PTE Exam FAQs 2024: Frequently Asked Questions


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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Jan 8, 2024 19:02 IST

We have through our PTE Exam series tried to cover a range of relevant topics for students looking to appear for the PTE Exam. Candidates can have certain doubts still looming over their heads. We have tried to address the same through our PTE Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs). 


Here is a list of questions for candidates looking to appear for their PTE Exam.

What is the difference between IELTS and PTE?

Both IELTS and PTE are Standard English language tests that are taken by students who are appearing for admission to a university/college abroad. While most universities/colleges accept both IELTS and/or PTE Scores, however, there are times when a particular college/university could lean towards one exam over the other. While IELTS is a paper-based exam scored on a scale of 1-9, PTE is a computer-based test scored on a scale of 10-90 points.

Which is tougher IELTS or PTE?

Both PTE and IELTS follow a similar standard of testing students in the English Language. Students need to practice well to be able to score well on the exam. It is entirely on the English language experience of the student to understand the level of the exam. Candidates can check out the syllabus and exam pattern of both PTE and IELTS to understand the difference between the two.

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How can I check my PTE Score?

Candidates who have successfully appeared for the PTE Academic exam can access their scores by assessing the online account they would have created during the time of PTE Registration. Candidates would receive an email notifying the availability of their results on their registered ID from PTE. Candidates are required to log into their accounts and check their results.

What is a good PTE Score?

The range for the overall PTE Score is between 10 and 90 points. There is no set good score for PTE. Every college/university would have a recommended PTE Score they expect students to achieve to be eligible to apply for admissions. Hence, candidates must ensure that they get the PTE Score that is required by the college/university. It is a rule of thumb that getting a higher score would open a plethora of opportunities for students looking to pursue education abroad.

How many times can I appear for the PTE exam?

A lot of times, the PTE Score may not be to the liking of the student and he may decide to appear again. A student can appear for the PTE Academic exam as many times as he wishes, although he is required to wait until he has received the scores of his previous PTE test before applying for another.

What are the countries that accept PTE?

The PTE Academic exam is widely accepted across universities in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. There are also a lot of educational institutions in countries apart from the ones mentioned earlier that accept PTE Scores for their admission process.  

How do I do well in my PTE Exam?

Whether through self-study or with the help of extra classes, candidates are always advised to give their best during the examination. Referring to official PTE Study Material, PTE study material, solving multiple PTE Practice Papers revising the PTE Syllabus and being aware of the PTE Exam Pattern is a good start for candidates looking to excel in their PTE Exam.

What is the fee for the PTE Exam?

The standard PTE Academic exam fee has been revised to INR 15,900

Is PTE an online exam?

The PTE Academic is an online exam. There is no paper-based version of the test.

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Loveleen Kaur

2 years ago

I can go to abroad with the assist of pte as I want to go to canada for my further education is it acceptable or not?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Loveleen. While the universities in Canada accept PTE. However, for the study visa purpose, we suggest candidates appear for the IELTS exam.


Vineetpal Singh

3 years ago

Is PTE EXAM given online at every point

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 years ago

Hello Vineetpal. PTE is conducted in an entirely online mode