PTE Academic: PTE Exam Dates, PTE Exam Pattern

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PTE Academic

Pearson’s Test for English Academics has been helping students fulfil their dreams of studying abroad for ages. After the spread of Covid-19, Pearson’s PLC Group has reworked the structure of the PTE Academic exam and made it a 2 hours test instead of three hours. There is also a provision for PTE Home Exam where a candidate can book an online test for themselves. In this blog, you will get to know about the PTE Academic test, the latest updates, and the PTE exam dates in detail.

PTE full form Pearson’s Test for English
Other NamePTE Academic
Conducting BodyPearson’s PLC Group
PTE General Exam DatesThroughout the year
Number of Levels in PTE General6
Application FeesINR 15,900 
Sections in PTE General 3
Mode of ExamCBT (Computer Based)
Official Websitehttps://www.pearsonpte.com/

What is PTE Academic Exam?

PTE Academic is an online Computer Based Test of two hours accepted in universities and countries worldwide as a credible English proficiency test. The PTE Academic tests are not designed for high-level English, this test is focussed on day-to-day interactions and commonly used vocabulary

The PTE English Proficiency exam is a multi-level marking system conducted completely online and the results are therefore declared within 2 business days. The exam evaluates the Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking skills of a candidate.

PTE Academic Exam Latest Updates 

On November 16 2021 Pearsons launched the ‘PTE at Home’ test to beat the Covid-based restrictions in the conduction of exams. A candidate can now sit at home and give their online test with the required gadgets like Computer, Wifi, Microphone, and Camera. 

The PTE exam fee is now INR 12,457.63 for Indian Students and an additional cost of taxes of  INR 3443.37 makes it INR 15,00. The candidates have to pay this fee while booking their slots. According to experts, a candidate should book their PTE Academic Exam slot 2 months prior to the targetted University’s first admission deadline. 

Also Read: PTE accepting Universities in UK

PTE Exam Dates 2023

PTE Academic Exam Dates are spread throughout the year in various centres, the candidates can visit Pearson’s official website to book their slots at any point of the year. The exam is conducted multiple times a month on various dates dedicated to each centre. 

As the exam dates are different for each centre, given below are the centre-wise dates of the PTE Exam in India for the months of January and February. 

CentreDate in January 2023Date in February 2023
Barakhamba Road, New Delhi06, 13, 20, 27.03, 10, 17, 24
Jalandhar, Punjab06, 20 2703, 10, 17, 24
Chandigarh, Punjab06, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Bengaluru, Karnataka06, 13, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Hyderabad, Telangana06, 13, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Kolkata, West Bengal
Ludhiana, Punjab
Amritsar, Punjab06, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 1903
Surat Gujarat 06, 13, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh06, 13, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24
Chennai, Tamil Nadu06, 13, 20, 2703, 10, 17, 24

PTE Academic Exam Centres

The candidates can choose from the various PTE Test centres in each state depending on the distance from each centre. For the convenience of candidates here are the detailed addresses of the test centres. 

New DelhiPearson Professional Centers-New Delhi 302/305, Ashoka Estate 24, Barakhamba Road, Fire Brigade Lane, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001
Jalandhar, PunjabPearson Professional Centers-Jalandhar PUN 3rd Floor, Unit-8, Eminent Mall Complex Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, Lajpat Nagar Jalandhar, Punjab,144001
Chandigarh PunjabPearson Professional Centers-Chandigarh PUNA-401, 4th floor, Elante Offices Block Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh Punjab,160002
Bengaluru, KarnatakaPearson Professional Centers-Bangalore Pearson India Education Services Pte Ltd Pride Hulkul, 004B, Ground Floor No 116 Lalbagh Road Bangalore Karnataka, 560027
Hyderabad, TelanganaPearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad Above ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Near Prakash Nagar Metro Pillar C1360 3rd Floor SP Road Begumpet P 04042400470 Hyderabad Telangana, 500016
Kolkata, West BengalGlobal Reach 7W, The Millenium 235/2A, A. J. C. Bose Road Adj to Hotel Hindustan International Kolkata West Bengal 700020
Ludhiana, PunjabTUV SUD South Asia Private Limited3325 Gurdev Nagar1st Floor, Near Maharaja Regency Hotel Ferozepur Road Ludhiana Punjab, 141001
Amritsar, PunjabPearson Professional Centers-Amritsar 2 PUNUnit 303 and 304 Mukut House, Kashmir Avenue Mall Road Amritsar Punjab 143001
Coimbatore, Tamil NaduDr NGP Institute Of TechnologyDr.N.G.P. Nagar, Kalapatti Road, Tamil NaduCoimbatore641048
Ahmedabad, Gujarat Pearson Professional Centers-Ahmedabad GUJ301, 3rd Floor, Block A, WESTGATE Near YMCA Club, S.G.Road, Ahmedabad Gujarat, 380054
Surat, Gujarat Pearson Professional Centers-Surat GUJ703, 7th Floor, Swastik House Nandi Park Society, Piplod, Surat Gujarat, 395007
Vijaywada, Andhra PradeshK L University Green Fields Vaddeswaram Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 522502
Chennai Tamil NaduPearson Professional Centers-Chennai 6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block,115, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminijikarai, Chennai Tamil Nadu 600029

