PTE Core Cost: How Much Should You Need To Pay?

Posted on 27/06/2024 by Moni PTE Magic


Numerous people desire to take the PTE Core test, which offers them a golden opportunity to work and settle in Canada.

However, its fee might not suit every budget, yet many disregard this issue. 

Therefore, this article by PTE Magic will provide details of the PTE Core cost, helping test-takers better prepare for the exam. Let’s get started!

Key Takeaways 

  • The PTE Core registration cost differs between countries, which is attributed to each nation’s exchange rate. 
  • If you cancel the exam at least 14 days before the test, you will receive a complete refund. If you cancel the test in less than 2 weeks, the refund ranges from 50% to 0%. 
  • Rescheduling the exam at least 14 days before the test date is free of charge. 
  • You can pay the test fee via a credit card and debit card. Paypal is not accepted. 

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What Is The PTE Core Cost?

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There are four types of PTE Core costs: the registration fee, the cost of canceling the test, the cost of rescheduling, and the cost of late payment. 

PTE Core Registration Fee

After choosing the test center and creating your account, you must pay the registration fee as the final booking step. This cost is not the same in each country due to the exchange rate of your national currency. 

For instance, if you live in Australia and want to take PTE Core, the entry fee is AUD 445. Meanwhile, this figure is INR 17,000 in India or USD 270 in Belgium. 

To check the fee, visit the Pearson PTE official website, go to the PTE Core, and click “Find test centers and fees.” Then, search your country, double-click, and the fee will appear on the screen. 

Cost Of Canceling A PTE Core Exam

If you are not ready for the PTE Core exam, you can choose to cancel it. Canceling the test doesn’t require any additional fees. Instead, you can get a complete refund if you cancel the exam before it occurs for at least 14 days (2 weeks).  

Suppose you cancel it within 14 days and at least 7 calendar days before the test date. In that case, you can only get a 50% refund of the registration fee. And you won’t get any refund if the cancellation occurs less than 7 days before the exam date. 

Cost Of Rescheduling a PTE Core Exam

Rescheduling the exam at least 14 days before the test date is free. The maximum rescheduling times are 6. However, you can’t reschedule in less than 2 weeks before the exam. 

Cost Of Late Payment

You can reserve your seats up to 48 hours before the actual test. Under this circumstance, you must pay the late payment fee, which varies across countries.  

What’s The PTE Core Fee Around The World?

Below is the list of PTE Core fees in each country. 

Countries Test fee 

(VAT Included)

Currency
Afghanistan 200 USD
Algeria 230 USD
Armenia 185 USD
Albania 185 USD
Argentina 200 USD
Australia 375 AUD
Azerbaijan 190 USD
Austria 215 EUR
Bangladesh 190 USD
Belgium 255 USD
Bahrain 265 USD
Belarus 195 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina 220 USD
Brazil 200 USD
Bulgaria 220 USD
Botswana 210 USD
Brunei Darussalam 230 USD
Cambodia 160 USD
Canada 300 CAD
China 275  USD
Cameroon 210  USD
Colombia 185 USD
Cyprus 180  USD
Denmark 265 USD
Croatia 220 USD
Czech Republic 220 USD
Dominican Republic 220 USD
Egypt 190 USD
Ethiopia 200 USD
Ecuador 210 USD
Estonia 220 USD
Fiji 200 USD
France 255 USD
Germany 240 USD
Greece 215 USD
Ghana 210 USD
Georgia 180 USD
Guernsey 170 GBP
Hungary 210 USD
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China 250 USD
India 13700 INR
Iraq 217 USD
Israel 275 USD
Indonesia 185 USD
The Isle of Man 170 GBP
Italy 255 USD
Japan 220 USD
Jordan 200 USD
Jamaica 220 USD
Jersey 170 GBP
Kazakhstan 155 USD
Kuwait 250 USD
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic 160 USD
Kenya 210  USD
Latvia 220 USD
Macedonia 210 USD
Lebanon 195 USD
Malawi 210 USD
Malta 240 USD
Mexico 190  USD
Malaysia 710 MYR
Mauritius 180  USD
Mongolia 210 USD
Mozambique 210 USD
Namibia 210 USD
Morocco 250 USD
Nepal 170 USD
New Zealand 385 NZD
Norway 265 USD
Netherlands 255 USD
Nigeria 72000 NGN
Occupied Palestinian Territories 250 USD
Pakistan 205 USD
Papua New Guinea 160 USD
Oman 210 USD
Panama 220 USD
Peru 220 USD
Poland 205 USD
Puerto Rico 205 USD
Philippines 210  USD
Portugal 255 USD
Qatar 265 USD
Romania 220 USD
Ireland 230 USD
Russian Federation 245 USD
Rwanda 210 USD
Senegal 210 USD
Sierra Leone 210 USD
Saudi Arabia 290 USD
Serbia 220 USD
Singapore 250 USD
South Africa 2990 ZAR
Spain 245  USD
Slovenia 220 USD
Korea, South 250000 KRW
Sri Lanka 160 USD
Switzerland 255 USD
Tajikistan 180 USD
Sweden 265 USD
Taiwan, China 195 USD
Tanzania 210 USD
Trinidad and Tobago 220 USD
Turkey 1200 TRY
Thailand 200 USD
Trinidad and Tobago 220 USD
Tunisia 180 USD
Turkmenistan 180 USD
Ukraine 170 USD
United Kingdom 180 GBP
Uganda 210 USD
United Arab Emirates 1050 AED
United States 205 USD
Uzbekistan 180 USD
Viet Nam 170 USD
Venezuela 220 USD
Zambia 200 USD
Zimbabwe 210 USD

How To Pay For PTE Core Examination?

You need to complete your payment at the end of the booking process. You can pay the fee with your credit card (Mastercard or Visa Card) and debit card (Mastercard). Remember that PayPal is not accepted, and you could use a card that is not registered with your name. 

You can use the PTE voucher to reduce the registration fee. Unfortunately, this voucher cannot be used for rescheduling purposes and is not extended or replaced. 

In addition, you must pay in the nation’s currency where you want to take the test. For instance, if you live in India but intend to take the PTE Core exam in Singapore, your payment should be in Singapore dollars. 

Once completed, you will receive a payment confirmation letter from Pearson PTE in your email. To resend the information, log into your myPTE account, choose “My Activity,” and click “View Receipts.” 

The Bottom Line

This article provides a table of PTE Core costs across different countries and detailed instructions on the payment process. 

The test payment is 100% online on the Pearson PTE official website. So, you must ensure a stable Internet connection to avoid unexpected interruptions. We hope this helps!

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Moni PTE Magic

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