PTE Exam Registration 2024: Step to Register for PTE Exam, Fees & Test Centers


Priya Garg

Priya GargStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Jun 4, 2024 13:32 IST

PTE Exam Booking 2024: Candidates looking to study abroad are required to take an English language exam such as the PTE Academic exam as part of their admission process to universities abroad. Conducted by Pearson PLC Group, the PTE exam assesses the written, spoken, reading and listening skills of the candidates to ensure that they are capable of studying in an international environment. In this article, we are going to talk about the PTE exam registration for Indian students looking to study abroad.

PTE Registration

Q:   How can I book a PTE exam slot in India?


You can book your PTE exam slot easily by clicking on the "Book Now" button under the PTE Academic Exam Section on the official website. Following this, enter "India or your preferred city" in the search bar to look for the PTE slots availability. 

From the list, choose your preferred PTE exam centre, date and time slot. Choose your preferred slot and click on "book" to secure your PTE exam slot on your preferred date. Pay the PTE exam fees (INR 17,000 for Indian students) and save your unique registration number for future reference. Make sure to read the ID card policy and the cancellation policy before taking your PTE exam on the exam day. 


Q:   What is the accepted form of payment for PTE exam booking?


Students can pay the PTE exam booking fees either by using a debit card (only Visa® or Master Card®) or credit card (JCB®, Visa®, Master Card® or American Express®). Payment can also be made using a acrd registered on some other name, for example - from a parent's credit card. Payments through PayPal are not accepted. 


Q:   How much does the PTE Academic exam cost in India?


The current fee in India is INR 17,000, inclusive of taxes. This covers your test and score reporting. Sending digital scorecards to universities is free. Test takers can send their PTE test scores to as many universities as they like without having to pay any extra charges - a facility that is not currently available in any of the other English language proficiency exams. 


PTE Exam Registration 2024

As part of the PTE registration process candidates can book their PTE exam up to 24 hours in advance. Test takers are required to visit the official Pearson PTE website, check available PTE exam dates/centers and go ahead with their PTE exam registration. Candidates would be required to create or sign in to a 'my pte' account. The 'my pte' account is important and unique to the candidate. The 'my pte' dashboard would display important exam-related information about the candidate. Once the candidate has selected his preferred PTE test date and centre he is required to pay the PTE exam fee of INR 17,000 and complete his PTE test registration. Candidates can also register for the PTE at Home to take the PTE exam from the comfort and safety of their home provided they have the pre-requisite system requirements. 

Keeping student safety in mind, the conducting body of the PTE exam, Pearson PLC Group shortened the total duration of the PTE exam from three hours to two hours on November 16, 2021. Candidates can stay tuned to all the latest updates on the PTE exam on our website. A good score on the PTE test ensures that candidates would be able to represent their ideas, deliver presentations, work to gain international exposure, and function on the international front in front of foreign audiences. This helps the applicants ensure that they are ready to study amidst students from all over the world and international faculty members in the universal official language. 

Provided below are the steps to register for the PTE Exam

  • PTE Registration Step 1: Candidates are required to select their appropriate test and their goal for taking the test on the official Academic website:
  • PTE Exam Registration Step 2: Candidates would be required to agree to the PTE Terms and Conditions to move to the next step.
  • PTE Registration Step 3: Candidates would be required to select their preferred PTE Test Centre, available date and time for their PTE Academic exam. 
  • PTE Test Registration Step 4a: They would get a confirmation page that would reflect their PTE exam - type, the PTE appointment details (Test Centre, Date and Time of the exam) and the PTE Fee.  
  • PTE Registration Step 4b: once they are satisfied with their PTE appointment details they would be required to go ahead with the payment for the PTE exam. 
  • *The PTE Exam Fee has been revised to INR 17,000 from 2023 onwards
  • PTE Exam Registration Step 5: The PTE registration fee has been revised to INR 17,000 including taxes and candidates can pay via any of the multiple payment options. 
  • Once the PTE registration has been made. Candidates can take a printout of the acknowledgement receipt. They would also have access to the same on their account dashboard. 

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.).

Know all about 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. 17,000 and go ahead with the PTE registration process. 

PTE at Home

The PTE Academic Online or PTE at Home was introduced to allow candidates to take their PTE exam at home, in an office, or wherever they would have a quiet, private space. PTE Academic Online uses the exact same test content, scoring and format as PTE Academic in a test centre. However, candidates should note that the PTE Academic Online is not currently accepted for visa applications. Check: Institutions accepting PTE Academic Online scores 

Q:   How do I register for the PTE Academic exam in India


Candidates looking to book their PTE exam are required to head to the official PTE website and create a PTE account. Choose their desired test date, location, and time slot from the available options. Pay the exam fee INR 17,000 (inclusive of taxes) through secure online payment methods. PTE test takers can also register at authorized centers for additional assistance.


