PTE New Format Changes: What to Expect?

PTE New Format Changes: What to Expect?

Are you preparing for the upcoming PTE exam to submit your application for a study abroad or immigrant visa? Then make sure to check out all updates in the PTE new format! These changes will determine how you study for the exam and the sources of reference material. And in today’s post, “SUNLAND EDUCATION”  will help you have a clearer look at what changes have been made.

What’s new with the PTE format?

The following PTE changes will make you jump up and down joyfully.

The PTE exam has undergone adjustments that may benefit you in several ways. Specifically, there will be two major updates as follows:

PTE test timing

  • This is the first good news for all PTE candidates.
  • Candidates would also be glad to know that the current PTE Exam would be shortened by one hour (from 3 hours to 2 hours).
  • Don’t be concerned if you think 2 hours is insufficient time for a full English proficiency exam. The two-hour exam maintains all of the key features of PTE Academic, including maximum accuracy, security, quick results, widespread acceptability, and recognition.
  • Due to the reduction in test duration, the scheduling of the parts must also be altered.
  • The number of questions given will decrease for several categories, reducing the overall range of questions presented to you from 70-82 to 52-64.

Please look at the table below for further information about the updated test time.

Section

Content

Old test timing

New test timing

1

Speaking and Writing

77-93 minutes

Around 54-67 minutes

2

Reading 

34-41 minutes

Around 29-30 minutes

3

Listening

45-47 minutes

Around 30-43 minutes

The number of test questions

The PTE new format also reduces the number of questions in each section (see table below)

1. Speaking & Writing:

Question type sold

Old test format

New test format new

New time allowed

Personal Introduction

1

No change

1 minute read read

Read Aloud

6-7

No change

 

Repeat Sentence

10-12

No change

 

Describe Image

6-7

3-4

 

Retell Lecture

3-4

1-2

Around 54-67 minutes answer

Answer Short Question

10-12

5-6

 

Summarize Written Text

2-3

1-2

 

Write Essay

1-2

No change

 

Question Range

39-48

28-36

 

2. Reading:

Question type sold

Old test format new

New test format new

New time allowed

Fill in the blanks – reading & writing

5-6

No change

 

Multiple choice, multiple answers

2-3

1-2

 

Re-order paragraph

2-3

No change

 

Fill in the blanks – reading

4-5

No change

Around 29-30 minutes multiple

Multiple-choice, single answer

2-3

1-2

 

Question range

15-20

13-18

 

3. Listening:

Question type sold

Old test format new

New test format

New time allowed

Summarize spoken text

2-3

1-2

 

Multiple choice, multiple answers

2-3

1-2

 

Fill in the blanks

2-3

No change

Around 30-43 minutes

Highlight correct summary

2-3

1-2

 

Multiple-choice, single answer

2-3

1-2

 

Select missing word

2-3

1-2

 

Highlight incorrect word

2-3

No change

 

Write from Dictation

3-4

No change

 

Question range

17-25

12-20

 

Other changes:

  • The 10-minute break is no longer available, allowing you to finish the test more quickly. 
  • You will only get test feedback and performance support through your My PTE account.

Conclusion:-

Keeping up with updates on the PTE exam will help you develop a thoughtful and practical study plan. The change in the PTE new format will increase your study time and reduce stress during the exam.

However, do not be subjective without practicing with the simulation exam.

If you have any difficulty, feel free to share your thought with us; “Sunland Education & Immigration Consultants” are always ready to help you pass the exam.

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