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Duolingo Replacing IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Exam During This Corona Virus Period. by morinto: 12:15pm On May 26, 2020
Nowadays, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to an English proficiency test like IELTS, TOEFL and no one is sure about how long this situation could continue. So, now most of the universities and institutes have decided to take admission based on Duolingo English Test.

What is the Duolingo English Test?
Duolingo is the modern language proficiency test specially designed for international students. It offers your English proficiency score, a video interview, and a writing sample in an accessible manner. It measures all English language skills including reading, listening, writing and speaking like IELTS and TOEFL. Duolingo English test can be taken anywhere and anytime from a computer even at the convenience of your home which means no traveling to a test center or appointment needed. Not only this Duolingo allows you to share your test scores with an unlimited number of institutes that too free of cost.
Hardware requirements for Duolingo English Test
The following things are required for the Duolingo English Test:

You need a computer/Laptop for the test.
You need to have microphones and speakers for the video interview.
A webcam is required and it should be in the center of the screen.
Update the version of your web browsers: Opera and Google Chrome.
Preferably not to use firefox due to the slow speed because of its speed many of the users has complained that firefox does not work properly for Duolingo Test.
Good Internet speed is required - Uploading speed: 1Mbps and Downloading speed: 2Mbps
Your ID proof- original Passport
Rules for Duolingo English Test
Below given rules are essential to follow during exam time

No headphones are permitted
All browser plugins must be disabled.
You are not allowed to look away from the computer screen and not to talk to anyone.
You are not allowed to leave the test tab.
You are not allowed to move out of the camera screen.
Not allowed to access any outside material or devices.
Your ears should be visible.
Duolingo English Test is of 160 Points and 120+ points are considered as good points for top institutions and universities and also helpful at the time of student visa.

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Re: Duolingo Replacing IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Exam During This Corona Virus Period. by funmike83(f): 6:17pm On Oct 08, 2020
Thanks for this info. Is the test better than the ielts test we take?

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