The GETS Higher Proficiency Test

Comprehensive, Accurate, Secure & Four Skills 

The GETS Higher Proficiency Exam assesses English language skills using contemporary settings. The test is computer-adaptive. That means it adjusts according to the test taker's performance as one progresses through the exam. 


Computer adaptive exams are more secure, easier to administer, cost less and have greater accuracy than traditional tests.

GETS Higher is four separate exams—Reading, Listening, and Speaking & Writing— that can be taken together or separately as individual test modules.

The test development is backed by years of research by Qualifications and Assessments International (QAI) in the UK.


GETS Higher is now available in Thailand!

UK NARIC Study—CEFR Validation

UK NARIC Validates GETS Higher Exam

GETS Higher is the only English proficiency exam to be validated by UK NARIC.

They performed an independent evaluation, benchmarking the GETS Higher exam against the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


UK NARIC is the designated United Kingdom national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications.


It performs this official function on behalf of the UK Government.

UK NARIC has found the GETS Higher English language proficiency test comparable to CEFR B2 standard where a minimum score of 75/100 is achieved, CEFR B1 standard where a minimum score of 50/100 is achieved, and CEFR A2 where a minimum score of 25/100 is achieved


The Executive Summary details the UK NARIC approval, which validates GETS Higher as a secure English language exam mapped to the CEFR.

Who Should Use this Test?

  • Schools and Universities can assess the English proficiency levels of their current students, enabling the planning of suitable language development programs. The test is also useful to higher education institutions as part of their student enrolment procedures.

  • Corporate Training Companies It supports the screening of job applicants on the basis of essential English proficiency levels required for specific roles in an organization.

  • Human Resource Departments use it to check the English level of employees and they can use it to decide what level of training employees need.

Results are Aligned to the CEFR

The GETS Higher Exam's results are reported in the GETS Scale of English and they are aligned to the CEFR. 

You can see/download a sample Test Report Form below.

The Common European Framework of Reference—or CEFR—measures language ability in a scale of six levels, which start from A1 for beginners to C2 for native English speakers or those who have mastered the language.


The CEFR is the industry standard for measuring language proficiency and a key resource for educational policy worldwide.

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GETS Higher Test Highlights:

  • Assesses all four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

  • Choose the full test (Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking) or to take any one test module at a time.

  • On-demand test dates (conditions apply).

  • Quick result release (immediate to 7 business days).

  • Writing & Speaking modules marked by certified examiners.

  • Secure test administration.

  • Internet-based test or paper-based test delivery.

  • Communicative proficiency and use of English language in social, educational and workplace settings.

  • Customization possibilities for corporate organizations.. 

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