PTE Test Preparation

Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability — often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.

PTE Academic is endorsed by, and the preferred test of GMAC — the owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The test is recognized by universities and colleges worldwide.

Why PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is an academic language test for international students; it is secure, accessible and offers quick results.

The PTE Academic advantage

  • Valid and reliable – accurately assesses real-life academic English skills.
  • Accessible – delivered at test centers worldwide.
  • Fast results – students receive scores typically within 5 business days.
  • Secure – unrivaled bio metric security measures ensuring confidence in student identity.
  • Recognized – accepted by institutions worldwide, including DIAC in Australia for student visa applications, New Zealand, Canada and US.

PTE Academic Test Scores

With PTE Academic, institutions, organizations and test takers get the information they need to make decisions in a timely manner. Test takers are notified by email when their scores are available, typically within 5 business days from their test date, for minimal delay in admissions applications. Test takers are able to access their PTE Academic scores online with a secure login and password.

Recognizing institutions and organizations have access to an enhanced reporting and results service which supports the admissions process and assists institutions in making more informed admissions decisions. Score reports contain more data, including the availability of Communicative Skills and Enabling Skills.

PTE Academic Overview

  • Format
    • Computer-based test measures all four language areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
    • 20 innovative and integrated item types.
  • Content
    • Authentic academic test content from a variety of international contexts and scenarios.
  • Duration
    • Approximately 3 hours.
  • Availability
    • PTE Academic is available in 43 territories including China, India, the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada.
  • Registration
    • Register online and schedule a test using a flexible ‘choose and book’ system.
  • Scores
    • Available online typically within 5 business days of taking the test.
    • Secure online results service.
  • Approved by the Australian Government for Visa Applications for Study Abroad and Immigration.