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Pearson Test of English

What is PTE Academic?

Test Modules

  • Read Aloud

  • Repeat Sentence

  • Describe Image

  • Re-tell Lecture

  • Answer Short Question

  • Multiple Choice, Choose Single Answer

  • Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple

  • Answers

  • Re-ordering Paragraphs

  • Filling Blanks in a text

  • Summarize written text

  • Write essay


  • Summarize spoken text

  • Multiple Choice, choose multiple answers

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Write from dictation

  • Highlight incorrect words

PTE Academic Structure

The test is administered in a single 3 hours test session. The test is divided into 3 timed sections, 1 short un-timed introduction and an optional 10 minute break.

Part Time Allowed



Speaking and Writing

77-93 minutes


32-41 minutes

Optional Break

10 minutes


45-57 minutes

Test Scores

Test Scores are available online usually within 5 business days from taking the test. Test taker can report scores to any number of institutions for free. Selected institutions can retrieve scores online usually within 24 hours.

How is it different from other tests?
Authentic test content and tasks: demonstrating your ability to use real-life academic English.
Fast delivery of results: typically within 5 working days.
Flexible booking: book for the next day or next week, no need to wait longer!
Who recognises the test?

The test is recognised by 3000 programs globally and is recognised by DIAC and UKBA for student visa applications.
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Where can I take the test?

Our test centers is in:

To check availability in real-time visit http://pearsonvue.com/pte/sa

What is the cost for the test?

9350 INR

Test Duration

3 hours

How long the score does remains valid?

2 years

How do I register for the test?

Register on Pearson website by visiting www.pearsonpte.com/register

How do I prepare for the test?

Make sure to get yourself familiar with our range of preparation resources at www.pearsonpte.com/prepare

We recommend that you view our free online tutorial at http://pearsonpte.com/tutorial

What score do I need?

Check the score you need with the university you are applying to. Most UK universities require a minimum score of 51 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a minimum score of 36 for qualifications below degree level. You can find more details on.

How will the university check my score?

Results are issued to candidates securely online through your Pearson account. We do not issue paper certificates to students or institutions. Once you receive your scores you can send them online to as many institutions as you want, free of charge.

Do I need to provide my score report if I am applying for the UK student visa?

If you are applying for a UK student visa you must also send your scores online to the UKBA and also print a copy of your results to include in your visa application. For more information click. http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/About/Pages/HowtousePTEAcademicwithUKBA

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