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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Duolingo English Test?
  • Mode of Conduction
    Computer Based Test
  • Exam Duration
    1 Hour
  • Official Website
Exam Pattern

Duolingo English test pattern is quite similar to other popular English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL. After Duolingo english test login, candidates need to click on the ‘Start the test’ option. The duration of the Duolingo English exam is less than an hour which is very less as compared to the 2-hour test of TOEFL or IELTS. Duolingo exam pattern can be divided into two parts:

Graded Portion - Adaptive Test Ungraded Portion - Video Interview
This contains exercises of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. This contains a video interview along with a writing sample.

Duolingo comprises two types of tests - Adaptive and test Video interview. The Duolingo English syllabus is not complex, and that is explained in the following sections. There are many Duolingo English test practice papers available online. Candidates can get an idea of the structure.

Adaptive Test: This is the first section of the Duolingo test where the candidates need to answer the following short questions:

  1. Listen to spoken words then proceed to select the original ones
  2. Analyzing written words and selecting the original ones
  3. Fill the text that is missing letters
  4. Illustrate an image by writing or reading aloud
  5. Record while saying a written sentence
  6. Answering a question verbally
  7. Typing a sentence while hearing to it
  8. Writing a response of around 50 words.

Video Interview and Writing Test: This is the second section of the Duolingo English test which falls under the ungraded section. Solving the Duolingo practice test will help candidates speak properly during the video interview. It contains the following sections:

  1. A ‘video interview’ where the candidates need to speak on one of the two topics provided by the examiner. The candidate will need to speak on the topic for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. In the writing test, the candidate needs to select one out of two topics and write for about three to five minutes.

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