Pearson Test of English (PTE)

The PTE Examination: Renowned as a highly reliable English proficiency test, the PTE exam has emerged as a cornerstone for Indian students aspiring to pursue education in foreign universities or countries where English serves as the principal medium of communication. With accreditation from more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide, PTE scores hold substantial weight for those seeking admission, while also carrying significant value in the context of visa applications for prominent destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Designed to comprehensively assess a candidate's language prowess in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, the PTE Academic efficiently evaluates these skills within a concise two-hour session. The acronym "PTE" represents the Pearson Test of English, more commonly referred to as PTE-Academic, encapsulating its vital role in shaping linguistic success for global opportunities.

Key Points of this Test
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

Acceptance of PTE Academic for Student Direct
Stream (SDS) Pathway to Canada

SDS was introduced by the Canadian Government to help students from eligible countries get their study permits quickly.Since its introduction, it has been a popular pathway for students looking to follow their dreams of living in Canada to study. This is because it has a streamlined application process, which requires less documentation and boasts a success rate of 70%.

If you meet the criteria, you can use this express study permit processing route, which can be quick as 20 days. We are proud to announce that the Canadian Government (IRCC) now accepts our top-rated English proficiency test, PTE Academic, for SDS applications. Results are delivered in only two days, making the process of applying to study abroad in Canada even faster. Did you know that PTE Academic is accepted by 91% of universities and over 60% of colleges in Canada? Whether you're applying for the SDS or Non-SDS route, PTE Academic is the perfect test for you.

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.


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.

Which PTE test is right for you?

The PTE Academic test is categorized as a computer-based language proficiency examination that assesses a test taker's English language skills in various aspects, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This classification highlights its unique nature and methodology in evaluating language competency. Here are some key features that classify the PTE test:

PTE Academic

The Globally Recognized English Proficiency Test – Now Approved for Canadian Study Permits, Australian and New Zealand Visa Applications, UK Work Visas.

PTE Home

Half-Hour Speaking and Listening Assessments Tailored for UK Family Visas, Visa Extensions, Indefinite Leave to Remain, and Citizenship Applications.

PTE Core (coming soon)

The Fresh 'Everyday' English Examination. Endorsed by the Canadian Authorities for Employment, Immigration Visas, and Permanent Residency.

Prepare with

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.

Why choose an AI-based test?

For faster results with less bias
  • Our scoring process is exceptionally swift – the majority of test takers typically receive their results in as little as 48 hours. This rapid turnaround ensures that you can promptly access your assessment outcomes and proceed with your plans, whether they involve educational pursuits, visa applications, or professional opportunities. We take pride in providing you with timely feedback, enabling you to make informed decisions and take the next steps confidently.
  • 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

“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 solely rely on our statement – PTE is entrusted and valued worldwide

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 3,300 universities trust our PTE tests. That includes 100% of universities in Australia and New Zealand, 99% in the UK including Cambridge, 98% in Canada and over 1,000 in the US, including 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.