PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is a new, international, entirely computer-based academic English language test. The test measures the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of test takers who are non-native speakers of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency.  PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers’ language ability and is recognized by over 95% of UK universities and colleges, making it a convenient alternative to the popular IELTS test, which we also offer. The test is also recognized by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for Tier 4 (student visa) applications when students are required to demonstrate English language competency at a minimum of CEF level B1 or B2.  The exam lasts for just 3 hours, is flexible in terms of exam dates and results are generally available in under 5 working days – significantly quicker than the 2 weeks quoted by IELTS.