English tests, without the stress
Our test just got better! From November 16, you can complete PTE Academic in a single, two-hour test session. It’s the same, trusted, computer-based test – just shorter.
Why choose PTE?
Most test takers get their results within 48 hours. Plus, you can choose from frequent test dates and book last-minute.
Choose a better test experience with our two-hour computer-based exam, friendly test environment, and straightforward booking.
Build confidence for test day with our mix of preparation packages, scored practice tests, and free resources.
A guide to our tests
Accepted around the world by governments, universities and professional bodies, PTE Academic tests speaking, writing, reading, and listening in a single, two-hour test.
PTE Academic Online
A version of PTE Academic that you can take at home when you're unable to reach a test center. Accepted by a growing number of institutions. For study applications only.
UK Government tests
Applying to work, live or study in the UK? PTE Home and PTE Academic UKVI are on the UK Government list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).
Which test is right for you?
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"Compared with IELTS, PTE felt like a breath of fresh air..."
Wondering whether to take PTE or IELTS?
Our test takers report that compared with IELTS, PTE feels simpler to prepare for; that the test day is less stressful; and that it feels like a more accurate measure of language ability – without an examiner's bias or impossible writing tasks.
Hear from Dr Pamela Humphreys at Macquarie University on how English – and PTE – helps their international student community.
Trusted by more than 3,000 institutions
We developed PTE more than 10 years ago to be the most secure, reliable, and accurate test of English.
Today, more than 3,000 colleges, institutions and professional bodies trust PTE to verify their students' English skills.
And of course, the Australian, New Zealand, and UK governments accept PTE as proof of English for all visa tiers.
Don't just take our word for it...
This is what our test takers have to say about PTE
Xueyi Yang, China
"It's a very good test and the skills tested are practical to what a student would need to study and work in an English speaking country."
Mayur Narang, India
"Well I'm just speechless after having a look at my scores which I'd received in less than 48 hours ... As I was a bit late to apply for my masters, such an early score saved me!"
Richard Rodwell, New Zealand
"Amazing. You guys are the best. Brilliant to have a computer based test and allow the test takers to perform to the maximum potential."
Harish Kavanadala Puttanna, Australia
"PTE Academic is one of the best to test your English skills. Exam went well and the whole process of test booking till the results was fantastic."
Why choose a computer-based test?
For faster results and objective scores
We score your test rapidly – most test takers receive their results within 48 hours
You don't have to speak to an examiner or write your answers by hand
You can be confident that your English skills will be judged fairly, using our expertly developed automated scoring system – there is not just one person responsible for your score