PTE Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their language skill.English capability - often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide.
► Overall score is a mark out of 90.
► A score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations.
► A score of 51 to 57 and 58 to 64 in PTE Academic is equivalent to 6.0 and 6.5 band in IELTS respectively.
► One can take the test on any working day, throughout the year.
► Candidates need to book at least 48 hours in advance. With a late fee, one can also take test within 24 hours.
► Results will be sent through e-mail within five working days.
► One can submit score card online to institutions/immigration departments free of cost.
► One needs to wait only for 5 days to retake the test.
► For scheduling the test candidates need to create a free website account through www.pearsonvue.com/pte/