Q:   What are the registration deadlines for the PTE Academic exam?


Indian students looking to take the PTE exam can register for the PTE Academic exam up to 24 hours before their desired test date, offering exceptional flexibility. However, remember that popular test dates and locations might fill up quickly, so registering early is recommended to secure your preferred slot.

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PTE Exam Preparation 2024

PTE Exam Preparation Tips: The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, like the other standardized tests for the English language, has different sections to evaluate your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Candidates preparing for the PTE exam should be aware that there is ample PTE preparation material available online. Hence, candidates should only use information from trusted sources and refer to the official PTE website for the most accurate PTE information.

Often students start the preparation by either joining a coaching centre or simply signing up for free practice tests. What a student forgets is that, like any exam, even language proficiency exams have to be dealt with a methodology. Here are a few study tips that would help you perform in the PTE Academic Exam for beginners. It is, however, important to note that no amount of tips, tricks, or tools can outwit the dedication and efficiency of the practice. So, improve these skills and practice them repeatedly to succeed.

This exam does not need you to be a subject matter expert. This test is required to ensure that you understand the official international language. Your result and score on this test assure that you would be able to study abroad with this language as the medium of studying from English-speaking professors among people from international backgrounds.

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Q:   Is the PTE Academic exam hard?


Candidates should understand that the PTE Academic exam has been introduced to measure their English language proficiency. Hence a candidate who has prepared for the PTE Academic exam should not consider the exam a hurdle but as a stepping stone to higher education. 


Q:   Is PTE easier than IELTS?


Both the PTE Academic and IELTS have been designed to understand the English language proficiency of the candidate. They have been designed to test the writing, speaking reading, and listening skills of the test taker. Hence, both the tests are at par with each other and the candidate should opt for the one he is comfortable in. However, there are some points of differences that must be noted when making a decision, these are:

  1. The PTE exam (2 hours) is shorter than the IELTS exam (3 hours).
  2. All the segments (sections) of a PTE exam are tested within a day, in a single sitting. However, the different sections in an IELTS exam are assessed on different days. 
  3. The IELTS exam tests speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiencies in the English language separately, which may not be appropriate for testing the real-life comprehension abilities of the test-taker. On the other side, the PTE exam tests all these skills simultaneously based on the belief that successful communication is developed by combining all these skills together. 
  4. Your performance in a PTE exam is judged by AI, which leaves little to no room for human errors and any sort of bias. the scores awarded in this manner are mostly accurate. While, in an IELTS exam, a human examiner is present to test your overall English proficiency. 
  5. Results can be expected within two days of taking the PTE exam, while the IELTS exam results are released later. 

How to choose the best books for PTE?

Often, candidates are overwhelmed with the vast amount of information available on the internet for PTE prep. So how should candidates go about selecting the best PTE prep books and the best PTE preparation material for themselves? Candidates are required to follow some easy steps mentioned below to successfully have access to the best PTE prep material.

  1. Always start early: Starting early is the key to all successful preparation strategies
  2. Use only trusted sources: A lot of times, a good amount of time and resources are spent on dubious websites. Candidates should only rely on authentic PTE study material
  3. Candidates are advised to refer to the PTE official website as the bible for their PTE prep
  4. PTE prep strategies are unique and you should have your own PTE prep plan. Blindly following PTE planners may not be the best route to self-study
  5. Practice Practice and Practice

Q:   Which are the top 10 best books for PTE?


The top 10 best books for PTE exam are listed below:

  1. Official Guide to PTE Academic by Pearson PTE Academic
  2. Aspire C1 Practice Tests with Key
  3. PTE Academic Official Vocabulary 2020-2022
  4. PTE Practice Test Plus with Key, Vol 1 and 2
  5. Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1 & B2
  6. PTE Academic Question Bank
  7. PTE Academic Preparation Book
  8. PTE Academic Vocabulary Practice Book with Exercises and Answers
  9. PTE Academic Official Preparation App (bonus)
  10. Pearson Test of English Academic Practice Tests Plus 

Q:   Which is the best book for PTE preparation?


Since the PTE exam assesses the test taker's speaking, listening, reading and writing in English skills to judge their overall fluency in the language, a single book is not enough to prepare for all these aspects of the English language. However, students can prepare from a set of books to prepae and hence, score good in their upcoming PTE exam. These books are listed below.

