The Pearson Test of English - Academic is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organizations for a more accurate way of testing non-native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia world. PTE is accepted for student and immigration applications across the world.
In addition to its unbiased approach to testing, the test has many unique advantages:
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and a headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: Speaking and Writing together, Listening and Reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.
PTE is available ONLY in computer based format.
A candidate can give multiple attempts for PTE test with a gap of five days after the previous exam.
There is no set good score. It solely depends on the requirements set by the institution that you are applying to. The range of PTE score is between 10 and 90 points.
Yes, PTE helps you secure all the categories of visas for Australia, New Zealand and the UK
PTE is accepted in more than 50 countries across the globe. It is widely accepted in Australia, New Zealand & the UK and is also accepted by a handful institutions in the USA and Canada.
In order to book a test, a candidate has to create My PTE account and sign in to schedule the test online. They can also contact local test centres via phone.
The test scores are valid up to two years from the date of test and will not be visible in your account after that.
A candidate can send his/her scored to unlimited number of institutions without any charges.
Candidates who have appeared for PTE test can check their scores from the online account that they would have created at the time of PTE test registration.