PTE Core Date: Latest Updates and Guides for Your Goals

pte core date

This blog is for people who are serious about their PTE Core date. PTE Magic will include all tips and advice from our experts, followed by the latest PTE Core launch date updates and insights for choosing a suitable test date.

Explore more below!

Key Takeaways

  • Test-takers can officially take the first PTE Core tests from February 12th, 2024.
  • Plan your preparation time effectively so your PTE test results can be ready for your document application timelines.
  • PTE Magic will guide you through what to expect before, during, and after your PTE Core test day below.


Updates on PTE Core Launching Date

2. pte-core-updates

The PTE Core test is great for people looking to move in and work in Canada

The Pearson Test of English Core (PTE Core) is a newly added test to Pearson’s selection of English tests. Pearson designs this test to evaluate your daily English skills. 

This test is ideal if you plan to live and work in Canada. The Canadian Government (IRCC) has approved PTE Core for all economic migration visa purposes.

For further information, May 2023 is the first time Pearson Canada Incorporation was informed about the PTE Core test. Since then, the PTE Core launching date has gained a lot of attention from test-takers, institutions, and PTE training centres. 

This exam is expected to launch in early 2024. As of now, its specific launch date is February 12th, 2024.

Along with this pleasant news, Pearson started launching the PTE Core booking. Test-takers can officially take the first PTE Core tests from February 12 onwards. This is a great chance for people looking to move to and work in Canada or plan to have permanent residency.

Specifically, PTE Core is a two-hour test. It uses a similar computer-based exam system to test your four English skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The main difference is that Pearson designed this test more related to daily uses of English, with a non-academic focus on passing the IRCC’s language skills requirements.


How to Choose the Right PTE Core Date

Choosing the right date for your PTE Core test is important. You will have better preparation, and when your mind is comfortable, your test performance will increase. If you have careful planning and consideration for your PTE Core test date, your booking process will be stress-free and will be the base for your PTE goal.

First, you need to check your readiness for the test. Consider the time and duration that you plan to put in effort. For example, how long do you plan to understand the test format, do the PTE mock tests, or enrol in a training course to improve your English language skills? We will explain more in the “PTE Core Preparation: What You Need To Know Before The Test” blog.

When you plan, you can select a suitable date for your schedule. Plan your preparation time effectively so your PTE test results can be ready for your document application timelines.

Step-by-Step Guide for Choosing Your Test Date

3. pte-core-date

Enter your desired test location to see the nearest test centres and closest test dates

After deciding on your practice duration, you can choose your PTE Core test date accordingly. Test-takers can visit the official Pearson PTE website to find available test dates and test centres. 

Here is our detailed step-by-step guide for your convenience:

  1. Visit the official Pearson PTE website.
  2. Click on the “PTE tests” at the top banner of the homepage. 
  3. On the right, you will see the PTE Core section. Choose “Explore PTE Core”.
  4. At the PTE Core page, select “Check availability & book”.
  5. Here, enter your desired test location. You will see the nearest test centres to your location and the closest test date and time.
  6. Once you have chosen a suitable date and time, click “Book”.
  7. A review page will appear. Recheck your appointment and location information and adjust them if needed.

Remember that many people will take the test during peak periods, leading to sold-out or unavailability in test slots. Therefore, you should decide on your test periods as soon as possible.

Final Thoughts

Preparing for your PTE Core date is the first step toward achieving your language goal. We hope this blog’s insights are helpful. 

Remember to find a suitable timeline for your test date. Everyone will have different PTE goals and purposes, so plan your preparation time wisely and make every moment count!

Last updated on 29/05/2024

I am a firm believer that the best teachers educate with their hearts not just their minds.

Moni | PTE MAGIC International Founder

Explore PTE
Tips & Tricks

Moni PTE Magic -

PTE Core Speaking: Practice Tips, Test Format & Modules

Welcome to our comprehensive PTE Core Speaking blog post. Think of it as your trainer,...

Read more →
Moni PTE Magic -

PTE Core Preparation: Exam Tips, Test Prep Notes & More

If you are unsure about what to do and what not to do before your...

Read more →
Moni PTE Magic -

PTE Core Question Bank: Why You Must Try It Today!

Whether English is your first language or not, as a test taker, you should spend...

Read more →