About Duolingo English Test

Currently, as you know all the industries have stopped in this wicked time of Covid-19. This is also a cause of concern for those students who wanted to study abroad. Today, where the test of IELTS or TOEFL is not being conducted, so many foreign institutes are accepting Duolingo English tests for admissions. So here I am explaining everything you want to know about the Duolingo English test.

What is the Duolingo English Test? 

The Duolingo English Test is a modern English proficiency assessment for today’s global students and institutes. The test is offered online, on request. And can be taken from home via a computer and webcam. You don’t have to make an appointment or travel to a test center. Like IELTS, it tests all four language skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. The test is methodical using computer adaptive technology, means if you have an answer right, then the next question will be slightly harder. And if your answer is wrong then next question will come little easy.

How much cost for Duolingo English Test?

The cost of Duolingo English Test is very inexpensive as compare to IELTS or TOEFL. It costs only US $ 49 only (Approx  Rs 3700/-)

How much time does it take for the Duolingo English Test result?

Result of Duolingo English Test is declared in just 48 hrs. The result will be sent to your registered E-mail. You can also log in to the Duolingo English Test website to view your complete test history and results.

For how much duration of The Duolingo English test score validates?

The scores are valid for two years from the date of certification.

Making Your Testing Atmosphere.

Since the Duolingo English Test online and you will attempt from your computer, you must accomplish these requirements to avoid any difficulties between the test:

  • A government-issued photo ID (Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar, etc.).
  • A quiet room with good light.
  • About one hour of uninterrupted time.
  • A computer or laptop equipped with a working web camera, speaker and mic.
  • An good speed internet connection and compatible browser (Chrome and Opera).
  • Backup for light.

We recommend completing the Practice Test given at the official website of Duolingo English Test website first to confirm that you can complete the test on your computer and browser. To give sample test click here

Rules to follow while taking the Duolingo English Test.

While taking the Duolingo English Test, you will need to follow the following rules.

  • Be alone in a room.
  • Ears are always visible (not be covered with hair, hat or something else).
  • Face must be visible (not be covered with sunglasses or other stuff).
  • Do not wear headphones or earphones.
  • Do not use any outside materials (like mobiles, writing pen, notes, or textbooks).
  • Do not leave the test window on your web browser for any reason.
  • Do not look away from the screen (communicate with anyone else).

If any violation happens then, Duolingo reserves the right to nullify your test results.

Duolingo English Test Pattern

Sections Skills Tested Duration of Test
Adaptive Test Assesses your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills 45 Minutes
Video interview An ungraded section that records your answers to open-ended questions 10 Minutes


Score comparison of Duolingo English Test against IELTS Academic

Duolingo IELTS (Academic) Description
10 1.5    Can understand very basic English words and phrases.


Can understand straightforward information and express themselves in         familiar contexts.

15 2
20-25 2.5
30-40 3
45-50 3.5
55-60 4    Can understand the main points of concrete speech or writing on routine       matters such as work and school.


Can describe experiences, ambitions, opinions, and plans, although with       some awkwardness or hesitation.

65-70 4.5
75-80 5
85-90 5.5    Can fulfill most communication goals, even on unfamiliar topics.


Can understand the main ideas of both concrete and abstract writing.


Can interact with proficient speakers fairly easily.

95-100 6
105-110 6.5
115-120 7
125-130 7.5    Can understand a variety of demanding written and spoken language             including some specialized language use situations.


Can grasp implicit, figurative, pragmatic, and idiomatic language.


Can use language flexibly and effectively for most social, academic, and       professional purposes.

135-140 8
145-150 8.5
155-160 9


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