Duolingo Online Test - Accepted By Over 1000 Institutions

The Duolingo English Test is an online exam that you take on your personal computer. Like the TOEFL and IELTS, it tests all four language skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. However, you’ll find these skills tested in pretty revolutionary ways!

The test is adaptive, which has some significant consequences for test-takers. Basically, if you answer a question correctly, the next one gets harder. If you answer it wrong, the next one gets easier. This means that, with relatively few questions, the exam can pinpoint your ability level quickly—that’s why it only takes around an hour to complete!

Do you want to know which institutions are accepting Duolingo test? Please refer to Duolingo official website

Fact File 

  1. A home-based, computerized and proctored online English proficiency test. 
  2. Available on demand. 
  3. Registration: Register at https://englishtest.duolingo.com 
  4. Cost: 49 USD - Take the exam within 90 days of making the payment. 
  5. Time: 60 Minutes 
  6. Results are available within 48 hours. 
  7. Validity: 2 years 
  8. Results are accessible by the institutions directly from Duolingo secure dashboard only 
  9. Recognition: Globally recognized by over 1000 institutes in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, China, Japan, Qatar, Thailand and other European countries. 
  10. A number of 15 minute free practice tests available on the website. 
  11. Accommodations for disable candidates: contact englishtest-support@duolingo.com with subject: “Accommodation Request” detailing request. Request replied within 24 hrs. 

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 
  4. camera are working properly 
  5. Disable browser plug-ins/ add-ons/ extensions. Instructions here 
  6. A clear picture of a valid ID document and the test taker is required to be taken and 
  7. 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: 

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.