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Cambridge Assessment English is now offering Online English Test named as Linguaskill. It is a quick and convenient online test that helps to check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. You can give your Linguaskill exam for skills of your choice: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Test can assess student’s language proficiency up to C1 level – equivalent to 8 bands in IELTS.

Test dates and Location:

Linguaskill exam can be taken at any time, for all the components at your own pace using your own computer, internet connection, a microphone and headphones. A secure Cambridge English Test Portal is used to administer the test simply and conveniently.

Test Registration:

Book your test now at this . You can also register for one, two or three skills of your own choice. Each test is booked separately. For Linguaskill Speaking, you need to register at least 3 days before the required test date. The other components Reading, Listening and Writing can be registered and taken at any time.

Test Fee:

Skills Fee
Reading & Listening £40
Writing £30
Speaking £30

Pay us Online Here.

Test Results:

The test provides accurate and instant results within 48 hours, and can be taken at any time that suits you. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): the international standard for describing language ability.

Please see https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/information-about-the-test/practice-materials/   for mock exams and resource material.

Download Sample Test Report here

Test Preparation:

Face to Face classes Online preparations
ICD provides you preparation classes that are customized according to your proficiency level and helps you score the best in Linguaskill. Online Linguaskill preparation course include Reading and Listening 20 hours online practice courseDetailed analysis of the listening and reading test sections with tips and hints, grammar and vocabulary practice • 13 modules in total, 3 introductory modules and then 5 modules for Listening and 5 for Reading based on a workplace theme • Two practice tests as part of the course

Click here to download  factsheet giving you more details of the course and you can watch a short, informative presentation here: https://youtu.be/sT75X6qNEK4.

Latest Updates:

A number of Universities are accepting Linguaskill exam as requirement of English Language Proficiency. Complete list will be published at this page soon, although its strongly recommended to check with Institution you are applying to see if they accept LinguaSkill.

This Test is suitable for:
Anyone who wants to know his CEFR level of proficiency or Cambridge level in English language can give this test.

  • Students can appear in this test before investing in IELTS / TOEFL test fee, to check their proficiency level.
  • Students who want to apply without IELTS or those who want to get admission locally in any university can appear in this test and provide the result as a proof of their language proficiency.
  • Anyone who want to apply for jobs locally / abroad and wants to have a certification in English proficiency can take an attempt of this test.

Testing Formats and task types:

Skills Test Duration Tasks
Reading and Listening 60 – 85 minutes Reading tasks:

  • Read and select
  • Gapped sentences
  • Multiple-choice gap filled
  • One gap fill
  • Extended reading

Listening tasks:

  • Listen and select
  • Extended listening
Writing 45 minutes (2 parts) Part 1:
The candidate will be asked to write about 50 words
Type: Email
Part 2:
The candidate will be asked to write about 180 words
Type: Letter / Report
Speaking 15 minutes (5 parts) Part 1:
Interview (candidate answers 8 questions)
Part 2:
Reading aloud (candidate reads 8 sentences aloud)
Part 3:
Long turn 1 (candidate is given a topic to talk about 1 min)
Part 4:
Long turn 2

IELTS & other Cambridge Exam score comparison

See https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/cambridge-english-scale/institutions/ for details

Score and Level comparison

Linguaskill assesses English language ability from below A1 to C1 or above on the CEFR:

LinguaSkill Score CEFR level/ IELTS
180+ C1 or above-IELTS 6.5 to 8.0
160–179 B2 – IELTS 5.5-6.5
140–159 B1 -IELTS 4.0-5.0
120–139 A2 – IELTS below 4.0
100–119 A1
82–99 Below A1

Test Day Information:

1. You must have your laptop, headphones, microphone and good Internet Connection.
2. Go to Cambridge English Test Center Portal.

3. Add Login code provided by the Test Center, for each component
4. These login codes can only be used one time and will expire after the given time period.
5. You will get the results within 48 hours.

  • Offered by Cambridge Assessment English, University of Cambridge
  • Result within 48 hours
  • Can be attempted anywhere with PC, Internet and Headphones
  • Around 2 hours duration

Test recognition 

Lingua Skill exam is accepted at below Institutions. List is being added with more institutions accepting the exam.


Monash – https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/foundation-year/english-language-requirements

Griffith University – https://www.griffith.edu.au/international/flexible-study-options

University of Technology Sydney – https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/international/essential-information/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements

Flinders University – https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-choose-us/global-recognition

University of Queensland – https://icte.uq.edu.au/linguaskill

Shafston International College – http://shafston.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-ELICOS-Pricing-04-10-2018-e-copy.pdf?v=1

AIBT – https://aibtglobal.edu.au/get-started/english-requirements/

UP _ pathway programs


Plymouth University – https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements/cambridge-linguaskill-online

Portsmouth University – https://www.lsi-portsmouth.co.uk/linguaskill-test/#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20Linguaskill%20test,to%20get%20your%20results%20immediately.

Cranefield University – https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/about/coronavirus/information-for-prospective-students

Anglia Ruskin University – https://aru.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements

More is at https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-choose-us/global-recognition

Bradford University

Frequently asked Questions:

Answer: Anyone who wants to know his CEFR level of English Language proficiency can give this test. Also those students who are going to appear in English Language Exams such as IELTS, TOEFL ,CAE can know their level of English proficiency before taking the actual exam.

Answer: There are four skills to be tested:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

All Linguaskill modules exam can be taken using your own laptop and computers.

Answer: Yes, you can take exam of any component of your own choice out of four skills i-e reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Answer: Payment can be done online. If in case you are not able to do online payment, you can always visit your nearest ICD centre. ICD staff is always there to help you.

Answer: Yes, you can always book a test again if you want to.

Answer: Linguaskill exam can be taken at any time.




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