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How to Take the Duolingo English Test

  • What is it like to take an English test online?
  • If I’m not good at computers, I can’t take it?

When you take an English test, you usually go to the test center, so you don’t know how to take an online test, right? I was a little worried when I bought the Duolingo English Test, but after taking it, I realized that it was much less stressful than going to the test center and I was able to concentrate on the test! It’s a highly recommended test, so I’m going to explain the following in this article.

  • How to buy the Duolingo English Test
  • How to take the Duolingo English Test

How to take the Duolingo English Test

The flow of taking the Duolingo English Test is like this!

  1. Register for the Duolingo English Test
  2. Take a free practice test
  3. Buy a test
  4. Download the test
  5. Take the test anytime (within 21 days of purchase)
  6. See test results (within 48 hours)

Register for the Duolingo English Test

First, go to the Duolingo English Test official website and click “SIGN UP” in the upper right corner. “SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE” or enter your email address, age and password and click “NEXT”. If a survey appears, answer it and click on “Create Account (Free)”. Registration is complete when this screen appears!

Duolingo English Test: Top page
Duolingo English Test

Now you can “PRACTICE TEST” and Purchase the Test at any time. It’s so easy!

How to start a practice test

After logging in to the Duolingo English Test official website, click “PRACTICE TEST”.

Duolingo English Test: Practice test
Duolingo English Test

On the next screen, click “PRACTICE TEST” at the bottom right to start the practice test!

Duolingo English Test: Practice Test
Duolingo English Test

Take a free practice test

You can buy the real test here, but if you’re not used to it, you may get confused, so I recommend taking the free practice test to get used to it! An outline of the practice test is as follows.

  • Practice test is 15 30 minutes
  • You can take the test as many times as you want
  • Not reviewed
  • You can predict your score
  • There may be types of questions included that are not present in the actual test

The Duolingo English Test is constantly being improved, so new questions will be added to the practice tests and the main test. Unless there is an official announcement that the number of questions has increased, the question will not affect your score or answer time, so if you find a question you don’t know, don’t worry.

Do lots of practice tests to familiarize yourself with the format of the Duolingo English Test!

Buy a test

Now let’s talk about the main tests. After paying and downloading the exam in advance, you can take the exam at your own time.

First, after logging in to the Duolingo English Test official website, click “Buy now”.

Duolingo English Test: Buy now

Select “1 test” or “2 test”.
*Must be taken within 21 days of purchase.

Duolingo English Test: Price

Enter the necessary information such as “Full Name”, select a payment method, and click “Buy Now”.

Download the test

Click “Download” displayed on the home page. When you open the downloaded app, a login screen will appear. After logging in, a button to start the test will be displayed, so click that button to start the test.

Take the test anytime and see test results

Since we can’t take pictures of the main exam, here are the latest Walkthrough videos on the official Duolingo English Test YouTube. You can quickly see the atmosphere from downloading the test to receiving the results.


In this article, I introduced how to start and take the Duolingo English Test. First, register for Duolingo English Test with “Google account” or “email address”. Before you buy a test, try it out with a free practice test, then buy the test. Download the test. Now it’s time for the test! In the next article, I would like to introduce what you need to take the Duolingo English Test and the flow of the day.