Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Achieve your dream of working, migrating or studying abroad.

  • English exams for study, work and visas
  • Ideal for going to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted for visa applications by the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments
  • Trusted by over 3,300 universities and colleges globally
  • Results typically within 2 days

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Which PTE test is right for you?

"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 

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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