The Reasoning Test
40 – 45 minutes
Verbal, maths and non-verbal processing
Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University
Internet enabled computer, plain paper and a pen for working
Please ensure the candidate has blank paper and pen, they will need this for the Maths section. Please tell the candidate:
This test consists of some vocabulary, maths and picture questions. Some sections are longer than others. The questions are designed to see if you find this kind of thinking easy or hard – there is no pass or fail in this kind of test. Just do as much as you can in the time provided. Any questions?
On the UKiset Login document you will have received three pieces of information required for this test:
- The Test Account (A-E)
- The Test Account Pass Key
- The Candidate’s unique token
Click on the candidate’s Test Account below, this will open the test in a new window. Enter the Pass Key when instructed. Then enter the unique token.
Once all sections are complete the candidate’s responses will be automatically uploaded and the window can be closed. Return to this page to move on to the English test below.
The English Test
English reading and listening
Cambridge Assessment English, Cambridge University
internet-enabled computer – with sound, headphone
The Cambridge English test, called Linguaskill, is a test of reading and listening skills in English. The test is entirely completed online. The candidate will need headphones for this section. Please test the sound on the computer before the test starts.
You will need to enter the 10 digit code (XXXXX-XXXXX) provided on the UKiset Logins on the left side of the screen, where it reads Entry Code, and click OK.
To start, click the arrow on the Linguaskill box, the candidate will need to fill in their name, date of birth and answer a few questions before they can start the test. The test will time itself, there is no need to stop the test after an alloted time. Tell the candidate:
This test will take about 80 minutes and consists of some listening and reading questions. Read the instructions carefully on each page. Try to answer as many questions as you can in the time provided.
The test will time itself, please do not stop the test before it is complete. The online site will inform the candidate when the test is finished, then the Cambridge English window can be closed. Return here for instructions on the final part of the test below.
The English Essay
Expository handwritten essay, assessing expressive language skills in English
Lined paper, pens
At a desk, please provide the candidate with a pen (black or blue ink) and lined paper.
Please give the candidate the following instructions:
I am going to provide you with a topic that you will have 30 minutes to write about in English. Try to make your essay as interesting as possible and write as much as you can. Remember that spelling, punctuation and grammar are important, and try to allow some time to check your work at the end. Any questions?
Then provide the candidate with the topic provided on the UKiset Login instructions. The invigilator is in charge of timing the test. If you wish to provide a timer for the candidate, click on the button below to provide an on-screen count down. Please provide the candidate with a 10 minute and 5 minute warning towards the end of the test.
At the end of the test collect the papers. Please check that the candidate’s name and the essay topic are on each sheet of paper.