PTE Exam 2023: Exam Dates (Soon), Registration, Syllabus

Nov 30, 2023 | Science


PTE exam dates 2023 notification will release soon on the official website. Since PTE test dates are accessible throughout the year, candidates who desire to take the test can do so at any time, just like with the majority of international exams. 

PTE 2023 exam is a computer-based English language test that offers candidates the quick, straightforward, and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for studying or immigrating abroad. The PTE exam is to check if the candidates are proficient in the English language.

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About PTE Exam

The PTE exam is a computer-based test that assesses the candidate's listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in English. PTE stands for the Pearson Test of English. The PTE score is accepted by 6,000 academic colleges/ universities across the world including top-notch colleges like Yale and London Business school. Those students and aspirants who desire to go abroad for studying or immigrate to a major English-speaking country are required to take the PTE academic exam to prove their English language competency. 

As English is considered to be the link language and it is a language that can be spoken to anyone all over the world, the efficiency of an English language is a must to study abroad. 

PTE exam is conducted in more than 200 locations all over the world. This exam is conducted 360 days a year as different test sessions. There are 3 parts i.e. Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening. The requirements are Computer and a Headphone.

Types of PTE

There are 3 different tests for the PTE exam- PTE General, PTE Academic, and PTE for Young Learners.

PTE Academic

The PTE academic exam is conducted throughout the year for those who have plans to study and get admission to a university/ institution or move abroad. The exam comprises four sections - writing, reading, listening and speaking. Candidates can use the score of the PTE academic exam which is valid for two years. The test will assess using various accents from British and American to non-native speakers. 

PTE General

The PTE General exam is conducted 3 times a year in the months of May, June, and December. The PTE General exam comprises 2 papers – a spoken test and a written paper. The PTE General exam scores are valid for the entire life and are used to test the realistic communication skills of the candidate.

PTE for Young Learners

 The PTE Young Learners is an interactive English language assessment exam for students/ candidates aged 6 to 13. The exam is hosted by Edexcel Online system.

The exam highlights of the PTE exam are tabulated below.

PTE 2023 Exam Highlights
Exam Name PTE
Full Form Pearson Test of English
Conducting Body Pearson PCL Group
Exam Level International Level
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Official Website
Helpdesk 00 852 3077 4927

Why Choose PTE Exam?

PTE exam is approved as an exam by nations like Australia, New Zealand, and various institutions of the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), Canada, and Ireland. Factors that make the PTE exam one of the most sought are discussed below.

Fast Results: PTE exam results are declared within five business days. Applicants need not wait for a long time to see how they have fared in the PTE exam.

Flexible Test: PTE exam is actively conducted in different sessions throughout 360 days a year.

Real-life Language: This test consists of the behavioral English language that we use in daily life. The test measures the communication capability of a person on the basis of real-life skill tests.

Fair and Secure: Responses marked by the applicants are evaluated with the help of a computer with the use of different latest techniques like biometric scanning, palm scanning, digital signatures, randomized test formats, paper results, and CCTV security surveillance.

Test Centre Location: PTE exam is conducted in over 50 nations worldwide. So, this test covers almost every major country.

Unlimited: Candidate has the advantage to send their scores to as many universities as they want. This privilege is given to them without charging any additional fee.

Accepted for Visas: Scores of this exam are valid for student visas in New Zealand and Australia and for migration applications.

University Acceptance: PTE exam is accepted with all the study applications by thousands of academic courses throughout the world.

PTE 2023 Exam Dates

Pearson PCL Group has released the exam dates for PTE General Exam 2023 for January to September sessions. The PTE academic exam will be conducted throughout the year. Candidates can register and book the slots for the same from the official website. Candidates can check PTE Exam Dates 2023 dates in the table below.

