Pearson Test of English or the PTE exam is an English Language Test for candidates who are looking to settle or study abroad in a country that uses English as a primary source of Communication. There are four sections in PTE Exam which are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
In the below-mentioned article, the candidates will get to know about the safety measures at PTE test centres along with details on the cancellation or rescheduling of the exam.
|Exam Name||Pearson Test of English|
|Exam Short Name||PTE|
|Conducting Body||Pearson PLC Group|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||INR 15, 900|
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Safety Measures at PTE Test Centres
PTE test centres have devised a proper strategy to ensure that the test centres are safe and secure for students. This has become especially important since the world is just beginning to emerge from the pandemic. Accordingly, PTE centres are taking the following measures to ensure the safety of students:
- It is ensured that all employees keep their hands sanitized and face masks on at all times.
- Whoever enters the test centre has to go through compulsory thermal scanning.
- Social distancing has been implemented between candidates during the test.
- The administration ensures that the desk and chair is sanitized and clean for the candidates.
Also Read: PTE General: Overview, Exam Pattern, Eligibility
Tips for Candidates’ Safety at PTE Test Centres
While the PTE Test Centres are doing their best to ensure the safety of students at the time of taking the exam, candidates can also ensure their safety and the safety of those around them by taking some simple steps and measures. Here are some of the steps that the candidates can take on their own:
- The candidates who are feeling unwell or having symptoms like fever or breathing problems then the candidates must not attend their testing appointment and cancel or reschedule it in advance.
- Candidates should check government travel guidelines, if applicable to them.
- The candidates should wear a face mask at all times during their test appointment.
- The candidates should wash their hands and utilize hand sanitiser upon arrival at the test centre.
- Candidates must cover their noses and mouth while coughing or sneezing.
- The candidates will be asked to acknowledge that they have not been in contact with any affected persons and that they are not exhibiting any symptoms. The candidates must answer such questions honestly.
It is also pertinent to mention here that candidates must carry proof of vaccination since they would be required to furnish it during the exam.
Cancellation of Appointments
It is possible that owing to certain exigencies, the candidate or the test centre may cancel or reschedule the appointment of the examination. In such a scenario, here are certain points that candidates should keep in mind:
- Where the conducting body suspends a test centre, candidates with appointments scheduled during the period of suspension will be sent a cancellation notice by email. Subsequently, candidates will be able to book an alternative appointment.
- Candidates who make up their minds about not pursuing their examination, can claim a full refund provided they cancel their appointment 14 or more days before the exam. Those cancelling the appointment 7-13 days before the exam will be refunded 50% of the fee while those cancelling less than 7 days before the exam will get no refunds at all.
The conducting body for the PTE examination in India is the Pearson PLC Group.
Candidates will have to pay a sum of INR 15,900 for the PTE exam in India.
The PTE test centres are taking all safety measures to ensure a smooth examination such as sanitization, temperature checks, etc. You can read more about the safety measures in this blog.
In the above article, the candidates will get to know about the Safety measures at PTE Test Centres and the process relating to the cancellation of appointments. There are also a few tips for candidates to ensure their safety.
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