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PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE Home B1: for settlement

If you wish to settle in the UK permanently, you will need to prove that your English language ability is at CEFR* level B1.

The PTE Home B1 test is approved by UK Visas and Immigration government agency for both settlement (indefinite leave to remain) and citizenship applications.

To find out more about English language requirements for UK visas, visit our UK visa page or the website.

* CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for language proficiency

How will I be tested?

To take PTE Home you will need to book a test and go to a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read, and answer questions. PTE Home B1 has 32 questions and lasts up to 22 minutes. There are 4 question types:



You will be asked to answer 17 questions in the ‘Repeat Sentence’ segment. Watch the video for details.

How can I prepare for PTE Home B1?

Free online course

This one-hour online course will help you to understand the question types and what to expect.

PTE Home Handbook

A complete guide to PTE Home, including process and policies.

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