Do you need a fast and fair English test?
PTE Academic is the English test trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It is the fastest computer-based English test and allows you to demonstrate language skills.
- English test results typically available within 5 business days.
- Computer based marking ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately.
- Accepted by universities and colleges in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Germany and more.
- Approved for all Australian and New Zealand visa and migration applications.
PTE Academic compared
|PTE Academic||IELTS||TOEFL iBT|
|Booking a test|
|Booking & Registration||Register and pay online up to 24 hours in advance.*||Online or in person. Many centers close registration some time before the test. 1||Registration online, by mail or by phone up to 4 days prior to test date. 6|
|Test availability||Up to 365 test days each year globally||Fixed test sessions per year. Computer based IELTS more frequent where available. 2||Offered more than 50 times a year globally. 7|
|Locations||Over 250 test centres worldwide.||Multiple locations worldwide.||Multiple locations worldwide.|
|Duration||Single 3 hour session|
(optional 10 minute break).
|Around 3 hours and can be delivered in 2 sessions over different days in some locations. 3||Test totals 4 hours (with a mandatory 10 minute break). 8|
|Format|| Test comprises 3 parts:|| Test comprises 4 parts:|| Test comprises 4 parts:|
|Delivery||Computer based and 100% computer marked.||Paper based test and Computer based with interviews marked by examiners. 2||Administered on a computer. Both automated and human scoring. 9|
|Results Available||5 business days or less (typically).||Paper test: 13 days 4 Computer test: 5-7 days. 2||10 days (approximately). 10|
|Accessing & submitting results||Unlimited number of institutions free. Results are available online.||Up to 5 institutions for free, then an additional fee applies. 4||Up to 4 score assignments before test session. Fees apply for additional reports. 11|
|Score Comparison||Scored on a scale from 10 - 90 with an extremely accurate and consistent results.||Scored on a 9 point band scale. 5||Scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points with each section receiving a score from 0 to 30. 12|
*A late booking fee applies for the test booked within 48 hours of test sessions
Where can I go?
- IELTS: How do I register? https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/how-do-i-register | August 2018
- Computer-delivered IELTS https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/computer-delivered-ielts | August 2018
- IELTS: Test format https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/test-format | August 2018
- IELTS: Getting your results https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/getting-your-results | August 2018
- How IELTS is scored https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/how-ielts-is-scored | August 2018
- Register for the TOEFL iBT Test https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register | August 2018
- TOEFL iBT Test Centers and Dates https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register/centers_dates/ | August 2018
- TOEFL iBT Test Content https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/content/ | August 2018
- TOEFL iBT Test Scores https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/ | August 2018
- Getting Your TOEFL iBT Test Scores https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/get/ | August 2018
- Sending Your TOEFL iBT Test Scores https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/send/ | August 2018
- Understanding Your TOEFL iBT Test Scores https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/ | August 2018