What is PTE?
PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide UK, Australia, USA, etc.

1.Who can take PTE Academic? Do I need to know about a specific subject to take the test?
No. PTE Academic is a test of your English ability. The test covers a range of subjects, but you are not being tested on these subjects.

2.Do I need computer skills to take the test?
You do not need any special computer skills. We recommend taking one of our practice tests to get used to moving through tasks. You can also watch the tutorial on our website. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out 'QWERTY'. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.

3.Will I be penalized in speaking tasks for not having an accent from a native English speaking country?
No. PTE Academic has been designed to recognize speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages.

4.Are all communicative skills scores (e.g. reading, writing) weighted equally?

5.How many times can I take the test?
You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

6.How old do I need to be to take PTE Academic?
You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test. Complete the form, then follow the instructions printed on it to send it to us. Download the form here.

PTE Academic is 3 hours long and is split into timed parts. When the time is up on the section, the test will move on automatically.
There are 20 different types of tasks and will test integrated skills (e.g. reading AND speaking).
Speaking and writing.
77-93 minutes.
Self introduction this part is not assessed:
30 minutes. Concept-2:
32 - 41 minutes.
Self introduction this part is not assessed:
30 minutes. Concept-3:
Break the break is optional.
10 minutes.
Self introduction this part is not assessed:
30 minutes. Concept-4:
45-57 minutes.
Self introduction this part is not assessed:
30 minutes.