Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)

PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening , Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability- often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. PTE Academic is also accepted for student visas in Australia. Immigration New Zealand now officially accepts the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) for student visa purposes, PTE Academic is also accepted for admission to most universities in New Zealand.


PTE Academic is 3 hours long and is split into timed parts. When the time is up on the section, the test will move on automatically. There are 20 different types of tasks. Some tasks will test integrated skills (e.g. reading and speaking)

Sections Questions Time Task
Introduction Untimed Self introduction; this part is not assessed
Speaking Appox 40 questions 77 – 93 minutes
Writing 3 to 4 questions
Reading 16 to 17 questions 32-41 minutes
Break (optional) 10 minutes
Listening 19 to 20 questions 45-57 minutes
The timings shown are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total.


Score Validity: 2 years
Registration Mode :Online
Mode of payment :Credit card / PTE Voucher (Cash)
Test fee :INR 11,300 /-
Score Reporting time:Approximately 5 days
Nature of Test:Computer Based Test
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Rescheduling Fee : 25% of the test fees
Test Admin. Frequency: On fixed date
Test Repetition Policy: Next available date
Extra Score Reporting Fee: No fee

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