PTE Exam Dates 2023
Exam City and Centre August Session Dates September Session Dates
Pearson Professional Centers - New Delhi Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Jalandhar PUN Aug 5, 6, 11, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 08, 10, 13, 17, 23, 24, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Chandigarh PUN Aug 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2023 Sep 1, 2, 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Bangalore Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Hyderabad Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
Global Reach - Kolkata Aug 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, 2023 Sep 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 2023
TUV SUD South Asia Private Limited - Ludhiana - -
Pearson Professional Centers - Amritsar 2 PUN Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023 Sep 2, 09, 16, 23, 30, 2023
Dr NGP Institute Of Technology - Coimbatore Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 22, 26, 29, 2023 Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Ahmedabad GUJ Aug 5, 12, 26, 2023 Sep 2, 09, 23, 30, 2023
Pearson Professional Centers - Surat GUJ Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023
K L University - Vijayawada All days of the month except Sundays. All days of the month except Sundays.
Pearson Professional Centers - Chennai Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023

PTE 2023 Exam Centre and Dates Outside India

PTE 2023 is also conducted at Khatmandu, Nepal. The exam dates are tabulated below.

PTE Exam Dates Outside India 2023
Exam City and Centre August Session Dates September Session Dates
Alfa Beta Institute Pvt. Ltd - Khatmandu All days of the month except the weekends (No Exams scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays). All days of the month except the weekends (No Exams scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays).


PTE 2023 Exam Eligibility

There are no specific educational criteria to be eligible for the Pearson Test of English exam. Candidates all over the world are eligible for the PTE exam irrespective of what specialization they have done in high school or graduate college. However, the only general criteria to be followed are given below. Candidates must ensure that they are meeting all the requirements as specified.

Age Limit

The candidate should be at least 16 years of age.

Candidates below 18 years of age should produce evidence of parental consent. Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE academic exam. 

Educational Qualification

The conducting body of the PTE academic exam has not laid down any education qualification criteria for candidates wanting to appear for the PTE academic test.

PTE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

PTE Eligibility Factors

Eligibility for PTE Exam

PTE Exam Qualification

Minimum/maximum qualification: not mentioned by conducting body 

Age Limit for PTE Exam

Minimum Age: 16 years. 

Parent Consent Required: 16 - 18 years

Maximum Age: No limit mentioned

PTE Eligible Countries

Universities in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand

PTE 2023 Exam Registration

In order to appear for the PTE 2023 exam, the candidate must create an account for PTE exam booking and pay the necessary PTE exam fee. Account must be used if the candidate has to schedule, reschedule, or cancel an exam.

  • Step 1: A pop up will be displayed on the screen, which is the agreement policy of the PTE exam. Check the box that says, 'I have read and agree to the above terms' and click on 'I Agree'.

Web Account Page for PTE Academic

  • Step 2: Enter all the required details such as personal information, contact information, additional information.
  • Step 3: A mail will be sent to the registered address with the login credentials within 45 hours.
  • Step 4: Use the login credentials, username, and password, to log in and schedule the test.
  • Step 5: Click on 'PTE-A: Pearson Test of English Academic' which will be under the 'Exam' catalogue.
  • Step 6: Schedule the exam and enter all the details.
  • Step 7: Choose the PTE exam dates, test centre and time slot.
  • Step 8: Proceed to checkout.
  • Step 9: Complete the remaining steps and pay the PTE exam fee.
  • Step 10: A mail will be sent to the registered address with the location of the test centre and the guidelines to be followed.

PTE Exam Fee

PTE exam fee for academic differs from region to region. It is not the same in China as in India. PTE academic fees for the candidates in India are as follows.

  • Standard Test Fee is INR 14700.
  • The payment mode is online.
  • All MasterCard, American Express and JCB credit cards and Visa debit cards are accepted.

Note: Paypal payment is not accepted.

Candidates who have paid the PTE exam fee by credit card or debit card will be automatically refunded their exam fee back into their account. Candidates who plan to reschedule the test within less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 full calendar days before their test date will be required to pay 50% of the test fee. No refunds will be provided on rescheduling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam. 

Candidates who cancel the test, within less than 14 calendar days, but at least 7 calendar days before their test date will receive a partial refund of 50% of the test fee paid. However, no refunds will be provided to candidates on cancelling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam.

PTE 2023 Exam Centres

There are more than 50 countries/ regions that have PTE exam centres for the test to be conducted on the PTE exam dates. PTE exam centres in India are listed below.

PTE Exam Centres In India
Exam City Name
Ahmedabad Ludhiana
Bangalore Mumbai
Chandigarh Nagpur
Chennai Noida
Cochin Patiala
Coimbatore Pune
Delhi Rajkot
Hyderabad Vadodara
Jalandhar Vijayawada
Kolkata Haryana
Surat Amritsar

PTE 2023 Exam Pattern

The PTE Academic test is divided into three parts.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (54-67 minutes)

Part 2: Reading (29-30 minutes)

Part 3: Listening (30-43 minutes).

