Important Test Tips – PTE Academic Tutorial

PTE Academic: Test Overview

PTE Academic is designed to test your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

The test takes approximately three hours to complete. This includes an un-timed introduction to the test and one optional scheduled break of up to 10 minutes.

PTE Academic Overviews

PTE Academic Overviews

There are three timed parts:

Speaking and writing



Each part may contain a number of sections. Each section is individually timed

Important Test Tips

Important Test Tips - PTE Academic Tutorial

Important Test Tips – PTE Academic Tutorial


  • Use correct punctuation for writing tasks: full stops, capital letters, commas, etc
  • Answer the question. If the question asks you to write or speak about sport, write or speak about ‘sport’
    NOT ‘science’
  • Keep strictly within the word limit given for writing tasks
  • Respond quickly and keep speaking during speaking tasks. The microphone will close after 3 seconds of
    silence and stop recording



  • Write ENTIRELY in capital letters. Only use capitals when needed: at the beginning of sentences,
    names, etc
  • Click Next before you have completed the task and are ready to move on
Important Test Tips – PTE Academic Tutorial
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