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PTE exams

Updated November 2020

  1. PTE Academic- Available at Islamabad Lahore and Karachi test centers
  2. PTE Academic UKVI-Available at Lahore test center
  3. PTE Home-30 minutes test of Listening & Speaking for family and settlement visa, available at Lahore test center (valid for UK)

Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE Academics) is an international computer-based English language test. It provides a measure of test takers’ language ability to education institutions, and professional and government organizations that require a standard of academic English for admission purposes.

The purpose of Pearson Test of English Academic is to accurately assess the listening, reading, speaking and writing ability of test takers who want to study at institution where English is the principal language of instruction.

Test dates and Location:

Testing Centres (Islamabad, Lahore & Karachi):

Contact details of the Islamabad testing center are:
Peach Testing Centre – Office 402, Rizwan Center, Block F 7, G 7/3, Blue Area, Islamabad, 44000 Pakistan

Lahore testing centre is UK SELT approved testing centre. Students planning to go to UK can sit for the test from our Lahore testing centre. Contact details are as follows:
Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science – University of Engineering & Technology, G.T. Road, Lahore

Contact details of the Karachi testing center are:
Tec Education Foundation: A 152, Block 12 Gulistan-E-Johar, Karachi, Sindh 75290

PTE Academic is conducted at multiple test dates in a month. Its test center are in over 50 countries. Choose the nearest test center and available test dates at this

Test Registration and Fee:

Test Fee: ( Check for web site of PTE for latest test fee ) 

PTE Academic – USD $205

PTE Academic SELT- USD $215

PTE Home- $180

To book your test

1. Go to Official Pearson VUE website .
2. Click on the button “Book now”
3. Create your Pearson Vue account.
4. Schedule your test on nearest test center and choose the suitable test date.
5. Proceed to checkout.

Test Results:

PTE Academic Test scores are reported in a score scale of 10 to 90 that is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference. The table below shows which PTE Academic scores predict the likelihood of you performing successfully on the easiest, average and most difficult tasks within CEFR levels A2 to C2.

Latest Updates:


Part 1: Speaking & Writing
(77 – 93 minutes)

Part 2: Reading
(32 – 40 minutes)

Part 3: Listening
(45 – 57 minutes)

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 mins)

  • Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answers
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice, choose multiple answer
  •  Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight correct summary
  • Multiple choice, choose single answer
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

Test Preparation:

Institute of Career Development- ICD is the only Official Preparation Provider of PTE Academic exam in Pakistan – See https://pearsonpte.com/preparation/resources/courses/  and select Pakistan

Preparation at ICD ICD offers face to face preparation classes at its centre in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

  • Face to face / Online Classes
  • Diagnostic exam
  • Tutor Led sessions
  • Practice tests
  • Easy Access to Resource Material
  • Personalized score reports
  • Homework assignments
  • Teacher email support

Buy books PTE Preparatory book
PTE Academic Official guide Practice test is available at ICD. Place your  .
Mock Exams Before you take the actual test, you could work through a whole practice test timing yourself for each section to get an idea of how you would do on test day. Place your 

Test Day Information:

  • Bring valid ID document that can be either your CNIC or Passport to test center on test day.
  • Show your passport and sign in digitally.
  • Get your digital photograph taken.
  • Scan your palm digitally.
  • You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your test starting time to go through the check-in and security processes.
  • No edible is allowed within test center.
  • Candidates aren’t allowed to bring cell phone, any electronic devices and bags in the test center.
  • Stationary and pages will be provided by the test center to perform the exam.

Frequently asked Questions:

Answer: You can only bring your passport into the testing room.

Answer:  This test is of duration of 3 hours.

Answer:  PTE Academic all components are conducted on computer including speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Answer:  PTE Academic Test results can be available within 2 to 5 days from the test date.

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