The PTE exam does not need a candidate to be a subject matter expert in English. This test is required to make sure that the candidate can read, listen, write, and speak the international official language. The score obtained in the Pearson Test of English assures a candidate that they can study in foreign universities/ institutions.

The PTE exam pattern for the PTE Academic test is given below. Interested candidates can go through it for a better understanding of how the PTE exam will be split.

PTE 2023 Exam Pattern for Part 1: Speaking and Writing 

The time duration for Speaking & Writing is 54-67 minutes. This section is divided into 8 segments where candidates are tested on their ability to understand and analyze the spoken and written the English language. These include the following.

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat Sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Re-tell Lecture
  • Answer Short Question
  • Summarize Written Text
  • Essay (20 minutes).

PTE 2023 Exam Pattern Part 2: Reading

The time duration for the Reading section is 29-30 minutes. This section is divided into 5 parts where candidates are tested on their ability to understand the written instructions in English. The questions consist of 300 words in reading comprehension. The section comprises the following.

  • Reading & Writing: Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers
  • Re-order Paragraphs
  • Reading: Fill in the Blanks
  • Multiple Choice, Choose a Single Answer.

PTE 2023 Exam Pattern for Part 3: Listening

The time duration of the Listening section is 30-43 minutes. The reading section is divided into 8 segments where candidates are tested on the ability to understand the spoken English language. The students must carefully hear the voice and retain the inputs of what they have heard. The section comprises the following.

  • Summarize Spoken Text
  • Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Highlight Correct Summary
  • Multiple Choice, Choose a Single Answer
  • Select Missing Word
  • Highlight Incorrect Words
  • Write from Dictation.

PTE Exam Scoring Pattern

PTE scoring pattern is very simple and incremental in nature. PTE score is evaluated in a range of 10 - 90 points where 10 is the lowest and 90 is the highest. Increments of 1 point are made on the basis of the candidate's performance which is measured on the parameters such as the ability to speak, read, write the English language, and understand verbal instructions.

PTE 2023 Exam Syllabus

To prepare well for the PTE exam, candidates must be aware of the entire syllabus of the exam. They must have an in-depth knowledge of each subject and the important topics related to them. Candidates can also prepare short notes related to each of the topics as per the subjects. The questions asked for different parts of the PTE exam include the following topics.

PTE 2023 Exam Syllabus
Parts Topics
Part 1: Speaking and Writing Personal Introduction
Answer Short Questions
Re-tell Lecture
Read Aloud
Repeat Sentence
Describe Image
Part 2: Reading Fill in the Blanks
Multiple Choice Answers
Re-order Paragraphs
Part 3: Listening Summarize
Multiple Choice Answers
Fill in the Blanks
Write from Dictation
Highlight Incorrect Words

PTE 2023 Reference Books

Candidates appearing for the Pearson Test of English PTE must refer to good books to prepare for the exam. Given below is the list of important books that can be referred to by the candidates. The first 3 books below are endorsed by the official PTE website. Candidates can even refer to online study materials for preparation for the PTE exam.

  • The Official Guide to PTE Academic
  • Practice Tests Plus: with CD-ROM
  • Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2
  • PTE Advantage for Academic Module by Wiley India Pvt. Ltd
  • PTE Academic Killers Tips by Ady Bui 
  • PTE Academic Aspire C1.

PTE 2023 Results

The PTE exam results will be available to the candidate within two working days from the test date. The results are issued online. Tests are scored impartially and accurately. Test scores can be sent to as many institutions without having to pay an additional fee. Candidates who appear for the test will receive an email within two working days which will contain the instructions to download the result online.

How to Check the PTE Exam Score/ Results?

  • Step 1: Use the credentials, username, and password to log in to the account.
  • Step 2: Click on 'Current Activity Link'.
  • Step 3: To view the results, click on the 'View Score Report'.

PTE Score Validity

The score validity of PTE for both general and academic is given below.

PTE General Score Validity

There is no expiration or validity period for PTE general score i.e., the score is valid for a lifetime.

