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Pearson VUE and HCLTech to expand network of PTE test centers across India

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BLOOMINGTON, Mn and NOIDA, India, Aug. 17, 2023 — Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based certification and licensure exam delivery, and HCLTech, a leading global technology company, announced a strategic partnership to set up advanced test centers in India developed for the highly sought after Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), which is driven in part by immigration requirements elsewhere. 

Through this collaboration, HCLTech will establish several advanced test centers, designed to provide PTE Academic test-takers with a high level of security and a standardized testing environment. The first of these new test centers have been launched in Ambala and Kurukshetra (Haryana), Bathinda and Barnala (Punjab), Anand (Gujarat) and Jammu. Seven additional centers will be opened across India in 2023.  

“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.  

PTE Academic serves as proof of English-language proficiency for the United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand governments for all visa applications as well as for Student Direct Stream (SDS) applications of Indian students applying to study in Canada. PTE Core has been approved by the Canadian government for all economic visa categories and is expected to start being delivered later this year. 

"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.

PTE is one of the fastest and fairest tests of English for anyone who aspires to study/work abroad or for other immigration purposes. The test can be conveniently booked online 24 hours in advance, is computer-based, and is taken in a test center. It combines the expertise and accuracy of human examiners with the precision, consistency, and objectivity of Artificial Intelligence. Scores are provided within 1.3 days (on average) to assist in the fast-tracking of visa and admission applications. 

About Pearson VUE: 

Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 19 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leader in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centres as well as online testing in over 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit  

About HCLTech: 

HCLTech is a global technology company, home to more than 223,000 people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering, cloud and AI, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. We work with clients across all major verticals, providing industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, and Public Services. Consolidated revenues as of 12 months ending June 2023 totaled $12.8 billion. To learn how we can supercharge progress for you, visit

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