PTE Academic

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is the smart choice for those who wish to study and work abroad. Developed by Pearson – the world’s learning company, PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based English language qualification, providing a fair and accurate assessment of English language skills required for study abroad, professional development and migration purposes.




  1. Test Format

    PTE Academic tests in a single 3-hour session and comprises of 3 parts: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening. Test takers will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

    There are 20 item types in the PTE Academic test

  2. Speaking & Writing

    PartContentSkills assessed
    To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment.Read aloudReading & Speaking
    Repeat sentenceListening & Speaking
    Describe imageSpeaking
    Re-tell lectureListening & Speaking
    Answer short questionListening & Speaking
    The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.Summarize written textReading & Writing

  3. Reading

    PartContentSkills assessed
    This single timed section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in a given test.Fill in the blankReading
    Multiple choice (single answer)Reading
    Multiple choice (multiple answers)Reading
    Re-order paragraphReading
    Reading and Writing fill in the blanksReading & Writing

  4. Listening

    PartContentSkills assessed
    Part 3 consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. Integrated skills are also assessed in this part.Summarize spoken textListening & Writing
    Multiple choice (multiple answer)Listening
    Fill in the blanksListening & Writing
    Highlight correct summaryListening & Reading
    Multiple choice (single answer)Listening
    Select missing wordListening
    Highlight incorrect wordListening & Reading
    Write from dictationListening & Writing


All items in PTE Academic are machine scored using PTE Academic’s automated scoring system. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points. The report shows the overall scores and single skills scores and reflects the student’s overall English language ability and is based on the performance throughout the test.

The result is typically available in 5 business days. PTE Academic scores are accessed via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available. After you receive this, you will need to log in to the Pearson VUE account that you created to book your test.

Test takers can send their scores to an unlimited number of institutions to fit their purpose.
  1. Scoring Explanation

    PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English, a granular scale from 10-90. The PTE Academic Score Report includes the test taker’s overall score, communication skills scores and enabling skills scores.

    1. Overall score

    Reflecting your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points.

    2. Communicative skills

    Scores for communicative skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points.

    3. Language skills

    Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.


    • Scores should only be submitted via the Score Report Website.
    • Score Report representation may differ from current score reports.

  2. PTE Academic score comparison

    Note: This score alignment is recommended by PTE Academic and has been approved by the Australian DIBP. Test takers should check their preferred institutions’ websites for score requirements


  1. 1
    Have your personal information ready

    Before booking test takers should be ready to provide the following details exactly as they appear on their identification documents (i.e. valid passport for anyone taking the test outside their country of citizenship):

    • Name
    • Email
    • Date of Birth
    • Citizenship Country and City of Birth
    • Credit or Debit card

  2. 2
    Registration process

    To book a test, test takers must follow these steps:

    1. Visit

    2. Create a Pearson account:

    • Test takers must create a Pearson account in order to book a test.
    • Test takers must register using the name and date of birth as it appears on their passport. They must bring their passport on test day.
    • Once they have created an account test takers receive an email with their login details. This may take up to 24 hours to appear in their inbox.

    3. Once their login details are received via email test takers can schedule a test at

    After successfully booking and paying on the website, test takers need to bring the idenfication document used for registration (passport) to the test center on the test day.

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    Test Center Information

    In Vietnam, EMG Educations run two PTE Academic Test Centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

    1/ PTE Academic Test Center in Hanoi:

    Floor 10, TNR Tower, 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da District

    Hotline: (+84) 24 39446664

    2/ PTE Academic Test Center in HCMC:

    19 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3

    Hotline: (+84) 24 39330455



Add: 19 Vo Van Tan, District 3
Tel: (028) 3933 0455

Add: 10th Floor, TNR Tower, 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da District
Tel: (024) 3944 6664

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