What is the difference between IELTS and PTE?

IELTS and PTE are both English language tests used for university admission abroad. Both exams are accepted by most universities, but some may prefer one over the other. IELTS is a paper-based exam scored on a scale of 1-9, while PTE is a computer-based exam scored on a scale of 10-90 points.

Which is tougher IELTS or PTE?

Both exams follow a similar standard for testing English language proficiency and the difficulty depends on the student’s own English language skills. Students can check the syllabus and exam pattern of both exams to understand the differences.

How can I check my PTE Score?

After taking the PTE Academic exam, candidates can access their scores by logging into their online account created during registration. They will receive an email notification when the results are available.

How many times can I appear for the PTE exam?

A student can take the PTE Academic exam as many times as they wish, but they must wait for the results of their previous test before registering for another.

Who recognises PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is recognized globally for academic admission by over 1,700 institutions and over 3,000 programs. It is accepted by all universities in Australia and New Zealand, 98% of universities in the UK, and many institutions in Canada and the US. It is also recognized by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs for visa categories including skilled migration and by a growing number of employers and professional associations.

Booking and payment

How do I register for a PTE Academic test?

To register for PTE Academic, go to and create a Pearson account. Once approved, you can schedule your test

What is the process of booking test through PTE Nepal?

The process is elaborated here in this page. Please visit this page to know about the stepwise guide to book PTE Date through us.

How do I check test dates and session availability?

You can check PTE Academic test dates and session availability at under ‘Availability’.

How much does the PTE Academic cost?

The PTE Academic test costs $200 (VAT inclusive).

I didn’t get the score I need, how do I reschedule?

If you don’t receive the desired score, you can schedule another test through Pearson’s website once you have received your score.

How to reschedule and cancel the exam?

For information on rescheduling or cancelling the exam, refer to Pearson’s policy at

How can I prepare for PTE Academic?

The Pearson website has various preparation materials, visit for more information.

Is PTE Academic recognised by Department of Home Affairs (DHA)?

Yes. PTE Academic is one of the tests accepted by DHA, for more information visit DHA.

On test day

What time should I arrive at the test venue?

On test day, arrive 30 minutes before the test start time and bring your original passport as ID.

What can I use as an ID for my test?

PTE test centers only accepts your original passport as ID.

Can I take a break during the test?

There is no scheduled break during the test.

You may take an unscheduled break if you need to. However, the exam clock will not be stopped.

During an unscheduled break you are not allowed to access your locker, leave the test area or speak to another candidate.

What if I am sick on the test day?

If you are ill on the test day and unable to sit the test, please contact Pearson as soon as possible. Pearson will offer transfers to another test session free of charge in some circumstances.

Phone: 1800 729 282



What if I have not received my results?

Your results will typically be available within five business days of your test date. When your results are ready, you will receive an email notification from Pearson telling you how to view your score via your Pearson web account. If for any reason there is a delay in your results, Pearson will contact you directly.

How is the test scored?

You can find information on scores at:

I don’t understand my test results?

Visit the Pearson website for information on how to interpret your test results PTE Academic Score guide:

I have received my score but have not received my certificate. When will I receive my certificate?

Pearson does not issue paper certificates or paper score reports for PTE Academic. You can send your score to your chosen institution(s) and government bodies via your Pearson web account. Only scores assigned in this way are considered to be valid.

When will I get my test results?

PTE Academic results are typically available within 2 business days and candidates can schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance.

Typically, students are able to schedule, take and send their PTE Academic scores to institutions, all within 1 week.

Requesting an inquiry on results

Where can I find more information?

For more information, visit the Pearson FAQ pages

How do I contact Pearson directly?


T: 1800 729 282 (open Monday to Friday 7am–7pm Central Time; closed on local holidays)

Chat live with Pearson on their website:

I was not happy with my testing experience. Who do I talk to?

During the month following your test appointment, you will receive an email invitation to share your views on your PTE Academic test journey.

If you are unsatisfied with your testing experience, you can contact Pearson VUE Customer Support team at:

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