Oxford Online English Placement Test


All levels
Lesson duration 
Between 60-80 minutes
Day and time
At a time most convenient for you.
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Course Costs (no added VAT)
€ 30

Who is the Oxford test for?

This test is for anyone (over 18) who wants a fast, easy, inexpensive and accurate evaluation of their English ability.

The score can be used for course level placement or can be added to your professional portfolio as a proof of your English level. HR and recruiters can use this test, in combination with an interview and a writing sample, to evaluate English proficiency.

How quickly can I get the OOPT and get the results?

This test can usually be taken within 3 business day of purchase. We will promptly send you your official PDF with your results.

What are the advantages of this test?

This test is well priced, reliable and respected; and it provides official results indexed to the CEFR. Although this test does not evaluate speaking and writing, we like this test! It can be done by anyone, anywhere. It is perfect for anyone who cannot go to a test center. The English Center offers the Oxford Online Placement Test as well as private test preparation courses for several other popular tests.

Is the test accurate and reliable?

Yes, but please note that it does not test speaking or writing.

Do you want to prepare to take the Oxford Test or another test, such as TOEFL or IELTS or GMAT? Do you need test preparation?

Read more about private test preparation courses here. 

The Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) helps learners choose the right level language course, and provides employers with a quick evaluation of your English

Learners and teachers use the OOPT to place students at the right level.

Corporate training companies use this test to decide what level of training employees need, and human resources departments use it to check the English level of employees. It is also used by some schools and universities. Note: It does not generally replace the IELTS or TOEIC for university admission.

Do you prefer a test of your CEFR level of spoken English? Go to English Center Test of Spoken English©. This unique spoken English test is done via telephone and just takes just about ten minutes. Call + 31 (0) 20 823 0569 to learn more.

What skills does the OOPT test? How many parts are in the test?

The test is divided into two sections, both of which are required. The sections are called “Use of English” and “Listening.”

Part 1. Use of English. About 30 questions. Choose American or British English. Or a mix.

This part of the test evaluates your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, for example, how well you know tenses, or which word would be correct in a sentence. It also assesses how well you understand what you have read and the meaning of the text. You have to read and answer multiple choice and gap fill questions.

Part 2. Listening. About 15 Questions.

This section uses audio to test your understanding of what you hear. You can choose 100% American English, all British English, or a 50/50 mix. Test takers can play the audio twice if they like.

Questions are instantly marked and appear for the school (That’s us.) We see your CEFR level, point score out of 120, and your time taken to complete the test. The scores are separated between the 2 sections.

We download an official OOPT results card PDF and email it to you. That is the official record of your test.

Test Details

  • Cost? 30 euro.
  • Location? Always online! Take it at your home or office.
  • Adaptive? Yes, the test gets easier or harder based on your answers.
  • Time Needed? About one hour, but you can take up to 80 minutes. Your time will be recorded.

OK. How do I get this Oxford test?

It’s easy! Use the “register now” button at the top this page to buy the test. You need to pay before we can send you the test link. We will send the test usually within two days (excluding weekends and holidays). Then you take the test when you like and get instant results with an official report.

Read more about this English test at the Oxford site.

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