The standard test

The BULATS standard test

  • Assesses listening and reading skills and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Lasts 110 minutes: 50 minutes for Listening; 60 minutes for Reading and Language Knowledge.
  • Available in English, French, German and Spanish. Test questions and instructions are in the same language as the test.
  • Divided into two sections – Listening; Reading and Language Knowledge.
  • You are presented with a range of different tasks and question types. Tasks are based on the kinds of skills and activities needed in the workplace, for example:
    • taking down telephone messages
    • understanding notices
    • understanding longer texts
    • correcting errors in a text.
  • Result is provided by the organisation delivering the test.

Sample BULATS tests