There will be an online placement exam on September 27 and 28, 2021 on Elma Exam platform.

Students who fail or do not take the English Proficiency Exam have to take the Placement Exam.

The purpose of this exam is to measure the level of your English and to place you in a class at the right level. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THIS EXAM. Therefore, to be placed in the correct level, only answer the questions that you are sure that you know.

Also, during the exam, DO NOT RECEIVE HELP FROM ANY PERSON OR OUTSIDE SOURCE. Otherwise, your education will be at the wrong level and will be unproductive for you for the entire school year.

* The exam will be assigned to Elma exam platform. Therefore, students have to create an account on Elma using their ITU e-mail addresses (  (If you don’t have access to your account, you can get support from the IT Department ( or by opening a ticket through > Yardım Bileti Oluşturun > Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı > Kullanıcı Hesabı.)

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

Technical Requirements

 ·       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 (Only for Dual Diploma Students).

·       You mustn’t use VPN connection.

 Exam Rules

 ·      The exam will be accessible from 10.00 on September 27 to 22.00 on September 28.

·      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 the end of the exam time, the answers you have provided up to then 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. (Only for Dual Diploma Students)

·      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.

·      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

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

For any technical problems or questions, you can only get support by opening a ticket. Please follow the steps below to successfully open a help ticket.  > Yardım Bileti Oluşturun > Yabancı Diller Yüksekokulu > İngilizce Yeterlilik Sınavı > Sınavla İlgili Sorular


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