PTE exam means Pearson Test of English exam, which is conducted for Non-Native English speakers who want to study abroad. It is a computer-based English language test conducted by the Pearson PLC group, for the aspirants and students who want to study or immigrate to major English-speaking countries.
Every year a huge number of students are applying to foreign universities to study and companies for work. All these students or candidates need to qualify for a few exams like TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, PTE, etc., to prove their English proficiency.
In this PTE test, they mainly focus on four parts: reading, speaking, listening & Writing. It is a 3 hours long test that focuses on the daily use of English rather than high-level English levels.
Every question focuses on 2 skills at a time like reading & listening or reading & speaking, etc., even the speaking is recorded through the computer and sent for marking. It is a widely accepted English exam by top universities abroad.
PTE Exam dates 2021
The PTE Exam 2021 is conducted throughout the year, so candidates who want to attempt this exam are having a high chance to get qualified for this exam.
Some of the key points are mentioned below :
- The students or the candidates who want to attend this exam need to schedule their time and book their seats in advance along with their exam centers as the date of exams are different from one center to another.
- There is no limit for attempting the PTE exam, the candidates can apply for the exam with a minimum 5 days gap.
- Because of Pandemic situations, the Pearson PLC group stopped conducting exams temporarily. But now open the slots with safety measures in the test centers for PTE Exam 2021.
- The PTE exam is of two types: PTE Academic and PTE home.
PTE Exams 2021 in India
- PTE Test can be written multiple times in a year. Candidates need to check and attend their exams.
- In India, the PTE exam dates are available from October 20th to September 2022.
- Candidates need to remember that the PTE test centers are fewer and for every state, only one test center is allocated for the candidates.
Common dates available for PTE test candidates all over India:
- In October 2021: 20, 21, 22 are commonly available in maximum places.
- In November 2021: 16, 18, 20, 22,etc. Are available.
- In December 2021: 2,11,15, 22, 31 etc., are available.
- In January 2022: 7,14,20 etc.Are available except in Andhra Pradesh, Nepal, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu.
- In Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, Nepal regions the dates are available up to December 2021.
- Candidates need to check the availability of seats before they apply for
- the exam.
Availability of PTE exam dates
As the PTE exam is conducted throughout the year, candidates who are applying for this exam may apply on any of the possible dates given in the official web portal of the PTE exam.
Presently, the PTE exam dates for 2021 are available from October 2021 to September 2022.
Let’s see the available PTE exam dates with exam centers:
Candidates can take the exam at any time based on their availability. They may attend exams in the morning or evening shift but need to be confident while writing the exam.
|PTE exam centers||PTE exam dates|
|Delhi- Pearson professional centers,||October – 20, 21|
November-3, 8, 18, 27
December – 3, 10, 17, 23, 30
January – 7, 14, 21, 28
|Jalandhar- Pearson professional centers,||October – 20|
November – 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25
December – 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17
January – 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
|Bengaluru, Pearson professional centers,||October – 22, 30|
Nov – 4, 13, 20, 27
December – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
January – 8, 15, 22, 29
|Kolkata, Global Reach,||October- no dates|
November – 18,20,23,25
December – 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 16
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What is meant by the ‘O’ Level exam?
‘O’ exam or ‘O’ level exam is generally conducted and issued by NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology). DOEACC Society, New Delhi.
This certificate is issued for students, who completed their one-year foundation course in Computer applications after their 12th grade or ITI certifications.
It is easy to get employment in Government sectors through an ‘O” level certificate.
This ‘O-level test is conducted by the Computer Society of India under the guidance of NIELIT.
There are a few more certifications like A level, B level, C level, certificates for candidates or students who want to study, advanced computer-based studies. All these exams are conducted by NIELIT.
Why is ‘O level certificate needed?
The main aim behind the O-level exam is to empower students by acquiring knowledge related to the Fundamentals of Information Technology. The course mainly focuses on IT tools, Business systems, Web designs, Internet Technology, etc.,
The main advantage of O level certificate is, it will become an added advantage when applying for Central Government jobs where computer certificates are a must.
‘O’ level Exam dates
The ‘O level’ exam is conducted semester-wise every year. Candidates need to apply for the exam after the completion of a 1-year course.
The application procedure for the exam starts on the 1st, September, and the1st, March of every year.
The exam is conducted in two categories
- The theory & practicals
The fees for practicals and theory are different.
