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RARachit Agrawal
Updated OnNov 25, 2020

PTE EXAM 

The Pearson test of English (PTE) is an exam aiming students who want to study abroad and are non-native English speakers. The exam is conducted in association with the Edexcel examination body. The exam is basically conducted to prove the student’s English language competency if he/she aspires to study abroad or pursue a course in some major English-speaking country.

PTE Exam is widely recognized around the globe and is mainly focusing on the day-to-day English language rather than a high-level English language. The main reason for this is to analyze the level of understanding of the student of English language in order to make sure that the student will be able to understand the studies which will be taught in English at the university aimed for.

The biggest benefit of taking a PTE test instead of IELTS or TOEFL is that due to the mode of the exam being computer-based, the results for a PTE Test are declared within 5 working days so that the candidate does not have to wait much. The PTE Exam is for three hours where the candidates will be evaluated about their ability to understand the English language in their day-to-day lives.

Some major points to keep in mind if you are going to have a PTE Exam:

  1. PTE Exam tests the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills of the candidates
  2. The exam is accepted by thousands of educational institutions across the world 
  3. There are two formats of the PTE Test - PTE Academic and PTE General
  4. The exam is valid for a period of two years
  5. The official website for PTE is https://pearsonpte.com/

PTE EXAM DATES 2020

PTE Exam is conducted round-the-year to evaluate the students on the basis of their Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills in the English Language. In order to appear and register for the PTE Exam, a candidate will need to have a valid ID, preferably a passport which they will have to show on the day of the exam. Candidates can register for the PTE exam by visiting their official website once they are fully prepared to appear in the exam. You can go through the below dates prescribed by the official PTE website for PTE Exam 2020.

Pearson Test of English is an exam taken by non-native English speakers to prove their proficiency in the English language. PTE scores are used for study abroad or immigration. It is a completely computer-based exam which can be booked in 24 hours advance as well. The result takes no more than 5 business days and this rapid response is one of the reasons PTE is preferred by many test takers and accepted by most colleges. 

PTE Exam Dates 2020

There are two types of PTE – PTE Academic and PTE General. So, the PTA exam date depends upon the chosen exam and the local test center.

  • PTE Academic is necessary for students seeking admission to institutes for higher studies. It tests students reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • PTE General exam is used for general immigration or other purposes and is a test of general communication of the candidate.
  • PTE Academic is held all year round.
  • PTE General is held only thrice each year, in May, June, and December.
  • The score of PTE General is valid life long.
  • The score of PTE Academic is valid only for two years.

8th February 2020

28th March 2020

23rd May 2020

20th June 2020

10th October 2020

14th November 2020

PTE Exam Dates 2019

The PTE exam dates 2019 are spread throughout the year. The dates may vary from country to country or test center to center. Registration and booking can be done even up to 24 hours before the exam but some centers get booked even in one month advance. Some of the dates of 2019 and 2020 are mentioned below. However, it can vary from place to place.

12th October 2019

9th November 2019

14th December 2019

  • These are the dates of the written exams. 
  • The oral exams can be taken any day in a 14 days period. 
  • The oral exams can be taken from about two weeks before the written test up to the date of the written test.

PTE Dates Booking

PTE dates booking should be done on time because certain centers get filled up faster than others. There are many different dates available for different PTE types.

  • PTE dates are booked on the basis of first come first serve.
  • Candidates are required to select their test centers first.
  • One person can select up to 3 test centers.
  • After selecting the appropriate test center, a list of different dates will be shown.
  • From the list, date and slot must be selected by the candidate on the basis of availability.

PTE EXAM BOOKING ONLINE

Candidates can complete their booking for the PTE exam by visiting their official website once they are fully prepared to appear in the exam. The fee for booking the PTE Exam is Rs. 12,010. If you fail to pay the fee on time, the total fee to be paid will increase to Rs. 15,010. You will have to go through the following steps in order to make a successful online booking for your PTE Exam.

  1. For booking a PTE Exam Date, you will have to create a web account or log in to an existing account on the official website of PTE.  
  2. You will be required to fill the relevant information including your personal details after the successful log-in. 
  3. For scheduling the exam, you will be required to select a convenient test centre and a suitable date of examination. 
  4. After scheduling the date, you will be asked to revise the details one last time before redirecting to the payment page. 
  5. Once the payment has been made, you will have to pay extra in case of any change in the test date or centre or any other information.

FAQS

  • Is PTE valid for Australian PR?

Yes, PTE is valid for Australian PR. PTE Academic which is used as proof of English language proficiency is accepted by Australian institutes. So, it can be used to get a student visa to Australia.

  • In which country is PTE valid?

PTE scores are accepted by many countries. It is accepted by New Zealand, Australia, India, UK, USA, Canada etcetera. This does not mean all the institutes of those countries accept PTE scores. Some institutes may accept some other test scores only. If a candidate has any particular university in mind, they must research thoroughly and understand which exam scores they accept.

  • Does Canada accept PTE?

Yes, most Canadian institutes accept PTE scores as proof of English language proficiency.

  • What is a good score in PTE?

PTE scores skills in the range of 10 – 90. A score of 60 above overall can be considered as a goods score in PTE. Scores above 73 can be considered as exceptionally good scores. However, different institutions and purposes require different scores so the target score depends upon the purpose for which the test was taken by the person.

  • Does the USA accept PTE?

Yes, the USA accepts PTE as proof of proficiency in English. However, before taking the exam it must be checked if the target institution accepts PTE scores or not.

  • How can I book Pte exam slot?

How to Book a PTE Exam Slot?

  1. For booking a PTE Exam Date, you will have to create a web account or log in to an existing account on the official website of PTE.  
  2. You will be required to fill the relevant information including your personal details after the successful log-in. 
  3. For scheduling the exam, you will be required to select a convenient test centre and a suitable date of examination. 
  4. After scheduling the date, you will be asked to revise the details one last time before redirecting to the payment page. 
  5. Once the payment has been made, you will have to pay extra in case of any change in the test date or centre or any other information. 
  • How can I extend my Pte exam date?

Extend your PTE Exam Date:

Log in to your Pearson account 

Click on the option to reschedule.

Choose your new test centre and date.

Confirm the rescheduled information.

Your rescheduled details will be sent to your registered email address.

  • What is a good score in PTE?

The biggest benefit of taking a PTE test instead of IELTS or TOFLE is that due to the mode of the exam being computer-based, the results for a PTE Test are declared within 5 working days so that the candidate does not have to wait much. A score of 74-84 is considered as a very good score for PTE Exam. A score between 60-77 is considered to be a good score for PTE Exam which clears chances for a candidate to pass the exam.

  • How many days before we can reschedule Pte exam?

You can reschedule your PTE Exam before 14 days of commencement of the exam for free. If you will reschedule the exam after that, you will be charged a specific amount of fee. Rescheduling a PTE Exam can be done and its as easy as it is to book the exam. You can simply sign in to your PTE account and choose the option Reschedule in order to reschedule your PTE Exam.

  • Can we book two PTE test together?

Yes. A PTE Exam can be booked as many times as you want. If you don’t get a good score in one take, you can anytime retake the exam. It is advised to only rebook the exam once the results for the previous exam is declared.

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Rachit Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.