PTE Academic Score Validity

The PTE academic score is valid for 2 years. The test scores are automatically taken down from the website after 2 years are completed.

In Australia, the PTE academic score is valid for 3 years and the student or immigrant has the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residency (PR).

PTE Young Learners

There is no validity as such.

PTE Exam Cut Off

The conducting authorities do not release the cut-off for PTE. The candidates must check the required PTE score to be eligible to take admission at a certain university, on that particular university's official website. The scores accepted by each college may differ. 

65 is considered a good score in general and is accepted by most of universities. However, the top colleges that accept the PTE score specify that the candidate should have attained more than 75 marks on the test. 

PTE Exam Qualifying Marks
PTE Academic 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
IELTS 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9

PTE Exam Day Instructions

The Pearson PCL Group has set certain guidelines to be followed on exam day. These exam day instructions set by the conducting body are as given below.

  • It is advisable that the candidates arrive 30 minutes prior to the time of the examination.
  • Representatives and the administrator will guide the candidate through the check-in process.
  • Candidates will be informed of the rules and procedures on the test day of the PTE exam.
  • Candidates are supposed to produce a valid ID.
  • A digital photograph and signature will be taken on the spot followed by a digital palm scan.
  • Test centres will have around ten seats and the candidates will be asked to sit in partitioned booths.

PTE Exam Acceptable ID

It is important that the candidate's details filled in while registering for the test is similar to that of the details in the ID. The name should be exactly the same. Candidates who fail to bring a valid ID will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The candidate should produce the original document and not a photocopy of it.

The candidate should present the passport for identification purposes. There are no exceptions and no requests will be considered.

Who Accepts PTE Exam?

Universities such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and Yale, and thousand more universities accept PTE exam scores worldwide. PTE exam scores are also accepted by Australia and New Zealand for visa purposes.

Countries that accept the PTE exam are as follows.

Countries Accepting PTE Academic
Argentina Australia Austria Belgium
Brazil Bulgaria Canada China
Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Estonia
Finland France Germany Greece
Hungary India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Ireland Israel Italy
Japan Jordan Republic of Korea Latvia
Lithuania Malaysia Malta Netherlands
New Zealand Nigeria Norway Oman
Pakistan Philippines Poland Russia
Singapore Slovenia Somalia South Africa
Sweden Taiwan, China Turkey USA
Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Vietnam

Few of the educational institutions that accept the PTE exam scores in Boston, USA alone are as follows.

  • Emerson College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fisher College
  • Northeastern University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Bay State College.

PTE 2023 Contact Details

Give PTE academic a missed call on 0120-6679008 and their advisors will call back.

The contact details of PTE academic for different cities are tabulated below.

PTE Contact Details
City Helpdesk
Delhi Pearson Education, Indian Branch
15th Floor, Tower-B, World Trade Tower
Plot–C01, Sector-16
Phone: +91 (120) 4306550
Fax: +91 (120) 4306500
Email: [email protected]

The HIVE, 3rd Floor,
Metro zone, No 44,
Pilliayar Koil Street,
Jawaharlal Nehru Road,
Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040.

 Call Us: 1-800-123-463-512 (Toll-Free)
Bangalore DivyaSree Chambers, No.11,
Ground Floor and 7th Floor,’A’wing,
O Shaughnessy Rd,  Langford Gardens,
Bengaluru 560 025 Karnataka, India
Telephone: +91-80-46336999


What is PTE Exam?

The abbreviation of PTE is the Pearson Test of English. PTE Exam is a Computer-Based Test that assesses the candidate\'s listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in English.

Is PTE 2022 Exam difficult than IELTS Exam?

PTE as an Exam is harder than IELTS. In any case, simultaneously, scoring in PTE is considerably simpler than IELTS. Since PTE is PC based test, the odds of human inclination while scoring is practically irrelevant.

Where is the exam centre for PTE?

There are more than 50 countries/regions that have PTE Exam Centres for the test to be conducted on PTE Exam dates. These are the list of PTE Exam Centres in India.

What is PTE Exam fee?

PTE Exam Fee for Academic differs from region to region. It is not the same in China as in India. PTE Academic Fee for the candidates in India are as follows:Standard Test Fee is INR 13300(INR 11,271 + 18% GST)Late Booking Price is INR 13965(including tax)


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