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PTE – Pearson Test of English

Administered by

Pearson PLC, Edexcel

Required for

To assess and validate a non-native English speaker’s grasp of the language for studying in English-language universities/colleges
 

Validity:

2 years
 

Reporting:

One can share their scores with as many institutions as one wishes without any cost.
 

Registration:

Online via PTE online or by finding the nearest test centre
 

Fees:

INR 15,900
 

Forms:

Forms are available on the official PTE website: https://www.pearsonpte.com
 

Requirements for registration:

Acceptable and valid ID such as Passport, government-issued driver’s license, military identification card and national identification card (non-digital).
 

Centres:

Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Surat, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Chennai, Bangalore, Rajkot, Gurugram, New Delhi, Noida, Kolkata
 

Rescheduling:

  • Rescheduling can be done at any time via myPTE account.
  • If done 14 days or more before the test date, no fee will be charged.
  • If done 8-13 days before the test date, the charge will be 50% of the rescheduled test fee.
  • If done 7 days or fewer before the test date, the charge will be full for the new test booking.

Cancellation:

Cancellation can be done at any time via myPTE account. If done 14 days or more before the test date, one will receive a full refund. If done 8-13 days before the test date, one will receive a 50% refund of the original test fee. If done 7 days or fewer before the test date, one will not receive a refund of any kind.
 

Mode:

Computer-based
 

Number of tests:

No limit to the number of tests one can take. However, they must wait to receive the scores of the previous test in order to book another slot.
 

Scores:

  • There is an Overall Score between 10 and 90, which grades one’s English ability against the Global Scale of English.
  • There are also individual scores for Communicative Skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Skills profile shows guidance on one’s performance across eight language skill categories and helps with recommendations to help one further strengthen their English skills.

Overview of the test:

  • Taken in a test centre as a computer-based test
  • Time: 2 hours
  • 20 questions
  • Single test session
  • Type: Multiple-choice questions, essay writing
Parts of the TestTimeContains
Part 1: Speaking & Writing54-67 minutes7 questions. Tested on both speaking and writing skills, and use English from an academic environment
Part 2: Reading29-30 minutes5 questions. Tests ability to read academic English
Part 3: Listening30-43 minutes8 questions. Assesses listening skills through a series of audio and video clips

 

Benefits of a high PTE test:

  • Better chances at securing an admission at a university of one’s choice.
  • Better chances of securing a visa in an English-speaking country.
  • Benefits not only academically but also professionally.
The above information is acquired from the official PTE website. For more information, please contact us or visit the website: https://www.pearsonpte.com