This is a known fact that language requirement is an essential factor for applying Australian Permanent Residency Visa specifically for skill migration visa programs namely Australia Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, Australia State Sponsored Visa Subclass 190 and Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489.
Well, we understand that thinking about giving language assessment test scares some migrants and it is obvious too, as a non-English language speaker you get uncomfortable and thus, focus on how to better your language score.
To apply for Australia Permanent Residency Visa as skilled migrant, it is mandatory requirement to sit for language assessment test. Well, there are two most popular English language test formats- IELTS and PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Both of them are equally acceptable test formats by the Australian Immigration Department to access your English Language Abilities. The test checks language ability in four sections that are Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Most of the people think that applying for permanent residency Visa is still easy but scoring desired result in the language test is a big and tedious task. Everyone desires to score good and high points but how are these score achieved? Is there any magic-wand? Or your preparation and hard-work for getting high PTE score?
Are you planning to take language test exam? The below information will help you in achieving the desired scores for Pearson Test of English (PTE):
First of all, let us know what is PTE Academic?
The PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic is the English language test taken by the migrants/students for applying immigration or study purposes in the English speaking nation. The test is one of the acceptable test by the Australian Government planning to apply for Australia PR.
The PTE Academic assesses test takers in four factors- reading, writing, listening and speaking through computer in a single 3-hour test session. The test comprises of different question formats ranging from multiple choices to essay writing and interpreting information. The basic structure of test format is designed to test the proficiency levels of your English language.
Structure of PTE Academic!
The PTE Academic assesses real life and general content so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs, and charts. You will be exposed to different range of accents from British to American to non-native speakers. The good thing about giving online examination is that scoring and assessment is automated and done by a computer program.
Who and how can one apply for getting an Australian Visa?
The test-takers planning to migrate or study in foreign location can apply for PTE. Additionally, test-takers for immigration purposes must have competent English level. You can show that you have Competent English if you either:
- Achieve the relevant score in an English test from an approved English language test provider. Your test must not be old than 2 years before you are invited to apply.
- In rare chances as a citizen of, and hold a valid passport from Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Your points can be claimed for proficient or superior English only if you undertake an approved English language test.
The breakdown of the PTE test format is mentioned below:
- A minimum of 50 score is required in each module of PTE to be able to apply for Australia. Though, no additional points are awarded with this point score.
- A minimum of 65 score is required in each module of PTE to be able to apply for Australia to get 10 additional points are awarded with this point score
- A minimum of 79 score is required in each module of PTE to be able to apply for Australia to get 20 additional points are awarded with this point score
Why PTE Academic must be your preference over other English exams?
- Faster Results
The other test like TOEFL and IELTS takes around 10 working days to publish the examination scores. The PTE sends you test scores much quicker and faster. The test results are usually out within five business days. The reason of faster result is the automated system test score that is calculated by the online system.
- Completely Computerized
Many test takers get frightened when they get to know that other person will be evaluating their English language skills. The fear of someone judging is enough for the person to lose confidence. Well, this is not the case with PTE as all the sections as opposed to IELTS are computerized where a machine checks the language ability and scores are calculated and stored there and then. There are no chances of human biasness when evaluating the answers.
How to succeed in your PTE exam?
Having extra information about the successfulness of PTE exam is always required! Don’t you think so? Well, the below mentioned are some key tips that might be useful to you in knowing how to crack PTE exam with flying colors?
- Familiarizing yourself with the format
You should know the test format of PTE and prepare according to that. The preparation time varies on the basis of your current level of English and your targeted score. If you have good English skills, I don’t think that scoring superior level of English will be much of a problem to you! Well, no matter how strong your English skills are, you must be familiar with the questions by of course practicing them. They can be tricky when practicing for the first time.
- Practice as much as you can!
You have the facility of taking online PTE mock test to check where you actually stand in your preparation for the English assessment. The mock test enables you to check where you actually fall in your preparation. In your early preparation by giving mock tests you will get to know the areas of improvement.
Therefore, Language Factor is one of the key essential requirements for Australia PR. The other factors are age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and other factors. A minimum of 65 points out of 100 on Australia Point Assessment Grid is required for the above mentioned factors to apply for Australia Permanent Residency Visa.
Get to know your immigration chances by filling the free assessment form and one of the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global will contact you to clarify Australia PR query.
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