The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single three-hour online test session. To complete the PTE Academic test, a candidate needs to go to a secure Pearson Test Centre. The candidate uses a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions. Test scores are reported on the Global Scale of English, a standardized, numeric scale from 10 to 90 which can measure English language proficiency Candidates can schedule their tests in as little as twenty-four hours in advance, appear for a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.PTE offers flexible test dates.