Don’t trip on these Common Mistakes in PTE Exam

Don’t trip on these Common Mistakes in PTE Exam

 

PTE is one of the most taken exam especially in Australia and also the easiest one. However, the question arises that if PTE is so easy to do why students fail so many times and have to repeat it numerous times. The answer lies in small things that students overlook while attempting PTE. Here at Englishfirm we have made PTE aspirants life easy by pointing the common mistakes that students usually make and how to avoid these mistake in future to get their perfect. Here is a lost of few of those slipups.

  1. Stopping at full stops and commas: What students fail to realize is that PTE is checked by software and software has its algorithm to allot marks to a candidate and stopping at punctuation is one the major blunder that students perform.
  1. Skipping Repeat Sentences: This is one of the major mistake that students make is skipping repeat sentences when they are unable to get the sentence clearly making them loose marks for one of the most important task in PTE.
  1. Overanalyzing Image: PTE is a general English test and is not aiming to test analysis skills of a candidate by overanalyzing image a student is at a risk of loosing points due to error in fluency and pronunciation.
  1. Grammatical and Spelling Errors: Students focus too much on paraphrasing summarizes written text and loose sight of an overall picture causing them shortage in time.
  1. Wrong Keyword: There have been many cases where an aspirant picked wrong keywords for his/her essay and ended up with zero marks for content.
  1. Improper Time Management: Reading being the most tedious task in PTE has caused many test takers to miss out on their score as they end up spending more time on unimportant questions instead of important ones.
  1. Task Priority: Many a times test takers have given less important question a higher priority in comparison to important ones especially in case of Section 2 as only three tasks out of seven are significant in listening.

Englishfirm has looked into many other errors that students make which cause them to fail and not get their desired score. Englishfirm aims to correct the mistakes of students and remove the root cause of it by providing structured courses and personalized coaching which has made thousands of students to clear PTE with flying colors.

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE for Nursing Registration

PTE has gained global acceptance and have become extremely popular English examination in past few years. PTE is considered to be one the quickest and easiest examination to gain PR points and nursing registration in Australia. There are many students who get confused as to which test to take PTE, IELTS or OET for their nursing registration. Here with this article, Englishfirm aims to reduce that confusion by providing facts about how giving PTE examination can assure guaranteed result in a shortest amount of time and preparation.

  • PTE score requirement for nursing registration is 65 above overall and individually in all four modules (Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening).
  • PTE results can be combined to score 65 plus for nursing registration. For example, if in first exam you got 65 plus in all modules except reading and in second exam you got 65 plus in reading but 65 below in all other modules you can combine the two results for your registration.
  • As universities are now accepting admission to nursing courses based on PTE score it will become difficult for students to attempt OET due to unfamiliarity of medical vocabulary. Also, nurses who are looking for their registration it becomes easier for them to gain points in PTE as compare to OET.
  • PTE costs way less than an OET exam, which plays a huge role if budget is a constraint.
  • The result of PTE comes out within five days of giving examination and most of the time it gets release on the very next day where as IELTS and OET takes much more time to announce their result.
  • Tasks in PTE are easier to score in comparison to OET as OET makes use of medical terminology that everyone might not be familiar with.
  • PTE examination is much more nearer to the actual experience while working as a nurse that gives nurses boost in confidence and easier to work in future as they are already prepared for it.

So, if your aspiration is to become a registered nurse the first thing that needs to be done is starting your preparation. Although, PTE is an easy examination but one should never underestimate the challenge these tasks present and proper preparation needs to be done before giving one. Therefore, start your journey as a registered nurse today at Englishfirm and don’t let this test scare you away from your dream job.

Ways to crack PTE by Self-Study

Ways to crack PTE by Self-Study

  • Time Management – Most questions have a set timer and the others collectively have a time-limit. You should manage your time effectively between the questions having more weightage.
  • Negative Marking – Some questions have negative marking while others don’t. Keep track of the same. 
  • Scoring Pattern – You should know the criteria under which you will be scored for each exercise so that you can focus on the same to maximise your score.
  • Exam Format – You must know which all exercises come under each module and the internal scoring it provides to each module. The number of questions, time allotted to each question, etc must be thorough.
  • Tools and materials – After knowing the essentials about the test, it is time to search for the right tools and methods to start your preparation. 
  • Online accessibility – You can use the portal for online sources.
  • Sample Questions, Model Answers – Practice is as equally important as knowing the technique. Take mock tests to make sure you are well prepared.
Retaking PTE Examination

Retaking PTE Examination

  • PTE Academic uses an automated scoring system; hence, the possibility that your overall scores will change is very minute.
  • You must apply for a rescore within 14 calendar days of receiving the initial score.
  • Good practice in speaking and writing skills can improve your chances to score better when you retake the PTE Academic test.
  • In case of any change in score, the rescore fees will be fully refunded.
  • The new scores will replace the original figures and will be shown on a reissued test score report.  The new scores might be higher or lower.
  • You cannot apply for a rescore once you have sent the scores to institutions or after re-applying for a test.
  • Reviewing your score would cost half of another PTE test booking cost. If you spend a little more, you can retake the test and have a better chance of getting a high score than the recent one.
  • When you apply for rescoring, you are not assured whether your score will change at all, and if it does, it may also be lower than your recent score.
  • A rescore is permitted to be done on your most recent PTE Academic test only. If you have already booked to take the exam again or have allowed an institution to view the scores, a rescore is no longer an available option.
Obstacles  from Achieving Your Required Score in PTE

Obstacles from Achieving Your Required Score in PTE

  • Procrastination – Delaying things will not help you score for the PTE exam. Consistency is mandatory to maximize your score.
  • No proper practice – Failure to practice or take mock questions is another important mistake.
  • Not following the correct techniques – Following incorrect techniques can waste your time and can bring down your score.
  • Overconfidence
  • Failure in setting a Goal – Proper practice and learning schedule is important to keep a constant pick up pace and score.
  • Failure to determine the Quality of Material and practice resources – Not using good practice materials may affect your score.
  • Comparison between fellow candidates – Comparing your score with other students can only bring more pressure to the table.