For test takers

Testing resources for test takers

Taking a test is often times a stressful experience. If you are preparing to take a Versant test, a range of preparation resources are available to help you become familiar with the test format and question types.​

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Steps to get prepared

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1. Read the official test guide

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2. Practice! Request a free demo or buy a practice test

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4. You're ready—time to take your test!​

Learn about the test

Versant English Test

Skills assessed


Length of test

~17 minutes 

Types of questions

Reading, Repeat, Short Questions, Sentence, Builds, Story Retelling, Open Questions 

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Speaking section tips 

Understanding your score

Once you’ve taken your test, your test administrator may give you access to view your score report. Test scores are reported on Pearson’s Global Scale of English, a scale developed to provide a global standard for measuring progress in English language acquisition. Scores are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), with scores ranging from pre-A1 (beginner) to C2 (advanced).

Understanding your score chart

Sample responses by score

What does someone who has low, intermediate, or advanced English proficiency sound like? Listen and read some sample responses to see how your skills might compare.

Overall GSE score: 40​

Overall GSE score: 60​

Overall GSE score: 80​

What to expect on testing day

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Check your inbox

The institution or company that you’re taking the test for will invite you to take a test. 

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Get ready

Find a quiet room with no distractions. Gather your headset and review the technical requirements included in your email invitation. 

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Take your test

Follow the instructions included in your email invite to get started. Listen and respond to test questions—do the best you can! 

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Prepare for your test

Practice tests are a great way to become familiar with the test so you can feel confident on testing day.