Pearson Language Tests is a unit of the Pearson PLC group, dedicated to assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speakers. Pearson PLC is one of the largest education and media companies in the world and owns many education and publishing companies such as Longman, The Financial Times, Penguin Books and Edexcel. The tests and exams so far developed include PTE General (formerly London Tests of English) and PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children). These are scenario based exams, accredited by the QCA and administered in association with Edexcel, which is now the UK’s largest examining body.

Pearson Language Tests is preparing to launch a new academic English test, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) which is endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the organization responsible for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).

PTE Academic will be delivered through the Pearson VUE centers which are also responsible for delivering the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) worldwide. Test takers are notified by email when their scores are available, typically within five business days from their test date, for minimal delay in admissions applications. Test takers are able to access their PTE Academic scores online with a secure login and password. Recognizing institutions and organizations have access to an enhanced reporting and results service.

Format

Computer-based test measures all four language areas: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, 
20 often innovative and integrated item types.

Content

Authentic academic test content from a variety of international contexts and scenarios


Duration

Approximately three hours


Availability

During the launch period, PTE Academic will be available in 37 territories including China, India, the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada.

Registration

Register online and schedule a test using a flexible 'choose and book' system


Scores

Available online within five business days of taking the test 
Secure online results service