PTE Practice Test 2022: Download Section-wise Previous Year PTE Sample Paper PDF

PTE

Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Feb 8, 2022 08:33 IST

PTE Practice Test: With the objective of enhancing your communication skills, the PTE Academic exam is designed to test your command of the English language. No high-level language proficiency is required to clear the exam, it rather checks your regular English communication, thereby helping you become expressive. Practising each section separately with a relaxed and focused mind is advisable to fully absorb the subject matter and score well. Putting on a headphone for the listening and speaking sections would help you become more focused and help you concentrate.

Keeping the distress COVID-19 has brought upon students and the study abroad industry. The conducting body of the PTE exam, Pearson PLC Group, has shortened the PTE exam by an hour and the new PTE exam is for a total of two hours. The conducting body of the PTE exam has also launched PTE at Home for candidates looking to take the PTE exam from the safety of their homes. However, candidates would be required to have the necessary system and environment setting to be able to register for the PTE exam. 

PTE Practice Test 2022

PTE Mock Test Free: For the benefit of our readers we have got together the PTE mock test from the official website: https://www.pearsonpte.com/pte-academic  Candidates can check out PTE Mock Tests and PTE Mock Tests from the official website or visit the same below. The PTE practice test has a total of 5 PTE mock tests for candidates, however, candidates would have to pay to assess the same.

PTE Mock Tests: The PTE Mock Test and PTE Practice Test for PTE Academic should be only sourced from the official website. Candidates can check out the PTE Practice Tests available on the official website. Let us understand the exam pattern and scoring so as to make a preparation chart using the prep tips and ensure that we are ready to test our ability with sample papers and practice tests.

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PTE Exam Pattern 2022

PTE Academic Syllabus includes three sections - Speaking & Writing, Reading, and Listening. You get marked on these three sections and you get the PTE Academic total score as well. The PTE Exam Pattern mentioned below talks about the components of the PTE Academic Paper in detail for the benefit of the candidate. Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic Exam can check out the PTE Exam Pattern 2022 mentioned below. Note: The PTE Exam Pattern has been shortened by 1 hr and now the entire PTE exam is for 2 Hrs. 

PTE Exam Pattern

PTE Syllabus 2022

It is important for candidates to understand the PTE Academic syllabus in order to appear for the PTE exam. The PTE Academic is broadly divided into PTE Speaking and Writing Section, PTE Reading Section, and PTE Listening Section. Candidates can check out the detailed PTE Syllabus for each category below:

PTE Speaking and Writing Section Topics

For the Speaking and Writing Section candidates would have a total of 54 – 67 minutes and the section would include the following question types.

  1. Personal Introduction
  2. Read Aloud
  3. Repeat Sentence
  4. Describe Image
  5. Re-tell Lecture
  6. Answer Short Question
  7. Summarize Written Text
  8. Essay

PTE Reading Section Topics

For the Reading Section, candidates would be getting a total of 29 – 30 minutes to complete the section. The questions in the PTE Reading section would include the following topics.

  1. Reading & Writing: Fill in the Blanks
  2. Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer
  3. Re-order Paragraphs
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Multiple Choice, Single Answer

PTE Listening Section Topics

For the Listening Section, candidates would be getting a total of 30 – 43 minutes to complete the section. The PTE Listening section would include the following types of questions.

  1. Summarize Spoken Text
  2. Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers
  3. Fill in the Blanks
  4. Highlight Correct Summary
  5. Multiple Choice, Single Answer
  6. Select Missing Word
  7. Highlight Incorrect Words
  8. Write from Dictation

PTE Syllabus 2022 - At a glance

Here is the combined PTE Syllabus for our readers. 

PTE Syllabus

PTE Exam Preparation Tips

PTE Study Material: Often students start the preparation by either joining a coaching centre or simply signing up for free practice tests. What a student forgets is that, like any exam, even language proficiency exams have to be dealt with a methodology. Here are the most important PTE study tips that would help you perform in the PTE Academic Exam. It is, however, important to note that no amount of tips, tricks or tools can outwit the dedication and efficiency of the practice. So, improve these skills and practice them over and over again to succeed.

PTE Study links 

PTE prep tips: Reading section

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PTE prep tips: Listening section

PTE Speaking Section - Tips and Tricks

What are the best PTE Books and Resources?

Candidates can prepare for their PTE Academic using a range of official course books. Candidates can choose from the below-mentioned study material to excel in their PTE test. For a list of best books and resources, click here.

Best Books to Prepare for PTE Academic and PTE App

Books for PTE Reading Section: Candidates looking for the best PTE test material can refer to the Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2. Often touted as one of the best books for PTE preparation, the Expert series is a great way to prepare for PTE Academic if you have more time to study. This follows a preparation course structure and takes you through lessons designed to prepare you for PTE Academic. Choose from level B1 or B2, depending on your language level. PTE Academic Expert contains access to MyEnglishLabs – digital practice for all students.

