PTE Academic was designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in university-level English language instruction programmes. It was created in response to demand for a more accurate, objective, secure and relevant test of English. Students preparing for the PTE Academic test need to show genuine improvement in their English skills across the board, not just in their test-taking skills.
Launched in 2009, PTE Academic was rapidly adopted in the UK, Australia, the USA and Canada. It is accepted by thousands of academic programmes, including those at prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, Yale and INSEAD. It is also accepted by the UK Home Office (UK V&I) for all visa applications and by the Australian Government (DIBP) for student visas.
PTE General is an assessment solution that assesses and accredits general English language ability at six levels of proficiency. All levels of PTE General are recognized globally and are accepted by universities, employers and national education authorities in many countries as evidence of a required level of English. The six levels of the test are provided in partnership with Edexcel Limited, the largest UK awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications.
Please note that PTE General is not accepted for visa applications. To apply for a UK or Australian visa, please use PTE Academic.
*LAYERED APPROACH TO SECURITY
We believe in fair and reliable assessment, so we know it’s crucial that you have confidence in the English scores you receive. PTE Academic employs a layered approach to security, incorporating innovative test design and delivery, advanced identity management, secure proctored delivery, automatic results validation and data forensics.
Please see the PTE Website for more information.