PTE Academic test is conducted at a secure test centre where you must carry and show your ID. The administrator will provide all the information you need to understand the rules and procedures for conducting an exam. The administrator will ask for your ID, scan your face and palm for a digital ID and direct you to a locker to store your belongings, after which you are required to a computer room and allot a desk. Check the desk has a working headset.
Depending on the centre, the number of seats may vary, but the ideal will be around 10. You will be provided with a separate booth or desk with a working computer and a headset. The questions that you face may not be the same as your neighbour, and when they speak, you will hear too, so be vigilant and concentrate only on your tasks.
Arrive at least 30 minutes before the exam to ensure you go through a smoother check-in and security process.
Don’t forget to go with your ID, especially your Passport, in most cases. Various types of IDs are accepted; visit this link to learn the types of accepted IDs.
Don’t stress, or you will not be able to give your test to your full potential.
For students with disability and additional arrangements, test takers can request wheelchairs, screen magnifiers or adjustable chairs without prior approval. However, it is best advisable to talk to the centre administrator beforehand of your test date to ensure your concerns are taken care of.
The test lasts for around 3 hours with an optional break of 10 minutes between the sections. You may raise your hand for any queries you may get during the exam, and someone will attend to you immediately.
The administrator will also get you sorted if your headphones are not working or your computer gets technical issues.
You can leave the exam area when you are done with your exam by raising your arm and letting the administrator know of your completion. You will be provided with a confirmation of exam attendance before leaving. Ensure you collect it.