Pearson VUE

The Purdue Testing Center is a fully certified Pearson VUE Select testing center. We currently offer five Pearson VUE exams: Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)/Fundamentals of Surveying (FS), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Microsoft Certification Exams, the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE). These are all computer-based exams, and are administered in Schleman Hall, Room B42.

All Pearson VUE Tests

All Pearson VUE candidates should prepare in advance by reviewing their registration materials and the Testing Center’s Test Day Information. It is your responsibility to know what materials, such as identification, you will need to bring with you and what items, such as electronic devices, study materials, and outerwear with hoods/pockets will not be allowed in the Testing Center. If you cannot be admitted due to invalid ID or inadmissible items, you may be turned away and forfeit your opportunity to test.

Note that your REPORT time is 30 minutes BEFORE your scheduled exam time. You will need to put away your personal belongings and complete the required check-in process before being admitted to test. If you do not allow sufficient time for this process, you will not be able to begin your test at the scheduled time. Late arrivals who cannot be accommodated will be turned away and forfeit their opportunity to test.

At check-in, you will be provided with a rules agreement for your test. It is your responsibility to thoroughly review this information for every test, even if you have taken the test before. By providing your electronic signature during admission, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the exam sponsor’s rules and policies.

What to expect in a Pearson VUE test center

FE/FS

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification. This can be any government-issued ID issued by the country in which the candidate is testing, an international travel passport issued by the candidate’s country of citizenship, or a U.S. military ID.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The FE/FS exam is six hours long, with a twenty-five minute break after approximately fifty-five questions. Candidates may access personal belongings and are permitted to leave the building during the scheduled break. However, any time over twenty-five minutes will be taken from the time remaining on the exam. Candidates may skip the scheduled break if they choose, but it is not recommended. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal belongings or leave the building.

Registration online only.

GMAT

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification. The identification must include the candidate’s name (in Roman alphabetic characters, exactly as entered at registration), signature (local or Roman characters), recent and recognizable photo, and date of birth. For candidates testing outside their country of citizenship, the only accepted form of identification is a passport or permanent resident card (if residency is in Australia, Canada, France, Morocco, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or United States.)

An electronic signature, photo, and palm vein scan will be collected during admission.

The GMAT is four hours long, with two eight minute breaks. One break will be offered after the Integrated Reasoning section, and the other will be after the Quantitative section. Candidates are not permitted to leave the building during breaks, and may not access cell phones, other electronics, or study materials. Any time over eight minutes will be taken from the time remaining on the exam. Candidates may skip the scheduled breaks if they choose. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal belongings or leave the building.

Registration online only.

Microsoft

Candidates are required to present two forms of identification. The primary identification must be a valid, non-expired form of government-issued identification, which includes a recent, recognizable photo and signature. The secondary identification must also be valid and non-expired and must include either a name and signature or a name and recent, recognizable photo.

An electronic signature and photo will be collected during admission.

Microsoft exams are ninety minutes long, with no scheduled breaks. Candidates are allowed to take unscheduled breaks if necessary. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and/or drinking fountain. They may not access personal belongings or leave the building. (Access to necessary belongings, such as medication and food, is allowable with prior approval from the client/Pearson Vue accommodation team.)

Registration online only.

PCAT

Candidates are required to present two forms of identification. The primary identification must be a valid, non-expired form of government-issued identification, which includes a recent, recognizable photo and signature. The secondary identification must also be valid and non-expired, but a signature is not required. A student ID is acceptable as a secondary form of identification. On both the primary and secondary ID, the name must exactly match the registration name. Shortened names or nicknames are not acceptable.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The PCAT  is four hours long, with fifteen minute break after Part 4 – Chemistry (approximately two hours). Candidates may access only necessary personal items (food, drinks, or medication) and are not permitted to leave the building. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal belongings or leave the building.

Registration online only.

PTE

Candidates are required to present one valid, non-expired form of government-issued photo identification.

An electronic signature, palm vein scan, and photo will be collected during admission.

The PTE is three hours long, with a ten minute break after the second section. Candidates are not permitted to leave the building during the scheduled break and may access only necessary personal items including food, drink, and medication. They may not access cell phones, other electronics, or study materials. Unscheduled breaks are permitted but strongly discouraged due to video/audio portions than cannot be replayed once they have ended. During an unscheduled break, the exam time will keep running, and candidates may only go to the restroom and access food, drinks, and medication. They may not access other personal belongings or leave the building.

Registration online only.

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