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Test acceptance


PTE Academic

IELTS is trusted for migration by governments of the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

IELTS is trusted globally by more than 11,000 organisations including universities, professional bodies, employers and governments.

PTE Academic is accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide.

Speaking test


PTE Academic

Speak to a person, not a robot!

The IELTS Speaking test is face-to-face with a human examiner in a private and quiet room with no other test takers.

To be fair to test takers, IELTS Speaking examiners may repeat or rephrase a question upon request.

PTE Academic test takers are tested by their ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment (reading aloud in a partitioned booth with other test takers in the room).

The Speaking test microphone will switch off automatically if a test taker is silent for more than 3 seconds.

Reviewing answers during your test


PTE Academic

In IELTS on computer you may skip questions and come back to them to complete or check your answer at a later time.

This is fairer, as we understand you may want to review or change your answers.

In PTE Academic you can only navigate forward through questions and you must correct mistakes before moving onto the next question.

Test types


PTE Academic

IELTS offers a choice of the following test types - designed & catered for your test taking purpose:

- IELTS General Training
- IELTS Academic

PTE Academic uses academically relevant tasks to measure skills.