WHAT TO EXPECT ON TEST DAY

Taking your PTE Academic test doesn't need to be scary. PTE Academic is taken at a secure test centre, where you will need to show your ID, check in with the test administrator, and sit your test in a secure computer room.

When you arrive at the Pearson test centre, the test administrator will request copy of your ID, ask for a digital photograph and signature, scan your palm, assign you a locker to place your belongings, and ensure that you are ready for the test.

DURING THE TEST

Most PTE Academic test centres have around 10 seats. You will be sitting in a private booth with other test takers around you. You may be able to hear your neighbours speak as they take their test, but you will be responding to slightly different questions.

Don't forget!

  1. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your test, to check in and pass security.
  2. Don't forget to bring acceptable ID, usually a passport.