PTE Academic Eligibility Criteria

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. The eligibility criteria to give PTE Academic is as simple as it can get. 


PTE Academic Eligibility

Single most important thing: You need to have a valid Passport. This is your identification, without which you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. Not to forget that the details you entered while registering are cross-checked with your passport. This is why it's important for you to have a valid Passport before you register for the exam. This isn't a problem for most of the students since they are giving this exam in the first place to study abroad. Still, we would like to remind you to fill your details according to your passport and don't forget to take it with you on the PTE Academic exam day.

Age Limit

PTE Academic Eligibility

You must be at least 16 years old in order to give the PTE Academic Exam. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test. In case you are 18 years old and above, you don't need anything else except the passport. 

You need to download the form here. Take a print out and fill as instructed. Before filling, you have to create an account on and note down your PTE ID. Once filled and signed by your parents, scan and send it to [email protected] for Asia-Pacific region. Once your form is processed which can take upto 5 days, you will be sent an incident number on the same email id. Then you will be able to book your slot through Pearson customer service.

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FAQs on Eligibility Criteria

The above two points are the basic requirement to give PTE Academic but we understand that people have other questions regarding it. We would like to address some of the commonly asked ones:

  • Do I need computer skills to be eligible for PTE Academic?

No, you don't need any computer skills. If you can do simple tasks of clicking with the mouse and writing with QWERTY keyboard, then you are ready for our computer-based test.

  • Do I need any educational qualification to give PTE Academic?

No, you don't need anything except a valid passport.

  • I have given the PTE Academic Exam before, Am I Eligible to give it again?

Yes, PTE Academic can be taken numerous times. There is no limit to the number of attempts. 


  • I have a Passport but I am not in my Country currently, Can I give the test from another country?

Yes, you can give PTE Academic from anywhere in the world. Check if the test center is available in the country and you are good to go.

  • I am 15 Years Old. Can I give PTE Academic?

No, you have to be at least 16 in order to be eligible for PTE Academic.

  • I am differently abled. Do I need to inform Pearson about it?

If you need assistance or want to take medical aid inside the exam hall, then you should inform Pearson Customer Service before booking the exam. Necessary adjustments will be made and you will be informed on the same.