All About PTE Academic Tutorial and FAQ Part 2

Part 2: Overview

In Part 2 you are tested mainly on your reading skills.

Part 2 contains a single timed section.

Read the instructions to each question carefully and answer as directed.

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading

Reading: Multiple-choice, choose single answer

For this item type you need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question.

There are several possible response options but only one is correct.

To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the option again to deselect it, or left-click on a different option.

The option you select is highlighted in yellow.

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Multi Choice

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Multi Choice

Reading: Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

For this item type you need to read the passage and answer the multiple-choice question. There is more than one correct response.

You need to select all the response options that you think are correct from the list of possible options.

To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the option again to deselect it.

The options you select are highlighted in yellow.

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading choose multiple answers

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading choose multiple answers

Reading: Re-order paragraphs

For this item type you need to restore the original order of the text by selecting text boxes and dragging
them across the screen.

There are two ways you can move the text:

1. Left-click on a box to select it (it will be outlined in blue), hold the left mouse button down and drag it to the desired location.

2. Left-click on a box to select it, and then left-click on the left and right arrow buttons to move it across. On the right panel, you can also use the up and down arrow buttons to re-order the boxes.

To deselect a box, left-click elsewhere on the screen.

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Re-order paragraphs

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Re-order paragraphs

Reading: Fill in the blanks

For this item type you need to drag and drop words across the screen to correctly fill in the gaps in the text.

There is a passage with some missing words. You have a list of words in the blue box that you can use to fill the
gaps in the text. There are
more words than gaps so you will not use all the words provided.

Left-click on a word to select it; keep the left mouse button held down and drag the word to the gap where you
want to place it. You can also drag words between gaps.

To remove a word from a gap, drag it back to the blue box.

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Fill in the blanks

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading Fill in the blanks

Reading & Writing: Fill in the blanks

For this item type you need select the most appropriate words from a drop-down list to restore the text.

There is a passage with some missing words. Beside each gap, there is a button with a drop-down list. Left-click
on this button to reveal the drop-down list of options for that gap. Select the option you think best fills the gap.

To change your mind, left-click on a different option

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading and Writing Fill in the blanks

PTE Academic Overview Part 2 Reading and Writing Fill in the blanks

Optional Break

After Part 2 you have the option to take a break. The total time available is 10 minutes, but you should allow up to 5 minutes to sign back in and be seated.

If you want to take a break, you must leave the testing room.

If you spend more than 10 minutes in total on the break, that time is taken from the next part of the test.

If you want to take a break, raise your hand to signal the Test Administrator.

When you return to your seat, remember to put your headset on ready for Part 3.

Optional Break

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