PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), a computer based test is designed to check the English proficiency of those who wish to study abroad or migrate as an immigrant. This test checks the level of English Language in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.
Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening & reading or reading and speaking. The whole test is done in a single session, lasting 3 hours and is taken sitting at a computer in a secure test environment. The speaking part of the test is done on the computer. Your voice is recorded and sent for marking.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content. During the test, the candidate hears excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. The candidate hears a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, in order to be exposed to the type of accents to be encountered in everyday life.
Candidates can schedule their tests as little as twenty-four hours in advance, sit a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.
PTE offers flexible test dates. Candidates can choose from test centres in more than 150 locations worldwide. The PTE exam is approved by the UK and Australian Governments. PTE exam is accepted by thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
Candidates can send their scores to as many institutions as they choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports and you don’t need to choose the institutions before taking the test.
The PTE exam fees in India is Rs. 10,900/-.
Upon cancellation of a test 1 week prior to the test day or more, 50% money is refunded. For any cancellation within 1 week, no money is refunded.