PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session there will be three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, 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.
Who Accepts PTE Academic
PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.
PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes by the UK and Australian governments.
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Why PTE Academic
PTE Academic™ is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.
Schedule your test up to twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive your results within five business days.
Choose from regular test dates and sessions. In 2013, we ran test sessions 363 days of the year across test centres in over 200 locations worldwide.
Approved by the UK and Australian Governments for visa applications and accepted by thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
Give universities confidence in your score: palm-vein scanning, randomised test forms and data forensics ensure universities know your test score is really yours.
Real Life Language
Prepare for life abroad as you listen to university lectures and respond to questions about life on campus with our real-life test of academic English.
Send Your Scores
Send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports and you do not have to choose institutions before taking the test.