The Duolingo English test, is a computer-based adaptive test which certifies candidates to apply for higher studies in a number of countries across the world. This test, which has integrated skill testing tasks, lasts for less than an hour. It has two broad sections to it. The first section will last for about 45-minutes and is graded. This section is called the adaptive test and evaluates your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The next 10-minutes is a video interview and this comprises the ungraded section.
This test can be taken even from your home. As a candidate you require an identification document which can be your passport, driving license or any other accepted national identification document. In addition, you also require a room with sufficient lighting, a computer with a trustworthy internet connection. You also need additional features like a webcam, microphone and speakers along with the computer. Your test is proctored remotely and at all times, your face should be facing the webcam and fully visible.
The result of the Duolingo English test is published in around 48-hours' time. It can be viewed in your Duolingo account and can be sent to many universities without any extra payment. The universities that you plan to apply to, can all have access to your Duolingo graded and ungraded sections.