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Pearson Test of English (PTE)

English Tests, without the stress!

PTE is an international, computer-based English Competency test that makes your work, study or visa application simpler. This test is more convenient and accepted by governments and educational institutes worldwide.

Why PTE?


The test dates are very frequent, and test takers get their results within 48 hours! last-minute bookings are also available.

Less Stress

The booking is straightforward, the tests are computer-based and has a very friendly test environment making this test comfortable!

Free Resources

There are plenty of resources available to prepare for this test, along with the scored practice tests and preparation packages.

How PTE works?

PTE academic test is taken on a computer in a secure and friendly test-center environment. PTE tests your skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening capabilites.

Taken in a test center

Computer-based with headset

Three hours long

Access real-life English

20 question types

10-minute break

The Three Parts of the test

Speaking & Writing

Time: 77-93 minutes
This part of the test contains seven different question types, which will test you on your speaking and writing skills, and will use English that is more familiar to an academic environment.


Time: 32-40 minutes
This part of the test contains five different types of questions which test your ability to read academic English. Both writing and reading skills are assesed.


Time: 45-57 minutes
This part of the test contains eight types of questions which test your listening skills with a series and audio and video clips.

Availability and Fees

In Nepal, there are around three test centers.

Test Type Fees
PTE Academic $170 USD
PTE Academic UKVI $180 USD
PTE Home A1 $150 USD
PTE Home B1 $150 USD