PTE FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
The PTE exam has two categories:
- PTE Academic (of which there are two types: PTE Academic, and PTE Academic UKVI)
- PTE Home
PTE is widely accepted in countries such as Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
No, both PTE and IELTS are of the same difficulty level.
PTE Academic certificates are valid for two years from the day results are issued. If a student wishes to prove their eligibility after two years, they will have to retake the exam.
PTE Academic test format has three components:
Part 1: Speaking & Writing
Part 2: Reading
Part 3: Listening
The PTE exam syllabus is as follows:
Speaking and Writing , Reading and Listening
Different institutions have different minimum score requirements for PTE.
- Take multiple practice tests.
- Make the best use of all available online resources.
- Join an online PTE coaching centre if needed
Yes, you can take notes during the exam. You will be provided with a notepad and pen at the test centre.
No, Pearson does not provide you with the option to take the test from home.
Candidates cannot wear jackets, hoodies, scarves, gloves, caps, beanies and hats. Apart from these, there are no other restrictions.
Pearson does not have any specific eligibility criteria for PTE Academic, other than being at least 16 years of age. Candidates aged below 18 will need to fill-out a parental consent form.
The PTE test scores can be viewed online. When the result is available, you will be notified via mail. You can then log into Pearson VUE and view your score by clicking on View Score.
The PTE exam results will be typically available within 48 hours. The candidate will receive a notification via email when the result is available.
Pearson does not have any restrictions on the number of times a candidate can take the exam.