ECCE

Speaking

  • Duration:
    15 minutes
  • Description:
    A structured oral interaction occurs between the test taker and the speaking test examiner. The interaction involves a visual prompt.

Listening

  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Description:
    Part 1 (multiple choice) A short recorded conversation is followed by a question. Answer choices are shown as pictures.
    Part 2 (multiple choice) Short talks delivered by single speakers on different topics, followed by 4 to 6 questions each.

Grammar Vocabulary Reading

  • Duration:
    90 minutes
  • Description:
    Grammar (multiple choice) An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is grammatically correct.
    35 Vocabulary (multiple choice) An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one word has the correct meaning in that context.
    35 Reading (multiple choice)
    Part 1: A short reading passage is followed by comprehension questions.
    Part 2: Two sets of four short texts related to each other by topic are followed by 10 questions each.

Writing

  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Description:
    The test taker reads a short excerpt from a newspaper article and then writes a letter or essay giving an opinion about a situation or issue.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Min. Qualification:
    10+2
  • Qualifying Subjects:
    Candidates from any discipline who wish to study in an English-speaking country can take this test.

The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and in this same order. The Speaking test can be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.