PTE Exam Eligibility Criteria

Being a language proficiency test for university admissions, anyone can take the PTE test. 
As we all know, PTE stands for Pearson Test of English. It is a computer adaptive testing exam that is accepted in many countries around the world. It is used to assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. Pearson PLC Group conducts the exam for admissions for undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral level courses and English language programs.

For Which Countries Are the PTE Test Eligible?

Employers, governments, institutions, and professional groups recognise PTE Academic scores worldwide. The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, and Dubai are among the countries that recognise PTE Academic scores.

PTE Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023



Minimum age required to appear for PTE Academic

16 years

Parental consent required

Below 18 years

Maximum age

No age bar

Why PTE Exam?

  1. Unlimited score submission
  2. Accepted by top universities
  3. Highly flexible
  4. Fast results
  5. Accepted for visas
  6. Fair and secure

What is the Number of Attempts Allowed to Take the PTE Test?

The maximum number of attempts is unrestricted. You can attempt PTE till you are satisfied with your test score.

What is the Age Limit to Take the PTE Test?

You need to be at least 16 years old to attempt the PTE test. All students under 18 years need parental support to take the test. PTE Academic is aimed at anyone interested in studying Undergraduate or Postgraduate-level courses. There is no specific minimum qualification.

PTE Eligibility 2023: Education Qualification

The Pearson PLC Group, which conducts the PTE Academic Exam, has not established any educational qualification requirements for those who wish to take the exam. Let's look at the PTE registration process now that we've gone through the PTE Exam eligibility in depth.

PTE Exam Registration 2023

Sri Lankan Students who want to take the PTE exam in 2023 must follow the steps mentioned below to register for the exam.
  • Students should be aware that they will require a valid ID - a valid Sri Lankan passport - to book their PTE Acade\mic exam online. 
  • On the day of the PTE exam, candidates must also produce a valid photo ID. Otherwise, they may be denied access to the testing centre.

FAQ for PTE Eligibility

Can we do PTE after the 10th?

Yes, students can take up the Pearson Test of English after the 10th; they will have to submit their parent’s consent if they are below 18. 


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