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Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning.

PTE General consists of two parts: a written paper and a spoken test.

  • The written paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills and is marked
    by external examiners in the UK.

  • The spoken test is assessed by trained local examiners and is sent to the UK for moderation.

There are six levels which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).
All levels in the test are awarded by Edexcel and accredited by Ofqual in the UK.

PTE General certificates do not expire. English language learners are encouraged to seek opportunities to
practice the language and confirm their progress regularly.


Pearson Language Tests (PLT), is part of Pearson plc, the world's leading international education and information company. PLT delivers the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®). PLT also delivers Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) and Pearson Test of English Young Learners (PTE Young Learners) in association with one of the UK's largest examining bodies, Edexcel.

For more information, go to PearsonPTE.com

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