Pearson Test Of English (PTE)
What is PTE?
The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a computer-based test which assesses the English language skills of non-native speakers intending to apply for university courses in English-speaking countries.
There are three versions of the test: the PTE Academic, General and Young Learners. If you are taking the test in order to apply for a university course, you should take PTE Academic. This assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single three hour test session. It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings, covering aspects such as accents and academic language
Who is it recognized by?
The PTE Academic is recognized by thousands of universities worldwide, with the most popular being the UK, Australia, the US and Canada. You should contact the universities to which you intend to apply, to find out if they accept the PTE Academic qualification, and what grade they require. The PTE Academic is also now accepted for visa purposes by the Australian government.