Best Books to Prepare for PTE 2022: Section Wise Preparation Books and Materials


Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Jun 28, 2022 13:42 IST

Best Books for PTE Exam: The full form of PTE-A is the Pearson Test of English - Academic Exam and is one of the most widely recognized English proficiency tests across leading universities abroad. Universities and learning institutions abroad would require applicants to provide English language scores as part of the admission process. PTE test-takers would be required to achieve scores equal to or higher than the set PTE score to be eligible for admissions and also qualify for any scholarships being granted by the university or an organization. In this article, we are going to mainly focus on PTE study material, the best books for PTE preparation, the best books to prepare for PTE Academic and PTE preparation books for PTE Reading Section. 

Candidates would be glad to know that the conducting body of the PTE Exam, Pearson PLC Group has launched the PTE at Home. The PTE at Home is identical to the PTE test. However, the PTE at Home is held in the safety of the home of the candidate keeping student safety in mind. The conducting body has also shortened the total duration of the PTE exam from three hours to two hours with effect from November 16, 2021. Candidates can stay tuned to all the latest updates on the PTE exam on our website

Top 5 PTE exam Books

Best Books for PTE Preparation: In this section, we are going to be talking about the top 5 PTE exam preparation books for candidates looking to prepare for the PTE exam. 

  1. The Official Guide to PTE Academic by Pearson PTE Academic
  2. PTE Practice Test Plus with Key, Vol 1 and 2
  3. Aspire C1 Practice Tests with Key
  4. Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2
  5. PTE Academic Official Vocabulary 2020-2022
  6. And the PTE Academic Official Preparation App (bonus)

Best Books for PTE Preparation 2022 (section-wise)

PTE preparation books: The following best books for PTE and course material have been authenticated by Pearson PTE Academic for students wanting to prepare for their PTE Exam. These are available in India through leading e-commerce portals like Amazon.

Best Book for PTE: The Official Guide to PTE Academic by Pearson PTE Academic

The Official Guide to PTE Academic provides comprehensive information about the test, over 200 practice tasks on CD-ROM, analysis of sample answers, test-taking tips, and more. The first and only official guide for PTE Academic written by the developers of the test itself, the book includes everything you need to know about the test.

Book Highlights

  • Understand how to register and what to expect in the exam
  • Learn How to do each task
  • Practice with authentic test questions and 200 additional questions in the CD
  • Assess your performance with samples and model answers
  • Improve your test-taking strategies

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Best Book for PTE: PTE Practice Tests Plus with Key, Vol 1 and 2

Test yourself to see if you are ready for PTE Academic. Practice Tests Plus offers authentic practice, comprehensive guidance, and strategies for dealing with every task in the test.

Book Highlights

  • Four complete new tests along with a detailed test format
  • Audio CD for listening and Speaking tasks
  • Sample answers with explanations, tips, and strategies
  • Comprehensive study tips
  • Registration code for unique user access

Best Book for PTE: Aspire C1 Practice Tests with Key

Book Highlights

  • Fur complete tests
  • Tips and strategies
  • Sample answers
  • Answer keys

Best Book for PTE: Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2

The Expert series is a great way to prepare for PTE Academic if you have more time to study. This follows a preparation course structure and takes you through lessons designed to prepare you for PTE Academic. Choose from level B1 or B2, depending on your language level. PTE Academic Expert contains access to MyEnglishLabs – digital practice for all students.

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PTE Study Material and PTE App

PTE Study Material: Candidates are often confused as to whether to opt for coaching classes or study on their own. However, whatever they lean on, there is no harm in getting extra help. We have listed the best books for PTE preparation and resources for the benefit of our readers to be able to perform their best during the examination. Candidates should always remember that time is key. Candidates should not wait up till the last moment to start their preparation. They should start early and leave enough time towards the end to revise to be able to clear the exam and get the desired marks on the first attempt.

