Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

1 How do I prepare for PTE?

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for PTE.

  1. Take a PTE preparation course. Our online PTE preparation course will prepare you within 15 days.
  2. Take as many PTE mock practice tests as possible to develop test-taking strategy. We have many mock tests at a reasonable cost on our website.
  3. Learn strategies and tips to fool the computer into thinking that your answer meets the criteria that the automated scoring (Artificial Intelligence) is looking for. We have all the strategies and tips in our online preparation course.
2 What is PTE practice test?

Though it’s easy to score in PTE, students usually complain because they are unfamiliar with the structure. Add to this, 75 -85 that you have to attempt in 180 minutes. Since you will feel rushed, you won’t be able to do well on your first attempt at the test.

To counter this, we have developed a testing system with AI (designed and developed in Australia) to help you practice the test. We call this PTE mock test. The aim is to give you a feel of the real environment of the test and also give you feedback on your preparation for the test.

3 What is PTE mock test?

Though it’s easy to score in PTE, students usually complain because they are unfamiliar with the structure. Add to this, 75 -85 that you have to attempt in 180 minutes. Since you will feel rushed, you won’t be able to do well on your first attempt at the test.

To counter this, we have developed a testing system with AI (designed and developed in Australia) to help you practice the test. We call this PTE mock test. The aim is to give you a feel of the real environment of the test and also give you feedback on your preparation for the test.

4 How long is PTE test?

The duration of PTE test is 180 minutes. Expect to give PTE in the following order:

  1. Speaking (30 to 35 minutes)
  2. Writing (40 minutes, or 50 minutes, or 60 minutes)
  3. Reading (32 to 41 minutes)
  4. Listening (45 to 57 minutes)
5 Where can I take PTE in Nepal?

There are two test centers for PTE in Nepal. However, we are the only ones who provide PTE preparation courses and AI-based mock tests.

Alfa Beta Institute Pvt. Ltd

Alfa Beta Complex
1st floor, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Bagmati
Kathmandu 44600
Nepal

 

British Professional College

Trade Tower, Thapathali,
Kathmandu 44600
Nepal

6 What is PTE Exam Fee?

At present, the fee to take PTE in Nepal is US $170.

7 Is PTE accepted in Australia for nurses?

To study Nursing in Australia, you require 7 in IELTS which is quite impossible to achieve. However, many students have easily achieved 65 out of 90 in PTE. 65 in PTE is equivalent to 7 in IELTS. Thus, you have better chances of becoming a nurse with PTE than IELTS.

8 Is PTE accepted in Australia?

PTE is widely accepted in Australia. In fact, it’s a very popular test in Australia among international students and PR aspirants due to unique features such as accessibility and an unbiased grading system. If you are planning to further your education in Australia, PTE is the best choice to prove your English proficiency.

9 Is PTE easier than IELTS?

Truth be told, PTE is a lot easier than IELTS. Firstly, you don’t have to wait for Speaking section like in IELTS. In PTE, Speaking section is the first part of the test followed by Writing, Reading and Listening. Secondly, AI-based scoring as well as other automated scoring methods are not really good at scoring content. As a result, it is beneficial for students who go through trainings/ preparation courses that teach how to score on these types of tests. Lastly, getting 50 out of 90 is equivalent to 6 out of 9 in IELTS, which is a lot easier. We speak about this from our experience providing PTE preparation tutorial classes/ courses in Australia, where many students have been successful in scoring their desired score to enroll in the courses of their preference as well as scoring enough points for PR.  

10 How long is the PTE Academic score valid for?

PTE Academic test score is valid for 2 years for studying (student visa) and 3 years for migration visa.

11 How is PTE overall score calculated?

PTE score is based on four language skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. Each has a minimum score of 10 and a full score of 90.

Furthermore, six enabling scores contribute to your language skills. These are Grammar, Oral Fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary and Written Discourse. If you are curious about PTE scoring system or your language ability, you can give the Mock test which is similar to the real PTE test.

12 How is PTE scored?

PTE is a computerized test that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) scoring which means you get an unbiased score of your English ability.

13 What is the passing score for PTE?

The minimum score in PTE is 10 and the maximum score is 90. The conversion chart below will help you know more about the PTE. Usually, if you are applying to study Nursing in Australia, you will need 65/90. If you are applying for other courses, 50/90 will be sufficient.

IELTS English Levels

IELTS

PTE Academic

Expert

9

86-90

Very Good

8.5

83-85

Very Good

8

79-82

Good

7.5

73-78

Good

7

65-72

Competent

6.5

58-64

Competent

6

50-57

Modest

5.5

42-49

Modest

5

36-41

Limited

4.5

30-35

 

14 What is PTE Academic?

PTE Academic, also known only as PTE, is a 190 minutes long, computer-based assessment of a person’s English language ability in an academic context. The test assesses an individual’s communicative skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills through questions using authentically-sourced material. In addition, the test provides feedback on enabling skills in the form of Oral Fluency, Grammar, Vocabulary, Written Discourse, Pronunciation and Spelling.