PTE Academic 2021

Updated by: Reena Saini on Feb. 26, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

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About PTE Academic

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is one of the most popular computer-based English language tests for students who want to study abroad. PTE Academic is trusted by colleges, universities and governments across the globe. The test is conducted in over 295 test centres in more than 50 countries over 360 days of every year.

The score of the test is accepted by universities and colleges in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Germany and more. It is also approved for all Australian and New Zealand visa and migration applications. PTE Academic is known to be the fastest computer-based English test that 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.

Check the following links for latest updates related to PTE: 

  Pearson PTE Gets Nod for 17 More Test Locations Around the World     PTE Academic Now Accepted for Canada's Regular Study Permit Application Stream

COVID-19 Alert 

Pearson VUE has resumed conducting PTE test at various locations in India. However, there are certain restrictions to ensure safety and precautions at the test centre, an effort to control the coronavirus outbreak. The number of test-takers for each session of the test has been reduced. All safety measures are taken at the test centres. Also, Pearson VUE is monitoring the global situation and following the advice issued by the concerned government and healthcare department.  Any updates or changes in the exam will be communicated to the candidate.

PTE Academic Highlights

PTE Academic Important Dates

Conducted almost every month, throughout the year, one can book PTE Academic for any day except Saturday and Sunday. While selecting an appointment time, one must check the time format and time zone as many test centres may conduct tests almost 24 hours a day. However, the usual timing of the test would be between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM. 

The tests dates for PTE Academic can be found at the official website along with the designated test centres in India.

PTE Academic Test Centres in India

Here is the list of exam cities or centres in India where PTE Academic 2020 shall be conducted: 

Ahmedabad Bangalore
Chennai Chandigarh
Cochin Coimbatore
Delhi/New Delhi Hyderabad
Gandhinagar Jalandhar
Ludhiana Noida
Kolkata Mumbai
Nagpur Patiala
Pune Rajkot
Vadodara Vijayawada

PTE Academic Conducting Body

Pearson VUE is popular for delivering millions of tests for over 450 clients from a broad range of industries and sectors including health care, government, information technology, financial services, military, and academia. Every year, millions of people across the globe take these tests. Those who are seeking professional growth or preparing for a post-graduate programme as well those who are pursuing immigration take these tests, which are carried out in the most secure testing environments.

Why Take PTE Academic?

Listed below are some of the advantages of taking PTE Academic: 

  • PTE Academic is accepted worldwide and the tests are graded by an algorithm and not humans. 

  • You are graded only on what you say and not against thousands of past responses. 

  • The test offers flexibility, unlike other study-abroad English tests. 

  • The test gives you the freedom to send your scores to an unlimited number of organizations without any additional fee. 

  • PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of programs across the world and is approved for all UK, Australian and New Zealand student visa and migration applications.

FAQs about PTE 2021

1. How many times can I take the test?

You are allowed to take PTE Academic as many times as you want. The only condition is that you must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

2. Do I have to take PTE Academic in my home country?

No. You can take it at any of our test centres around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. Refer to the Acceptable ID policy. If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test centre.

3. On the exam day, what happens if I have to leave for an emergency?

If there is any unavoidable situation, you can raise your hand and explain your situation to the invigilator. He/she will advise you further.

4. On the day of the exam, can I leave early if I finish the test?

Yes. You can raise your hand and ask the test administrator to give you permission to leave.

5. Do I need computer skills to take the test?

While you do not need any special computer skills, you should know some basics about operating the computer. To familiarise yourself with the online test pattern, you may review the test preparation resources. You also take one of Pearson VUE's Scored Practice Tests to get used to the timing and moving through each type of question.

6. Will I be penalized in speaking tasks for not having an accent from a native English speaking country?

No. PTE Academic has been designed to recognize speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages.

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