PTE academic test has procured immense popularity over the years. For all these years, the only language based exams that came to one’s mind were IELTS and TOEFL; however, lately PTE exam has proven to be more preferred a choice for students aspiring to study abroad. PTE burgeoning popularity and acceptance across 7 continents indicates that it may even supersede IELTS in a short span of time.
Let’s take a look at few of the reasons, why PTE academic exam has gained so much popularity-
- 1. Fully Computerized:
PTE academic exam is entirely computer based devoid of any sort of human intervention. It eliminates any sort of bias arising from cultural or personality differences. Unlike IELTS which is a paper based exam where subjectivity can influence the outcome, PTE remains thoroughly objective in assessment, where the only criteria is performance.
- 2. Results are quick:
Reduced wait time is another benefit of taking a PTE test. Assessment is instantaneous as it’s a computer based exam. Results are sent to the takers within 5 working days. That’s the maximum turn-around time. Most of the test takers get their results within 2 days of appearing in the test. Other language based exams take a while to prepare results, IELTS for instance may take as many as two weeks and even more at times.
- 3. Test dates are flexible:
This is another advantage for the test takers. Students can take the test 363 days a year. There are 14 authorized centers for PTE. One can easily choose the nearest PTE center on a suitable for appearing in the test.
- 4. Comprehensive Analysis:
PTE is a comprehensive test which assesses not only the test taker’s communicative ability (Reading, Speaking, Writing & Listening), but also their enabling skills such as Grammar, Vocabulary, Fluency, Spelling, Pronunciation and so forth). IELTS and TOEFL on the other hand assess only communicative skills.