The PTE Academic is a computer based academic test to check your ability as a non-native speaker to speak, write, read and hear English language to study in abroad or for immigration.
The test takes three hours to finish and covers listening, reading, speaking and writing via computer. All the questions will be spread out in 20 different question formats, including multiple choice, essay writing and interpreting information from excerpts from lectures, view graphs and charts.
PTE also offers a PTE General test which is ‘designed to reward positive achievement in English Language learning’. It basically helps candidates practice their knowledge of English.
PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Amongst other universities, London Business School in the UK, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Yale University in the United States accept PTE Academic scores. Other institutions in other countries, including Spain, France and China, have also signed up to accept PTE Academic. These include leading business schools such as INSEAD and HEC Paris in France, IESE, IE Business School and ESADE in Spain and SDA Bocconi in Italy. In addition to the business schools, there are also a number of arts and music colleges who accept the exam’s scores. In February 2013, opened a new test centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in association with the Malaysian British Educational Cooperation Services.
Pearson Test of English
Pearson PLC Group
Generally accepted by
Universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand
Types of exam
PTE Academic and PTE General
Mode of exam
English Speaking and Writing, Listening and Reading