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Linguaskill General Test

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​​​​​​​​​​​Linguaskill General Test or (Linguaskill) is a multi-level test provided by Cambridge Assessment English (UK). It is used by Effat University as the main English Placement Test to check the English language skills of its applicants/ students.

Reasons to take the Linguaskill Test: 

  • If you are applying to Effat University, you will have to undergo the Linguaskill Test (all 4-modules)
  • The test will provide you with accurate results within 48 hours
  • Your results will be aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability
  • If you are interested in taking the IELTS test, Linguaskill will accurately identify your comparative IELTS score 

Linguaskill Test consists of 4 parts:

  • Reading and Listening (combined): 60-85 mins approx.
    The Reading and Listening test is adaptive. There is no fixed number of questions. Each question the candidates answer helps the computer understand their level better. The test ends when the candidate has answered enough questions for Linguaskill to identify their level accurately. 

  • Writing: 45 mins
    The Writing tests consists of two tasks.
    Task one: Candidates are asked to write an email of about 50 words.
    Task two: Candidates are asked to write a letter or a report of at least 180 words.

  • Speaking: 15 mins approx
    The Speaking test is made up of 5 parts. Candidates use the microphone and headphone to record their answers.
    Click here to learn more about the Linguaskill test.

Important Note: 

Applicants can waive the Linguaskill Test if they have a valid iBT or IELTS score. Applicants should submit the iBT or IELTS Score Report to the Admissions Office.​

Linguaskill Test Delivery Options:

​On Campus:

For UG test schedule, please click here. 
For GS test schedule, please click here.