Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Prove your English skills with PTE – the fast, computer-based English tests that are trusted globally for study, work, and visa applications. PTE is the test of choice for test takers around the world each year.

Certification For migration, work and study abroad Ages 16+ Test center or online Test length: 30 minutes – 2 hours Results time: 2 days Includes score report

Be Canada ready with one less worry

Bookings now open for PTE Core, our new IRCC-approved general English test for work and migration visas for Canada.

So whether you want to study, work or migrate to Canada, PTE has the right test for you.

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Why choose PTE?

We know taking an English test is stressful. There's a lot of pressure riding on you getting the score you need. That’s why we've designed all our PTE tests to be as stress-free as possible. Here's how.​


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Celebrate your results within 2 days

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We score using AI, so you’re judged simply on your English proficiency and nothing else

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A single, 2-hour English test that you can confidently prepare for with a wealth of practice content

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Governments trust us for work and migration visas, including UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

"Less time consuming compared to IELTS in which a separated speaking test has to be taken at a different time. As an introvert, I feel that speaking tests on computers help me to be more focused and less nervous. Therefore, PTE more accurately reflects my speaking ability in English." 
Van, test taker, Singapore 

Which PTE test is right for you?

PTE partners list

PTE Academic is accepted for study applications around the world. See the list below of PTE partners.

Prepare with confidence

We offer an extensive range of resources to prepare you for your test. From scored practice tests to online courses – however you like to prepare, we've got it covered.

Explore our PTE test preparation

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Why choose an AI-based test?

For faster results with less bias
  • We score your test rapidly – most test takers receive their results within just 48 hours
  • No need to speak to an examiner or write your answers by hand
  • Be confident that your English skills will be judged fairly, using our expertly developed automated scoring system – there is not just one person responsible for your score

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“This test is most accurate in terms of evaluation of test taker as it eliminates any form of bias since its algorithm came from the feedback of countless evaluators. I would certainly recommend PTE Academic to my colleagues and friends.”
Anna Louise, test taker, Philippines

Don’t just take our word for it – PTE is trusted globally

Trusted by governments

PTE is trusted for visa applications and settlement visas by governments around the world. Australia, New Zealand, the UK and now Canada accept PTE scores for work and migration visas. Now accepted for all study permits by Canadian Government.

Trusted by universities

Over 3,500 universities trust our PTE tests. That includes 100% of universities in Australia and New Zealand, 99% in the UK, 98% in Canada and over 1,000 in the US, including selected programs at Harvard and Yale.

Trusted by test takers

Test takers in 117 countries trust PTE to help them achieve their end goal. Whether that be for work, studying or migration, PTE is the test of choice around the world.