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Familiarize yourself with the PTE

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is theΒ world’s leading computer-based English language test, trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It offers candidates the faster, fairer and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for study/work abroad or immigration purposes.


PTE Academic is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world and approved by the Australian, UK & New Zealand governments for all student visa and migration applications. Worldwide, institutions in many popular destinations continue to grow their recognition of PTE Academic, expanding opportunities for study abroad.

Candidates who wish to take the PTE Academic Exam must meet thefollowing criteria:

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years old to take the PTE Academic test.
  • Before taking the test, candidates under 18 must have a parental consent document signed by a parent or guardian. This consent form can be found on the official website.
  • There is no eligibilityΒ 
  • requirement for the PTE General exam.


The PTE syllabus and exam pattern for the Academic version consists of the following four sections: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no restriction on the number of times a candidate can take the PTE Exam. You can book a test date five days after receiving the result.

PTE Academic scores are valid for two years.

It is advisable to start preparing for the PTE exam at least 6-8 weeks before the test day.

The PTE exam’s difficulty level depends on your language skills and familiarity with the format. So the difficulty level between competitive exams is based on the test taker’s ability to crack the test.

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