iTEP Academic for Higher Studies
The iTEP Academic Test is a measure of your English proficiency for academic success. The test measures whether you would be able to adust in a English speaking environment and complete coursework from an institutions where language of instruction is English. The test score is valid worldwide for sending admission application. The iTEP Score is delivered based on CEFR standards.
iTEP Academic Test Structure
The iTEP Academic is available in two formats: iTEP Academic Plus and iTEP Academic Core. The iTEP Academic Plus measures English proficiency in grammar, listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The iTEP Academic Core measures English proficiency in grammar, listening and reading. In general institutions ask for iTEP Academic Plus score for admission. However, either versions is suitable to apply.
iTEP Academic Test Administration
The iTEP Academic Plus is administered online worldwide through certified test centers. However, iTEP Academic Core is available in both format i.e. online and paper based test.
iTEP Test Duration
The iTEP Academic Plus is a 90 minute examination. This also includes 10 minutes preparation time. The test duration for iTEP Academic Core is 60 minutes.
iTEP Academic Test StructureA. Grammar (Structure) — 10 minutes/ two parts
Part 1. Thirteen fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice questions testing the examinee’s familiarity with key features of English structure; questions range from beginner to advanced.
Part 2. Twelve multiple-choice questions where the examinee selects the part of speech with incorrect English structure; questions range from elementary to advanced.B Listening — 20 minutes/ three parts
Part 1. Four high-beginning to low-intermediate level short conversations of two to three sentences, each followed by one multiple-choice question.
Part 2. One two- to three-minute intermediate-level conversation, followed by four multiple-choice questions.Part 3. One four-minute upper-level lecture, followed by six multiple-choice questionsC Reading — 20 minutes/ two parts
Part 1. One intermediate-level passage of about 250 words in length, followed by four multiple-choice questions.
Part 2. One upper-level paragraph of about 450 words in length, followed by six multiple-choice questions.D Writing — 25 minutes/ two parts
Part 1. The examinee is given five minutes to write a 50-75 word note on a supplied topic, geared to the low-intermediate level. Part 2. The examinee is given 20 minutes to write a 175-225 word piece expressing and supporting his or her opinion on an upper-level written topic.E Speaking — 5 minutes/ two parts (plus one minute warm-up section)
Part 1. The examinee hears and reads a short question geared to low-intermediate level, then has 30 seconds to prepare a spoken response and 45 seconds to speak.
Part 2. The examinee hears a brief upper-level statement presenting two sides of an issue, then is asked to express his or her thoughts on the topic, with 45 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to speak.
iTEP Score Report
The iTEP Score for individual section and overall is reported on a scale of 0.0 (Beginner) to 6.0 (Mastery).
List of Institutions accepting iTEP Test Score
The iTEP Score is accepted worldwide. Currently there are more than 600 partner institutions that accept iTEP as a measure of English proficiency. Here is list of iTEP Partner Institutions