Do I need computer skills to take the test?
You do not need any special computer skills. To familiarize yourself with the test we suggest you: – Review the test Preparation resources. – We recommend taking one of our Scored Practice Tests to get used to the timing and moving through each type of question. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out ‘QWERTY’. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.
How old do I need to be to take PTE Academic?
You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test.
Which version should I do?
Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the online application form.
How many times can I take the test?
You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.
Do I have to take PTE Academic in my home country?
No. You can take it at any of our test centers around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center.