conducted manually. Rather it is a computer based online test that is conducted on a computer with an active internet connection. The person taking the exam will be provided a personal computer, a pair of headphones and a speaker at the testing center. The duration of the test is three hours and the test itself is further divided into three modules or section namely:
- Speaking and Writing
A fixed time is also allocated for each module and there is no compensation of time in any case. The person who is appearing for the test should be varied of the fact that he will have to complete the section in the given time period. He will not be awarded any extra time nor will be told to move on to the next section prior to the completion of the allocated time for that respective part.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A TEST:
Scheduling a Pearson test of English is a fairly easy task. All the person who intends to take the test has to do is to visit the official website of the Pearson English Test and register for an account. While registering for an account the site will ask you for general information such as name, date of birth etc. Once an account has been activated, the potential test taker can register for the Pearson English test according to his availability. The website will show some information about when the tests are scheduled to be conducted and what is the location of the different testing centers near you. The test taker is free to choose the slot in which he wishes to appear for the test. After the above-mentioned protocol has been completed the test taker will be asked to deposit the test fee.
SCORING OF THE TEST:
Not only the test is computer based but the scoring of the tests is also completely automated and is done by the computer. The Pearson English Test is scored on the basis of the performance of the test taker in the various modules or sections of the tests. Since the test results are automatically calculated, therefore, they are announced relatively quickly as well and the test taker can see his test report to judge the performance on the test within five days of taking the test. The test is scored on the global scale of English which means that the test taker will be scored on a scale of 10-90.