PTE Academic

All About

What is PTE Academic?

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers candidates the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas.

As an education or migration agent, PTE Academic offers you a new and more efficient way of helping your clients achieve their goals.

How is PTE Academic Structured?

PTE Academic is a single 3 hour test, comprising.

Time allowed
Intro Introduction

1 minute

Part 1 Speaking and writing

77 – 93 minutes

Part 2 Reading

32 – 41 minutes

Optional scheduled break

10 minutes

Part 3 Listening

45 – 57 minutes

Click here to learn more

PTE Academic is designed to help test takers achieve their goals sooner.


  • Schedule PTE Academic up to twenty-four hours in advance.
  • Completed in a convenient single three-hour test session.
  • Results are typically available within five business days.
  • Testing globally over 360 days of the year, in over 200 test centers around the world.


  • No more frustration: Highly accurate marking makes test scores consistent.
  • No bias: The test is scored by computer so it doesn’t matter where test takers come from or what they look like, PTE Academic only tests their English skills.
  • Palm-vein scanning, randomized test forms and data forensics ensure test score validity.


  • Accepted for study applications by thousands of institutions worldwide, including:.
  • 100% of Australian, New Zealand, and Irish universities.
  • 96% of UK universities.
  • A growing number of universities in the USA and Canada.
  • Universities in Europe and Asia delivering courses in English.
  • Approved by the Australian and New Zealand Governments for all student visa and migration applications, and accepted by an increasing number of professional bodies. Click here to learn more


  • Candidates can send their scores to an unlimited number of institutions without additional fees via their secure online account.

Question Types

PTE Academic consists of three main parts and there are 20 different question types. The test is an integrated skills test, each question type assessing one language skill or a combination of language skills. Question types are task-based, representing the range of functions and situations that students will encounter in an English speaking environment. The table below shows the test structure, question types and time allowed.

Part of Test
Question Type
Time Allowed
Part 1 Speaking and Writing Personal Introduction

1 minute

Part 1 Speaking and Writing
  • Read aloud
  • Repeast sentence
  • Descrine image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question

30 – 35 minutes

Part 1 Speaking and Writing 2 X Summarize written text

20 minutes

Part 1 Speaking and Writing summarize written text or Write Essay

10 or 20 minutes

Part 1 Speaking and Writing Write Essay

20 minutes

Part 2 Reading
  • Multiple-choice, Choose single answer
  • Multiple-choice, Choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraph
  • Reading - Fill in the blank
  • Reading and Writing - Fill in the blank

32 – 41 minutes

Optional Schedule Break
10 minutes
Part 3 Listening Summarize Spoken Text

20 - 30 minutes

Part 3 Listening
  • Multiple-choice, Choose multiple answers
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight correct summary
  • Multiple-choice, Choose single answer
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

23 – 38 minutes


Happy Students


Our Courses


Our Teachers


Awards Won