The examination consists of four sections and is divided into three parts.
The sections in PTE examination are Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening.
The duration of this part of exam is 77-93 minutes. In Part one, a candidate is tested mainly on Speaking and Writing skills. Under this, the first section contains Personal introduction .The students are given an opportunity to give information about themselves. This part of question is not scored. It is just done to provide information to the selected institutions.Part two, contains a number of question types where a student first gets to listen to an audio and then respond into the microphone. The format of question in this section are reading aloud the sentences, repeating of sentences, describing the image, re-telling the lecture, answering short question, summarizing written test and writing an essay.
The duration of this part of exam is 32-41 minutes. It comprises of questions like multiple choices-choose single answer, multiple choices-choose multiple answers, Re-order paragraphs, Fill in the blanks, Reading and writing-fill in the blanks.
The duration of this part of exam is 45-57 minutes. It comprises of questions like Summarize spoken text, multiple choices-choose multiple answers, Fill in the blanks, Highlight correct summary,multiple choices-choose single answer, Select missing word, Highlight incorrect words, and Write from dictation.