PTE Academic Exam Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria for the PTE Academic exam are important to make sure you are eligible to sit for the exam and also to have all the required documents to prove your eligibility. Here is a go-through list of eligibility for the PTE Academic Exam 2023. 

  1. The candidate must be above 16 years of age to sit for the exam. 
  2. If the candidate is below 18 years of age, he/she must have a signed consent form from parents or a guardian. 
  3. There is no minimum educational qualification required to give the test, as listed by the Pearsons PLC Group. 
  4. The Pearson Test is eligible in countries like the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
  5. There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the PTE Academic test. 

PTE Exam Dates Slot booking

The registration for PTE should be completed at least 2 weeks before the exam dates. The candidates must have a valid photo ID and a valid Indian Passport for registration. Both of these have to be presented before the examiner on the day of the test. In case of invalid documents, the candidate will be disqualified from the test. Given below are the steps to register for PTE Academic Exam 2023.

  1. Go to the official website of the PTE Exam.
  2. Enter your details and create a Pearson account. 
  3. Within 48 hours, Pearsons will send an official mail with login details. 
  4. Search for your nearest PTE Exam centre, and also select a date and time for your examination. 
  5. Submit your preferences and if the slots you chose are available, you will be taken to the payment portal.
  6. Pay the application fee and confirm your booking. 


The candidates can call on 00080 0440 2020 Monday – Friday between 09:00 am to 06:00 pm to book their slots. 

PTE Exam Pattern

The PTE test is designed to test the overall command of a person in the English Language. The exam is of 2 hours duration out of which the question focused on speaking and writing is for 54-67 minutes, reading is for 29 – 30 minutes, and Listening skills are for 30 – 43 minutes. Here is a section-wise breakdown of each skill. 

Speaking and Writing Skills 

Component Number of Questions
Personal Induction01
Read Aloud 06 – 07
Repeat Sentence10 – 12
Describe Image03 – 04
Retell Lecture01 – 02
Answer Short Question 05 – 06
Summarise written text01 – 02
Write essay01 – 02
Total 28 – 36

Reading Section 

Component Number of Questions
Fill in the blanks with reading & writing05 – 06
Multiple choice with multiple answers01 – 02
Re-order the paragraph02 – 03
Fill in the blanks by reading03 – 04
Multiple choice with a single answer01 – 02
Total 13 – 18

Listening Section 

Component Number of Questions
Summarize spoken text01 – 02
Multiple choice with multiple answers01 – 02
Fill in the blanks02 – 03
Highlight correct summary01 – 02
A multiple-choice, single answer01 – 02
Select missing word01 – 02
Highlight incorrect word02 – 03
Write from Dictation03 – 04
Total 12 – 20

Also Read: IELTS Exam


What is the pattern of PTE exam?

Candidates are required to read aloud, repeat words, respond to questions, retell a lecture, compose a brief essay, and summarise pre-written paragraphs as part of the PTE test pattern 2023. The candidates must introduce themselves under a 30-second time limit during the personal introduction portion of the speaking segment 1.

What is the new score pattern of PTE?

What are the PTE Exam’s Total Marks? On the Global Scale of English, where a score of 10 is the lowest possible and a score of 90 is the most possible, the PTE Academic score ranges from 10 to 90. The results show how well-versed a candidate is in speaking, listening, writing, and reading English.

How many hours is PTE exam?

The computer-based PTE Academic test, which measures speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, lasts about two hours and fifteen minutes. To listen, read, and react to questions, you will utilise a computer and headphones.

The PTE Academic exam is conducted throughout the year so one can book their slots for any time. The candidate should keep updated with the PTE exam dates to book their slots timely. For further updates and preparation tips, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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