About PTE Academic
Pearson Test of English General
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a new, international, computer-based academic English language test. The test accurately measures the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of test takers who are non-native speakers of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency. PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers’ language ability to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and organizations requiring academic English. PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC)®.
The Pearson Test of English General (Formerly The London Test of English, these are designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. The tests consist of two parts: a written paper and an interview.
There are six levels of the General test:
|A1||Level A1||75 mins||5 mins|
|A2||Level 1||95 mins||5 mins|
|B1||Level 2||95 mins||7 mins|
|B2||Level 3||120 mins||7 mins|
|C1||Level 4||150 mins||8 mins|
|C2||Level 5||175 mins||8 mins|
The writing paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills. Each exam is based on a theme, such as cities, quality of life, on holiday.
Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning.
PTE General Certificates do not expire. English language learners are encouraged to seek opportunities to practice the language and confirm their progress regularly.
PTE is recognised for admission to UK, Canadian, Bulgarian, Italian, Poland and Ukraine universities and by many international companies.
How do the PTE General tests compare to other exams?
|Paper Based||Computer Based||Internet Based|
|7.5||627||263||107||73 – 79|
|7||600||250||100||65 – 72|
|6.5||577||233||90||59 – 64|
|6||550||213||79||51 – 58|
|5.5||525||197||71||43 – 50|
|5||500||173||61||35 – 42|