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About the test

The GETS Placement Test is a prognostic test that is designed to determine the English language proficiency of a student.

This test is useful to higher education institutions as part of their student enrolment procedures. It is an initial test that can be used to assess the college readiness of a student. It helps the administration of an institution predict, with fair accuracy, the character of work which a given student is likely to do and consequently her/his approximate academic success.

For students, it is beneficial as first, it provides them with a depiction of their language proficiency at levels: Below B1, B1, B2 and Above B2 mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Secondly, it introduces them to the nature of their course and indicates the level of preparation required for it.

In the GETS Placement test, students are tested for their Vocabulary (general vocabulary, use of phrasal verbs and idiomatic language), Grammar and Structures and Spoken Language in every day social and educational contexts. The duration of the test is 30 minutes and it consists of Multiple-choice and gap-fill type questions.



A reference to CEFR levels against the GETS scores achieved is reported, basis research carried out by the GETS test development team.

Modules / Skills


Test at a glance


  S. No.

 Assessment Strand

  No. of Qs

1

Vocabulary (general vocabulary, use of phrasal verbs, use of idiomatic language)

20

2

Grammar and Structures

20

3

Spoken Language

10

Total No. of Questions

50

  Level

 Strand-wise distribution of questions

Vocabulary

Grammar and Structures

Spoken Language

Above B2

7

7

4

B2

6

6

3

B1

5

5

2

Below B1

2

2

1

Calculation of result:

  CEFR Level

 Score Range

Above B2

41 – 50

B2

21 – 40

B1

9 – 20

Below B1

0 – 8

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