Pearson VUE and HCLTech to expand network of test centers across India that deliver the Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based certification and licensure exam delivery, and HCLTech, a premier IT firm in India, announced a strategic partnership focused on providing state-of-the-art test centers in India developed to expand delivery of the highly demanded Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Through this collaboration, HCLTech will spearhead the opening of several cutting-edge test centers, meticulously designed to provide PTE test-takers with unparalleled security and a standardized testing environment.   The first of these new test centers have launched in Ambala & Kurukshetra (Haryana), Bathinda & Barnala (Punjab), Anand (Gujarat), and Jammu, and seven additional centers will be opened across India in 2023.

The new test centers will offer convenience and answer the growing demand for the Pearson PTE in India, which is driven in part by immigration requirements elsewhere. In addition to expanding the availability of PTE for English learners, this new network of test centers will help ensure credential and candidate integrity by employing a multi-layered approach to security, including innovative test design and delivery, advanced identity management, proctored delivery, automatic results validation, and data forensics.

“We are confident that HCLTech’s expertise and experience will help us further extend our world-class test centers to enhance the PTE testing experience and reach more aspiring candidates in India, supporting their academic and professional success,” said Dr. Gary Gates, Managing Director, Pearson VUE.

"Our partnership with Pearson VUE showcases HCLTech's commitment to supercharging progress for our clients in the media and education industry. With our EdTech offering and extensive expertise in automation and security services experience, we are helping transform business processes and operations, improving user experience to deliver exceptional results," said Priyadarshi Ashok Das, Executive Vice President, HCLTech.

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