PTE Exam 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Application Fee, Result

Apr 7, 2021 | Science

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Do you know English is considered to be the link language? A Language that can be spoken to anyone all over the world. And if you are someone who is planning to study abroad, the efficiency of an English language is a must. And how will you know how proficient your English is? Answer to this question is "PTE Academics"

PTE 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. 

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What is 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 immigration to a major English speaking country are required to take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language competency. 

PTE Exam is conducted over 200 locations all over the world. This exam is conducted 360 days a year in different test sessions.

  • Number of sessions: 1
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Name of the Sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening.
  • Requirements: Computer and a Headphone.

Types of PTE

There are 3 different tests in 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 or 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 always 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.

PTE Exam Highlights

The exam details of PTE exam are tabulated below.

Pearson Exam Overview
Elements Details
Exam Name Pearson Test of English
Abbreviation PTE
Authority/Conducted By Pearson PCL Group
Exam Level International Level
Exam Mode Online
Exam Date 360 Days at more than 251 Exam Centres
Duration 3 Hours

PTE 2021 Exam Dates

Pearson PCL Group will be release the exam dates for PTE General Exam 2021 for February, May, June , November & December session. Candidates can check the dates below in the table.

PTE 2021 Exam Dates for February Session

The exam dates for PTE 2021 Feb Session is tabulated below.

Events Dates
Access arrangements request deadline To be announced
Deadline for submission of interlocutor/assessor application forms To be announced
Entry deadline To be announced
Test taker withdrawal deadline To be announced
Oral test period To be announced
Written Test To be announced
Deadline for completed tests to be received by Pearson To be announced
Deadline for special consideration requests to be received by Pearson To be announced
Results available via Edexcel Online To be announced
Results dispatched by post from the UK To be announced
Review of marking submission window To be announced
Performance Reports sent by post from the UK with certificates To be announced
Certificates dispatched by post from the UK To be announced

PTE 2020 Exam Dates for December Session

The exam dates for the PTE 2020 December Session is tabulated below.

Events Dates
Access arrangements request deadline November 2, 2020
Deadline for submission of interlocutor/assessor application forms November 2, 2020
Entry deadline November 09, 2020
Test taker withdrawal deadline November 27, 2020
Oral test period November 28, 2020, to December 12, 2020
Written Test December 12, 2020
Deadline for completed tests to be received by Pearson December 17, 2020
Deadline for special consideration requests to be received by Pearson December 23, 2020
Results available via Edexcel Online February 1, 2021
Results dispatched by post from the UK February 1, 2021
Review of marking submission window February 8, 2021, to February 22, 2021
Performance Reports sent by post from the UK with certificates February 4, 2021
Certificates dispatched by post from the UK February 4, 2021

PTE Academic Exam

The PTE Academic Exam will be conducted throughout the year. Candidates can register and book the slots for the same from the official website.

Why choose PTE Exam?

Factors that make 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 behavioural 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 & Secure: Responses marked by the applicants are evaluated with the help of a computer. 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 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 the student visas in Newzealand 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 Exam Approvals

PTE Exam is approved as an exam by nations like Australia, Newzealand, and various institutions of the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), Canada, and Ireland.

PTE 2021 Exam Pattern

The PTE Academic test is divided into three parts:

  • Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77-93 minutes)
  • Part 2: Reading (32-40 minutes)
  • Part 3: Listening (45-57 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 he/she would be able to study in foreign universities/institutions.

PTE exam pattern for the PTE Academic Test is tabulated below. Interested candidates can go through it for a better understanding of how the PTE Exam will be split into.

Part 1: Speaking and Writing 

The time duration for Speaking & Writing is 77-93 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:

  • Personal introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20 mins)

Part 2: Reading

The time duration for the Reading section is 32-40 minutes. This section is divided into 5 parts where candidates are tested on the 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

Part 3: Listening

The time duration for the Listening section is 45-47 minutes. The reading section is divided into 8 segments where candidates are tested on the ability to understand spoken English language. The students need to carefully hear the voice and retain the inputs of what they have heard. The section comprises:

  • 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 being 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 English language, and understanding verbal instructions.

PTE 2021 Exam Centres

There are more than 50 countries/regions that have PTE Exam Centres for the test to be conducted on 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

PTE 2021 Exam Eligibility

There are no specific educational criteria to be eligible for the Pearson Test of English PTE 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. Candidates must ensure that they are meeting all the requirements as specified. However, the only general criteria to be followed are given below.

Age Limit

  • 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 2021 Exam Registration

In order to appear for the PTE Exam, the candidate has to 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 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 information that is required 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.

Using the login credentials, Username, and Password login to schedule the test.

  • Click on PTE-A: Pearson Test of English Academic which will be under the Exam catalogue.
  • Schedule the exam and enter all the details.
  • Choose the PTE Exam dates, test centre and time slot.
  • Proceed to checkout
  • Complete the remaining steps and pay the PTE Exam fee.
  • A mail will be sent to the registered address with the location of the test centre and the guidelines to be followed.

Note: 

  • 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, with 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, with 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 would be provided to candidates on cancelling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam.

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)

Payment Mode

  • The payment mode is online.
  • All MasterCard, American Express and JCB credit cards and Visa debit cards are accepted
  • Vouchers and promotion codes

Note: Paypal payment is not accepted.

PTE 2021 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 the PTE Exam include the following

Reading

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice answers
  • Re-order paragraphs 

Listening

  • Summarize
  • Multiple choice answers
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Write from dictation
  • Highlight incorrect words 

Speaking and Writing

  • Personal introduction
  • Answer short questions
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Summarize
  • Read Aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe Image
  • Essay

PTE Exam Day Instructions

  • It is advisable that the candidates arrive 30 minutes prior to the time of 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 about PTE Exam.
  • Candidates are supposed to produce a valid ID.
  • 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 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.

PTE 2021 Exam Results

The PTE Exam Results will be available to the candidate within five business days. The results are issued online. Test scores are scored impartially and accurately. Test scores can be sent to as many institutions without having to pay an additional fee. Candidates who appeared for the test will receive an email withing five working days which will contain the instructions to download the result online.

How to check the PTE Exam Score/ Results?

  • Use the credentials, Username, and Password to login to your account.
  • Click on "Current Activity Link"
  • To view the results, click on the "View Score Report".

PTE Score Validity

The score validity of PTE for both General & 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 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 where the student or immigrant has the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residency (PR).

PTE Young Learners

There is no validity date 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 the universities. However, the top colleges that accept the PTE score specify that the candidate should have attained more than 75 marks in 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

Who Accepts PTE Exam?

Universities such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale, and thousand more universities accept PTE Exam worldwide. PTE Exam scores are also accepted by Australia and Newzealand 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, the 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 Reference Books

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

Give PTE Academic a miss call on 0120-6679008, their advisors will call you back.

The details of PTE Academic are tabulated below.

City Helpdesk
Delhi Pearson Education, Indian Branch
15th Floor, Tower-B, World Trade Tower
Plot–C01, Sector-16
Noida
201301
India
Phone: +91 (120) 4306550
Fax: +91 (120) 4306500
Email: [email protected]
Chennai

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

FAQs

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 2021 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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