Why Take PTE Academic UKVI Exam for The UK Study/Work Visas?

Planning to study or work in the United Kingdom but need to know which English proficiency test is popular and approved by the UK Government? The PTE academic UKVI exam is popular among international students and professionals moving to the UK on student/working visas.

The PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration) is a 2-hour computer-based English proficiency test for UK visa applicants; it is approved by the United Kingdom Home Office. The test checks the ability of English speaking, writing, reading, and listening.

Why Take PTE Academic UKVI?

Overseas students and professionals dreaming of studying, working, and living in the UK can take the PTE academic UKVI test. Here are some of the reasons are as follows.

  • Almost 99% of educational institutions/universities/colleges accept the PTE academic UKVI test results.
  • UK's one of the most trusted and popular English proficiency tests.
  • Accepted by the United Kingdom Home Office for all types of visa applications.
  • Entirely computer-based test with a time duration of 2 hours.
  • Receive the test results within 48 hours of taking the test.
  • Multiple test centers across many nations.
  • PTE tests international English, not only just American or British.

These are some of the basic reasons why take the PTE academic UKVI test in the process of migration.

How to Prepare for the Test?

Before taking the PTE academic UKVI exam, many aspirants take PTE coaching, watch PTE tutorials, self-study, read books, and more. Many test-takers contact us (Connect PTE) as we provide PTE coaching online worldwide and offline only in Melbourne (Australia) and are counted as one of the top PTE coaching providers in Australia. Here are some of the points below on how to prepare for the test.

Understand the Test Format

The PTE academic UKVI test format is entirely similar to the PTE academic. It has three sections: speaking and writing (considered as 1 section), listening and reading; there are a total of 20 questions in the test paper.

Know How to Score in the Exam

There are various ways aspirants follow to score high on the test, but mainly, the test scores depend on the aspirant's grammar, vocabulary, oral fluency, essay writing, pronunciation, etc. Test-takers must practice regularly to score high and understand the format.

Note: Our tutors provide genuine study material, share tips & tricks, take one-on-one sessions, offer free mock tests for practice and more; to help aspirants score high on their first attempt.

Study Materials

Test-takers can find a variety of study materials online/offline for the PTE academic UKVI exam. Yet, it is better to take coaching, as the tutors provide the latest study material for practice and help the test-takers to work on and improve their mistakes in each section. Nevertheless, some aspirants self-study and score high on their first attempt as it needs consistency and regular practice through the appropriate study material.

These are some general points to understand while preparing for the test.

Choose PTE Academic UKVI

Aspirants may choose PTE academic UKVI, according to their visa type, as the UK also accepts the PTE academic test results.

For Student Visas

Test-takers take PTE academic UKVI test if applying for the student route visa (formerly known as the Tier 4 General student visa) and wish to study below degree levels (such as professional English courses or pathways/foundation courses), also planning to study degree level or above from somewhere which is not Higher Education Institution (HEI). Other than that, aspirants can take PTE academic test as well.

For Work Visas

If aspirants take the PTE academic UKVI exam, they become eligible to apply for the following work visas:

  • Start-up Visa
  • Skilled Worker Visa (formerly known as Tier 2 General work visa)
  • Minister of Religion Visa (Tier 2)
  • Innovator Visa

Please Note: If aspirants are planning to apply for any of the visas, whether student/work visa (categorised above) can take the PTE academic UKVI test.