- Theory fee structure. Rs. 500
- Practical fee structure Rs. 300
Every year the exam is conducted on the 2nd, Saturday of January, and the 2nd Saturday of July.
The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the results will be announced after 2 months of exams.
The entire course fee is Rs. 15000/ and NIELIT will conduct the entrance exam.
PTE Exam centers
PTE exam centers are very limited in India. Candidates need to check the availability and distance of the exam centers as , PTE exam dates available on the official website of the PTE test.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, many students requested for PTE test at home, and the Pearson PLC group approved their request.
The following are cities with PTE exam centers.
- Pearson professional centers, New Delhi
- Pearson professional centers, Bangalore.
- KL University, Vaddeswaram, Vijayawada.
- Global Reach, Kolkata.
- TUV SUD South Asia private limited, Ludhiana.
- Alpha Beta Institute private limited, Kathmandu, Nepal.
How to find PTE Exam centers?
To find out the PTE Exam centers the candidates need to register on the PTE official website portal with their details.
Once they register and select the home location, my PTE portal shows the available test centers along with the PTE Exam dates available in those test centers.
Few points to remember before booking the seats
- Check the available centers and the PTE Exam dates available in those centers before finalizing the bookings.
- Check the confirmation email about finalized bookings about the test center, exam dates, and time.
- All the centers are not available on all dates due to their operations and work.
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PTE Exam Booking
As the PTE exam is the most recommended exam by major foreign universities, the booking for the exam is available online. After the registration in the official web portal, candidates can apply for the exam with a specified exam fee.
While applying for the exam candidates need to provide the passport details, and necessary documents to attend the PTE exam.
PTE Exam Booking online
The following is the process for booking the PTE Exam centers and PTE Exam dates:
- Students or the candidates who want to take the PTE Exam, need to register in their official web portal.
- After the registration, log in to their previously created account.
- Once the account is open, fill necessary details and check the available test centers and exam dates.
- Choose the test center with a convenient exam date and time and proceed with the payment.
- After payment, candidates will receive the receipt of payment
How to register for the PTE exam?
Candidates who would like to register for the PTE exam must follow the below steps:
- Go to the official PTE web portal.
- click on the registration for creating an account by providing a valid Indian passport for Indian students.
- you will receive the email from the Pearson group within a 2 days time period.
- in the email, log in with your account details.
- search for the nearest exam centers.
- select the date, time as per your convenience and click on the checkout button.
- Later, pay the amount of Rs.13,700/– INR with taxes, and
- You will receive the payment receipt details.
How to fill PTE exam forms
- Candidates or students who want to fill the PTE exam forms need a valid passport as ID proof. And follow the online booking steps to fill the PTE exam form.
- But candidates need to verify their details before the submission as once the payment is done it can’t be reimbursed.
- Students or candidates must clarify their doubts about payments or slot booking before finalising the payment.
- Candidates need to fill the online form according to the passport information.
- Be cautious when filling in personal details like Date of birth, first and last names, etc.
How to reschedule PTE exam dates
PTE exam dates can be rescheduled as per the candidate’s wish, but they need to pay extra money. It will take at least 14 calendar days to reschedule the PTE exam dates.
And also the additional 50% of payment will be charged if you place the rescheduling request within 7to 14 calendar days.
However, candidates can also cancel the PTE exam if he/she does not want to appear for the exam. Candidates need to place the cancellation request for the authority, and it can be approved within 14 calendar days period.
Candidates are eligible to get a refund of the fee only when the test time is high. If he/she cancels the exam before 7days of the exam he /she is not eligible for a refund
How to pay the PTE exam fee
The payment of the PTE exam fee is done through online mode. Candidates can use any cards like Visa cards, Master cards, American Express, JCB, etc., Or by using PTE vouchers from PTE websites.
If you don’t have any of the cards then directly contact the test centers and pay the fee according to their guidance.
Ans: Mostly all the English-speaking countries with major universities are accepting the PTE exams. countries like the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
Ans: The PTE exam score is valid for 2 years from the time attempted
Ans: Yes, the minimum age required for attending the exam is 16 years.
Ans: Both the exams are similar and important for foreign studies. Both exams mainly test the English proficiency of the candidates. The students need to practice well and attend well in the exams to get good scores
Ans: The score of the PTE exam ranges from 10 to 90 points. The candidates need to get the eligible score according to the university’s guidelines. every university has a different set of score priorities so, students need to prepare acc