About PTE

What is PTE?

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a completely computer based examination, that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in places/countries, where English is used as a language of communication.

PTE is a System (computer) based assessment test, which focuses on real-life situations, where English used in academic/non-academic surroundings. It assesses the English language as an integrated language skill system. The entire test is based on this concept of integrated existence of language skills, and students will have to go through a variety of accents and academic language, as the students are sure to get exposed and encounter at English-speaking higher education institutions.

A sophisticated and standardized numerical scale, ranging from 10 to 90, which is a Global Scale of Assessing English Language Skills, is used to report the scores. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), has established a common reference framework, to assess Language Proficiency more precisely, with which, the PTE Scoring pattern suits well.

A British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well for students directly, which counts about a 100 million people globally, Pearson is the world’s biggest education company. The vast arena where Pearson caters to the educational need include business, technology, sciences, law and the humanities, through a wide range of books and resources which could be useful for the students learn, teachers teach, and professionals evolve throughout their careers. These learning tools and devices are so carefully designed so that the students and experts could understand them easily and used wisely to expand their knowledge, develop their skills, and realize their potential.

Pearson Education is also a forerunner of digital education and assessment, which has gained greater interest and impact with the emergence and evolution of Artificial Intelligence. Pearson Test of English is one such platform, where the English Language Skills of the student’s world wide are assessed and certified.

Unique Features of PTE Academic

  • Fast: Results are typically returned within 5 business days.
  • Convenient: single 3-hour test session. Students can complete the test in one sitting.
  • Free: send unlimited score reports for 2 years.

Flexible dates: If students are unable to find their desired test date then they can request for additional test sessions.


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (Al) scoring means your English language skills are assessed by an algorithm that mimics how human markers would score, based on a substantial number of responses. What this means is that you’re graded only on what you say.

Fast results

Test taker results are typically released just 48 hours of taking the test and furthermore, PTE offers global testing in more than 350 test centers in over 70 countries.

Unbiased scoring

When you take the PTE test, what you say is graded by Al against thousands of previous responses. What this means is that you’re graded only on what you say.

Send your score unlimited times for free

PTE proudly gives all test takers the freedom to send your scores to as many organizations as you like, without an additional fee. This freedom gives you even greater opportunity to achieve your dreams.

Flexible testing

Thanks to the use of market leading technology, PTE offers all test takers incredible flexibility.

Global Acceptance

PTE is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world. It is also approved for all UK, Australian and New Zealand student visa and migration applications

PTE Academic

The Pearson Test of English ~ Academic, an English Language Proficiency Assessment Test, is designed to assess the readiness, accuracy and expertise in using English Language as a means of Communication,  by the non-native English speakers, who look forward to participate in a university-level courses and programmes, where English is the instruction language. The Academic mode of this test is designed with keeping the interests of Universities, Government and other Educational Institutions, for a precise assessment of exact levels of their Language Skills, as they have to enter the English-speaking academic world.

PTE General

PTE General (initially developed by The University of London and so was formerly known as the London Tests of English) is International English Language Skill Assessment Test,  for speakers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Developed by Pearson Language Tests and administered by Edexcel, PTE General Tests are accredited by QCA, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority.

Theme-based exams designed to test how well a learner can communicate in authentic and realistic situations – mostly non-academic, PTE General Tests are usually for the emigration purposes. As such, they use a lot of real-life scenarios / situations, rather than grammatical exercises. As in the PTE Academic, they test the expertise of using all the four skills of English Language ~ reading, writing, listening and speaking.