PTE 2021 - Exam Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Pattern, and Result

PTE

Pearson Test of English, PTE, is an English language test conducted to access the understanding and knowledge of those interested in migrating to an English-speaking country for work or study purposes. It is an entirely computer-based test that tests the candidates’ skills for speaking, listening, reading, and writing the English language. The test is powered by AI Technology, thus, providing fast and convenient testing without any human bias. The exam score is accepted by thousands of universities and approved for visa and immigration for Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The test is conducted throughout the year. Candidates can schedule a session up to 24 hours in advance. For more information on the PTE 2021 exam, keep reading the article.

PTE 2021 Latest Update - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PTE Academic tests are on hold across all centers in India. The examination authority has not come up with any other alternative. It is advised to keep a check here or on the official website for all recent updates.

PTE 2021 Overview

Exam Name

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Exam Conducting Authority

Pearson PLC Group

Official Website

https://pearsonpte.com/

Exam Mode

Computer-Based

Exam Purpose

Higher Studies in English-Speaking Countries

Visa purposes for Australia, New Zealand, and the UK

PTE Fee

₹ 13,300

PTE Helpline

0080 0440 2020


Available Application Forms

PTE 2021 Important Dates

The exam dates are available throughout the year, and candidates can choose the slot at their convenience. However, here are some tips for choosing the exam date:

  • During the high season, the test slots fill up really quickly. So, it is advised to do test slot booking well in advance.
  • Check the test date availability well in advance and complete the registration process before the deadline.
  • After the registration is complete, an email will be sent to the candidate five days before the exam mentioning the information of the exam and exam venue.

PTE 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

The exam aims to test the candidate’s knowledge of the English language. By clearing the exam, students assure their skills of understanding the language. Here is the pattern for the exam.

The test will comprise of the following sections:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking and Writing

The detailed structure of each section is as under along with the syllabus covered under the ‘segments’ section. There is no other specific syllabus for the exam.

Reading

Duration: 32 to 40 minutes

Segments Pattern

Details

Multiple Choice Questions (Single Answer)

300 words of text

Multiple Choice Questions (Multiple Answers)

300 words of text

Re-Order Paragraphs

150 words of text

Reading: Fill in the Blanks

80 words of text

Reading and Writing: Fill in the Blanks

300 words of text

Listening

Duration: 45 to 57 minutes

Here candidates are required to listen to the audio file carefully and retain the same. The questions are to be answered based on that.

Segments Pattern

Time Duration

Summarize Spoken Text

60 to 90 seconds to retain 50 to 70 words, 10 minutes to write

Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers

40 to 90 seconds

Fill in the Blanks

30 to 60 seconds

Highlight Correct Summary

30 to 90 seconds

Multiple Choice, Single Answer

30 to 60 seconds

Select Missing Word

20 to 70 seconds

Highlight Incorrect Words

15 to 50 seconds

Write From Dictation

3 to 5 seconds

Speaking and Writing

Duration: 77 to 93 minutes

Segments

Duration

Personal Introduction

55 seconds - 25 seconds for prompt and 30 seconds to record

Read Aloud

30 to 40 seconds - prepare for reading out the text of 60 words

Repeat Sentence

15 seconds - 3 to 9 seconds for prompt, 15 seconds to record

Describe Image

25 seconds are granted to study the image as well as prepare your response on the same

Re-Tell Lecture

90 seconds for prompt length, 10 seconds to prepare and 40 seconds to answer

Answer Short Question

20 seconds: 3 to 9 seconds for prompt, 10 seconds to answer

Summarize Written Test

10 minutes to answer to text prompt of 300 words

Essay

20 minutes to answer to text prompt of 2-3 sentences

Scoring is based on the Global Scale of English. The exam is scored on a scale of 10 to 90, 10 being the lowest.



PTE 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must meet the eligibility conditions before appearing for the exam.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit for the exam is 16 years. There is no maximum age limit. Candidates who are below the age of 18 years are required to provide their parental consent. The form for the same can be downloaded from the official website.