PTE Exam Preparation Course Providers (online and offline)

PTE preparation material: Candidates can refer to the official Pearson PTE Academic website for a list of places that provide coaching classes for PTE preparation. These coaching centres provide face-to-face classes as well as satellite classes for the benefit of students. Pearson PTE Academic has also tied up with online partners to provide PTE online coaching classes for students. The details for the same can be found on the official website. Candidates would be required to register on the website to be able to use the benefits of the services.

PTE Online Coaching: MOOC

Launched by PTE, MOOC or Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a PTE Online Preparation tool that is available free of charge to all users. However, candidates who want access to this PTE Online Preparation tool need to be enrolled in a course to be able to access the free course material from PTE. The link to the PTE Online Preparation tool, MOOC is

The PTE online preparation tool, MOOC is designed to familiarize candidates with the test structure and question types for PTE Academic through video guidance and online practice. The course has been developed in partnership with E2Language, a global online test preparation and tuition provider for PTE Academic and other English language assessments. The course simulates each of the question types in PTE Academic allowing users to try out their own techniques for attempting the questions before receiving guidance.

Best Books to Prepare for PTE Academic

Books for PTE Reading Section: Candidates looking for the best PTE test material can refer to the Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2. Often touted as one of the best books for PTE preparation, the Expert series is a great way to prepare for PTE Academic if you have more time to study. This follows a preparation course structure and takes you through lessons designed to prepare you for PTE Academic. Choose from level B1 or B2, depending on your language level. PTE Academic Expert contains access to MyEnglishLabs – digital practice for all students.

PTE Prep: Offline Practice Test

A lot of times candidates may opt-out of buying books. They could simply refer to the official Pearson PTE Academic to download a full version of the PTE Academic test in pdf format. Candidates would be able to solve this exam in the offline mode allowing them to understand the exam much better.

PTE Exam Preparation: PTE Official Practice App

Candidates can now practice for their PTE Academic examination on the go. All they would be required to do is download the PTE Academic Official Practice App. The app is available on multiple platforms and this would allow students to practice for their PTE Exam on the go. The app provides students with a study planner, practice activities, and useful information about the test.

PTE Exam Preparation 2022

PTE Exam Preparation Tips: The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, like the other standardized tests for the English language, has different sections to evaluate your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Candidates preparing for the PTE exam should be aware that there is ample PTE preparation material available online. Hence, candidates should only use information from trusted sources and refer to the official PTE website for the most accurate PTE information.

Often students start the preparation by either joining a coaching centre or simply signing up for free practice tests. What a student forgets is that, like any exam, even language proficiency exams have to be dealt with a methodology. Here are a few study tips that would help you perform in the PTE Academic Exam for beginners. It is, however, important to note that no amount of tips, tricks, or tools can outwit the dedication and efficiency of the practice. So, improve these skills and practice them over and over again to succeed.

This exam does not need you to be a subject matter expert. This test is required to ensure that you understand the international official language. Your result and score in this test assure that you would be able to study abroad with this language as the medium of studying from English-speaking professors among people from international backgrounds.

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How to choose the best books for PTE? 

Often, candidates are overwhelmed with the vast amount of information available on the internet for PTE prep. So how should candidates go about selecting the best PTE prep books and the best PTE preparation material for themselves? Candidates are required to follow some easy steps mentioned below to successfully have access to the best PTE prep material.

  1. Always start early: Starting early is the key to all successful preparation strategies
  2. Use only trusted sources: A lot of times, a good amount of time and resources are spent on dubious websites. Candidates should only rely on authentic PTE study material
  3. Candidates are advised to refer to the PTE official website as the bible for their PTE prep
  4. PTE prep strategies are unique and you should have your own PTE prep plan. Blindly following PTE planners may not be the best route to self-study
  5. Practice Practice and Practice

PTE Eligibility

As such, there are no specific criteria set by the Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE exam. However, according to the PTE Academic eligibility criteria, the following factors must be kept in mind.

