PTE-Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

PTE Academic offers fast, flexible English testing. Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within five business days. PTE Academic offers flexible testing locations, with test centres in over 50 countries worldwide.

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide, including prestigious institutions.

PTE Academic is also accepted for visa applications
• Results in five business days
• Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
• Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide
• Approved for Australian visa applications
You will be sent a letter confirming the details of your test by email.

Test Modules

Speaking and Writing – These modules assess all communications skills of the test taker.

Module includes

  • Reading a Text Aloud
  • Repeating a sentence
  • Describing an Image
  • Re-telling a Lecture
  • Answering short questions
  • Summarizing a text

Listening – This module assesses the listening skills of the test taker.

Module includes

  • Summarizing spoken text
  • Multiple Choice Questions based on the recording
  • Fill blanks in a transcript based on a recording
  • Writing a diction


Reading – This module assesses the reading skills of the test taker.

Module includes

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Re-ordering Paragraphs
  • Filling Blanks in a text



PTE Academic Structure:

The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short untimed introduction and an optional 10-minute break.

Reading 1 min (25 sec for preparing 35-sec answering)
Speaking and Writing 77 – 93 minutes
Reading 32 – 41 minutes
Optional Break 10 minutes
Listening 45 – 57 minutes

Test Scores

Test Scores are available online Typically 5 business days from taking the text. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 48 hours.