PTE Pearson Language Tests is a unit of the Pearson PLC group, dedicated to assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speakers. The tests include PTE Academic, PTE General (formerly London Tests of English), and PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children).

These are scenario-based exams, accredited by the QCA and administered in association with Edexcel, the UK's largest examining body

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PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days.


  • PTE Academic typically delivers results in five business days, so you don't need to worry about waiting for results.
  • We run test sessions 363 days of the year, at one of over 200 locations worldwide, so you can choose a time and place that suits you.
  • Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
  • PTE Academic tests 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.

Test Preparation

PTE offer a range of preparation materials for PTE Academic. Find coursebooks, preparation courses and online study to help prepare for PTE Academic.


  • For the ultimate preparation, we recommend the PTE Academic online scored practice test. A three-hour, computer-based mock test, the online scored practice test delivers a score report at the end, so you can see which areas to improve.
  • With the PTE Academic online scored practice test, you can also find
  • Find out your predicted PTE Academic score
  • Get used to the PTE Academic test format
  • Make sure you are ready for taking a computerised test


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.


  • SPEAKING & WRITING (77 – 93 minutes)-Personal Introduction,Read aloud,Repeat sentence,Describe image,Re-tell lecture,Answer short question,One sentence,Paragraph,Essay (20mins)
  • READING (32 – 41 minutes)-Multiple choice questions (x2),Re-order paragraphs,Fill in the blanks (x2)
  • A ten minute break is optional
  • LISTENING (45 – 57 minutes)-Summarize spoken text,,Multiple choice x2,Fill the blanks,Highlight the correct summary,Select missing word,Highlight incorrect words,Write from dictation


Frequently asked questions in the PTE exam and policies which provides the information about the doubts that


  • How old do I need to be to take PTE Academic?
  • How many times can I take the PTE?
  • Do I have to choose institutions before the PTE test?
  • Why does PTE use an automated scoring system?
  • When can I get my PTE scores?
  • How do you measure academic english?