There are more than 250 test centers where you can appear for your PTE exams across the world. These exams are computerized and are undertaken in secure test centers. All the test centers follow the same safety measures and security checking before the tests. The completely computerized test ensures all test takers are scored impartially and accurately. State-of-the-art biometrics ensure score validity.
The results are declared within 5 days of spearing for the test. You need to provide a valid identification most preferred a valid passport for security checking and signing up for the test. Irrespective of your nationality you need to provide your passport in any test center across India. There are no exceptions to this policy. There are other acceptable ID’s which you can find out on the PTE India website.
There are around 24 test centers located across major cities of India. There are test centers located at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patiala, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Vijayawada. You can choose the test centre of your choice depending upon your convenience. The complete list with detailed address is available on the PTE India website.
1. When should I arrive at the test center?
At least 30 minutes before the start of your test. This gives you plenty of time to check in and pass security.
2. How do you check my identity at the test center?
We will check the ID you bring with you. They also take your photo, a palm vein scan, and a digital signature.
3. What documents can I use an ID at the test center?
You should show your passport when arriving at the test center.
If you do not have a passport you should check the ID requirements.
4. What is palm vein recognition and is it safe?
Palm vein recognition scans the veins inside your hand to create a digital template that represents your palm vein pattern. Everyone’s veins are different, just like a fingerprint, this allows us to check your identity. To use the palm vein scanner, you simply hold your hand in place above the scanner for a few seconds. The scanner uses a near-infrared light source, similar to remote control – and you never touch the sensor.
5. What happens if there is a problem with my computer during the test?
Raise your hand and tell the test administrator. They will do whatever they can to help and will ensure the problem is recorded and reported.
Make sure you tell the test administrator about any problems you feel affect your ability to complete the test. Without their record of the problem, it is very hard for us to trace these issues later on.
6. What should I do if I spot a problem with a question?
Raise your hand and tell the test administrator. They will ask you to complete a form. This will then be sent to us so we can investigate.
Alternatively, contact your local customer service team within 14 days of the test.
7. What happens if I have to leave for an emergency?
Raise your hand and explain your situation to the test administrator. They will advise further.
8. Can I leave early if I finish the test?
Yes. Raise your hand and ask the test administrator for permission to leave.
9. How do I know how much time I have left?
Each section of the test is individually time. You will see a timer in the top right corner of the screen counting down the remaining time.
10. Can I take notes during the test?
Yes. We will give you an erasable noteboard booklet (about 5 sheets of A4 paper). If you run out of space, you can ask for another booklet.
You are not allowed to make notes until the test has started.
11. Can I correct my answers during the test?
You can correct multiple-choice responses (click again to deselect your answer) and typed responses (use the cut, copy and paste options).
However, you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next item. You cannot re-record any spoken responses. The microphone will switch off automatically if you are silent for more than 3 seconds during an answer.
12. Can I choose my test center?
13. How many test centers are there in INDIA for PTE?
24 major test centers.
You should arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of your test.
You may take a 10-minute break between Part 2: Reading and Part 3: Listening if you wish to. During your break, you are not allowed to access your locker or to leave the test area.