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Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Accepted by over 400 world-leading business schools

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a computer-based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability, often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application.

PTE Academic is accepted by over 400 world-leading business schools including London Business School, Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, INSEAD, among others. The test is recognized by over 95% of universities and colleges in the UK. It is also the only English language test preferred and endorsed by GMAC, owners of the GMAT.

Test Overview
Test timings
PTE Academic is 3 hours long and is split into timed parts. When the time is up on the section, the test will move on automatically.
There are 20 different types of task. Some tasks will test integrated skills (e.g. reading AND speaking).

Introduction: untimed
You are asked to introduce yourself. This section is not assessed.
Speaking and writing: 77 – 93 minutes
Reading: 32 – 41 minutes
Break: 10 minutes
The break is optional.
Listening: 45 – 57 minutes

The timings shown are variable. The test will last 3 hours in total.

The overall score is a mark out of 90.
According to PTE Academic analysis, the suggestible scores that most universities look for are -
  • A minimum score between 51 and 61 for undergraduate studies require
  • A minimum score between 57 and 67 for postgraduate studies
  • A minimum score between 59 and 69for MBA studies

Results are delivered within 5 working days and scores will be emailed to the applicant. By following the link in the email the applicant will login to the account to view scores.

To know the colleges that recognize PTE Academic, visit -

To view MBA programs worldwide which accept PTE Academic, visit -

Preparing for the Test:
Practice Tests Plus section contains four new practice tests written by PTE Academic test writers. The Official Guide to PTE Academic is available for purchase.

For more on Preparation resources, please visit -

PTE Academic course providers in Hyderabad:
Ariya Education
302, Vishwa Central, behind VIP showroom, Hyderabad - 16

Edwise International
4th Floor, Babukhan Mall, Somajiguda Circle,Opp. Kala Niketan, Hyderabad, 500016

Epitome Mentors
402, Sandhya Enclave, Dwarkapuri colony,Panjagutta Hyderabad - 82

Manhattan Review
402, Sudheer Tapani Towers, Opp. Telugu Academy, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad – 500 029

Study Overseas Global
501, 5th Floor “White House” (Block - I)Kundan Bagh BegumpetHyderabad – 500 016

The Chopras
1-10-20/2 B, Pooja Edifice, 3rd Floor, Opp. Shopper’s Stop, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016

To register for the test:
PTE Academic is delivered through Pearson's global network of test centers operated by Pearson VUE. Registration for the test is online, on the Pearson VUE website

Test Fees:
Test price in India: INR 9,350

Test centres in India:
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Bangalore, Karnataka
Chandigarh, Punjab
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Kochi, Kerala
Kolkata, West Bengal
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Mumbai, Maharashtra
New Delhi, Delhi
Pune, Maharashtra
Ranchi, Jharkhand

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Published date : 16 Jul 2013 02:43PM

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