April 16, 2019 What is PTE?

What is PTE?

What is PTE?

                    Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment.

What is the pattern of PTE Exam?

Unlike other English language proficiency tests, PTE Academic consists of a single 3-hour test session which includes three sections: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.

What is PTE exam fee?

The PTE exam fee in India is Rs.10,900/-. Upon cancellation of a test either one week prior to the test day or more, 50% fee is refunded. For any cancellation in the week, no money is refunded.

How do I book a PTE Academic test?

If you don’t have a Pearson account:

Go to http://pearsonpte.com/book-now/ read all the information on the page. In order to book your PTE Academic test, you will need to complete the following:

  • Click ‘Sign in Now’ & enter your details. Once you have successfully logged in, click ‘PTE-A: Pearson Test of English Academic’ under Exam Catalogue.
  • Select ‘Schedule Exams’ on the right hand side.
  • Provide answers to all the required questions then click ‘Next’
  • Select your desired location and click ‘Next’. Search for available dates and times.
  • Once you have confirmed your location, date & time you will be asked to review your booking information and proceed to checkout.
  • Confirm all the details and make full payment to secure your booking.
  • Once you have completed your booking you will receive an email confirmation. The email will contain details on test center location, directions of how to get there and a few points to remember on the test day.

For both cases ensure you have read the ID policy on the following page www.pearsonpte.com/acceptable-id/ and that your ID is valid at the time of registration and on the day of the test.

Important: Please ensure your name on your ID matches your PTE-A registration name, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter the exam.


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PTE Academic typically delivers results in five business days, so you don’t need to worry about waiting for results.


The Pearson Test of English Academic comprises 3 sections:

  1. i) Speaking & Writing
  2. ii) Reading and
  3. iii) Listening.

Here is the detailed paper pattern:

Section Duration PTE Academic
Speaking & Writing 77 – 93 minutes ·       Personal Introduction

·       Read Aloud

·       Repeat sentence

·       Describe image

·       Re-tell lecture

·       Answer short question

·       Summarise written text

·       Essay (20mins)

Reading 32 – 41 minutes ·       Fill in the blanks

·       Multiple choice questions

·       Re-order paragraphs

·       Fill in the blanks

·       A 10-minute break is optional

Listening 45 – 57 minutes ·       Summarize spoken text

·       Multiple choice questions

·       Fill the blanks

·       Highlight the correct summary

·       Multiple choices, choose a single answer

·       Select missing word

·       Highlight incorrect words

·       Write from dictation

PTE Academic is scored against the Global Scale of English, a thermometer-style scale that gives you an accurate overview of your skills. The Global Scale of English aligns with a variety of popular tests and scales around the world. Find out more about the Global Scale of English.


Your score report has several sections:

  • Your personal details and photo
  • Your overall score
  • A detailed breakdown of your performance
  • The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.
  • The overall score reflects your overall English language ability. The score is based on performance on all items in the test. The range for the overall score is 10-90 points.
  • Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points.
  • Scores for enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) are based on all test items assessing one or more of these skills. The range for each enabling skill score is 10-90 points.
  • The display of the scores in a graph allows you to quickly see your strengths and weaknesses, and how each skill relates to your overall performance.
  • For a detailed understanding of PTE Academic scores, view the PTE Academic Score Guide.

Download Score Guide

What is the Registration Process?

They accept these payment methods:

  • MasterCard and Visa debit cards
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB credit cards
  • Vouchers and promotion codes (you must pay the balance if your voucher does not cover the full test cost)
  • They do not accept PayPal

How long is PTE valid for?

They run test sessions 364 days of the year, at one of over 200 locations worldwide, so you can choose a time and place that suits you. PTE Academic scores are valid for up to two years from the date of the exam. Once the two-year period expires, the PTE 2018 score is automatically removed from the site and no longer be visible. Typically, PTE Academic 2018 Results are declared within five business days.

How to Reschedule or Cancel your test?

You can reschedule or cancel your test

Online: Login to your account (“pearsonvue.com/pte”)

Phone: “pearsonpte.com/contact

Chat: “https://home.pearsonvue.com/pte/contact

Please note that there are timelines and fees applicable to these changes.

If you decide not to take the PTE Academic test after making your booking online, you have up to 14 full calendar days before your test date to claim a full refund. You can request a cancellation by contacting the customer service team in your region “pearsonpte.com/contact”.

If you cancel the test, with less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 full calendar days before your test date you will receive a partial refund (50% of the test fee paid).

If you reschedule the test, with less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 full calendar days before your test date you will pay 50% of the test fee.

No refunds will be provided on cancelling or rescheduling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam.

Note: The cancellation and reschedule policy does not include your test date.


Pearson may, in its sole discretion, offer you a refund for any testing fees where you have registered and paid any testing fee directly to Pearson. Full refunds are only offered where:

  1. you change your mind no less than 14 full calendar days prior to your scheduled test date; or
  2. if you are unable to take the test due to illness (and can provide a medical certificate) in accordance with this test taker’s handbook.

Rebookings or refunds due to illness:

Reschedule exceptions for medical reasons are at our discretion

If you are physically unable to attend the test center on the day of your test because of illness Pearson may agree to a one off medical based reschedule. We may agree to reschedule the test free-of-charge or at a reduced fee. You will need to contact customer service within 14 full calendar days of the scheduled date of the test and we will ask to see medical evidence. Acceptance of evidence is at our discretion. No test may be rescheduled more than once for medical reasons. There is no automatic right to rebook or obtain a refund if you cannot sit a test for medical reasons. Any request less than 14 days prior to the test date shall be subject to a cancellation fee as set out above. Where you have registered using a voucher, please contact the outlet from which you obtained or purchased the voucher. Pearson cannot provide any direct refunds for voucher registrations.

If you paid by credit/debit card, any refund will be credited back to the original credit/debit card or bank account.

For a full breakdown of fees, please contact the customer service team in your region.

For more details “https://pearsonpte.com/

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