ICD Pakistan

Duolingo Test

It is a home-based, computerized and proctored online English proficiency test which is available on demand. It is Globally recognized by over 800 institutes in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, China, Japan, Qatar, Thailand and other European countries.

Registration and Fees

You can register your Duolingo test at https://englishtest.duolingo.com.
Accommodations for disable candidates: contact englishtest-support@duolingo.com with subject: “Accommodation Request” detailing request. Request replied within 24 hrs.

Duolingo test fee = 49 USD
Take the exam within 90 days of making the payment.

Test Time & Result

Total time for Duolingo Test is 60 Minutes. A number of 15 minute free practice tests are available on the website.
Validity: 2 Years

Results are available within 48 hours after the test.
Results are accessible by the institutions directly from Duolingo secure dashboard only.

Preparation Course at ICD

Course Duration: Depends on the current proficiency and required level of the student

Classes
: 2 hours per day for 3 days per week

Core elements of the course
: Skills and Language lessons, Test tips, Practice and Mock exams

Preparation Fee: PKR 10,000 per month

Technical And Other Requirements

  1.  Laptop or desktop computer required. Does not work on mobile/tablet.
  2. The test only works on Google chrome or Opera. Other browsers do not support the test.
  3. Require a working webcam and microphone. Instructions to check if Microphone and camera are working properly.
  4. Disable browser plug-ins/ add-ons/ extensions. Instructions here.
  5. A clear picture of a valid ID document and the test taker is required to be taken and uploaded at the time of the test.

Rules For Taking The Test

While taking the Duolingo English Test, you will need to comply with the following rules.

  • Make sure you are alone in a quiet, well-lit room.
  • Make sure your ears are always visible and not covered (e.g. covered by hair, a hat, etc.).
  • Make sure your face is visible and not obscured by sunglasses or other accessories.
  • Do not wear headphones or earphones.
  • Do not use any outside materials, including mobile devices, notes, or textbooks.
  • Do not communicate with anyone else.
  • Do not use any writing utensils or paper.
  • Do not leave the test window on your web browser for any reason.
  • Do not look away from the screen.

If you violate any of these rules, Duolingo reserves the right to invalidate your test results and take more severe measures as listed on this page.

Test Format

There are no specific sections in which the test is divided, but it assesses all the four skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking through various items.
Each question is time bound.
Number of items per question type is not fixed nor in order.

Types Of Questions

Skills AssessedQuestion TypeTime Given Per Item
SpeakingRead a sentence out loud20 seconds
SpeakingSpeak for at least 30 seconds (up to 90 seconds) to answer a question about an experience20 seconds to read the question and prepare
30-90 seconds to record the answer
SpeakingSay the English word for an image as it appears.3 seconds per image
ListeningSelect real English words in a list of spoken words1 minute 30 seconds – replays allowed – 9 words
Listening and WritingWrite a spoken sentence (dictation)1 minute – 2 replays allowed
ReadingSelect real English words in a list of written words1 minute per 18 words
Reading and WritingFill in the blanks in a close passage. Part of each missing word is given3 minutes per passage
WritingWrite a short description of an image (one or more sentences)1 minute – no word limit
WritingAnswer an opinion based question with at least 50 words5 minutes

 

The following two parts are unassessed but are provided to the institutes along with the result.

  1. Writing: Choose between two topics and write for 3-5 minutes
  2. Speaking: Interview – Choose a topic and talk about it for 1-3 minutes, answering the questions asked.