What is Pearson Test of English Academic?

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Recently we have been receiving some questions regarding Pearson Test of English Academic. Here is some information which will help our readers answering their questions.

What is Pearson Test of English Academic?

PTE Academic – The English Test for Study Abroad and Immigration.

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.

One advantage of this test is that you get your results very quickly; in about 5 days.

The cost varies by country but is in the range of $200.00 – $250.00 USD

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About the Test

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. 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 choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.

Test Format


Sample Test


Here are some reasons why people choose PTE Academic Test

Results are typically available within five business days.

  • Results are available within five business days.

Flexible test / Test Centers

  • Testing globally over 360 days of the year in over 200 test centers around the world.

Real life language

  • Based on the real-life English skills test takers need to communicate effectively in their destination, using academically relevant tasks and measuring skills in an integrated way.

Fair & secure

  • 100% computer-based marking ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately. To ensure test score validity all test centers use state-of-the-art digital biometrics incorporating palm-scanning, digital signatures, secure paperless results, randomized test formats and CCTV.


  • Test takers can send their scores to as many institutions as they like, without an additional fee.

University and College Acceptance

  • Accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world.

Accepted by professional associations

  • Accepted by an increasing number of professional associations around the world for registration and assessment.

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

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