Global English Level Test

Our online English test offers a comprehensive assessment of candidate proficiency in reading, listening, grammar, and vocabulary. Covering all CEFR levels (A1-C2), it simplifies your hiring process and ensures data-driven decisions.

Created by Oya Gücer Kay / March, 2024

The Global English Level Test, also known as GELT, serves as a comprehensive assessment tool for evaluating the English proficiency of adult non-native speakers across four dimensions: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Listening. What distinguishes GELT is its reliance on an extensive question bank, housing over 1000 multiple-choice questions prepared by language assessment experts. This strategic approach guarantees that each candidate receives a unique set of questions, enhancing the diversity and precision of the assessment process.

GELT questions are carefully prepared in order to assess the level of the test taker in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

  • Total Number of Questions: 80 multiple choice questions
    • Duration: 50 minutes

      Skill Areas

      GELT test is designed to measure four basic language skill areas:


      This part of the test consists of 36 carefully crafted multiple choice questions that cover various aspects of grammar, including syntax, sentence structure, verb usage, and tenses. Participants are presented with sentences or passages where they must identify and correct grammatical errors or choose the most grammatically appropriate option among multiple choices. The Grammar Exam aims to assess not only the foundational understanding of grammar rules but also the ability to apply them in practical contexts.


      The Vocabulary section of the test comprises 24 questions that evaluate the breadth and depth of an individual's lexical knowledge. This section measures the participant's proficiency in comprehending and utilizing words across diverse contexts. The examination encompasses idiomatic expressions, various vocabulary, and terminologies associated with different domains, including but not limited to sports, education, health, and politics. Additionally, participants are required to demonstrate their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough assessment of the candidate's linguistic acumen and aptitude across a spectrum of lexical nuances.


      The reading section comprises 10 questions, assessing the reader's comprehension of the main idea, ability to make inferences, and the capability of identifying the author's purpose. The text passages strategically incorporate vocabulary to evaluate the reader's overall comprehension. The significance of vocabulary is evident in deciphering complex concepts, phrases, idioms, and expressions in both British and American spoken language. Furthermore, the selected articles represent current, engaging, and well-rounded debate topics, contributing to a comprehensive evaluation of the reader's English reading level.


      The listening section encompasses 10 questions designed to evaluate an individual's proficiency in comprehending spoken language. Test-takers engage with audio recordings and respond to multiple-choice questions that span various levels of literal and inferential comprehension. The subject matter of Testinvite's listening assessments is regularly updated to align with contemporary demands. Additionally, participants should be prepared to encounter diverse accents during the examination. It is recommended that users utilize a headset for optimal audio quality, noting that they are restricted to listening to the recording a limited number of times.


      • Enhanced Test Experience: Testinvite ensures a dynamic and modern testing experience by offering repeatability features, allowing individuals to take the test up to 11 times with each session presenting a distinct set of questions. This ensures a fresh and comprehensive evaluation on each attempt.
        • Efficient Grading System: GELT employs a user-friendly multiple-choice question format, enabling automatic grading. Test scores are presented as a percentage between 0 and 100. The results are then analyzed by aligning the "Test Result" with the proficiency "Level" metrics outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference scheme. This streamlined process simplifies monitoring and reporting for test makers, eliminating the need for additional professional evaluations.

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