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The Duolingo English Test (DET) measures English language proficiency of individuals who want to study in countries where English is used as a primary language of communication.


DET is offered to candidates around the globe and can be conveniently taken from home. Test slots are available as early as 24-48 hours prior, depending on availability.

Exam Structure:


3 Sections, Time Allotted - 20 mins. for each section.


4 Section, Time Allotted - 30 mins.



Time Allotted - 11 to 15 mins

2 Sections, Time Allotted - 20 mins for 1 section and 40 mins for other section.



2 hours, 45 minutes

Paper Based Test (PBT) & Computer Based Test (CBT)


IELTS is out of 9 bands

FAQs :

How do I register for an DUOLINGO English test?

   The process is simple and straightforward. You can create a profile on and purchase a test directly.


How do I pay my test fee?

   You can pay for your DET by using your credit card/debit card, net banking, or e-wallets.


Where can I appear for the test?

   DET is a home-based test and should be taken from home.


What if I am unable to appear for the test?

   If a registered candidate fails to appear for his/her DET test, he/she is deemed an absentee and a refund will not be applicable.


How soon can I reattempt the test?

   Once you complete and submit a test, you will need to wait for your results before taking a new test. You may purchase three tests in a 30-day period. This period starts on the day you purchase your first test.


How soon shall I book my exam date?

   You can appear for the test any time till 21 days of purchase.


How soon can I get my DET score?

   You will receive your Duolingo English Test results within 48 hours of completing the test.


What shall I carry on DET Exam Day?

   You are not allowed to keep any note-taking material with you. You will need to keep only a valid ID with you through the test duration.

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