Pearson PTE Academic Testing

Oct 10, 2012 by

pearsonWhat Is PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is Pearson’s computer-based language test for international students wanting to study in an English-speaking environment. The test measures the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

The test is endorsed by, and the preferred test of, GMAC® – the owners of the GMAT®.

Benefits of using PTE Academic

• Fast results – in 5 business days, allowing your students to fulfil their English language requirement of their offer in days, not weeks.

• Accepted worldwide – approved by the UK and Australian governments for student visas, as well as universities and colleges worldwide, giving you confidence that they will meet all the requirements for entry.

• Flexibility – tests can be booked within 24 hours of a test date, giving your students a real choice on the test date and time that suits their schedules.

• Transparency – students can see their score before deciding whether to send it or not, giving you the ability to recommend the best college or university to help them develop.

How do students register for a test?

Students can check real-time test availability at www.vue.com/pte/sa. If no date is available, contact us to discuss an on-demand session or alternative testing locations.

Registration and test booking is done online at www.pearsonpte.com/register

• Payment is made by credit or debit card

• A passport is not needed when registering but it must be taken to the test centre on the day of the test

• If a student’s passport is not available due to an ongoing visa application, they should ask for it to be returned for the purposes of taking the test

• Students should read the Test Taker Handbook, available on www.pearsonpte.com/register before the test date

• Students should arrive at the test centre 30 minutes before the appointment to allow enough time to complete check-in procedures

• Personal items are not allowed in the testing room and must be stored in a locker. It is recommended that valuable items are left at home

Preparing for the test

It is very important that students spend some time familiarising themselves with the format and content of the test before test day. We offer a number of resources designed to help students prepare. If they don’t prepare then they may not get the score they were hoping for.

Our resources include:

• The Official Guide to PTE Academic containing over 200 practice questions, analysis of sample responses and test-taking tips

• Practice tests with sample answers

• A free test tutorial providing a detailed overview of the test

Visit www.pearsonpte.com/prepare to access the latest resources, including FAQs and test preparation advice.

Checking and sending scores via our secure website

PTE Academic is a secure English language test. Students must send their score reports electronically to universities, colleges and government agencies via our Score Report Website. Students can view and then send unlimited score reports to their chosen institutions, or use their score to support their student visa application from their online Pearson account, free of charge.

How students send scores:

• Log into the Pearson VUE website using the link provided in their welcome email

• Click “send scores”

• In the “Institution/Organisation/Department/School” field, type the name of the organisation they want to forward their score to (e.g. for the UK Border Agency, put “UKBA” in the field and leave all others blank)

• A list of organisations matching that name will appear – tick the ones that apply and click “Next”

• On the next screen, click “Next” again to confirm. The scores will then be sent

Where can students write the test?

Test centers are located in the following locations:

• Xenitis Technolab Pvt Ltd Horizon Building, 3rd floor, #57

• Pearson Professional Centers-Mumbai Building No.9, 1st Floor

• Pearson Professional Centers-New Delhi, 4th Floor, Building No.18, Ramnath House

• Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad 1-10-72/A/.2, Pochampalli House

• Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore # 45, 3rd Floor,Trade Center

• Pearson Professional Centers-Chennai 6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block

• Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences Rajagiri School of Management

• UPTEC Computer Consultancy Ltd 2nd Floor, Lekhraj Gold

• A1 Professional Assessment Center 118, 1st floor,Satyam Mall

• Think Education Advisory Services LLP 4 C/2 – Court Chambers (4th Floor)

• The Chopras (Delhi) A-9, 3rd Floor, Opp.City Square Mall

• The Chopras (Bangalore) C Wing Ground Floor, Mittal Towers

• India Storm Group 3rd floor, Jasti Towers

• Edwise Consultants Pvt.Ltd. 2, Sethna Building

• India Infinity Academy Amravati Complex, Circular Road

• Jetking – Chandigarh Magnum Business Centre

• Positive Solutions 5, Kapil Vihar Aptech Building

Partner with us to find tailored solutions to your testing needs

For more information visit www.pearsonpte.com or email pltsupport@pearson.com