The Placement Test structure allows candidate’s to work through five specifically designed sections, known as Tracks, with each track either becoming easier, maintaining level or increasing in difficulty depending on the user’s performance in the previous track.
The placement test examines four language skills:
- Grammar: Consists of three questions examining a student’s comprehension of grammar.
- Vocabulary: Consists of three lexical based questions to test a candidate’s vocabulary.
- Reading: Consists of four reading comprehension questions.
- Listening: Consists of an auditory dialogue ranging from 2 to 4 minutes. Four comprehension or influence questions issued to the candidate (candidates have 30 seconds to read three questions before listening to the recording once).
- Grammar: 30 minutes
- Vocabulary: 30 minutes
- Reading: 40 minutes
- Listening: 30 minutes
Each placement test component can be taken individually, in any order, at a time that suits the candidate. Candidate’s will receive an individual performance score for each component. Once all individual components have been completed the candidate will be issued with an overall performance score, based on the CEFR scale.