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 2 business days.
  • Computer based marking ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately.
  • Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Germany and more.
  • Approved for all Australian and New Zealand and UK visa and migration applications.

PTE Academic compared

Booking a test
Booking & RegistrationRegister and pay online up to 24 hours in advance.*Online or in person. Many centers close registration some time before the test. 1Registration online, by mail or by phone up to 4 days prior to test date. 6
Test availabilityUp to 365 test days each year globallyFixed test sessions per year. Computer based IELTS more frequent where available. 2Offered more than 50 times a year globally. 7
LocationsOver 340 test centres worldwide.Multiple locations worldwide.Multiple locations worldwide.
The test
DurationSingle 3 hour session
(optional 10 minute break).
Around 3 hours and can be delivered in 2 sessions over different days in some locations. 3Test totals 4 hours (with a mandatory 10 minute break). 8
Format Test comprises 3 parts:
  • Speaking and writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
Test comprises 4 parts:
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
Test comprises 4 parts:
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
DeliveryComputer based and 100% computer marked.Paper based test and Computer based with interviews marked by examiners. 2Administered on a computer. Both automated and human scoring. 9
The test
Results Available2 business days or less (typically).Paper test: 13 days 4 Computer test: 5-7 days. 210 days (approximately). 10
Accessing & submitting resultsUnlimited number of institutions free. Results are available online.Up to 5 institutions for free, then an additional fee applies. 4Up to 4 score assignments before test session. Fees apply for additional reports. 11
Score ComparisonScored on a scale from 10 - 90 with an extremely accurate and consistent results.Scored on a 9 point band scale. 5Scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points with each section receiving a score from 0 to 30. 12

Where can I go?

PTE Academic is accepted by all Australian universities as well as professional associations. View the full list of who accepts PTE Academic in Australia and worldwide.


For full admission or application requirements please contact institutions directly.

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