PTE 2021: Exam Dates, Online Registration, Exam Details, News

Average Fees :

$160 - $200

What is PTE Academic Exam?

The Academic exam of PTE is based on the English Language through computer test which is accepted by educational institutions and universities globally. Students who desire to study abroad or immigrate to a major English-speaking country are required to take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language competency. It is a 3-hour long computer-based test that focuses on day-to-day English rather than high-level English language and tests students of their abilities to effectively understand the language as spoken daily. The multi-level grading system assures a better understanding of the student's proficiency in the English language.  

PTE Exam -Overview of PTE

S.No. Particulars Details
1 Eligibility Criteria Anyone of age 16 years and above
2 Test Date Round the year
3 Exam Format The exam format consists of 20 different questions which test speaking & writing skills (77-93 minutes) Reading skills (32-41 minutes) and listening skills (45-57 minutes)
4 Registration  Register online through the official website of Pearson PTE academic
5 Test Fee Standard fee of PTE test - INR 13,300
6 Result  Announcement of PTE result within 5 business days and the PTE Score ranges between 10 to 90

PTE Exam - Eligibility conditions 

It is a language evaluation test that allows students of 16 years and above to test their English Skills. The Pearson Test of English score is used by candidates and people who want to migrate to an English-speaking country. 

There are many factors that distinguish PTE Academic from other English proficiency tests. The first and foremost distinguishing aspect of the same is the scoring pattern and the results. As the tests are completely computerized, the PTE results and scores are declared much quicker, typically in 2 business days. This makes it aptly suited for students who are in a bit of a rush. Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic test will learn about the following PTE topics as they read along:

Recent Updates for PTE Academic Exam

This section would cover any latest developments revolving around PTE Academic for the benefit of students who are planning o appear for their PTE Academic exam.

Coronavirus Covid-19 PTE Academic Exam Alert

Due to the ongoing pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, all PTE Academic Testing has been suspending across PTE test centers in India. PTE Academic is yet to introduce the option of appearing for the PTE Academic exam from home. Candidates who have booked their PTE Academic test slots would have the option of canceling their exam for a full refund or simply rescheduling their test date at zero cost. Candidates are requested to keep an eye on this section for the latest developments.

Why take PTE Academic Exam?

PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test for non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad. It tests the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills of the candidates. The test is designed in such a way that every question generally tests 2 skills together, like reading and speaking or listening and reading.

Who accepts PTE Academic Scores?

PTE Academic exam is accepted by thousands of educational institutions across the world. Apart from this, PTE Academic is also accepted by the governments of Australia and New Zealand for visa purposes. Those who aspire to go abroad for studying in a major English-speaking country like the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada take the PTE Academic exam to prove their English language efficiency.

Types of PTE Exam

The Pearson Language Tests – a unit of Pearson PLC Group is responsible for conducting two formats of the English proficiency test to assess the English language skills of non-native speakers of the English language.  The two tests are PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI.

PTE Academic Exam

The PTE Academic exam is conducted round-the-year, for students looking to get admission to a university or institution. The exam consists of four sections, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The scores of the PTE Academic exam is valid for a period of two years.

PTE Academic UKVI

The PTE Academic UKVI is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) that is approved by the UK Home Office for all UK visas that require a 4 skill language test. It is a fast, fair, and convenient choice for candidates who wish to work, study, or live in the UK. Candidates should note that there is no difference in the content or format of the PTE Academic UKVI exam when compared to the PTE Academic exam. There are minor differences in the registration process. 

PTE 2021: Key Highlights of the PTE Academic Exam

Exam Name


PTE full form

Pearson Test of English

Official Website

Conducting body

Pearson PLC Group

Widely popular as

English language proficiency test

Generally accepted by

Universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand

Types of exam

PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI

Mode of exam



INR 13,300

Skills Tested

English Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading

PTE Helpline

00080 0440 2020

What are the eligibility criteria for the PTE Academic Exam?

As such, there are no specific criteria set by the Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic exam. However, according to the PTE Academic eligibility criteria, students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appearing for the test. Also, candidates who are below 18 years of age need to give a parental consent form for appearing for the PTE Academic test.

Age Limit to Appear for PTE Academic Exam

In order to take the PTE Academic test, the candidate must be at least 16 years old. Candidates below 18 years of age need to take a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the test. Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam.

Education Qualification to appear for PTE Academic Exam?

Pearson PLC Group – 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 Exam Fee

The standard PTE Academic exam fee is Rs 13,300. In case the candidate is booking his PTE exam within 48 hours of the PTE test date, the candidate would be required to pay the PTE Late Booking Fee of Rs. 13,965.

How to Cancel or Reschedule PTE Exam?

If you don't want to appear for the PTE Academic test, then you can claim a refund 14 calendar days before the test date. Canceling or rescheduling the PTE Academic exam can be done on the PTE official website. Candidates can reschedule the PTE exam 2021 to any other date through phone or online. You can read more about the Cancellation and Rescheduling PTE Academic fee below.

PTE Exam Cancellation Fees

Candidates who decide on not pursuing their PTE Academic test after booking their exam online have up to 14 calendar days before their test date to claim a full refund. 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 for canceling the exam less than 7 calendar days before the exam. Candidates should note that cancellation and reschedule policy does not include your test date.

PTE Rescheduling Fees

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 should note that the reschedule policy does not include your test date.

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