Password Skills and Skills Receptive Tests

The Password Skills test consists of four test modules – reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is run in two parts with a break in between. 

The Password Skills Receptive test consists of two test modules – reading and listening, and is run in one part.  

Click on the links below to find out more about the test modules.

Password Reading

Password Reading has five sections. In each section there is one task for you to complete. You have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the five sections.

Password Writing

Password Writing assesses your ability to write an essay.
You have a choice of two essay titles and should write at least 200 words in 30 minutes.

Password Listening

Password Listening has five sections. In each section there are one or more tasks for you to complete. You can press play once and the recording cannot be paused or restarted. The recording will play twice and questions appear on the second playback. You have 1 hour to complete the five sections.

Password Speaking

Password Speaking has five sections. In each section, there are one or more tasks for you to complete. You will read the question on the screen and then answer it by speaking into the microphone. Notes can be made to help prepare answers.
You have 20 minutes to complete the five sections.