PTE Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Education Qualification, PR & Documents Required

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Rahul Singha

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Updated on Jun 27, 2022 22:39 IST

PTE Eligibility 2022: PTE full form is the Pearson Test of English and PTE-Academic is the English test undertaken by students and aspirants who desire to go abroad to study or immigrate to a major English-speaking country. In this article, we are going to majorly focus on the PTE exam eligibility and PTE Academic Eligibility Criteria 2022.

Pearson PLC Group, the conducting body of the Pearson PTE Academic Exam has not set any specific PTE exam eligibility criteria for candidates looking to appear for the PTE Academic Exam. However, as a generalized rule, candidates looking to appear for the PTE Academic exam are required to keep the following age and educational qualification in mind before registering for the PTE exam.

PTE Eligibility 2022

The following are the PTE exam eligibility 2022 criteria for candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic Exam.

PTE Exam Eligibility 2022: Age Criteria for PTE Exam

In order to take the PTE Academic test, the candidate must be at least 16 years old. Candidates below 18 years of age need to get a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the test. Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam: https://www.pearsonpte.com/pte-academic

PTE Exam Eligibility 2022: Education Qualification for PTE Academic Exam

Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic Exam has not laid down any education qualification criteria for candidates wanting to appear for the PTE Academic test. Now that we have covered the PTE Exam eligibility in detail, let us take a look at the PTE registration process. 

PTE Exam Eligibility Criteria

PTE Eligibility Factors

Eligibility for PTE Exam

Age Limit for PTE Exam

Minimum age: 16 years. 

Parent consent required: 16 - 18 years

Maximum age: No limit mentioned

PTE Exam Qualification

Minimum/maximum qualification: not mentioned by conducting body 

PTE Eligible Countries

Universities in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand

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PTE Eligible Countries

PTE Exam Eligible Countries: A lot of times, candidates end up asking us whether a particular country accepts PTE scores or not. They should understand that PTE scores are an important admission requirement for admission to a university. Hence, candidates are required to check their respective university and its guidelines to understand the acceptable English language tests. A lot of times, universities accept multiple English proficiency tests and candidates have the option to select one that they are most comfortable with. Secondly, candidates should also note that your English scores would also be an integral part of your visa admission process. Hence, opt for an English Language exam that is accepted by both, your preferred university admission committee and your visa issuing authority. 

PTE Eligible Countries - by University

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List of Institutions that accept PTE - all countries

PTE Registration 2022

Candidates wanting to register for the PTE exam 2022 would be required to follow the steps mentioned below to successfully book their PTE exam slot. Candidates should note that for booking your PTE Academic online, you need a valid ID - a valid Indian passport. Candidates will also be required to show their valid ID on the day of the PTE exam or else they will not be allowed to enter the PTE Test centre.

Steps to register for PTE Academic online

PTE Registration

  • Visit the official PTE Academic website.
  • Create your Pearson account by providing your personal details.
  • Once you complete the PTE registration process, you will receive an email within 48 hours from Pearson with your login details.
  • The next step is to search for your nearest PTE test centre.
  • Also, select a suitable time and PTE date to appear for the PTE exam.
  • After selecting all your details like time, date, and PTE slot you will be asked to proceed to the checkout button.
  • Then pay the PTE Exam Fee of 14,700 Indian rupees and finalize your PTE exam booking.

Other methods of registering for the PTE Exam

PTE Phone Registration: Apart from the much preferred online method of registering for the PTE exam, candidates can also register for the PTE Exam via phone. Indian students wanting to register for the PTE Exam can contact the PTE Academic testing body by dialling: 00080 0440 2020. (Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm local time; closed on local holidays.)

PTE Slot Booking/ PTE Exam Booking

Candidates looking to appear for their PTE Academic exam would be required to create a Pearson account to register for their PTE exam booking. On successful registration, candidates would receive an email within 48 hours with their login credentials. Candidates are required to read the handbook carefully available on the official website before booking the exam. 

Candidates would be then required to select their preferred PTE test centre and PTE exam date and go ahead with the PTE exam booking. Do note that, that candidates would be required to pay the PTE Exam Fee of Rs. 14,700 and go ahead with the PTE registration process. 

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How many times can a student appear for the PTE Academic Exam?

There is no limit set by the conducting body as to how many times a candidate can appear for their PTE Academic Exam. Candidates can take their next exam within a gap of 5 days is the only criteria set by the board. So, candidates can take the PTE Academic exam as many times as they want.

PTE Test Accommodations/ Special Arrangements

Committed to providing access for all individuals with disabilities, test accommodations also known as “special arrangements” or “reasonable adjustments" are made available by Pearson VUE to make the test assessable to everyone. Arrangements made possible include,

  • A separate testing room
  • Extra testing time
  • A Reader or Recorder

How can candidates request a test accommodation?

Candidates who require special arrangements need to specify their needs and how the disability is hindering them from performing their best under standard conditions. Candidates would have to provide documentation proof and apply weeks in advance for the conducting body to make the required arrangements. Candidates are required to apply for the request before they book their exam.

