FAQ FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST (EPT)
Q 1 : What is the purpose of the EPT?
A: To place students in the appropriate English language levels
Q 2 : Who must sit for the EPT?
A: All Undergraduate and Postgraduate students MUST SIT for EPT except those who fulfil the criteria for exemption
Q 3 : Who can be EXEMPTED from sitting for the EPT?
A: Exemption from the EPT is only given to:
- Students who had their First/Master/PHD Degree from English Speaking Countries namely UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
- Students who produce valid IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL qualifications (must not exceed 2 years from the date stated on the certificate)
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
- International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL)
- European Baccalaureate
Click HERE to view the entry requirement
Q 4 : What is the procedure to ask for exemption from the EPT?
FACE TO FACE
A: Please go to Testing & Measurement Unit (TEMU) Office at Level 2, CELPAD with the original document and a copy of:
- Offer letter from IIUM
- Bachelor/Master degree
- Full transcript
- IELTS (Academic)or TOEFL results
- Other academic qualifications
Please forward all the documents listed above or any inquiries you have regarding the EPT to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q 5 : Is TOEFL ITP accepted?
A: No, TOEFL ITP is not accepted. This is because TOEFL ITP is an institutional test. The results are typically not used outside of the institution administering the test.
Q 6 : Is IELTS General Training results accepted?
A: No. CELPAD ONLY accepts IELTS Academic module as it better fits the needs of students wanting to pursue their academic study in an English-speaking environment or university (higher education). The General Training module, on the other hand, is normally taken by those applying to study below degree level.
Q 7 : I graduated from a local branch of a university that is based in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand for example University of Nottingham Malaysia. Do I need to sit for the EPT?
A: Yes you do. To be exempted, you need to have completed your studies in a university located in the native countries stated, not a local branch of the university from the said countries.
Q 8 : Are there any sample of the EPT questions available?
A: Click HERE to view the sample questions
Q 9 : Are there any notes on the skills tested in the EPT made available online?
A: Yes, there are notes available for candidates. Please refer to: