PTE Academic: the computer-based English test
PTE Academic measures your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a single, short test.
A three-hour test via computer
No more waiting around for your speaking exam – PTE Academic measures English speaking, listening, reading, and writing in just three hours.
Frequent test dates, last-minute availability
We run regular test dates with last-minute availability. Check now to find out how soon you can take PTE Academic.
Friendly test center experience
Take your test in a small, friendly test center environment – typically with no more than 10 seats per center.
A human approach to automated scoring
Our sophisticated algorithms, based on hundreds of thousands of real test responses, mean that we can mark every single test accurately, consistently, and fairly.
This allows us to match the expertise and accuracy of a human examiner, but with the precision, consistency, and objectivity that only machine learning can achieve.
Security is our priority
We take a layered approach to security, using features like palm-vein scanning, randomized test forms, and secure question bank software to ensure our tests remain secure – and fair – at every stage. That's why we are trusted by governments and institutions worldwide.
Preparation: everything you need to succeed
However you want to prepare, we have options to help you go into your test feeling confident that you can perform at your best.
Take a Scored Practice Test
Try out the PTE Academic test format and get a practice score report.
Buy a prep bundle
Save up to 45% by buying all the test prep resources you need in one go.
Get our free mobile app
Test day tips, practice questions, and a planner to organize your study.
Sign up for an online course
Get an introduction to PTE Academic with our free one-hour course.
Who accepts PTE Academic?
PTE Academic scores open doors to 3,000+ universities, colleges, and professional bodies globally, including Oxford University, Harvard Business School, and Macquarie University.
We are also approved for all UK, Australian, and New Zealand visa and immigration categories.
Where can I take my test? How much does it cost?
We have more than 300 test centers in 117 countries. You can book your tests at short notice, with frequent tests taking place throughout the year.
Search for your nearest test center and booking fee on our test center finder.