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Pearson To Start PTE Academic Online In 2022

By Yash Yadav

The remote test follows a similar format and scoring framework as the in-person PTE Academic, however, it is not currently valid for visa or migration purposes.

Among the many colleges all over the world accepting the internet-based English test are Canada’s University of Manitoba and Humber College, the Universities of York and Oxford in the UK and Arizona State University, University of Alabama, and the University of South California in the US.

“It is great to see so many leading universities worldwide already accepting PTE Academic Online, with the list growing by the week,” said Freya Thomas Monk, PTE Academic.

The New Zealand’s University of Canterbury and Australia’s Macquarie University and RMIT are additionally among the organizations accepting the test.

Prior to 2021, Monk told that Pearson is willing to carry the test out in China in 2022. It is presently working in each country all over the world, bar China, Iran and Cuba.

“This acceptance shows that both colleges and candidates want the option of a secure and trusted test which can be taken at home, in case travel to a test centre is not possible, or global events such as Covid mean widespread test centre closures, for example,” she added.

In November, Pearson announced an agreement with the University of Hong Kong to test English language abilities for undergraduate students through PC based tests. Global students make up over 40% of the understudy population at the institute.

The introduction of PTE Academic Online in January follows the beginning of the two-hour PTE Academic test in test centres in November – a decrease of one hour on the original test.

Pearson has issued a statement that its two-hour PTE Academic Online test will be running from January 2022.

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