Educational Qualification

There is no such educational requirement for the PTE exam as per the exam conducting authority. However, it is advised to check the eligibility criteria with the university and course you are interested in.


PTE 2021 Application Process

As mentioned above, candidates can register for the PTE exam throughout the year. The registration needs to be done online through the official website. On registration, candidates will have a PTE account through which they can keep a track of their tests and scores. Here is the detailed process for registration.

Steps for PTE Registration

  • Visit the official website at https://pearsonpte.com.
  • Click on the ‘Sign in’ button on the top.
  • A window will pop, click on the ‘Sign in’ button again.
  • Now, click on the ‘Sign up’ button for new registration.
  • Enter your email ID, username, and password and click the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Complete the registration process.

Steps for Slot Booking

Once the registration is complete, candidates can access their PTE account anytime to complete the slot booking process.

  • After the registration is complete, sign in with your username and password.
  • Complete your profile by providing details such as personal information (as on the passport), test preference, exam history, and more.
  • Schedule your exam by selecting the PTE center of your preference.
  • Select the exam date of your choice.
  • Review all the information carefully before moving to the fee payment option. If you want to make changes to the exam date or center, you can do it before fee payment without any cost. After this, you need to pay an additional cost for making changes.
  • Take a print of the acknowledgement receipt after successful fee payment.

PTE Application Fee

The application fee for the PTE exam is ₹ 13,300. There is no concession in the fee for any candidate. The fee payment is to be done through online mode.


Other Details

PTE 2021 Test Centers

The PTE exam is conducted in India at the following test centers:

Cities

Test Center Address

Ahmedabad

Take Off Academy

404, Elanza Vertex, above Freezeland

Behind Armieda

Sindhu Bhavan Road, Bodakdev

Ahmedabad –  380 054

Pearson Professional Centers-Ahmedabad GUJ

301, 3rd Floor, Block A, WESTGATE

Near YMCA Club, S. G. Road, Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad – 380 054

Pearson Professional Centers-Surat GUJ

703, 7th Floor, Swastik House

Nandi Park Society, Piplod,

Surat – 395 007

Bangalore

Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore 2 KAR

Prestige Atrium, Unit 101, Ground Floor

Central Street,

Shivajinagar,

Karnataka – 560 001

TC Global Bangalore

1108 B Wing, Mittal Towers,

M.G Road

Karnataka, Bangalore – 560 001

Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore

# 45, 3rd Floor, Trade Center, Dickenson Road

Next to Manipal Centre

Bangalore – 560 042

Chandigarh

Target Consultancy

SCO 137-138, First Floor, Sector 8-C

Madhya Marg

Chandigarh – 160 009

Kangaroo Studies Pvt Ltd

S.C.O 497-498 Second Floor,

Sector- 35C,

Landmark is Dominos and Subway,

Chandigarh –  160 035

Pearson Professional Centers-Chandigarh PUN

A-401, 4th floor, Elante Offices Block,

Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh,

Chandigarh – 160 002

Cochin

 

Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt Ltd

Ground Floor, Basement,

Bio-Arcade Building, Layam Road,

Behind Grand Hotel,

Cochin – 682 011

Chennai

 

Edwise International LLP (Chennai)

