PTE General

Pearson Test of English for General (PTE General) is an English test designed to assess a general English language proficiency, especially for Lower Secondary, High School students, and young adults through 6 different levels. Designed and accredited by Pearson – the world’s largest learning company, PTE General is an excellent assessment solution of general English, with a wide variety of real life, communicative tasks.



 Approved By HCMC’s Department of Education & Training

  • PTE General is approved by Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training (DOET) as the English proficiency assessment for Lower Secondary and High School.
  • There are 6 levels aligning to CEFR A1-C2, students can choose to take the level most suitable for their English proficiency.

A Trusted ESOL International Qualification

  •  PTE General are awarded by Pearson Edexcel – the largest examination board in UK and fully accredited by OFQUAL – UK’s Office of Qualifcations and Examinations Regulations.
  •  PTE General tests are accredited as ‘ESOL International’ qualifications by the Welsh Assembly Government and CEA.

 Widely Recognized

PTE General is accepted in many countries by universities, ministries of education and employers as proof of English language proficiency.

Accurate & Consistent

The item types in each PTE General test are grouped together around topics referred to as themes. These themes are linked and expanded across levels, allowing students to get familiar with the PTE General test format and have a better understanding of their English proficiency as they progress through every level.

 Emphasing On Real-life Scenarios

This is important because when communicating in English, students are often required to combine several language skills to perform a task, for example listening to information and writing about what is heard.


Test format
Question types

The Writing test consists of 9 questions types:

  • Graphical multiple choice
  • Dictation
  • Text, note completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Open-ended question
  • Write correspondence
  • Essay

The Speaking test consists of 3 – 4 item types:

  • Sustained monologe
  • Discussion
  • Picture description
  • Role play


Test papers are marked by qualified examiners assigned by Pearson:

  • All Writing papers are sent back to Pearson to be marked by Peason’s examiners.
  • All Speaking sessions are administered with qualified local interlocutors, recorded and sent to Pearson for marking.

The grades awarded for the test are DistinctionMerit or Pass. If test takers do not achieve a Pass grade, they receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Option 1: Schools in HCMC can send lists of candidates registered to the Department of Education and Training of each district to be submitted to:
 Foreign Language and Informatics Center – Department of Education and Training, 66-68 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
 Tel: (028) 38.291.023

✔️ Before the test date, every primary schools will receive the official dispatch and registration form from HCMC DOET.

✔️ The participants would register and pay the fees directly at schools.

Option 2: Candicates can register directly with EMG Education at:


  • Add: 19 Vo Van Tan, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3
  • Tel: (028) 3933 0455
  • Email:


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



Test Date 08 Feburary 28 March 23 May 20 June 10 October 14 November 12 December
Registration Deadline 15/12/2019 10/02 03/04 27/04 20/08 18/09 20/10
Late Registration Deadline 08/01 24/02 17/04 11/05 03/09 02/10 03/11
  • PTE General Fee: 1.000.000 VND. For further information, please kindly contact EMG Education with the Phone No: (028) 3933 0455