A1 English Test is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) provided through LanguageCert’s Global network of the Home Office approved SELT centres. It is a dual skill (speaking and listening) exam in English.
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What to expect in the Exam ?
Exam Duration: 6-8 Minutes
Four Short conversation with examiner (Online)
Individual Assessment (like an interview)
Simple and Practical topics-based questions
What VISA types is it used for:
It is used for Spouse Visa wherein you are looking to get a leave to remain for 2.5 years in the UK.
Salient Features of A1 Exam
A1 Level – English Certificate
Grade Boundaries Candidates are awarded:
1. High Pass [38/50]
3. Fail [0-24/50]
Exam Preparation Material:
It is recommended to go through the preparation material for better performance and success. It is advisable and always good to prepare for the test.
You will receive the preparation material on booking the test with us.
The exam material covers the marking criteria, sample questions, topics and sample interview (audio).
A 1 Test Format
Part 1: Give and spell name
State country of origin
Answer 5 questions
Part 2: 2 or 3 situations presented by the interlocutor
You are required to respond to the questions
Part 3: Exchange information to identify similarities and differences in pictures depicting familiar situations
Part 4: You will be given 30 seconds to prepare
Talk about a topic provided by the interlocutor for half a minute
Answer the follow up questions
You have to Listen to the interlocutor and answer questions
Part 4bLong turn:
You have to deliver (speak) a short, uninterrupted talk on a topic given by the interlocutor