PTE Prep: Offline Practice Test

A lot of times candidates may opt out of buying books. They could simply refer to the official Pearson PTE Academic to download a full version of the PTE Academic test in pdf format. Candidates would be able to solve this exam in the offline mode allowing them to understand the exam much better.

PTE Exam Preparation: PTE Official Practice App

Candidates can now practice for their PTE Academic examination on the go. All they would be required to do is download the PTE Academic Official Practice App. The app is available on multiple platforms and this would allow students to practice for their PTE Exam on the go. The app provides students with a study planner, practice activities, and useful information about the test.

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No matter how much research you conduct, it is always suggested to consult the study abroad experts for utilizing your score in the right direction.

PTE Practice Test FAQs

How can I prepare for my PTE Academic exam at home?

The Internet has definitely made the world small. Candidates can take the help of the internet to refer to information from the official PTE Academic website that is both genuine and updated to the latest PTE Academic syllabus. Candidates can also refer to our preparation guide and also use textbooks available online and offline and on the official PTE website.

How do I practice for my PTE Academic exam?

After successfully completing your PTE Academic preparation. Candidates are advised to solve as many PTE practice papers as possible to prepare for their PTE Academic test.

Which practice tests are best for candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic test?

Candidates are advised to refer to PTE Academic Practice Papers available on the official PTE Academic website. Candidates are highly advised to only take information from trusted sources such as the official PTE Academic website and our preparatory guide.

How accurate are PTE Academic practice tests?

PTE Academic practice tests are there for a reason. And candidates are advised to solve as many practise papers as possible to be able to achieve a high score during the test.

What is a good PTE Academic score?

There is no such thing as a good score. Every university would have its own PTE Academic score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores equal or higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat in the university and also make them a front-runner for any scholarships being offered by the university.

What is the price of the PTE Academic test?

Indian nationals would be required to pay Rs. 14,700 to register for the PTE Academic test. Special requests such as late registrations and rescheduling come with an additional cost as is mentioned in the article above.

Can a student crack the PTE Academic test without coaching?

Absolutely. Authentic study material from the official PTE website can be used to self-prepare for the exams. Candidates are highly recommended to only source their study material from a trusted source, such as our preparation guide or the official PTE website.

Can I prepare for PTE Academic exam on my own?

Absolutely. Candidates wanting to appear for their PTE Academic exam on their own can achieve qualifying scores or higher by simply being devoted to their cause to the end and taking information from verified sources such as the official website or our preparatory guide, here.

What is the best way to prepare for PTE Academic test?

Personally, I feel the best way to prepare for any test including your PTE Academic would be to have a plan in mind. The plan should include a timetable that should cover the entire syllabus and also leave ample room for solving practice papers. Extra attention should be given to topics that are difficult for the candidate while at the same time solving easy sections.

Is PTE Academic easy to crack?

 For a candidate who is well versed with the syllabus and who has prepared well for the PTE Academic exam with total sincerity and enthusiasm would be able to crack the exam.

Is PTE getting harder over the years?

The test has evolved over the years to stay relevant to the demands of the university and students. However, rest assured the main focus of the PTE Academic test has remained the same – to provide quality education to deserving candidates.

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The new pte academic exam at home is acceptable bye us University

Reply to Pothina Bhargavi

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/11/21

Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the ...Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the test centre.

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sachin shah

23/10/21

Hello All,
My PTE score is 59 over all with W:60,L:60,S:60,R:53
Can i eligible for student visa. ?
I completed my graduation in 2013 with electrical engineering, after experience in field till date.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/10/21

Hello Sachin. Student Visa does not really have eligibility. The process to apply for a student visa requires you to apply to a university and get an admit letter before proceeding to apply for the student visa. You can know more about student visas here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/student-v...Hello Sachin. Student Visa does not really have eligibility. The process to apply for a student visa requires you to apply to a university and get an admit letter before proceeding to apply for the student visa. You can know more about student visas here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/student-visa-guide-applycontent5706

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Tanya Singh

03/08/21

Hey! Do I need to have a finalized univerisity or country before booking the PTE test? Or can I give the test and finalise a uni later?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

26/08/21

Hello Tanya. You don't have to finalize any university or country before booking your PTE test. However, having a particular university in mind will give you a rough idea about the PTE score you would need to achieve to be considered for admission to that university.

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Isha Arora

21/07/21

Hello sir. My name is only "Isha" on my passport but while making a Pearson account, they say last name is mandatory. What should I do in this case?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/07/21

Hello Isha. You can either put in 'not applicable' and/or get in touch with the PTE officials before you register for your exam. Kindly understand that going forward this could be a hurdle, hence it is always good to get it cleared in the beginning. I hope I was able to help.

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Nafisa

19/06/21

Hello sir my name is nafisa I don't have any surname or last is it compulsory to have surname or last name to login pte

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/07/21

Hello Nafisa. Of course not. Kindly use your name as is mentioned on your valid Indian Passport.

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