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How to take the test
After buying your test, you will receive two email messages -
one from us confirming your purchase and telling you how to prepare
for the test, and the other from Meazure Learning (Examity), telling you how to schedule the test.
If you bought the test in China you will receive another email from us with an extension for
Microsoft Edge that you will need to install and instructions on how to do this.

You can take the test online, from your own home whenever it is suitable for you, any day of the year.

On the day of your test, you will log on to the Examity portal 15 minutes before the start time of your
test and meet the proctor (invigilator), who will explain the instructions and start your test for you. Please note,
registration and security checks will take at least 30 minutes.

You will receive your results certificate by email within seven working days of taking the test, which you can share with
your chosen institution.

School Pupils and Parents
Test Requirements

You must have:

 

  • Carefully read the documents with links below, especially the student handbook
  • A valid passport (this is the only acceptable form of ID). Photocopies are not accepted.
  • A computer or laptop
  • An external webcam/smartphone camera/mirror for the proctor (invigilator) to check your screen and keyboard
  • Your online Examity account login (your email address) and password
  • Your Password Skills Plus test login which was sent to your email when the test was purchased

 

PC & Internet Requirements:

 

  • Windows 10 or above or macOS 10.15 Catalina or above
  • On a Windows PC Chrome (version 53 or above) or Firefox (version 42 or above) or Edge (version 79 or above) web browser, or on a Mac Chrome (version 74 or above)
  • Reliable internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 2 Mbps
  • A front-facing camera
  • A microphone
  • Speakers
Setting up your test with Examity

Before your test:

 

  • Complete a technology practice test on the Examity portal – this will take 2-3 minutes and allow you to test your computer and ensure your speakers, microphone, webcam and internet connection are working properly. There is no connection to the proctor. This can be done through your Examity portal once you have created an account.
  • Make sure your Examity profile includes your full legal name (as per your passport), your phone number (including country code) and an email address that you can access in case the Password Support team need to contact you or call you back if you need our assistance.
  • If you bought the test in China you will need to add an extension file for Microsoft Edge that you will have received. Please contact the Password Support team if you have not received it, or if you need any help.

 

On the day of the test:

 

  • Dress in a simple top such as such as a basic t-shirt or sweatshirt. You must not wear a watch or any jewellery. No hats, caps or head coverings are allowed except any worn for religious reasons.
  • Clear the room, including all books, papers, phones and other electronic equipment except that to be used to take your test etc. You are allowed one sheet of plain paper, a pen or pencil, and an un-labelled water bottle.
  • Make sure you turn off other screen sharing applications, e.g. Zoom, Skype, and enable pop-ups for Examity. Here are some other troubleshooting tips you may need.
  • Close all programs, then start the Chrome (or Edge in China) web browser.
  • Have your passport ready (no soft copies or photocopies are allowed). Your passport must be valid.
  • It is essential that you log in 15 minutes before the start time of your scheduled test with Examity. If you are more than 30 minutes late for your start time, you will not be permitted to take the test.
  • You must be in a quiet room with only one door that can be shut, and have a desk for the test PC and a chair for you. All windows and other openings must be completely covered (e.g. with curtains or blinds). You must use a proper desk and chair, a bed cannot be used.
  • Listen carefully to the test rules read out to you by your proctor and abide by them. If you fail to do this, you may be disqualified and may not receive your test results. For more information regarding the day of your test, see the test handbook below.

For any enquiries regarding the above, please email support@englishlanguagetesting.co.uk.

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