How good is your English?, reading?, listening?, writing?, speaking?

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How do you rate against your peers? Take the free test and know where you stand.
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Assess your strength against 189 specific skills in language use, grammar, vocabulary, and much more.
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Practice and Improve
Practice and
Targeted practice based on your strengths and weakness to improve your communication skills and STEP score.
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Get an official STEP certification and score report. Share this with future employers to prove your qualifications.
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The STEP uses the latest testing techniques and advanced technologies to deliver a practical, engaging and reliable test. Our smart testing methods and analytics provide deep insights to support learning across all language domains.

Read Read
Write Write
Listen Listen
Speak Speak
Real English

The test uses real-life Indian sources - news, videos, movies - not textbooks. This is the English you need.

Fun topics

From Rajini's latest movies to the Olympics, our test will entertain and educate.

Adapts to your level

Our advanced algorithm adapts the test to your abilities. No two people will get the same test.

  • Free introductory test
  • 30 minutes
  • Reading, listening & writing only
  • Approximate STEP-level, Indicative Strengths and Weaknesses at skill-level (Grammar, Vocabulary, Fluency etc.)
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STEP Train
  • Detailed diagnostics and practice
  • 3x45 minute diagnostics sessions, RLWS including manually graded writing & video essays
  • Detailed reports with strengths and weaknesses sub-skill level (e.g. past perfect tense, analysing arguments etc.)
  • 8x1 hour personalized, guided practice sessions based on report strengths and weaknesses.
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  • Online, unsupervised exam
  • 2 hour RWLS assessment
  • Certificate of achievement indicating STEP level achieved
  • Projected STEP Pro score and equivalence to IELTS & TOEFL
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  • Proctored certification exam
  • 2 hour RWLS assessment
  • STEP Pro Certification and permanent online verification
  • Equivalent TOEFL and IELTS scores
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The Standardized Test of English Proficiency (STEP) is an English language certification exam for Indian students and job-seekers. This test will help students, institutions and employers assess and improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

This is an important new venture by The Hindu Group and is a core part of our brand and social mission. We hope to leave a lasting impact on all the lives that we touch with this effort and make a major contribution towards improving employability and the skills of Indian youth.

This version of the test is a beta or pilot and is being used to validate the underlying methodology and technology. The results presented here are preliminary and not fully calibrated. For more information, including technical support, contact us at or 1800 3000 6063

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