What is the PTE Exam Fee in Pakistan? Latest Update

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Pursuing your passion for going abroad for your higher education as a Pakistani student involves certain crucial steps and qualifying for an English language exam is one of them. There are certain options for English language exams including IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, and C1 Advanced, and PTE Academic is our topic of discussion here.

PTE (Pearson Test in English) is a standardized test you may take instead of IELTS but it is not merely a substitute instead a way to great opportunities to study abroad. Many Universities worldwide accept international candidates on behalf of PTE scores and a preferred option for processing visas. 

If you are aspiring to pursue your desired degree program abroad and about to take PTE, you must know about its details particularly the expenses involved. 

So, keep reading the article to get yourself informed about all the relevant details.

Who Conducts the PTE Academic Exam in Pakistan?

The PTE Academic test is held in Pakistan by Pearson, a renowned international education provider renowned for its rigorous and creative testing solutions. To provide a uniform and equitable experience for all applicants, Pearson manages the whole testing procedure. To make the PTE Academic exam easier to handle in Pakistan, Pearson partners with JNS Education, a well-known testing and preparation institution. 

The following major cities of Pakistan are different centers of JNS Education:

  • Lahore with KICS, USEFP, and, Pearson Temporary Test Center.
  • Karachi has JNS Education as the credible test center for the PTE exam.
  • Islamabad is home to USEFP and JNS education test centers.

These testing centers are maintained by highly qualified staff and endowed with advanced technology to provide an outstanding testing experience. 

Moreover, it allows you to take your exam online as well making it a more reliable option. Through this partnership, the PTE Academic becomes more easily accessible and credible, giving applicants rapid, unbiased, and reliable results, usually in less than 48 hours.

Total Costs for the PTE Academic Exam 

The total cost for taking this exam is comparatively reasonable to the other standardized exams intending to assess the English language capabilities of a candidate. You may take the PTE exam for around 215 to 220 US$ equivalent to around 60,000 PKR in the year 2024 but the amount may vary depending on the rates of dollars. The amount may be paid via online banking via credit or debit card.

Apart from this usual fee, given below are some of the options you may need with their respective charges discussed.

 

  1. In case of book your test just two days earlier the exam, you’ll have to pay an additional amount of 695 PKR. 
  2. If you have to cancel your PTE exam 14 days before the commencement of the exam, you may get a full refund and a 50% refund on canceling the exam 7-14 days before the exam. But you’ll not be able to claim any refund once you’ve exam in less than 7 days. 
  3. If you can’t achieve the desired score and want to retake, you’ll have to pay the whole amount of 215 US$. 

PTE Academic Exam Modules

Like any other English language assessment exam, the PTE Academics exam contains 3 modules.

Speaking and Writing

This part of the exam lasts for around 67 minutes with 6-7 total tasks. These include illustrating photographs, answering short questions, self-introductions, summarizing large texts, and writing the given essays. Each task contributes to the overall score of the exam.

Reading

The second module of the PTE exam; reading ends in 30 minutes in which you’ll have to answer five different question types. You may asked to fill in the blanks, answer single or multiple MCQs, and rearrange paragraphs. 

Listening

During this module, you’ll have to listen to audio and video clips for once during which you are allowed to note the points for your convenience. The time limit for the listening module is half an hour to 43 minutes and includes eight types of questions. 

Every module contributes significantly to the total evaluation of a candidate’s English language competency, offering a thorough evaluation that is critical for both academic and professional endeavors. To get the required grades, one must be well familiar with each module’s format and study accordingly. 

How much does it take to reevaluate your PTE score?

If you’re not satisfied with your grades in PTE, you may request a rescore but you’ll have to do it within 14 days after the announcement of the result. Also, requesting a reevaluation requires an additional charge of around 125 US$ which is refundable if your score changes.

The reevaluation will not apply to the whole exam instead the writing questions will get rescored as there is no probability of errors in marking other questions. Also, you can consider rescoring for only the recent PTE you took if you’ve taken the exam more than once. 

Personally, it is not recommended to reevaluate your PTE score instead you should observe your weak areas and go for a retake as rescoring has very little to no chance of raising your scores. 

Major Universities accepting PTE from different countries

Here is a list of countries where most of the Universities prefer the PTE exam for assessing the English language proficiency of international students. Let’s have a look at these countries with the respective Universities offering admissions based on PTE scores.

Australia

If you have a PTE score of above 60 to 90, there are several Universities in Australia you may consider for higher studies including:

  • University of Sydney
  • Monash University
  • University of Queensland
  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales

Canada

With an average PTE score of up to 70, you may consider the following options to study in Canada:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Calgary
  • York University
  • Western University
  • Alberta University
  • Simon Fraser University

New Zealand

The country particularly prefers the PTE exam for its international students’ English competencies assessment. Here is a list of well-ranked Universities accepting a PTE exam:

  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Canterbury
  • Waikato University
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
  • Southern Cross University New Zealand
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

United Kingdom

UK offers admissions to the following Universities if you’ve got a valid PTE exam result:

  • King’s College London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Warwick
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Glasgow

Let’s Conclude:

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