The International Certificate (PTE General)

(Formerly The Pearson Test of English General, these are designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning. The tests consist of two parts: a written paper and an interview. 

There are six levels of the the International Certificate (PTE General):

    Writing Interview
A1  Level A1 75 mins 3.5 mins
A2  Level 1 95 mins 3.5 mins
B1  Level 2 95 mins 5.5 mins
B2  Level 3 120 mins 5.5 mins
C1  Level 4 150 mins 6 mins
C2  Level 5 175 mins 6 mins


The writing paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills.

Levels 4 and 5 are recognised for admission to UK universities and by many international companies.

How do the International Certificate (PTE General) tests compare to other exams?
Click here to see a comparison table.

Where do I take the test?
At a test center in your country.

When can I take a International Certificate (PTE General) test?
May, June, August, November, December.

How much does it cost?
The test fees are set by each center.These tests are reasonably priced. The higher level tests are more expensive than the lower level ones.
Expect to pay £50 for level A1 and £100 for level 5.

Resources for International Certificate (PTE General) are reproduced with permission from Pearson

For further details, please contact:
Pearson Test of English