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SEPTEMBER 2021 ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAM REGISTRATION FOR NEWLY-REGISTERED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Newly-registered undergraduate students can apply for the September 15 English Proficiency Exam free of charge between September 11 and 13 (till 5.00 pm) following the steps below. The English Proficiency Exam will take place on Elma exam platform on September 15, 2021

[There will be a compulsory Placement Exam for those students who fail or do not take the English Proficiency Exam. Further details related to this exam will be announced on www.ydy.itu.edu.tr ]

To take the English Proficiency Exam, please follow the steps below: 

Step 1

Go to https://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/onkayitlar/english_exam/basvuru/ and select the category "2021 Yılında Üniversitemize Yeni Kayıt Olan Lisans Öğrenci". Please make sure that you type in your e-mail address correctly and this e-mail address is accessible. 

Step 2

After you have completed the first step, you have to create an account on Elma exam platform. Please make sure you provide the same e-mail address that you have used in Step 1. 

 * Those who have provided different e-mail addresses on Elma and SİS will not be able to take the exam.

Click here for the steps that you must follow to create an account on Elma.

Technical Requirements for the Proficiency Exam

 ·       You must use the up-to-date version of Chrome browser on your computer to take the exam.

·       You must allow pop-ups in Chrome. Click here for the relevant instructions.

·       The exam must be open only on one window at a time. If you encounter any problems (page not fully loading, connection problems, power cuts. etc.) close the exam window that is open and login again to continue where you left off.

·       For the Listening section you need headphones or speakers.

·       You mustn’t use VPN connection.

 Proficiency Exam Rules

 ·      The exam will be accessible from 10.00 to 12.30 on the exam day.

·      Even if you log in the system any time later than 10.00, you will need to complete the exam by 12.30.

·       If you cannot complete your exam by 12.30, the answers you have provided up to 12:30 will be automatically saved.

·      The interface of the exam platform is English.

·      It is not possible to return to the skipped questions in the exam. During the Reading Section reading text will be displayed for each question.

·      In order to take notes during the listening, you need to have a draft paper and pencil with you. Important titles in the listening text will be displayed on the screen during the listening.

·      If a student is disconnected for technical reasons such as power or internet outage, if they can re-enter the system, they will be able to continue the exam from where they left off.

·     A make-up exam will be conducted online on September 17th, 2021 for those who fail to take or complete their exam because of technical failures.

·      The data recorded during the exam will be analyzed by data processing methods and, if necessary, by the authorized commission of the university. If behaviors that do not comply with student stance such as cheating, deception or fraud, misleading, etc. are detected, the exams of the  relevant students will be deemed invalid and they will be treated according to the Student Disciplinary Regulations of Higher Education Institutions

·      Since the exam will be held in a single session, undergraduate students who receive 60 or more out of 100 in total are considered successful.

·      The students who have taken the exam are assumed to have accepted the exam rules.

Exam Content

The details about the content and duration of the exam are given in the table below.

ITU SFL Proficiency Exam Content

Number of Questions

Points for Each Question

Total Points

Language Comprehension

10

1.5

15

Reading Comprehension

15

3

45

Listening

5

4

20

Writing

1*

20

20

Total


100

Total Duration (minutes)

150


* In the Writing section, the students will be asked to write a complete essay including the Introduction, 2 Body and Conclusion paragraphs. They will be required to write 250-350 words.



Click here for the previous Proficiency Exam questions and answers.

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