PTE Home Test is a language proficiency test which is conducted on computers only. Those who are planning on applying for a family or settlement visa should sit for the PTE Home test as it is approved by the UK Home office. Besides, it an unbiased, standard, and convenient test.
PTE Home is a reliable examination because of the way it is designed to bring out the best of the examinees.
There are three levels to the PTE Home Test test which are decided on the exact requirements of the visa categories. The levels are, PTE Home A1, PTE Home A2 & PTE Home B1.
PTE Home A1
People who are applying for a spouse/partner visa, parent of a dependent, representative of an overseas business, tier 2 Sportsperson visa can sit for the PTE Home A1 test. It is a test for beginners. It will test your speaking and listening skill based on a few tasks. PTE Home A1 is approved by the UK Home Office as proof of your language proficiency.
The A1 level has 32 questions and it can take up to 22 minutes to complete the whole test. There are three question types-
There will be 22 questions. In this task, you will hear a sentence, and you will have to repeat it exactly as you hear. You will be marked according to your accuracy.
The key to doing well in this task is to understand the meaning of the sentence. Otherwise, memorizing it only will not help you, although memorizing plays a big part in this exact task.
In this item, you will have to explain an image (graph, chart, picture etc.). There will be five questions for this task.
Conversation-listen and answer
In this section, you will hear a conversation. After the end of the audio, you will hear a question from the audio. You will have to answer it in a word or two. There will be five questions for this type.
PTE Home A2
A few visas require evidence of English language improvement to fit the bill for an expansion. You should satisfy certain models including proficiency of English at CEFR level A2 to expand visas after 2.5 years.
A2 level is twenty-five minutes long with 30-33 items. There are 3 types of questions-
- Repeat Sentence
In this section, there will be 22-23 questions. (Same as PTE Home A1)
- Describe Image
In this section, there will be 4-5 questions. (Same as PTE Home A1)
- Story retells
You will have to summarize the audio in forty seconds. The audio will be 40-90 seconds long. There will be 4-5 questions.