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Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

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You must spell and enter your legal name in order exactly as it appears on the identification you will present at the test centre. If there is not an exact match, you will not be able to take your test and you will not be reimbursed for any fees paid.

  • If you only have one name, enter it in the Last Name/Surname/Family name field and enter a full stop (.) in the “First Name” field.
  • First/Given Names: always spell and enter your first and middle names in order as they appear on your government issued ID.
  • Last name / Surname / Family Name: always spell and enter as it appears on your government issued ID.
  • Use roman characters throughout.

PTE is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

PTE offers fast, flexible English testing. Candidates can schedule their test as little as twenty-four hours in advance, and typically receive their results within five business days. PTE offers flexible testing locations, with test centres in over 50 countries worldwide.

PTE is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale University.

PTE is also accepted for visa applications

  • Results in five business days
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Accepted by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide
  • Approved for Australian visa applications

You will be sent a letter confirming the details of your test by email.

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Last updated 2020-03-05