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Pearson’s Test of English (Academic)

The Pearson’s Test of English for Academic purposes (PTE Academic) is a computer-based test for students who wish to study abroad. The test format and structure allows for students to demonstrate their English language proficiency on a communicative and practical environment.

The PTE Academic is recognised by more than 380 universities and colleges in the United Kingdom and its international recognition keeps growing day by day. Click here for more information on institutions recognising PTE Academic.


For more details on what the PTE Academic involves, click here.

Why should you choose PTE Academic?

  • Fast results – scores are returned within 5 business days
  • Frequent availability – candidates can efficiently check for available seats online
  • Last-minute registration – candidates can book up to 24 hours before the test date
  • Easy registration – a quick online registration and payment
  • Widespread recognition – recognised by more than 1,850 programmes worldwide including over 380 institutions in the UK
  • Comprehensive test – considered to be the best and most reflective test of English language abilities

Why should you study PTE Academic with ITS?

  • ITS is a proud partner of Pearson and we can help you achieve your goals through our highly effective PTE Academic preparation classes.
  • Our preparation classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers who were trained by Pearson
  • We offer customised one to one classes on a flexible schedule to suit your learning needs.
  • You will learn specific strategies for the examination with an emphasis on enriching your vocabulary and functional language skills.
  • You will be exposed to plenty of practice examination questions with insightful feedback from your teacher.


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What does the PTE Academic involve?

The PTE Academic uses authentic material from a variety of academic contexts and topics which reflects the language you will use in real life academic settings. The test assesses the four communicative skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as six language acquisition skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse).

The PTE Academic score is displayed in a graph and includes your overall score, communicative score and language skills. The graph allows you to see your strengths and weaknesses and how each skill relates to your overall performance. Candidates will be ranked on a scale from 10 points to 90 points.

The four communicative skills will be tested in an integrated manner so candidates may need to demonstrate the following and more:

  • Read a passage and use the information gathered from the passage in your written response
  • Listen to a conversation and verbally summarize the topics discussed
  • Listen to a lecture and write down the missing words in the transcript
  • Listen to a short recording and highlight any words in the transcript which did not correspond to the words you heard.

Each candidate’s test will have a different number of questions for each section. The whole test will take around three hours, including the untimed and unmarked introduction to the test and an optional break of up to 10 minutes in the middle.

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