Finding a suitable test centre and exam date are essential steps in completing the PTE exam booking. Every test taker wants the nearest centre and the most convenient date. And to get that, you first need to know all the available options. PTE’s website gives you all the necessary information on the same. The following article will help you understand the ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ of finding the preferred PTE exam date and test centre.
Availability of PTE Exam Dates
Pearson organises PTE exam throughout the year on all workdays in multiple timeslots across all the test centres. The majority of test centres offer 10 seats in every timeslot. And tests are conducted in 2 slots on every test date:
Early morning slot - 10 AM
Midday slot - 2:30 PM
Thus, you can enjoy ample choice in terms of PTE exam slots, dates and centre location.
How to Find A Test Centre and Date?
Usually, to search test centres and available PTE exam dates, you need to create a myPTE account and register your details. Once you mention the home location, myPTE portal shows all the available test centres with approximate distance from your location. Every test centre also shows date availability. Confirm your choice of PTE exam centre and date to finalise the booking.
A few things test takers should keep in mind:
Test takers can check centre and seat availability without finalising a test booking.
Availability varies. Some centres may not offer all dates and timeslots due to operational reasons.
Test-takers get email confirmation on booking status mentioning chosen test centre, PTE exam date and timeslot.
The booking confirmation can also be checked by logging into their myPTE accounts and through PTE Customer Service.
How to Check PTE Test Centres and Date Availability without Registration
Test-takers can also check centres data and date availability on PTE website without creating a myPTE account. However, to book a test, registration is a must.
Visit the official PTE website
At the top of the page, select location as ‘OTHER’
Select goal ‘STUDY’
Select Book PTE Academic
The site is directed to the page where test-takers can search available PTE Academic test dates & centres with their respective address and contacts
Early Booking Helps
During peak admission seasons (twice in the USA - Fall and Spring), getting a preferred PTE exam booking date and timeslot can be a little tricky, especially in metro cities. Test takers must keep this in mind and should not wait for the last moment to book their PTE test. Usually, a month in advance is sufficient to get a preferred date and timeslot in any PTE test centre.
List of Cities with PTE Exam Centres
Undoubtedly, one of the salient features of the PTE exam is the country-wide availability of test centres. PTE conducts tests in multiple locations in 23 Indian cities. So, test-takers from any part of India should not worry. Metro cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad have multiple test centres. Test takers should check addresses before they select a centre.
Cities with PTE centres:
PTE advises every test-taker to choose a test centre and date as per their convenience. It is essential for reducing unnecessary stress and prepare adequately. You must reach the centre at least 30 minutes before the test starts and report. The test administrator will guide you to your test booth and inform you regarding test rules.
Many test-takers report a level of noise in the exam hall. It is unavoidable as some of the PTE test items require recording your voice on microphones. You should be mentally prepared for it and practice accordingly. Otherwise, PTE maintains every centre with utmost care for the best possible exam experience. So, to achieve the desired PTE score be ready and start your test prep today, if you have not already.
PTE test centres in some of the major Indian cities alphabetically:
1) Take Off Academy 404, Elanza Vertex, above Freezeland,
Behind Armieda, Sindhu Bhavan Road, Bodakdev,
Ahmedabad – 380 054
2) Pearson Professional Centre - Ahmedabad GUJ
301, 3rd Floor, Block A, WESTGATE,
Near YMCA Club, S. G. Road, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad – 380 054
1) Pearson Professional Centre - Bangalore 2 KAR
Prestige Atrium, Unit 101, Ground Floor,
Central Street, Shivajinagar,
Karnataka – 560 001
2) The Chopras (Bangalore)
C Wing, Ground Floor, Mittal Towers, M.G Road,
Bangalore – 560 001
3) Pearson Professional Centre - Bangalore
#45, 3rd Floor, Trade Centre, Dickenson Road, Next to Manipal Centre,
Bangalore – 560 042
1) Target Consultancy
SCO 137-138, 1st Floor, Sector 8-C, Madhya Marg,
Chandigarh – 160 009
2) Kangaroo Studies Pvt Ltd
S.C.O 497-498 2nd Floor, Sector- 35C, Landmark is Dominos and Subway,
Chandigarh – 160 035
3) Pearson Professional Centre - Chandigarh PUN
A-401, 4th Floor, Elante Offices Block,
Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh,
Chandigarh – 160 002
1) Edwise International LLP (Chennai)
1st Floor, Pioneer Sudarshan Plaza,
No 9, Mohan Kumaramangalam Street, Nungambakkam,
Chennai – 600 034
2) Pearson Professional Centre - Chennai
6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block,
115, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminijikarai,
Chennai – 600 029
Delhi/ New Delhi:
1) Pearson Professional Centre - New Delhi
4th Floor, Building No.18, Ramnath House,
Yusuf Sarai Community Centre,
New Delhi – 110 049
2) Global Opportunities Pvt Ltd
HS 27, 2nd Floor, Kailash Colony Market, Kailash Colony,
New Delhi – Delhi 110 048
3) Pearson Professional Centre - Gurugram HAR
2nd Floor, Unit No. 214, Times Tower, MG Road, Gurgaon,
Haryana – 122 002
1) Global Reach
7W, The Millenium, 235/2A, A. J. C. Bose Road,
Adj to Hotel Hindustan International,
Kolkata – 700 020
2) Brainware University
398 Ramkrishnapur Road, Barasat, Near Jagadighata Market,
Kolkata – 700 125
1) Pearson Professional Centre - Mumbai
Building No.9, 1st Floor, Solitaire Corporate Park, 167 Andheri,
JB Nagar Link Road, Chakala, Andheri (East),
Mumbai – 400 093
2) Edwise International LLP
2, Sethna Building, 1st Floor, 216 Princess Street, Marine Lines,
Maharashtra – 400 002