The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) is an internationally recognized English language computer-based proficiency test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It proves your English competency for all Australian Government visa applications. It is recognized by most major educational institutions in Australia and abroad PTE Academic test assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer.
Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the exam is done at the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.