PTE


Our aim at THEORANGE GROUP is to Our aim at THE ORANGE GROUP is to help our students achieve success in the Pearson Test of English or PTE. In line with this, our trainers cater to the students' needs by providing top quality PTE coaching. They design the curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the students best. As a top PTE coaching centre, we have trainers who evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the students, and then design an individualised study plan.
Through different PTE Coaching strategies like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions we give our students the best training they need.
The PTE Academic assesses the real-life English skills you will need at your university and living abroad. Not only does PTE assess speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also reflects real life settings, as well as testing academic skills.
PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. If one is planning to apply to universities or for a UK or Australian visa and need proof of English proficiency, one can use the PTE Academic score. PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single three-hour online test session.
To complete the PTE Academic test, a candidate needs to go to a secure Pearson Test Centre. The candidate uses a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
PTE Academic assesses real life, academic content. During the test, the candidate hears excerpts from lectures and views graphs and charts. The candidate hears a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, in order to be exposed to the type of accents that may be encountered in everyday life.
Candidates can schedule their tests in as little as twenty-four hours in advance, appear for a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.
PTE offers flexible test dates. In 2014, test sessions were available 300 days of the year. Candidates can choose from test centres in 150 locations worldwide. PTE is approved by the UK and Australian Governments. Thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD accept PTE score.
Extra score reports are not charged additionally. Candidates can send their scores to as many institutions as they choose.


Listed below are a few reasons why The Orange Group is a top IELTS coaching centre:


• Smaller batches ensure personal guidance, where our trainers provide intensive and focused classroom teaching.
• Each module of the class schedule will cover all the sections of the IELTS – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
• Classes will be held in 2 batches; first batch starts from 10am to 2 pm, and second batch starts at 2 pm to 5 pm.
• Personal attention is given to each student in accordance to their problem areas in different modules.
• We provide ample listening practice from previous IELTS tests. Therefore, we ensure rigorous practice in pursuit of high scores. We provide feedback to the students on their errors and share strategies to improve scores.
• Extensive speaking practice is provided using previous IELTS test questions covering all three sections.
• Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests are included in the course fee.
• Our faculty believes not only in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS.
• Simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.


Test Structure


The PTE test structure is as follows:
Section Question Format Time
Introduction 1 – 2 minutes
PART 1: SPEAKING &WRITING • Personal Introduction
• Read aloud
• Repeat sentence
• Describe image
• Re-tell lecture
• Answer short question
• Summarise written text (one sentence)
• Summarise written text (paragraph)
• Essay (20mins)
77 – 93 minutes
PART 2: READING • Multiple choice questions (x2)
• Re-order paragraphs
• Fill in the blanks (x2)
32 – 41 minutes
BREAK A ten minute break is optional. 10 minutes
PART 3: LISTENING • Summarise spoken text
• Multiple choice (x2)
• Fill the blanks
• Highlight the correct summary
• Select missing word
• Highlight incorrect words
• Write from dictation
45 – 57 minutes


Score Reporting

The PTE test is scored against the Global Scale of English, giving you an accurate snapshot of the performance of the test-taker on a scale of 10 - 90. Detailed score reports show the overall test-taker performance as well as their ability on sub-skills and enabling skills. Join a coaching centre and work hard to attain good PTE scores.


Item scoring

All items in PTE Academic are machine-scored. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are based on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of the response.
Formal aspects refer to the form of the response: for example, whether it is over or under the word limit for a particular item type. The quality of the response is represented in the enabling skills. For example, in the item type Re-tell lecture, the response is scored on skills such as oral fluency and pronunciation.
Scores for item types assessing speaking and writing skills are generated by automated scoring systems. There are two types of scoring: Correct or Incorrect.
Some item types are scored as either correct or incorrect. If a response is correct, a score of 1 is given, but if it is incorrect, no score points are awarded.


Partial credit

Other item types are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect. If responses to these items are correct, the maximum score points available for each item type will be received, but if they are partly correct, some score points will be given, but less than the maximum available for the item type. If responses are incorrect, no score points will be received.
The tables that follow give an overview of how the 20 item types in the three parts of PTE Academic are scored. They also show timings, the number of items in any given test, the communicative skills, enabling skills and other elements scored.
Note- The minimum and maximum time indicated for the sections of each part of the test do not add up to the total time stated. This is because different versions of the test are balanced for total length. No candidate will get the maximum or minimum times indicated. The PTE Academic reports an overall score.


Overall score

The overall score is based on the student's performance on all test items. For each item, the score you obtain contributes to the overall score. The overall score range is 10-90 points. Good preparation will definitely result in good PTE scores.


FAQ

  • Upon cancellation of a test either one week prior to the test day or more, 50% fee is refunded. For any cancellation in the week, no money is refunded.

  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test. Above 18, you don't need this.

  • As many times you wish to.

  • No. You can choose the institutions you want to send your scores to after you have seen your results.

  • Research supports the idea that automated scoring gives more analytical, objective results than markers do. PTE automated scoring system is impartial – it cannot be influenced by external factors like your appearance, personality or body language. PTE automated scoring system means you can be certain you are being judged only on your language performance. Besides, the institutions you send your score to can also be confident that your score is accurate and representative of your actual English language ability.

  • You will receive your scores within 5 business days.