Pearson Test of English (PTE) Exam

Required For

Student & migration applications in multiple countries

Mode of taking test

Computer Based

Test Type

English Proficiency Test

Official Website

About PTE Exam

About Test

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life. During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading.


Why take the test?

PTE Academic is accepted for student and migration applications across the world. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale. PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

PTE Basics


Candidate must be 16 years of age. If the candidate is under 18, he/she must also get a parental consent form signed.

General Facts

Date and Frequency

The exam is conducted throughout the year at the designated Test Centers across the country

Center and Admit Card

There are PTE Academic test centers located in 19 cities in India.


Test scores are available 5 days after the exam date. PTE Academic scores are accessed via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available.

Score Reporting

You can send your score to as many institutions as you like for free.

Score Validity

2 Years

Time Duration

3 Hours

Score range for the test

0 to 90


General Test


This section consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip only once so listen carefully. You are allowed to take notes.
Speaking and Writing

Speaking & Writing

To assess speaking, your skills will be tested by your ability to produce spoken English in an academic environment. The writing section will require you to write responses in academic English using correct grammar and spelling.


This section contains 15-20 independent and integrated skills items, depending on the combination of items in a given test. There will be different response formats, including multiple-choice, re-order paragraphs, and fill in the blanks.


Registration Fees

INR 13300

Late Fee

USD 25

PTE Exam Registration Process

To register for PTE one can apply online through the PTE official website

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Where is PTE Academic recognised?

Since 2009 PTE Academic has been rapidly accepted by universities, governments, professional bodies and employers around the world as a valid and reliable assessment of academic English proficiency.

How is PTE Academic scored?

PTE Academic is assessed using automated scoring technology and test takers are provided with a score from 10-90 overall and across all skills. Pearson’s 10-90 scale is based on the Global Scale of English.

In which countries is PTE valid?

PTE Academic is accepted in all the major countries which are study hubs like Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, India, Canada, etc.