PTE Academic is an academic language test for international students; who wish to study in non native country. It is secure, accessible and it offers quick results. It accurately assesses real-life academic English skills. Students receive their scores typically within 5 business days. It is accepted by institutions worldwide, including the UK Border Agency for visas and DIAC in Australia for student visa applications. The test uses automated writing and speech scoring with no subjective scoring. The test uses 20 innovative and integrated question types for international English. It uses real-life academic material from a variety of contexts and topics for authentic measures of test takers’ language ability.
The score reports contain more data including the availability of core skills, enabling skills and a digital sound file. The test uses secure item banking softwareand unique test forms are randomized to minimize question exposure and fraud.
- UKBA requirement – B1 level
Students must achieve a minimum PTE Academic score of 36 across all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- UKBA requirement – B2 level
Students must achieve a minimum PTE Academic score of 51 across all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- It is a Computer-based test that measures all four language areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
- Authentic academic test content from a variety of international contexts and scenarios are taken.
- The test is approximately of 3 hours.
- PTE Academic is available in 43 territories including China, India, the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada.
- The student can register online and schedule a test using a flexible ‘choose and book’ system
The Fees is INR 8,000 in India.
There are test centers in
- Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- Allahabad, Utter Pradesh
- Bangalore, Karnataka
- Chandigarh, Punjab
- Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
- Kochi, Kerala
- Kolkata, West Bengal
- Mumbai, Maharashtra
- New Delhi, Delhi
- Pune, Maharashtra
- Ranchi, Jharkhan
The student can register their test on www.pearsonpte.com
- PTE Academic results are typically available within five business days.
- When your test scores are available, they will send you an email to let the student know.
They do not provide scores on paper
The score report has several sections:
- personal details and photo
- overall score
A detailed breakdown of how the student performed.
The student account allows him/her to send test scores to institutions online.
They can send to as many institutions as they want free of charge. Institutions can view your scores within 48 hours.