About PTE Academic
What is PTE Academic?:
PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test for international students recognised by leading universities and colleges all over the world. PTE is a fast emerging English test for students due to availability of dates and instant results.
How is it different from other tests?
Authentic test content and tasks: demonstrating your ability to use real-life academic English.
Fully computerised test: providing fair and reliable results.
Fast delivery of results: typically within 5 working days.
Flexible booking: book for the next day or next week, no need to wait longer!
Who recognises the test?
The test is recognised by 3000 programs globally and is recognised by DIAC and UKBA for student visa applications.
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Where can I take the test?
There are test centres in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Patiala and Rajkot.
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What is the cost for the test?
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How do I prepare for the test?
Make sure to get yourself familiar with the test pattern and the range of preparation resources at www.pearsonpte.com/prepare. You can also check out the free online tutorial at http://pearsonpte.com/tutorial
If you need expert’s guidance for test preparation, our certified and expert trainers help you at every stage by using modern customized training PTE training programmes to ensure comprehensive improvement in your ability to score excellent results. Western Overseas is one of the most preferred centers for PTE institute located in Ambala, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and Karnal.
What score do I need?
Check the score you need with the university you are applying to. For example: most UK universities require a minimum score of 51 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a minimum score of 36 for qualifications below degree level. You can find more details on http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/Taking/Pages/Acceptance.aspx
How will the university check my score?
Results are issued to candidates securely online through your Pearson account. No paper certificates are issued to students or institutions. Once you receive your scores you can send them online to as many institutions as you want, free of charge.
Do I need to provide my score report if I am applying for the UK student visa?
If you are applying for a UK student visa you must also send your scores online to the UKBA and also print a copy of your results to include in your visa application. For more information click http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/About/Pages/HowtousePTEAcademicwithUKBA.aspx
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