Can I get PTE result on the same day?

Yes, you can. Some PTE candidates have received their PTE results in a matter of hours.

All PTE candidates will receive a leaflet upon finishing their test. On the leaflet it says that their PTE test result will be out within 5 business days. However, you may receive your PTE test result much sooner that or much later than the aforementioned timeframe because of the following reasons.

Reasons you may get your PTE result sooner  

Not a crowded test center.

Fewer number of test takers means shorter processing time for your PTE test result.

Early PTE test timeslot

The earlier you take your PTE test during the day, the more likely you will receive your test on the same day. I had a student who sat the PTE test at 9 am and received his result two hours later. But if you take your PTE test during the evening, you will probably get your PTE test result the day after.

Reasons you may get your PTE result late

Pearson double accounts

Creating more than one account on the Pearson venue website will end in a late or never receiving a PTE test result. Some students say that ‘I created an account back in my country. Now, I have forgotten my password and email. Further, I am now in Australia. So, I made a new one.’ The software doesn’t disallow double registration, so when it comes to sending your PTE result to your designated account, it doesn’t know which one and that is one of the reasons why some students will not receive their PTE result, unless they contact the PTE headquarters through their usual communication channels. Click on this link to learn how to contact PTE venue.    

Microphone failure

If your voice is too low or there is a problem with your microphone, then it takes some time to enhance the audio for a rescoring, hence a delay in your result.


Usually, PTE tests done on weekends will be processed the next business day.

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