Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Achieve your dream of working, migrating or studying abroad.

  • English exams for study, work and migration
  • Ideal for going to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted for visa applications the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and UK governments
  • Trusted by over 3,500 universities and colleges globally
  • Results typically within 2 days

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Which PTE test is right for you?

"As an introvert, I feel less nervous about taking the speaking test on a computer, so PTE Academic accurately reflects my speaking ability in English. It is also less time-consuming as compared to other tests." 
Van, Singapore migrating to Australia 

Prepare for CASAS® success

Unlock your potential for success on CASAS® STEPS with Pearson.

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HRSA & CGFNS now accept PTE Academic for International Nursing credential evaluation in the United States

Utah State Board of Nursing becomes the latest nursing board in the United States to add PTE to their list of accepted English language tests for Nursing Credential Recognition.

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Versant by Pearson | English Placement Test

Help your learners get off to a flying start by placing them in the right English class on their first day.

The easy way to measure their ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

  • Quick and easy: Save time with this easy-to-administer test
  • Scalable: Test as many learners as you need with consistent scoring
  • Fast turnaround: AI-based scoring returns results within minutes
  • Reliable: Millions of tests delivered around the world

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Are you taking a Versant test?

We offer a free interactive demo, scored English practice test and an official test guide to help you prepare. In addition, we offer resources for practice and familiarity with test formats and questions.

  • Resources: Official guides available for different test types, including 4-Skills Essential English Placement, Professional English, Speaking and Writing Tests.
  • Practice: Engage with a demo or purchase a practice test to enhance test-taking skills and identify improvement areas.
  • Scores: Test scores follow Pearson’s Global Scale of English, linked to CEFR levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Viewing scores: Use the unique TIN to access scores online shortly after completing the test.

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Versant by Pearson English Certificate (VEC)

The new and convenient way to certify your English skills for your career and stand out from the crowd. Test your English proficiency today and turn confidence into certainty.

  • Fast: Get your score in 15 minutes and your certificate and digital badge in 48 hours
  • Convenient: Take the test online, anytime – no appointment needed
  • Accurate: We use state-of-the-art AI technology to measure your real English abilities
  • Affordable: A fraction of the cost of other English proficiency tests

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