This test is a recent addition for those who wish to visit and/or migrate to the UK.
The test, unlike IELTS, has two levels – A1 and B1 – and assesses only two skills – Speaking and Listening – in a one-to-one sitting with an examiner and another test taker. The range of tasks vary from introducing, arguing, expressing opinions, synergizing, describing, commenting, suggesting, deciding etc. Some other tasks may include comparing, planning, persuading expressing future events etc.
The duration of the test is only maximum 40 minutes – around 22 minutes for A1 and 18 minutes for B1. Test dates are normally available within 6 days and the result is provided within 2 days only.