The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a computer-based English language test trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It offers candidates the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for studying or immigrating abroad.

PTE Academic is a type of test especially conducted for the students who are non-natives. It will help the student to prepare himself or herself to cope up with the scenario of the universities. It is a complete computer-based examination.
PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Universities like London Business School (UK), Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Yale University in the United States accepts the PTE score for the admission in their university. Some of the other countries that accept PTE Academic are Spain, France and China. Apart from that, some other schools in France like INSEAD and HEC Paris and IESE, IE Business School and ESADE in Spain accepts PTE Academic.

PTE General is also one type of PTE test examination. It was formerly known as the London Tests of English. The test is accredited by QCA, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority. It is a theme-based test designed for the speakers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Through this exam, one’s communication skills are recognized and how quickly and easily a candidate remembers the vocabulary and other skills. For this, candidates have to appear in the reading, writing, listening and reading parts. PTE General is accepted by all universities and ministries of education in the world.

  • Results are quicker compared to the results of TOEFL and IELTS.
  • Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland.
  • The emphasis in the tests is on the practical use of English in everyday life. Tasks in the PTE General exams repeat the format of the exercises of modern teaching aids, which greatly simplifies the preparation for the exam.
  • You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports.
  • It covers everything: listening and reading, writing and speaking.
  • The PTE certificate is recognized by UK immigration authorities, many international companies and universities in English-speaking countries.
  • Students can book test even in last moments (within 48 hours in advance)
  • PTE certificates are valid for up to two years from the date of the test
  • Booking test date is very easy
Sr.No Particulars Details
1 Eligibility criteria Anyone of age 16 years and above
2 Test date Round the year
3 Exam format The exam format consists of 20 different questions which test Speaking & writing skills (77 – 93 minutes), Reading skills (32 – 41 minutes) and Listening skills (45 – 57 minutes)
4 Registration Register online through the official website of Pearson PTE Academic
5 Test fee Standard fee of PTE test – INR 13,300
6 Result Announcement of PTE result within 5 business days and the PTE score ranges between 10 to 90

It is a language assessment exam which allows candidates of 16 years and above to test their English skills. The Pearson Test of English score is used by students and migrants to prove their proficiency in English for academic admissions into international universities/colleges, employment or visa purposes.

The PTE exam is conducted round the year. So, the candidates who wish to take the PTE exam can schedule their test even 24 hours in advance. The PTE test is conducted at least 6 to 8 times a month throughout the year.

PTE exam format has been formulated to assess the speaking, writing, listening and reading skills of candidates in the English language. The PTE exam consists of three main parts – Speaking & Writing, Reading and Listening, which the candidates need to complete in 3 hours with an optional 10 minutes break between the reading and listening parts. Different questions are asked in the PTE exam ranging from multiple-choice, essay writing to interpreting information. Given below is the detailed PTE exam pattern.

Sections Time Alloted Test Pattern
Speaking & Writing 77 – 93 minutes

This section includes the following parts:

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summaries written text
  • Essay (20 minutes)
Reading 32 – 41 minutes

This section includes the following question patterns:

  • Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  • Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
Listening 45 – 57 minutes

This section includes the following question patterns:

  • Summaries spoken text
  • Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight correct summary
  • Multiple-choice, choose single answer
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

To complete the booking of test slot for the PTE exam, the applicants need to pay INR 13,300 as the PTE test fee. However, the applicants need to pay INR 16,625 as the late booking price if the booking for the test is delayed.

This test is evaluated by Artificial Intelligence to avoid any bias in scoring. The candidates who appear for the PTE test receive their PTE score within 5 business days of the test. The PTE score of a candidate ranges between 10 to 90 on a granular scale. This PTE score includes the overall score of the candidate, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.