PTE Academic is a computer-based test of English language proficiency. It measures your English ability by testing your level of English through tasks which reflect real-life settings.

Test timings

PTE Academic is 3 hours long and is split into timed parts. When the time is up on the section, the test will move on automatically.

There are 20 different types of task. Some tasks will test integrated skills (e.g. reading AND speaking).
  1. Introduction: untimed
    We ask you to introduce yourself. This section is not assessed.
  2. Speaking and writing: 77 – 93 minutes
  3. Reading: 32 – 41 minutes
  4. Break: 10 minutes
    The break is optional.
  5. Listening: 45 – 57 minutes
The timings shown are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total.

Test Booking: Rs 10,900/-
Online : You can register online for the test 24 hours in advance. Payment via Credit Cards

Visit us : You must visit us to register for Pearson Test of English. Payment via Cash.

  • PTE will deliver results typically within 5 working days
  • Keep checking your account for scores and we will also email you when your scores are available
  • You login to your account to view your scores
  • Send them to institutions via your account

Before the test – Registration and Payment

Who is PTE Academic suitable for?
PTE Academic is for non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their English language ability.

Do I have to take PTE Academic in my home country?
No. You can take it at any of our test centers around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center.

Do I have to choose institutions before the test?
No. You can choose the institutions you want to send your scores to after you have seen your results.

Do I need computer skills to take the test?
You do not need any special computer skills. We recommend taking one of our practice tests to get used to moving through tasks. You can also watch the tutorial on our website. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out ‘QWERTY‘. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.

Can I register direct with the test center?
No. You can register for the test online, phone or by visiting us.

My given and family names are the same. What should I enter into the registration form?
Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.

What happens if my ID shows a different name to the one I registered with?
You will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your test fee. If you made a mistake when registering, please contactbefore your test day. We will do what we can to help.

Why is my new password being rejected?
Your password must contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. It must be a minimum of 8 characters long. This ensures your password is secure, making it harder for hackers to break into your account.

I need to cancel my test or I did not turn up to take it. Can I claim a refund?
If you fail to turn up to your appointment you will not generally receive a refund. You may receive a partial refund if you cancel your test 7 days prior the appointment date.

How many times can I take the test?
You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

At the test center – What to expect on test day

When will I receive my test scores?
Scores are received typically within 5 working days. Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding US and UK national holidays. We will send you an email once your score is ready. We may delay your score if we detect any problems we feel require further investigation – if that happens, we will contact you.

Will I receive my results in the mail?
No. We only make test scores available online. You access your scores by logging into your account.

I took the test more than five days ago, but have not received my scores. What should I do?
Check your junk or spam email folder – your results email may be in there. If your score is on hold we will contact you, so if you have not received any messages from us at all, contact your local customer service team.

My score is ‘on hold’. What does that mean?
We will put your score on hold if we detect any possible irregularities in your test. We investigate even minor issues, so having your test put on hold does not mean there is necessarily a problem.

What is included in the score report?

The score report has three sections:

  1. Your personal details and photograph.
  2. Your overall score.
  3. Detail about how you performed in sections of the test.

You will see individual scores for Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing, plus scores for the six enabling skills. This breakdown of your score should help you identify strengths and weaknesses and focus future studies.

How long is my score report valid and available for?
Your score report is valid and will be available online for 2 years

I don’t think my score is right. What should I do?
You can request a re-mark.

How do I send my scores to institutions?
You can do this once you have signed in to your account. You can send your scores to unlimited number of institutions free of charge. We will send you an email to confirm your scores have been sent.
Can I send my previous scores to institutions?
Yes. Just choose the score you want to send once you have signed in to your account. Scores remain available for two years.

Why have you sent me a message saying my chosen institution does not recognize the test?
The institution you selected does not yet recognize PTE Academic formally. You will not be able to use your score to this institution until it accepts PTE Academic.

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