The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)

It is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Amongst other universities, London Business School in the UK, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Yale University in the United States accept PTE Academic scores. Other institutions in other countries, including Spain, France, and China, have also signed up to accept PTE Academic. These include leading business schools such as INSEAD and HEC Paris in France, IESE, IE Business School and ESADE in Spain and SDA Bocconi in Italy. In addition to business schools, there are also several arts and music colleges that accept PTE. It is a computer-based exam that focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) receives a scaled score from 10 to 90. The final score is totaled including all four. The score is valid for two years.

Duration: 3 hours

Speaking & Writing: 77 to 93 minutes (Summarize written text: 10 minutes, Essay: 20 Minutes)

Reading: 32 – 40 minutes

Listening: 45 – 57 minutes