The fast and fair English test
PTE Home is a computer-based English test which is accepted by the UK Home Office as proof of language proficiency for several family and work visas and for settlement and citizenship.
It is a pass-fail test which assesses your speaking and listening skills.
There are three different levels depending on the requirements of your visa – A1, A2 or B1 – and the test duration is between 22 and 29 minutes.
To complete the test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and a headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
The test format
Each PTE Home test lasts under 30 minutes. During the test session, you will encounter a range of different question types. More information about each level can be found below, with a video showing the question types.
I am under 18 years old. Can I take the test?
PTE Home is only available to test takers who are over 18 years old.
Do I have to take PTE Home in my home country?
You can take it at any of our test centers around the world that offer PTE Home. Find your nearest test center. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use.
Please check the ID Policy regarding the acceptable form of ID. If you are testing outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center.