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. It is a computer based language test that offers candidates the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas.

How is it different from other tests?
  • Authentic testing material and work: Demonstrate your ability to use academic English in real life.
  • Fully computerized test: providing fair and reliable results.
  • Fast delivery of results: typically within 5 working days.
  • Flexible booking: you can book for the next day or next week, no need to wait longer!
Why PTE?

The main reasons why students choose PTE Academic:

  • Fast results– scores within 24 hours to 5 business days.
  • Easy registration– booking and registering for an exam is hassle free and online.
  • Comprehensive test– PTE Academic is considered to be the best and most reflective test of all ESL tests.
  • No personal bias– Online and computer-based means no personal bias in Speaking and Writing modules.
  • Granular score scale– 10 points to 90 points means more consistent and accurate, unlike other exams.

Introduction to Four modules

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 Minutes)
  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 min)

In Part 1 you will be tested on your speaking and writing skills. The time given to this section is 77-93 minutes.

To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.

The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.

Part 2: Reading (32 – 40 Minutes)
  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

In Part 2 you will be tested on your reading skills. This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in a given test.

Different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks, are designed to test your ability to read, write and listen to information provided in English Because PTE Academic is an integrated skill test, one item type in this part of the test also assesses writing skills.

Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)
  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answer
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight correct summary
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from Dictation

Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You are allowed to take notes.

For each question you have the opportunity to adjust the volume. While the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to increase the volume or to the left to decrease the volume.