Preparatory School

Proficiency Exam

The Proficiency Exam tests Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills. The speaking exam is conducted in a one-on-one interview-style method. It is required to get at least 60 points from the Proficiency Exam in order to be exempt from attending the Preparatory School. See the format and parts of the exam below:

 

PARTS POINTS (PERCENTAGE) DURATION ASSESING
RECEPTIVE SKILLS      

LISTENING

20% 20 minutes
  • While Listening
  • Note-Taking

READING

20% 50 minutes
  • Main idea
  • Sentence completion
  • True/false
  • Inference/reference
  • Infering word meaning

USE OF ENGLISH 

20% 30 minutes
  • Structure (grammar)
  • Vocabulary
PRODUCTIVE SKILLS      

WRITING

20% 40 minutes
  • Essay writing (300-350 words)
  • Coherence/cohesion
  • Organization/format
  • Language use

SPEAKING

                     
20%            10 minutes                
  • Fluency
  • Accuracy
  • Pronunciation     

 


Sample tests:

Proficiency Practice Test 2 (This is an online form. When you submit, you will get an email with your responses.)

Sample student writing (test 2)

Proficiency Practice Test 1:

Writing Test 1

Reading & Language Use Test 1

Listening Test 1

Speaking Test 1

Audio file (practice test 1)