Have you heard of PTE Academic UKVI? It is an approved English Test by UKVI – so students can take it instead of IELTS for UK study. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a trusted English language proficiency test for institutes and governments around the world. It is the first entirely computer-based English language test powered by Artificial Intelligence – AI technology, PTE Academic provides a fast and convenient testing solution without human bias.
The test assesses the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lasts approximately 3 hours and provides a score based on the GSE (Global Scale of English).
PTE has testing centre around the globe including one at Dhanmondi in Bangladesh. Test costs are slightly lower than the IELTS. Find the nearest test centre and fees at https://pearsonpte.com/the-test/test-centers-and-fees/
Test sessions can be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance, 365 days a year.