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Reading exam test your ability for written english in an academic environment

This section contains 15-20 integrated but independent items to test your skills. The format is designed to test your ability to read, write and listen to provided information in English.


Pattern of Questions

Multiple Choice, Single Answer
  • This question type will analyze your ability to evaluate your reading text. You will have to select any single answer by reading the text given.
  • up to 110 Words

    Prompt length


    Skills assessed


    No. of questions

    Required Skills for PTE Reading

    Distinguish skills

    Ability to recognize fundamental thoughts from details.

    Recognizing supporting ideas

    Identify the evidence that supports the viewpoint or argument.

    Identify topic sentence

    Recognizing topic sentences of the text and responding to it.

    Paraphrases skills

    Identify and interpret sentences that have the same meaning.

    Vocabulary skills

    Understanding vocabulary in context, identifying correct word forms.

    Identify topic sentence

    Identify synthesizers that summarize topic sentences.

    Expert tips for PTE Reading

    • Use skipping and skimming techniques.
    • Read academic articles to speed up your reading.
    • Develop the pool of academic vocabulary
    • Imply the trick by practicing PTE scored mock test