All test takers should prepare for PTE Academic, even if English is their first language. Test takers who consider themselves to be fluent in English sometimes score lower than expected, as lack of preparation affects their performance during the test. Watch our video about this.
Complete the preparation path to give yourself the best chance of performing well on the day.
The Preparation Pathway
Start by exploring our in-depth guide to the preparation pathway. This covers the following sections:
Introduction: untimed (We ask you to introduce yourself. This section is not assessed.)
Part 1: Speaking and Writing (77 – 93 minutes)
Part 2: Reading (32 – 40 minutes)
Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)
Scored Practice Tests
Our official online practice tests are the best way to practice and get fast results. You can either buy one of our preparation kits that include scored practice tests, or buy a practice test individually.
Introduction to PTE Academic online course
The free PTE Academic online course gives you useful video guidance for each question type and the opportunity to practice questions yourself.
Offline practice test
Want to take a full version of PTE Academic? Download the PDF, audio files, sample responses and prompts to really understand what the test is like. Download Zip file.
Official Practice Mobile App
Prepare for PTE Academic by downloading the official practice mobile app for Android or Apple, which includes practice activities, a study planner, and useful information about the test.
You can prepare for PTE Academic using a range of official coursebooks. Choose from The Official Guide to PTE Academic or Practice Tests Plus to understand the test format and prepare for specific question types.
Sometimes, the best way to prepare for a test is to join a class and receive tutoring either face-to-face or online. All around the world, there are private language schools who run PTE Academic preparation courses.
These range from intensive week-long courses, to courses that last for up to six months. You can take an online course with E2Language, Pearson’s online test preparation partner.
Choose from the list of test preparation course providers.
If you want to prepare online, you can also take an online course with E2Language.