PTE Exam Dates 2022

The PTE exam is conducted throughout the year at designated PTE test centres across the country. The PTE exam dates 2022 might vary from centre to centre. Students must search for the seats available on the Pearson PTE Academic website. Simply select the test centres closest to you, and click next. The website would prompt you to the calendar with the available dates.

PTE Exam Centres

Here is a list of PTE Academic Exam test centres for candidates looking to appear for their next PTE Academic Exam. Candidates are reminded to choose the PTE exam test centre that is most convenient for them to be able to perform their best on the day of the exam.

How to Book PTE Exam?

Book PTE Exam: Candidates wanting to register for the PTE exam 2022 would be required to follow the steps mentioned below to successfully book the PTE exam slot

  • Visit the official PTE Academic website: 
  • Create your Pearson account by providing your personal details.
  • Once you complete the PTE registration process, you will receive an email within 48 hours from Pearson with your login details.
  • The next step is to search for your nearest PTE test centre.
    • Candidates can also opt for the PTE at Home version of the test, at this step
  • Also, select a suitable time and PTE date to appear for the PTE exam.
  • After selecting all your details like time, date, and PTE slot you will be asked to proceed to the checkout button.
  • Then pay the PTE Exam Fee of 14,700 Indian rupees and finalize your PTE exam booking.

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PTE Exam Books FAQs

Which is the best site for PTE preparation?

Candidates are advised to rely on the official website of the PTE Academic Exam for their preparation. The official PTE website would contain the latest information and developments regarding the PTE test. 

How can I self-study for PTE?

Candidates are advised to build a PTE study plan that would equally focus on the candidate's strengths and weaknesses to start with. Candidates should also leave enough room for weak topics and above all practice as many PTE Mock Tests as possible. Practising PTE Mock Test papers that are available on the official website is extremely important to achieve your desired score on the PTE test.

Which are the best PTE books to prepare?

The Official Guide to PTE Academic by Pearson PTE Academic, PTE Practice Test Plus with Key, Vol 1 and 2, and the PTE Academic Official Preparation App are the best resources (books +app) to prepare for the PTE exam. 

Is 79 PTE easy to score?

A PTE 79 score falls under the ‘Very Good’ category of scores and is equivalent to an 8.0 on the IELTS band score. A 79 PTE score is if the candidate is well prepared for the exam. The PTE exam is scored on a scale of 10 - 90 points.

How can I cheat in PTE?

Candidates are strictly advised against using unfair means. As this would lead to the conducting body severely penalizing the candidate which could also include banning the candidate from taking the exam for life.





a week ago

How I fill study gap of 3year 2019 to 2022 for apply study visa in Australia.

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a week ago

I completed my graduation in 2019. Now, i thinking to move Abroad for post graduation. Which ielts is better for me academic or PTE.

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Faysal ahmed

a month ago

how can I buy PTE academic or booked my test

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 weeks ago

Hello Faysal. If you are looking to book the PTE Academic exam. You are required to visit the official website mentioned in the article above (in the box). If you are looking for prep material kindly visit the official website. You would be directed to the link to buy prep material for PTE.


Faysal ahmed

a month ago

sorry booking



a month ago

Hello sir, I got overall 59 in Pte L-61,W-63,S-54,R-61
I want apply for jan,2023 in Vancouver side. Please, suggest me a public institute accepting this score. Thanku

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 weeks ago

Hello Ramandeep. You can get in touch with our Shiksha Study Abroad counsellors for assistance with university admissions here: To know more about universities in Canada visit:


Navjot kaur

4 months ago

Sir PTE exam is important than IELTS.Atfer doing PTE there is need to do IELTS exam.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 months ago

Hello Navjot. Yes PTE Academic and IELTS are both English proficiency tests and serve the same purpose. You are not required to appear for both but for one of the exams (PTE or IELTS) which is ideally accepted by the university and during the visa application process.

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