Do you want to move abroad for higher education or immigration purposes? Well, for this you need to take an English proficiency test. There are many English language tests but PTE is one of the popular and widely accepted tests.

In this article, we will discuss the fee structure for this test and in how many countries it is accepted.

PTE (Pearson Test of English)

PTE stands for Pearson Test of English. It is an English language test specially designed by the Pearson PLC group to assess the skills of non-native English speakers who want to move abroad for higher studies for immigration purposes. It assesses the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills of the candidates.

This test is specified by CEFR i.e. Common European Framework of Reference for Language and scores candidates on a scale of 10 to 90. This is accepted by all nature universities, institutes of the UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand and accepted for visa purposes by the Australian government.

This test is also accepted by all Ivy Private Leagues of the US. Other prominent countries accepting PTE academic scores are France, Spain, China, and Singapore. Therefore if you want to pursue higher education in any country then you can always select Academic.

Moreover, General is accepted in the UK Visa immigration office as a secure English language test to gain a UK Visa. Similarly, it is also accepted by New Zealand, Australia, and many other countries.

Name PTE
full-Form Pearson Test of English
Official Website
Conducting body Pearson PLC Group
Purpose English language proficiency test
Accepted by Universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand
Types Academic and Academic UKVI
Mode Online
PTE Fee INR 13,700
Sections English Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading
PTE Helpline 00080 0440 2020

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Why PTE Exam?

Pearson Test of English is a globally accepted English language across many countries and continents including Europe, the USA, Australia, and Asia. Moreover, the test results are much more quickly and this test leaves no human errors as it is computer-delivered. Also, it is a convenient test that you can book for even 24 hours before the test date.

This is conducted all around the year and in more than 50+ nations worldwide. Candidates can also send their scores to unlimited universities globally. In addition, it is a reliable test as scores are evaluated by computer and there is the use of different modern technology like biometric scanning, palm scanning, digital signatures, and many more.

Types of PTE

There are three types  in general i.e. Academic, General, and young learners.

# Academic: This type of test evaluates the reading of the candidates at the university level of English language.

# General: This type of test evaluates the readiness of candidates at international English language for them to adapt to work environment and other generic settings.

# Young Learners: This type is specially designed for 7-12 years children.

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List of Countries Accepting PTE Exam

Argentina Australia Austria Belgium
Brazil Bulgaria Canada China
Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Estonia
Finland France Germany Greece
Hungary India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Ireland Israel Italy
Japan Jordan Republic of Korea Latvia
Lithuania Malaysia Malta Netherlands
New Zealand Nigeria Norway Oman
Pakistan Philippines Poland Russia
Singapore Slovenia Somalia South Africa
Sweden Taiwan, China Turkey USA
Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Vietnam

Pearson Test of English 2021 Exam Centres in India

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

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Exam Fees in India 2021

The basic exam fee for Pearson Test of English is INR 13,300. But if the students are registering for the test before 48 hours of the exam date they will be required to pay INR 13,965.

Other than basic fees, the candidates may be required to submit rescheduling and cancellation fees.

How to Register for the PTE Exam?

You can register for your test online following these simple steps:

# Create an account with Pearson

# Login to myPTE account using the credentials and set up the profile

# Complete the registration process

# Select the preferred exam date, time, and centre.

# Before finally submitting the application preview your applications

# Now make the payment and you are successfully registered.

Registration Fees

The registration fee for the test is INR 13,300.  If candidates apply for the PTE exam before 48 hours then they have to pay INR 13,965.

You can pay the fees using your credit card or debit card. For credit cards, only Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or JCB, and for the debit card only Visa or MasterCard.

Cancellation Fees

If a candidate wants to cancel their exam before 7-14 days of the test and claim for the refund of registration fees. They would receive 50% of the total fees paid. But no amount will be refunded if the candidates cancel the exam before one day.

Rescheduling Fees

Candidates who want to reschedule their test 7-14 days before their exam have to submit only 50% of the registration fees. But you cannot claim for refund or rescheduling before less than 7 days of the exam.

Note: The fees are the same for all centres of India. Therefore Pearson Test of English fees in Chennai are the same as above.

How to Cancel or Reschedule PTE Exam?

If a candidate wishes to cancel or reschedule the test they have to visit the Academic official website.

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Address of PTE Exam Centre in Chennai

The HIVE, 3rd Floor, Metro zone, No 44, Pillaiyar Koil Street, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040.

Call Us: 1-800-123-463-512 (Toll-Free)

Equivalent Scores on Other Language Test

PTE Academic 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
IELTS 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0


PTE Academic 38 42 46 50 53 59 64 68 72 78 84
TOEFL iBT 40-44 54-56 65-66 74-75 79-80 87-88 94 99-100 105 113 120

To boost your preparation and score higher in it you need to have a proper strategy and practice. You can take the help of the PTE course provided by the IELTS Ninja Website. This course is specially designed to score higher than 70 in the PTE exam. For more information visit the website now.

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