PTE Exam Pattern 2022

PTE Academic Exam pattern includes three sections - Speaking & Writing, Reading, and Listening. You get marked on these three sections and you get the PTE Academic total score in 2 business days as well. The PTE Exam Pattern mentioned below talks about the components of the PTE Academic Paper in detail for the benefit of the candidate.

PTE Syllabus 2022

Candidates looking to prepare for the PTE exam can check out the detailed PTE syllabus for 2022.

PTE Syllabus

PTE Exam Preparation

PTE Exam Preparation: Candidates looking to perform well in their PTE Academic Exam would be required to follow a solid PTE Preparation plan to achieve a good PTE score. Read on as we divulge in detail about PTE exam preparation 2022, PTE preparation online, PTE preparation material, and PTE exam preparation at home among other important topics revolving around PTE preparation.

Similar to other exam prep, you can choose to study on your own or join a PTE coaching centre for your PTE preparation. The decision lies entirely to you, as you need to see whether you have enough time and resources to opt for both or select either. Newer methods of studying are gaining popularity, like PTE preparation online. It includes both self-studying and coaching class methods. You join a virtual classroom and you learn in the comfort of your home. To choose the best method how to prepare for the PTE test you first need to look at your criteria and decide accordingly. Candidates can also check out PTE Sample Papers

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PTE Eligibility FAQs

Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic exam has not laid down any criteria to appear for the PTE Academic test. In order to take the PTE Academic test, the candidate must be at least 16 years old. Candidates below 18 years of age need to get a parental consent form signed by either parents or guardians before taking the test.

What is the minimum PTE score requirement for Australia?

It is obvious that different universities would have different score PTE score requirements. Hence, candidates looking to study in Australia can check out popular universities in Australia along with their PTE score requirements, here.

How many times can we appear for the PTE Academic exam?

Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE Academic exam has not set a limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the PTE Academic exam. However, candidates are required to take the PTE Academic exam with a gap of five days.

Are PTE Scores required for Australia Student Visa?

Candidates should note that PTE Academic is an English proficiency test that would be required by your university as part of their admission requirements/procedure. The Australian Student Visa would be based on your admission letter. You can know more about the Australian Study Visa, here.

Is it hard to get a high score on PTE Academic exam?

Candidates who have prepared well for their PTE Academic exam would not find it difficult to achieve a desirable score. Candidates can refer to the official website of PTE Academic or refer to our PTE Academic preparatory guide, here.

Can I fail the PTE Academic exam?

Candidates should understand that there is no such thing as failing or passing the PTE Academic test. Your preferred university would require a certain PTE score and you will have to achieve that or higher to be considered for admission

Which is the toughest section in the PTE Academic exam?

The toughest section in the PTE Academic exam would depend on the candidates’ expertise. Students are advised to a holistic approach towards preparing for the PTE Academic exam, concentrating both on tough as well as easy sections.

Is cheating allowed in the PTE Academic exam?

Funny you should ask. However, candidates should refrain from using any unfair means in any test leave along with PTE Academic exam. Using unfair means could lead to your test being cancelled and your registration money would be forfeited.

What is the cost of PTE registration in India?

Indian students looking to register for the PTE Academic exam would be required to pay a sum of Rs. 14,700.  Special requests such as late registrations and date modifications would attract a penalty.

Do universities in Canada accept PTE scores?

Yes. PTE Academic scores are accepted by a large number of Canadian universities and colleges. Students can take a look at popular universities accepting PTE scores in Canada, here.

Is PTE an online exam?

Yes. The PTE Academic exam is primarily an online exam.

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Faysal ahmed

2 days ago

how can I buy PTE academic or booked my test

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Faysal ahmed

2 days ago

sorry booking

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Ramandeep

a week ago

Hello sir, I got overall 59 in Pte L-61,W-63,S-54,R-61
I want apply for jan,2023 in Vancouver side. Please, suggest me a public institute accepting this score. Thanku

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Navjot kaur

3 months ago

Sir PTE exam is important than IELTS.Atfer doing PTE there is need to do IELTS exam.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello Navjot. Yes PTE Academic and IELTS are both English proficiency tests and serve the same purpose. You are not required to appear for both but for one of the exams (PTE or IELTS) which is ideally accepted by the university and during the visa application process.

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Sukh Veer

4 months ago

pte exam paper mask compulsory or not?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello Sukh. Thank you for writing in. Yes, a mask is mandatory while taking the exam from a test centre. Would advise you to carry a comfortable mask as you would be using the same for the majority of your exam duration.

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Pothina Bhargavi

9 months ago

The new pte academic exam at home is acceptable bye us University

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the ...Hello Pothina. The PTE exam is the same. The PTE exam at home is conducted from the safety of your home due to covid 19. You are advised to check whether your preferred university in the US would recognize the PTE at Home version of the test or you could opt for the PTE Test which is held at the test centre.

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