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PTE Academic assesses all four language skills-listening, reading, speaking, writing. The test will last approximately three hours. This includes an untimed introduction to the test and one optional break of up to 10 minutes. PTE Academic consists of three main parts.

Part of Test Section Item type Time Allowed
Introduction     Not timed
Part 1 : Speaking & Writing Section 1 Personal Introduction 1 minute
Section 2 Read aloud, Repeat sentence, Describe image, Re-tell lecture, Answer short question 30-35 minutes
Section 3-4 Summarize written text 20 minutes
Section 5 Summarize written text or Write easy 10 or 20 minutes
Section 6 Write essay 20 minutes
Part 2 : Reading   Multiple-choice, choose single answer
Multiple-choice, choose multiple answer
Re-order paragraphs, Reading: Fill in the blanks, Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks 
32-41 minutes 
Part 3 :Listening  Section 1 Summarize spoken text  20 or 30 minutes 
 Section 2 Multiple- choice, choose multiple answers
Fill in the blanks, Highlight correct summary
Multiple-choice, choose single answer
Select missing words, Write from dictation
23-28 minutes