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About PTE Test

What is PTE?

PTE or Pearson Test of English is one of the tests which measure the English proficiency of a student looking forward to study abroad. . The test is conducted by Pearson PLC group as a computer based examination focusing on real life English used in academic surroundings. Students can apply to any college which accepts PTE scores for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes PTE is accepted by various institutes in UK, US, Australia, Spain, France, China and many other countries.

How to register for PTE?

Anyone can appear for the 3 hours PTE from anywhere around the world after registering online. Indian students can appear for the test at:

  • Ahmedabad

  • Bangalore

  • Chandigarh

  • Hyderabad

  • Kochi

  • Kolkata

  • Lucknow

  • Mumbai

  • New Delhi

  • Pune

  • Ranchi

The fee for the PTE examination is Rs 9, 350. If a student registers within 48 hours of the test date then he/she has to pay a late booking fee and the test price will be Rs 11, 687.50.

PTE Scoring Pattern

The result will be mailed to each candidate individually. The PTE scores include overall score, communicative skills scores and enabling skills scores.

  • The Overall Score reflects the overall English language ability of a candidate. The range of score is 10-90 points.

  • Scores for Communicative skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) range from 10-90 points for each skill.

  • Scores for Enabling skills (Grammar, Oral Fluency, Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary and Written Discourse) range from 10-90 points for each skill.

Sections in PTE Academic

There are 20 different types of task. Some tasks will test intergrated skills (e.g. reading AND speaking).

  • Introduction: Student is required to introduce. This section is not assessed

  • Speaking and writing: 77 93 minutes

  • Reading: 32 41 minutes

  • Break: 10 minutes (Optional)

  • Listening: 45 57 minutes

  • The timings mentioned are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total

  • Our experience suggests that most universities

  1. for undergraduate studies require a minimum score between 51 and 61

  2. for postgraduate studies require a minimum score between 57 and 67

  3. for MBA studies require a minimum score between 59 and 69

 If you wish to study in the UK

  • A score of at least 36 is required for UKBA tier 4 student visas for students wishing to study on a course below degree level

  • A score of at least 51 is required for UKBA tier 4 student visas for students wishing to study on a course at or above degree level at an institution that is not a UK Higher Education Institution

  • If you wish to study at degree level or above at a UK Higher Education Institution, then it is the university that decides on the score you will need

Unique Features of PTE Academic

  • Take a test at short notice. You can book online 48 hours in advance. Or book by phone just 24 hours before

  • Convenient test center locations. With a network of test centers around the world, it is easy to find a location to suit you

  • Flexible dates, driven by demand. If you can't find a date you want - tell us and if others have too we will open that test date

  • No delays or waiting around. You complete the the test in one sitting

  • Fast results. Results are typically returned within 5 working days



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