The Duolingo English Test is a modern language proficiency tool designed for today's international students and institutions. It offers an English proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample in an accessible, efficient, and secure testing experience.

The Duolingo English Test is used by leading institutions around the world. The integrated video interview and rapid turnaround allow for dynamic use throughout the admissions cycle.

The Duolingo English Test is a more convenient, accessible, and cost-effective English proficiency assessment.
Traditional English proficiency exams are often difficult to schedule, require travel to a test center, have long and stressful testing experiences, and cost over $200 USD. The Duolingo English Test can be taken online, on demand from your computer for only $49. The results are available within 48 hours, and you can share your results with an unlimited number of institutions.
In addition, the Duolingo English Test offers the opportunity to showcase yourself in addition to your English ability through the integration of a video interview and writing sample alongside a proficiency score.

You can take the Duolingo English Test anytime and anywhere, as long as you have the necessary technical requirements and test environment.

The Duolingo English Test costs US $49.

The Duolingo English Test takes less than an hour to complete.

You may receive certified results for up to two tests in a 30-day period, which starts on the completion date of your first certified test. If you complete a test and your results are not certified, it will not count against this limit.

Results for the Duolingo English Test are valid for two years.

The exam portion of the Duolingo English Test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing, and listening exercises. This portion is graded.
The second, ungraded portion of the exam consists of a video interview and writing sample. In each section, the test taker will be able to respond to one of two prompts offered.

Please contact [email protected] with subject: “Accommodation Request” detailing your request. A supervisor will reply within 24 hours.

In order to take the Duolingo English Test, you will need a computer with a functioning microphone, speakers, and webcam. Please also download the most up-to-date version of one of our supported browsers, and we recommend that you have an internet connection with at least 2 Mbps download speed and 1 Mbps upload speed.
You will also need to have your actual, physical ID ready when taking the test. In order to receive certified results, you will need to submit a photograph of your ID so that we can verify your identity. You may not use copies and pictures of the ID card or passport. You must be holding up the actual ID.

To see a list of acceptable forms of ID for each country, please visit this page.

You can take the Duolingo English Test using the most up-to-date version of one of the following browsers:
Google Chrome
In China, this test support 360 and QQ browsers as well.
We also recommend completing the Practice Test first to confirm that you can complete the test on your computer and browser.

First off, please make sure that you're using the most recent version of one of our supported browsers.
Once the test starts to upload, do not open any additional programs, windows, or attempt to refresh the page.
Ensure that you are on a stable internet connection. If the wireless internet signal isn't strong, use a wired connection.
If the test stops uploading, or fails to upload, the system will automatically try again five times. After the fifth attempt, the test will not upload and you will need to take the entire test again. Please note, you will not have to pay again if this problem occurs.

We utilize the photos of yourself and your ID to verify your identity. Most standardized exams require similar verification of your identity.
Please make sure that the photo of your ID is clear, so that your face and name are both clear and legible. Failure to provide a clear photo of your ID will prevent your Duolingo English Test results from being certified.

We require that you enable your webcam while taking the test so that our proctors can review your test video. A webcam is also required for you to complete the video interview section of the Duolingo English Test, which is sent to institutions along with your proficiency score.

Yes. After you complete and upload your test, a proctor will review your test video to ensure test integrity before certifying your test.

Statistical machine learning algorithms are used to score the Duolingo English Test based on the content of your responses. Time taken per question does not affect your score.
You will not be penalized more for entering an incorrect response to a question rather than skipping the question. For c-test questions, you will receive the same score for a blank or an incorrect response. For listen/transcription questions, you will be penalized more for omitting a word than mistyping the word.

Your results email will note why your test was cancelled. In most cases, you’ll already have a credit to try again. If you’re still unsure, do not hesitate to email us or send us a live chat.