Sep 25, 2021
The next evolution of PTE Academic PTE Academic is improving. From November 16, we will roll out three changes to ensure PTE Academic is the most convenient, stress-free English test available. A shorter test PTE Academic is reducing in length, from three hours to a more convenient two hours. We will test the same English skills, using the same question types, but with fewer questions. Enhanced score report feedback A new personalized 'skills profile'* alongside your PTE Academic score report will give additional feedback on your performance and provide suggestions for how to improve. *More detail coming in October. At-home English tests Sit your English test any time, anywhere with PTE Academic Online – a secure version of our test that you can take on your home computer. Availability depends on your institution and country.
Shorter test, less stress
From November 16, PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI tests will take just two hours to complete, instead of three hours. There are no changes to the overall format, question types or scoring scale; there will simply be fewer questions to answer. So you can prepare in the same way.
Most importantly, the test is still accepted by all the same universities and professional bodies – including 3,000+ academic institutions worldwide – and by the UK, Australia and New Zealand governments for visa and immigration purposes*.