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The Pearson Test of English (PTE) has been gaining popularity over the last few years and is often referred to by test-takers as a “friendlier test”. Many individuals find it to be more intuitive and less intimidating than other English Proficiency tests, and this is for a number of reasons. In this PTE tips article, we shared why this test may be right for you.

So why you should take PTE?

PTE test is entirely computer-based. This is helpful to test-takers in a couple of ways. Firstly, there is no interaction with another person for speaking tasks, and many people find this less stressful. It also may be easier for test-takers to focus on just the speaking, rather than on the assessor’s body language, facial expressions and so on.
It’s over in 3 hours. Unlike IELTS, you complete the PTE in one sitting (with breaks, of course!). You do not need to wait in line for the speaking portion of the test, and this means you get to go home all earlier! In addition, you can use all of your energy and focus in one sitting, rather than conserving energy for a task later in the day.
It has quick and easy scheduling. Unlike some English tests where you can only schedule a sitting on specific dates, you can literally book a PTE sitting with only 24-hour notice. The advantage of this is that you can pick and choose a test time that works around your schedule and fits with any time constraints you may have. A further added bonus is that you will receive your score within 5 business days of taking the PTE, which is the fastest response time out of all the mainstream English Proficiency tests offered.

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  • Megha Chauhan says:

    Hi there,

    I wanted to ask you about the PTE benefits? I am having 2 years of work experience and I am from Computer engineering background? Should i go for PET if I wish to apply for work permit in Australia?

    • Hi Megha,

      If you have a computer engineering background, the PTE is probably well-suited to you! Some people are thrown off my the fact that it is all computerized, but I don’t think you’ll have that problem. I would definitely look into doing PTE before any of the other ones. 🙂

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