Reading

Reading

Here the test is based on candidates’ reading skills. Candidates will have a set of instructions to follow, after which they can answer accordingly.

 

PTE Exam pattern

Item

Task

Skills assessed

Prompt length

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting one response

reading

text up to 110 words

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

After reading a text, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the text by selecting more than one response

reading

text up to 300 words

Re-order paragraphs

Several text boxes appear on screen in a random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order

reading

text up to 150 words

Reading: Fill in the blanks

A text appears on screen with several gaps. Drag words from the box below to fill the gaps

reading

text up to 80 words

Reading and Writing: Fill in the blanks

A text appears on screen with several gaps. Fill in each gap from a drop-down list of response options

reading and writing

text up to 300 words

 

Part four comprises various items. For example, candidates have to read the text and choose only a single answer from multiple questions below like in comprehension. It is advisable for candidates to completely read the instructions given on the screen before beginning and then start answering. Candidates must make sure not to go over the word limit specified on the screen.