What is PTE?

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days. It is trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It is the most unbiased proof of a candidate’s English skills.

About PTE

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PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English developed by Pearson for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is the first standard English test that is completely computer-based with machine auto-grading. It is trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It is the most unbiased proof of a candidate’s English skills.

Authority

PTE Academic stands for Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), it is developed by Pearson, the unbiased English testing for study abroad and immigration.

Fair

PTE Academic is proudly the most unbiased English test thanks to world class AI. When you take the PTE Academic test, what you say is graded by AI against thousands of previous responses. What this means is that you’re graded only on what you say, not your accent or anything else.

Recognition

Widely accepted by universities, colleges and governments around the world, which includes:

100% of Australia and New Zealand universities, colleges and governments immigration for all visa applications
98% of UK universities and UK government commercial agreements to provide test of English for people applying to work or live in the UK
More than 2,000 academic programmes in the USA
More than 90% of universities in Canada

Flexible testing & fast results

PTE Academic offers all test takers incredible flexibility. Test taker can book exam 360 days a year and results are typically delivered in just 5 business days and furthermore, PTE Academic offers global testing in more than 250 test centers in over 50 countries.

PTE Academic test offer test 360 days a year, test takers need book at least 24 hours in advance.

Online booking

Booking website:pearsonpte.com/book
Create a Pearson account:
Test takers must create a Pearson account to start exam booking
Test taker must use the name same as government issued identification and bring it along with you on the test day.
Once your account is created, you will receive login details via email.
Once you have received your login details, you can book your text via www.pearsonvue.com/pte. Upon successfully book your exam, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Standard Price - AUD $375 GST Inclusive

Late Booking Price - AUD $395 GST Inclusive

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Part 1 Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 mins)

Part 2 Reading (32 – 41 mins)

Part 3 Listening (45 – 57 mins)

PTE Senior Teacher Public Seminar

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PTE vs IELTS & TOEFL

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PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English developed by Pearson for study abroad and immigration. It is trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world. It is the most unbiased proof of a candidate’s English skills, you’re graded only on what you say, not your accent or anything else.

PTE Academic IELTS TOEFL
computer-based & AI algorithm Paper-based & human examiner computer-based & human examiner
Exam length 2.5 to 3 hours 3 hour writing exam
& 15 mins oral exam
Exam length 4 to 4.5 hours
PTE Academic 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
IELTS 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
PTE Academic 38 42 46 50 53 59 64 68 72 78 84
TOEFL iBT 40-44 54-56 65-66 74-75 79-80 87-88 94 99-100 105 113 120
PTE Academic IELTS TOEFL
100% of Australia and New Zealand universities, colleges and governments immigration for all visa applications
98% of UK universities and UK government commercial agreements to provide test of English for people applying to work or live in the UK
More than 2,000 academic programmes in the USA
More than 90% of universities in Canada
Current most acceptable standard English language test, accepted by more than 95% of universities and via application. More than 10,000 universities around the world, was replaced by PTE Academic for UK colleges.Mainly accepted by America and Canada
PTE Academic IELTS TOEFL
Exam centres Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville
Exam time 3-4 exam daily, more test sections and flexible time 2-3 exam per week, need book in advance 1 exam daily, more available but need book in advance
Fee AUD $375 AUD $355 AUD $300
result release 2-5 working days, electronic result via email 10 working days, paper result for mail or pick up 8-10 working days, check result online

Recognition list

Recognition list
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All Australian universities are accepting PTE Academic result, the below list of G8 (Group of Eight) requirement.

Name PTE requirements Official link
The Australian National University Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥55;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥55;
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University of Melbourne Bachelor: Overall ≥ 58-64, individual ≥50;
Master: See link on the right for detail;
check official link
The University of Sydney Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥54;
Master: Overall ≥ 61, individual ≥54
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The University of New South Wales Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥54;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥54;
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The University of Queensland Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥60;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥60;
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Monash University Bachelor: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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The University of Western Australia Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, speaking & writing ≥59, listening & reading≥54 ;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, speaking & writing ≥64, listening & reading≥54 ;
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The University of Adelaide Bachelor: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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All New Zealand universities are accepting PTE Academic result, the below list of most popular 8 universities’ requirement.

Name PTE requirements Official link
The University of Auckland Bachelor: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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Auckland University of Technology Bachelor: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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Massey University Bachelor: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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University of Canterbury Bachelor: Overall ≥ 57, individual ≥50;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥58;
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Lincoln University Bachelor: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
Master: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
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Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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University of Waikato Bachelor: Overall ≥ 50, individual ≥42;
Master: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
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University of Otago Bachelor: Overall ≥ 58, individual ≥50;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥57;
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There are more than 410 universities in UK currently accepting PTE Academic result. We are listing the most popular 8 universities below.

Name PTE requirements Official link
London School of Economics and Political Science Bachelor: Overall ≥ 65, reading & listening ≥58, speaking & writing ≥51 ;
Master: Overall ≥ 65, reading, listening & speaking ≥58, writing ≥65;
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University of Leeds Bachelor: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥60;
Master: Overall ≥ 64, individual ≥60;
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Imperial College London Standard: Overall ≥ 62, individual ≥56;
Higher: Overall ≥ 62, individual ≥56;
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The University of Edinburgh Bachelor: Overall ≥ 67, individual ≥56;
Master: Overall ≥ 67, individual ≥56;
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University of London Bachelor: Overall ≥ 62, individual ≥59;
Master: Overall ≥ 62, individual ≥59;
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University of Liverpool Bachelor: Overall ≥ 55 – 62 , individual ≥51;
Master: Overall ≥ 62 , individual ≥51;
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Queen Mary University of London Bachelor: Overall ≥ 62 , listening, speaking & reading ≥51, writing ≥57;
Master: Overall ≥ 62 , listening, speaking & reading ≥51, writing ≥57;
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University of Glasgow Bachelor: Overall ≥ 60 , individual ≥59;
Master: Overall ≥ 68 , individual ≥62;
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There are more than 789 universities in America currently accepting PTE Academic result. We are listing the top 8 universities below.

Name PTE requirements Official link
Harvard University Overall ≥ 70 check official link
Yale University Overall ≥ 70 check official link
Princeton University Recommend overall ≥ 68 check official link
Stanford University Recommend overall ≥ 68 check official link
The University of Chicago Overall ≥ 70 check official link
New York University Overall ≥ 70 check official link

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