The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is another popular standardized test that assesses the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. It is designed to measure a person's ability to understand and use English in an academic or professional setting.
PTE is recognized and accepted by educational institutions, employers, and government agencies in many countries as proof of English language proficiency. It evaluates the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
The test is computer-based and uses a variety of task types to assess the different language skills. The tasks include multiple-choice questions, essay writing, summarizing spoken or written text, interpreting information from charts or graphs, and more. The test is scored by automated scoring algorithms, providing quick and reliable results.
PTE offers various test types to meet different purposes. The most common types are:
–   PTE Academic: This test is primarily for those planning to study abroad or seeking professional registration in English-speaking countries. It assesses academic English skills and is widely accepted by universities and colleges.
–   PTE General: This test is designed for general purposes and focuses on real-life English language skills. It consists of two modules: a written paper and a spoken test. PTE General is often used for employment purposes or as proof of English proficiency for immigration.
PTE scores are reported on a scale from 10 to 90, with 10 being the lowest and 90 being the highest. The scores reflect the test taker's English language ability in each skill area and provide an overall score.
As with any standardized test, it's important to consult the official PTE website or contact the test centers for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding test formats, registration, fees, and score validity.