FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT EXAM REGISTRATION

  1. Who can take the exam?

All the persons who want to have their foreign language proficiency assessed or those who need the certificate of foreign language proficiency based on the 6-level Foreign Language Proficiency Framework for Vietnam, and

  1. have submitted all the required registration documents; have paid the fee.
  2. are not being banned from taking any Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment Exam in Vietnam in 2 years for committing one of the followings:

– Let someone else take the test for you or take the test for someone else in any form (impersonation);

– Attempt to disrupt the exam; assault the exam organizers or other candidates.

 

  1. Exam fee: 1,800,000 VND

 

  1. Registration documents

– Exam registration form (Appendix 1)

– 02 photos (4cm×6cm) taken no more than 06 months before the exam, having the candidate’s full name and date of birth written on the back.

– 01 notarized copy of one of the valid identification documents that candidates will use in the exam: identity card or passport.

* Note: Candidates must bring the original identification documents for comparison when submitting the registration documents.

 

  1. Registration and payment methods

 

4.1. In person

Candidates can register for the exam, submit the documents and pay the fee in person at the office – Room 106 – Building A4 – University of Languages and International Studies ​​during office hours on working days.

 

4.2. Submit your documents by post and transfer the exam fee

 

STEP 1: Transfer the fee to the bank account:

– Account number: 1507201059468 

– Account name: Trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ – Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội

– Bank: Nông nghiệp và Phát triển Nông thôn Việt Nam (Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development – Agribank)

– Branch: Cau Giay

Transfer message: FULL NAME_DATE OF BIRTH_LANGUAGE TO TAKE THE EXAM FOR_LEVEL TO MEET

 

STEP 2: Send the registration documents (Section 3) and the payment proof (a copy of transfer receipt, confirmation of successful transaction, …) by post to the address:  Trung tâm Khảo thí – Phòng 106 – Nhà A4 – Trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ – Số 2 Phạm Văn Đồng – Cầu Giấy – TP. Hà Nội (Center for Language Testing and Assessment – Room 106 – Building A4 – University of Languages and International Studies – No. 2 Pham Van Dong Road – Cau Giay District – Hanoi). Phone number: 02462601376, email: khaothi.ulis@gmail.com.

 

  1. Registration withdrawal

– To withdraw the registration, candidates must visit the office at Room 106 – Building A4 – University of Languages and International Studies – No. 2 Pham Van Dong Road – Cau Giay District – Hanoi and show

  • identification documents (the original copy of ID card or passport) and
  • confirmation of payment and registration submission

– Deadline for full refund: Before the registration period ends

– Deadline for 50% refund: Before the exam at least 5 working days

– Within 5 working days before the exam, no refund is possible.

 

  1. Test formats

– Format of VSTEP.3-5 – Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency level 3 to 5 (Appendix 2)

– Format of the 6-level Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment Test (Appendix 3).

– Test mode:

  • Reading, Listening, and Writing skills: paper-based (usually in the morning)
  • Speaking: in person interview with examiners (Candidates are often divided into different groups to take different speaking test sessions, usually in the afternoon of the test day or on the next day after the written test).

 

  1. Information about the exam

Please visit the website http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn for updates about

– Exam briefing session (Information is often posted 5 days before the exam).

– Time, venue, test room, and candidate number (Information is often updated within 3 days before the exam).

– Note:

  • Candidates must bring valid identification documents to the exam.
  • Pens and pencils will be provided by the exam organizer.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring into the exam area: cell phones, transceivers, watches, and other devices. Candidates who arrive late after the exam starts will not be allowed to take the test.
  • Candidates who do not take the test of a skill will not be able to proceed further with the exam.

 

  1. Exam results

– 10 to 12 working days after the exam, the exam results are available on the website http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn (http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn/trang-chu/tra-cuu-ket-qua/). Candidates can check the result using the ID or PASSPORT number.

– Within 05 working days after the test results announcement, candidates can request temporary test result certificates if needed (request form can be downloaded from http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn/bieu-mau/). Requests after this time will not be processed.

 

  1. Remark request

– Within 03 working days after the test results announcement, candidates who want their tests to be remarked need to submit remark requests (request form can be downloaded from http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn/bieu-mau/) and pay the fee of 100,000 VND/01 skill at Room 106 – Building A4 – University of Languages and International Studies – No. 2 Pham Van Dong Road – Cau Giay District – Hanoi

– The results of the score re-examination will be available no later than 10 working days after the remark request period ends.

 

  1. Official certificate pickup

– 25 working days after the exam, official certificates are available.

– Within 02 months after the exam, candidates can pick up the certificate

  • on every Tuesday and Thursday (during office hours on working days)
  • at Room 106 – Building A4 – University of Languages and International Studies – No. 2 Pham Van Dong Road – Cau Giay District – Hanoi.

 

 

 

Appendix 1: Exam registration form

Mã:
ĐẠI HỌC QUỐC GIA HÀ NỘI

 

Ảnh 4 x 6 cm

Passport photo (size 4×6)

Taken within 6 months before registration

TRƯỜNG ĐẠI HỌC NGOẠI NGỮ

Số hồ sơ:

CỘNG HOÀ XÃ HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAM

Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc

 

Số :                 /TB-ĐTHà Nội, ngày …… tháng …… năm 20…..

 

                   REGISTRATION FORM

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

Test day ………./……/20……..

