We’re making some improvements to PTE Academic and we want to help you stay on top of the latest test updates and changes.
PTE Academic aims to be the fastest and most convenient English language test in the world. Starting from November 2021, the test will be available to take in a shorter two-hour format.
A shorter test duration
PTE Academic is currently a three hour test, but that’s changing. From November this will be reduced to two hours. There will be no changes to the way that the test is scored or to the minimum scores set by institutions and governments.
Your clients can rest assured that the test will still provide an accurate assessment of their English language abilities.
Still a globally recognised test: PTE Academic is still accepted by all the same institutions and governments for study and visa applications as previously.
The shorter version of PTE Academic will still test all four language skills, and include the same 20 question types that currently feature.
So, your clients will benefit from a shorter, less stressful experience on exam day. Any test taken from November 16th will automatically be the two-hour test.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn more:
• Thursday September 16th – 4pm (AEST) Register here
Introducing PTE Academic Online
Lockdowns and temporary test center closures have made sitting PTE Academic a challenge in some parts of the world over the last few months.
With that in mind, a new, online version of PTE Academic will be available from November 16th, as an additional option if your clients are unable to attend a test center. Test Bookings will be available on October 25th.
PTE Academic Online offers the same accuracy and reliability, but it’s far more accessible. Your clients will be able to sit the test from the comfort of their own homes or a private location.
• PTE Academic Online follows the new, shorter format of the main test. However, please note that the online version is only accepted for study applications, and your clients will need to check that it is accepted by their chosen institution.
• PTE Academic Online is not accepted for visa applications. If your clients need to prove their level of English for a visa application, they will still need to sit PTE Academic in a test center.
A more streamlined score report
The PTE Academic score report will be updated to make test results information clearer for your clients. From November 16th Enabling Skills will be removed from the score report and replaced with a separate skills profile designed to help test takers identify practical ways to improve their scores.
The report will still show your clients’ overall score, and communicative scores for each language skill. Read about the changes to PTE Academic