The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is a computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is a fast, flexible, fair and secure English test, which is trusted by universities, colleges, and governments around the globe. The test is conducted in over 250 test centers around the world over 360 days of the year. PTE Academic basically assesses a candidate on the basis of his/her listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. The results of PTE Academic are typically available within five business days.
Step by Step Process
Step 1 – Register
In order to appear for PTE Academic, you will first have to create your Pearson account online. After creating the account, you will receive an email within 48 hours with your login details.
Step 2 - Schedule Your Test
Once you have created your Pearson account, you can sign in and schedule your test.
Step 3 – Prepare
Even if English is your first language, you must prepare for PTE Academic. In some cases, people who have been extremely fluent in English end up scoring less on the exam day because of lack of preparation. You must complete the preparation path to maximise your chances of scoring high on the day.
Step 4 – Take the Test
At the test centre, you will be required to show your ID, check in with the Test Administrator, and sit for your test in a secure computer room.
When you will reach the venue, the Test Centre Administrators will guide you through the check-in process to make sure you understand and are comfortable with our rules and procedures.
They will ensure you are ready to take the test by requesting copies of your ID, asking for a digital photograph and signature, scan your palm, and assign you a locker to check-in your belongings.
Step 5 – View Scores
You will be able to access PTE Academic scores via an online account. You will receive an email informing you that your scores are available. After you receive this, you will need to log in to the Pearson VUE account that you created to book your test.