PTE Home A1

PTE Home A1 is a beginner-level English test for speaking and listening. It is accepted by the UK Home Office as proof of language proficiency for several family and work visas. PTE Home A1 is a pass–fail test that measures an individual’s ability at CEFR Level A1.

Visas that accept PTE Home A1 include:

  • Spouse/Partner visa
  • Parent of a dependent
  • Representative of an overseas business
  • Tier 2 Sportsperson visa

To find out more about UK visa English language requirements visit our UK visa page or the gov.uk website.

How will I be tested?

To take a PTE Home test you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and answer questions.

The PTE Home A1 test has 32 questions and lasts up to 22 minutes. There are 3 question types:

Repeat sentence

(22 questions)

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Describe image

(5 questions)

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Conversation – listen and answer

(5 questions)

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Repeat sentence

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Describe image

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Conversation

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