PTE Test

What is the PTE and why is it important?

PTE Academic is a computer-based test that measures a students’ ability by testing their level of English through tasks, which reflect real-life settings and situations. 

What is format of the PTE test?

PTE Academic is a 3-hour test and has 3 parts. When time is up on one section, the test automatically moves to the next section.

There are 20 different types of tasks. Some are integrated tasks as they test integrated skills (e.g. reading and speaking)

Introduction: untimed (You are asked to introduce yourself. This section is not assessed or scored.)

Speaking and Writing: 77 – 93 minutes

Reading: 32 – 41 minutes

Break: 10 minutes. The break is optional

Listening:  45 – 57 minutes


The test will be approximately 3 hours in total. 

How is the PTE scored?

The score can range between 10-90 points. The scores are updated on the student’s Pearson online account and the scores are also emailed.  All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules differ.

How is the PTE scored?

The PTE test is scored from 0-9. Requirement for score is different depending on the university or country requirements.

How do I register for PTE Test?

 Visit the PTE website, to register with 500 locations to choose from

How can I prepare?

We can help. We have prep solutions for every student and every budget

Which PTE Preparation Option Is Right for You?

PTE Classroom courses

This 36-hour course PTE Classroom is for students who want a big score improvement or need guided practice and comes with an average 3-point score improvement. Plus students have access to multiple diagnostic tests to help them reach their goal.

PTE Small Group Instruction

Get personalized prep for the PTE test in course with 4-6 students max per class.

PTE Private Tutoring

The ideal program for those wanting tailored prep with our most elite and sought after instructors.

PTE Tests and Review Package

An ideal program for students who believe they have advanced language skills and seek a short cut route in preparation. Also, a great solution for last minute prep.


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PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days.


Schedule your test up to twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive your results within five business days.


Choose from regular test dates and sessions. In 2013, we ran test sessions 363 days of the year across test centres in over 200 locations worldwide.


Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. 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.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.

  1. Single three hour test session

  2. Computer-based

  3. Assesses speaking, listening, reading and writing

  4. Contains real-life, academic content

  5. Use American or British English 


Question format



77 – 93 minutes

  1. Personal Introduction

  2. Read aloud

  3. Repeat sentence

  4. Describe image

  5. Re-tell lecture

  6. Answer short question

  7. Summarize written text (one sentence)

  8. Summarize written text (paragraph)

  9. Essay (20mins)


32 – 41 minutes

  1. Multiple choice questions (x2)

  2. Re-order paragraphs

  3. Fill in the blanks (x2)

BREAK 10 minutes

A ten minute break is optional.


Summarize spoken text



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