PTE Academic was created in response to demand for a more accurate, objective, secure and relevant test of English.
Launched in 2009, PTE Academic has been rapidly adopted in the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada.
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 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.
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.