PTE Academic

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:

Writing Interview
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