 

Họ và tên/Full name: …………………………………………………………… Giới tính/Gender:  Nam/Male Nữ/Female;

Ngày sinh/ Date of birth: ……………………………………………………….. Nơi sinh/Place of birth (Country):…………….

CMND/TCC/Passport number: ……………………… Ngày cấp/Date of issue:………………. Nơi cấp/Place of issue:……………

Mã số học viên/sinh viên…………………………………………….Lớp:…………………………Ngành:……………………………..

Email: …………………………………………………………………………………… Điện thoại/Mobile: ………………………………

Đối tượng

Candidate:

 SV của Trường ĐHNN-ĐHQGHN  Sinh viên của ĐHQGHN
 Học viên SĐH của ĐHNN-ĐHQGHN  Học viên SĐH của ĐHQGHN
Independent candidates / Tự do  
Ngoại ngữ

Language:

 ANH/ENGLISH NGA PHÁP TRUNG
 ĐỨC* NHẬT* HÀN*  
* Đức – Nhật – Hàn: chỉ dành cho sinh viên chính quy chuyên ngành ngoại ngữ (Đức – Nhật – Hàn) của trường Đại học Ngoại ngữ – ĐHQGHN thi Chuẩn đầu ra C1
Trình độ

Level:

 A1  A2  B1  B2  C1 (Level 5)

I confirm that I have read all the information about the examination and guarantee that I will follow all the requirements from the Exam Board. My test results can be used for research purposes to improve the quality of the language proficiency test.

CONFIRMATION OF APPLICATION AND FEE SUBMISSION

 

 

 

 

CANDIDATE

(sign and write down the full name)

 

 

 

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

CONFIRMATION OF APPLICATION AND FEE SUBMISSION, TEST DAY../../202..

Full name:…………………………………………………………..      Gender:  Male            Female

Date of birth:…………………………………………………………    Passport/ID No:…………………………..

Test fee:   ………………………………………………………..         Application No: ……………………………

I confirm that I have read all the information about the examination and guarantee that I will follow all the requirements from the Exam Board. My test results can be used for research purposes to improve the quality of the language proficiency test.

– See notices about the examination at Website: http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn within 05 days before the test day.

– Information session: …..p.m….. DD ….. MM ….. YYYY 202… at ……………………………………., (…./……/202… visit Website: http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn for more information)

– Candidates are required to show the original version of their valid passport/ID card to take the test. They are NOT allowed to bring along any documents, electronic devices including watches and mobile phones.  The Exam Board does not take responsibility for candidates‘ personal belongings.

Appendix 2: VSTEP.3-5 TEST FORMAT

SKILL TIME NUMBER OF QUESTIONS/TASKS TASK TYPES OBJECTIVES
Reading 60 minutes, including time to transfer answers to the answer sheet. 4 reading passages, 40 mutiple-choice questions (MCQs) Test takers are required to read 4 passages on different topics, the passages’ levels range from level 3 to 5. The total number of words is between 1900 and 2500. There are 10 questions for each passage. To examine test takers’ reading proficiency ranging from level 3 to level 5 (i.e. level B1 to C1 based on CEFR) as follows:

– Reading for details

– Reading for main idea

– Reading for attitudes

– Infering meaning

– Understanding vocabulary in context

Listening Approximately 40 minutes, including time to transfer answers to the answer sheet. 3 parts, 35 mutiple-choice questions (MCQs) Test takers are required to listen to short announcements/ instructions, extended dialogues, lectures and talks; then answer MCQs in the test paper. To examine test takers’ listening proficiency ranging from level 3 to level 5 (i.e. level B1 to C1 based on CEFR) as follows:

– Listening for details

– Listening for gist

– Listening for attitudes

– Infering meaning

Writing 60 minutes 2 tasks Task 1: Letter/Email writing (at least 120 words, 1/3 of the test score)

Task 2: Essay writing (at least 250 words, 2/3 of the test score)

To examine test takers’ interactive and productive writing skills
Speaking 12 minutes 3 parts

– Social interaction

– Solution discussion

– Topic development

– Part 1: Social interaction

Test takers answer 3 to 6 questions on 2 topics

– Part 2: Solution discussion

Test takers are provided a situation with three suggested solutions. Test takers need to give their own opinions of the best solution among three options.

– Part 3: Topic development

Test takers give a talk about a topic with suggested ideas or their own ideas. There are some follow-up questions when they finish their talk.

To examine sub-skills of speaking including interacting, discussing and presenting a topic

 

Appendix 3: VSTEP.3-5 RESULT FROM SCORES TO LEVELS

Final scores

(out of 10)

Level Descriptions
0 – 3.5 None None
4.0 – 5.5 3 Can understand the main ideas of a standard passage or talk on familiar topics in daily situations.

Can handle most situations happening at that moments

Can write basic texts related to familiar and personal topics

Can describe personal experiences, events, dreams, hopes and expectations with short descriptions and/or explainations.

6.0 – 8.0 4 Can understand the main ideas of a passage or talk about both concrete and abstract topics, including specialized issues related to the language users’ area of interest.

Can produce fluent communication to native speakers without obstacles

Can produce compositions on various topics with reasonable examples and explainations

8.5 – 10 5 Can understand a number of text types with high complexity

Can show spontaneous and fluent use of language

Can use the language flexibily and effectively for different purposes such as in academic contexts, social life or specialized majors.

Can produce coherent and detailed compositions on complex issues with advanced use of cohesive devices and good control of text genres.