  • Official Guide to PTE Academic
  • Practice Tests Plus: with CD-ROM
  • Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B1
  • Expert PTE Academic Coursebook B2

PTE Eligibility

As such, there are no specific criteria set by the Pearson PLC Group – the conducting body of the PTE exam. However, according to the PTE Academic eligibility criteria, the following factors must be kept in mind.

Q:   Is a passport required to register for the PTE Academic test?


Candidates must present a valid passport with their name, photograph, and signature as their primary ID to register for the PTE Academic test.


Q:   Who can take the PTE Academic exam?


There are no specific eligibility criteria based on nationality,  background,  or education level. Anyone aiming to demonstrate their English proficiency for study abroad,  immigration,  or professional purposes can take the test. However,  individual universities or visa applications may have their own score requirements.


PTE Exam Dates 2024

The PTE exam is conducted throughout the year at designated PTE test centres across the country. The PTE exam dates 2024 might vary from centre to centre. Students must search for the seats available on the Pearson PTE Academic website. Simply select the test centres closest to you, and click next. The website would prompt you to the calendar with the available dates.

Q:   When can I take the PTE Academic exam in the current year?


Candidates can take the PTE Academic exam multiple times in a year. However, candidates must look for the availability of slot on their dates.

Candidates are required to visit the Pearson PTE official website at and click on "Book Now" under the PTE Academic section. In the next step, on filtering out their preferred exam centre, candudates willl be presented with the available date and time slots for the exam. To secure a test date and time, candidates just have to click the day and date option best suitable to them and then click on "Book" and make payment. 


Q:   What are the dates available for the PTE exam?


Conducted by the Pearson PLC Group, PTE exam dates are available round the clock and can be booked until the last minute. Candidates can decide to take the PTE exam from a network of 62 PTE Test centres in India or opt to take the PTE exam from home by opting for the PTE at Home edition (PTE Academic Online) of the test - provided they have the necessary system requirements for the test. Keeping student safety in mind, PTE test centres follow the highest safety standards.

It must be noted that the availability of PTE test dates may vary according to the different PTE test centres in India. However, students must also be aware that PTE test dates are available throughout the year and based on the number of available slots, bookings can be made until 24 hours before the preferred test date. The examples of upcoming available PTE test dates are as follows: 

March 202429, 30, 31
April 202401, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
May 202401, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

PTE Exam Centres

Here is a list of PTE Academic Exam test centres for candidates looking to appear for their next PTE Academic Exam. Candidates are reminded to choose the PTE exam test centre that is most convenient for them to be able to perform their best on the day of the exam.

  • Read: FAQs for PTE Exam
  •  PTE Contact Information (For India):  Phone: 0008 0044 02020 

PTE Registration 2024 FAQs

Check the PTE Registration 2024 FAQs below. 

Q:   Is there a good PTE score?


Candidates should understand that there is no such thing as a good PTE Academic score. Every university would have its own PTE Academic score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores equal or higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that a higher PTE Academic score would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat at the university and also make them a front runner for any scholarships being offered by the university.


Q:   Can I take PTE Academic test without studying?


Candidates are advised to appear for the PTE Academic exam after having prepared well for the exam. Candidates are advised to refer to online/offline study material available on the official PTE website and also go through our preparatory guide.


Q:   How much does an at-home PTE Academic test cost?


The cost of PTE Academic Online test is the same as the standard PTE Academic test taken at a test center. The cost of an at-home PTE Academic test or the PTE Academic Online test for Indian students is INR 17,000 (including tax)

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a week ago

Is PTE accepted all over in Australia from international students?

Reply to Divya


Priya GargStudy Abroad Expert

4 days ago

Hello Divya, PTE is widely accepted throughout Australia for international students. Both universities and the Australian government itself accept PTE for: - University applications: All universities in Australia recognize PTE scores for admissions. - Student visa applications: The Department of Hom


Rehan Nazir Dar

5 months ago

Is PTE Exam is accepted Ireland?

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Priya GargStudy Abroad Expert

2 weeks ago

Hi Rehan, good to know that you are interested in taking the PTE exam. The PTE Academic exam is accepted across 30 institutions in Ireland.


Shiv Kumar

7 months ago

Which date Sutable for home pte in india?

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Megha Rao

8 months ago

any test center near Jamshedpur

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Pema Gyeltshen

a year ago

any test center at siliguri?

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Rahul Singha

a year ago

Hello Pema. PTE centres are available across all major cities in India. There are no PTE test centres in Siliguri. You are advised to book a PTE test centre in a city that is the nearest to you.