Test Details

Password tests are made up of one or more Password test modules. The following test modules can be combined in various ways depending on each  individual institutions’ requirements. You will need to find out which modules you have been asked to take.

Password Knowledge

Password Knowledge is a sophisticated test of English language grammar, vocabulary and reading. It consists of five sections and takes 1 hour to complete. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).

Password Reading

Password Reading consists of five sections. In each section there is one reading task to be completed. Test-takers have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete all tasks. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).

Password Writing

Password Writing assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles to choose from and are given instructions regarding length and content. The test takes 30 minutes and is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).

Password Listening

Password Listening consists of five sections. In each section there are one or more listening tasks to be completed. Once test-takers press the play button, it is not possible to pause or restart the recording. Test-takers will hear the recording twice. The second time they hear the recording the question(s) will appear. Notes can be made to help prepare answers. Test-takers have 1 hour to complete the five sections. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).

Password Speaking

Password Speaking has five sections with one or more speaking tasks (questions) in each, simply answered by speaking into a microphone. There is about the same amount of time available to prepare answers as there is to speak. Notes can be made to help prepare answers. The test takes 20 minutes. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).