Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for Study Abroad and Immigration. PTE is approved by the Australian Government for visa applications

Who accepts PTE academic?

PTE is accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale, and INSEAD.

  • There are almost 200 locations worldwide, so you can choose a time and place that suits you.
  • Typically, PTE Academic results are available within FIVE business days.

About The Test

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 choices 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.

Test Format

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20mins)

PART 2: READING (32 – 41 minutes)

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions

A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

PTE Batch Timing

Regular: Monday to Saturday
9 to 11 AM, 2 to 4 PM