1st Floor, Pioneer Sudarshan Plaza,

No 9, Mohan Kumaramangalam Street,

Nungambakkam,

Chennai – 600 034

Pearson Professional Centers-Chennai

6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block,

115, Nelson Manickam Road,

Aminjikarai,

Chennai – 600 029

Coimbatore

Edwise International LLP - Coimbatore

2nd Floor, Ashirwadh Tower,

DB Road, RS Puram,

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu – 641 002

Delhi/ New Delhi

Pearson Professional Centers-New Delhi

4th Floor, Building No.18, Ramnath House

Yusuf Sarai Community Centre,

New Delhi – 110 049

Global Opportunities Pvt Ltd

HS 27, Second Floor,

Kailash Colony Market,

Kailash Colony,

New Delhi – Delhi 110 048

Pearson Professional Centers-Gurugram HAR

Second floor, Unit No. 214, Times Tower,

MG Road, Gurgaon,

Haryana – 122 002

Hyderabad

Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad

1-10-72/A/.2, Pochampalli House,

3rd floor, (Above Nike Showroom),

SP Road, Begumpet,

Hyderabad –  500 016

Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad 2 TS

Manjeera Trinity Corporate, 612, 6th Flr,

eSeva Lane, Phase III, Hitec City Road,

Kukatpally, Hyderabad,

Hyderabad –  500 072

Jalandhar

 

Pearson Professional Centers-Jalandhar PUN

3rd Floor, Unit-8,

Eminent Mall Complex,

Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, Lajpat Nagar,

Jalandhar – 144 001

Touchstone

No. 739 Mota Singh Nagar,

Next to Railway Crossing,

On Main Garha Road,

Jalandhar – 144 001

Kolkata

Global Reach

7W, The Millenium,

235/2A, A. J. C. Bose Road,

Adj to Hotel Hindustan International,

Kolkata – 700 020

Ludhiana

 

Pearson Professional Centers-Amritsar PUN

No.2 Upper Ground Floor, SRK Mall,

Passport office building, 14 Mall Road,

Amritsar, Punjab –  143 001

Mumbai

Pearson Professional Centers-Mumbai

Building No.9, 1st Floor,

Solitaire Corporate Park,167 Andheri,

JB Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri (East),

Mumbai – 400 093

Edwise International LLP

2, Sethna Building,

1st Floor, 216 Princess Street,

Marine Lines,

Maharashtra – 400 002

Noida

Pearson Professional Centers-Noida

Ground floor, 1A/1,

S.B. Towers,

Sector 16A,

Noida – 201 301

Nagpur

Global Reach - Nagpur

Devi Prabha Pride, Plot 35, Flat 402,

4th Flr, Shivaji Nagar, Cement Road,

Nagpur – 440 010

Patiala

Sophiya Institute

SCO 3, 1st Floor,

Leela Bhawan Chowk,

Opposite Gopal sweets above KFC,

Patiala – 147 001

Pune

 

Pearson Professional Centers-Pune MAH

517, Fifth Floor, Tower 2,

World Trade Center, Kharadi,

Pune – 411 014

Rajkot

Trans Globe Education

Trans Globe House,

Opp. Kings Land Towers,

Amin Marg, Rajkot – 360 005

Vadodara

 

Shree Education Services- Select Site

1st Floor, Shree Complex,

At Shrenik Park Cross Roads,

Akota, Vadodara – 390 020

Vijayawada

KL University

Green Fields,

Vaddeswaram,

Vijayawada – 522 502

PTE 2021 Result and Scores

PTE result is declared within five days of the test date. Candidates are first intimated about the result via an email message where instructions are provided for accessing the result. Candidates can access their scores online via their Pearson (PTE) account. The score can then be shared with colleges and universities of your choice through your account only.

PTE 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Are the test centers in India open for the test?

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to say if the test center near you is operational. You can check the same online by checking the availability or over the phone from the respective centers.

Question 2: Can I appear for the exam from home?

Currently, the at-home version of the test is not available.

Question 3: What is the total duration of the PTE exam?

The total exam duration is approximately three hours.

Question 4: Is there any limit on the number of attempts?

No. Candidates can take the test as many times as they want by maintaining a five days gap between the two tests.

Question 5: How can I prepare for the PTE exam? Is there any study material provided by the exam conducting body?

Yes, the exam conducting body offers different preparation packages through which you can prepare well for the exam. You can access practise papers, question banks, preparation guides, etc. There is also a Practice App for PTE. Visit the official website to know more.

Question 6: For what duration will the PTE score remain valid?

The PTE score remains valid for two years.


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