PTE Checklist: Things You Should Have On Your Test Date

Are you taking the PTE Academic exam? Make sure everything goes without a hitch on your test date. Here’s a list of all the things you need to bring—and why you need to bring them—on the day of your exam.

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Valid Proof of Identification

This is actually the only document that you need to bring on your exam date. You need to present valid identification documents to take the PTE Academic test. If you are a Filipino who is taking the exam in the Philippines, here’s a list of acceptable IDs you can provide:

  • Passport
  • Social Security System ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • National identification card
  • Government-issued driver’s license
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
  • Military identification card

Also, here are some things to you need to know about the PTE’s ID policy.

  • The ID details (e.g., name, etc.) must match the details you entered when booking the exam.
  • You need to bring the original ID. PTE administrators do not accept copies.
  • Failure to present a valid and acceptable ID will forfeit your exam slot and exam fee.

Mobile Phone

There’s an excellent reason why you need to bring your mobile phone—even though you have to surrender it to the PTE administrator before you can take the exam. If you find yourself running late, you need to contact your PTE center as soon as possible to avoid forfeiting your exam slot. PTE administrators are very strict about their schedule. Arrive 15 minutes late, and you won’t be allowed to take the exam.

PTE administrators are very particular about their requirements. So make sure you bring all of the items on the list.

What to expect on your PTE Academic test date

Like any other international English proficiency exam, the PTE Academic test is not automatically handed to you upon entering your testing center. You have to undergo several steps first to establish your identity and confirm your exam schedule among other things. Here’s an overview of how your test date will play out from your arrival.

1. Reception Sign In – It is vital that you arrive at the test center early to have enough time to go through the pre-exam procedure and settle down. The first part of this procedure is the reception sign in, in which the test administrators will confirm your PTE Academic schedule.

2. Identity Check – Present your identification documents. Refer to the list above to find out what IDs you can bring.
To get something inevitable or unpleasant over with.

3. Biometric Registration – This involves getting photographed, providing an electronic signature, and submitting to a palm vein scan.
To conclude a period of activity, either because you don’t want to continue anymore or because you think you have accomplished enough.

4. Test Agreement Orientation – The PTE administrators will have you read an outline of their rules and agreements.
To be aggressive, confrontational, or accusatory in initiating an encounter.

5. Surrendering of Personal Belongings – The PTE administrators will ask you to surrender your personal belongings for safekeeping while you take the exam.
To conduct oneself in the manner essential to success.

6. Computer Assignment – The PTE administrator will assign you a computer. Before the exam begins, check all your equipment to make sure they are all functioning well.
To not hold someone who was caught doing something wrong or illegal responsible for their actions.

7. Test Commencement Test Commencement – You can start answering the PTE Academic exam as soon as you are assigned a computer.
To fail to take advantage of an opportunity.

Make sure everything goes well on your test date. Enroll in an excellent training facility, like the JRooz PTE Review Center, to get a more detailed breakdown of the exam procedures.


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