PTE Exam Preparation Tips -
Prepare for PTE with these maxims

PTE Exam Preparation Tips -
Prepare for PTE with these maxims

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PTE Exam Preparation Tips

Preparing for the PTE Academic Exam requires a strategic approach that involves understanding the exam format, identifying your areas of difficulty, and creating a study plan to address these challenges. Below are some actionable tips that will steer your PTE exam preparation and help you succeed. 

What is the Time for PTE Preparation?

It is recommended to strategically plan your preparation for at least 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow you enough time to understand the different question types, work on your areas of difficulty, practice regularly, and take mock tests to assess your performance.

PTE Exam Preparation Tips

  • Identify Your Areas of Difficulty: Start by taking a mock test to identify which question types and sections are challenging for you.
  • Use Recommended Resources: Identify standard PTE preparation resources recommended for your areas of difficulty.
  • Focus on Challenging Tasks: Spend the first three weeks focusing on solving the question types you find challenging. Spend 75% of your time on these tasks and the rest on practising other question types.
  • Revise Difficult Questions: Mark the difficult questions from each day’s practice and revise them at least thrice after the first attempt.
  • Take Mock Tests: Allocate the last two weeks to taking at least two to three mock tests, analysing your performance, and working on areas of difficulty.

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How to Prepare for the PTE Exam at Home?

Use Official PTE Resources: Make use of the resources available on the official PTE website.

  • Read Regularly: Make it a habit to read books, newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.
  • Join Online Groups: Join online English-speaking groups and PTE coaching centres.
  • Listen to English Content: Listen to TED talks, BBC, radio podcasts, etc., for PTE listening practice.

Course Books for PTE

Here are the popular
course books for PTE preparation:

  • The Official Guide to PTE Academic
  • Practice Tests Plus: with CD-ROM
  • Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1
  • Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B2

PTE Study Plan

Divide your workload into days to ease preparation. Set aside one day each week for each of the four courses in addition to receiving online PTE coaching. From there, set aside one day to study everything in detail, and you will still have two more days: one for review and one for rest.


Study Plan


Practice: Read Aloud, Highlight Inaccurate Words Listening, Fill in the Blanks (PTE listening and PTE reading), Summarise Talked Text


Practice: Write from dictation, Answer Short Questions, Retell Lectures, summarise written text, and reading and writing fill in the blanks.


Practice: Repeat Sentences, Essay, Select Lost Word, Multiple Choice Single Reply (Reading), Multiple Choice Single Reply (Tuning in).


Practice: Reorder Paragraphs, Highlight Summary, Describe Image, Multiple Choice Different Answers (Reading), Multiple Choice Single Reply (Reading)


Practice: PTE writing


Memorise what you have learned on the weekdays, search for PTE questions in an e-book, and take a PTE Scholarly test. Check PTE Tutorials for this purpose. Track the mistakes and learn from the mistakes.


Memorise your mistakes and take an advanced-level PTE test.

PTE Scholarships

Pearson offers scholarships to students who excel in the
PTE Academic Exam. These scholarships are often tied to specific universities or programs and may cover part or all of your tuition fees. It is essential to check the official PTE website or your chosen university's website for the most up-to-date information on available scholarships.

In conclusion, preparing for the PTE Academic Exam requires a strategic approach, dedication, and consistent practice. Following the tips mentioned above, creating a study plan, using the recommended resources, and taking advantage of available scholarships will set you on the right path to success in the PTE Academic Exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age requirement to take the PTE exam?

The minimum age requirement to take the PTE exam is 16 years. However, candidates between the ages of 16 and 18 require parental consent.


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