Secure English Level Test (SELT)

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SELT (Secure English Level Test) is one of the most popular tests involved in a visa application for students who want to live, study and work in the UK. This test is taken for immigration and visas for the UK taken at authorised testing centres and administered by LanguageCert globally. The test indicates English proficiency in different sections like Reading, Writing, Listening and Spoken English. It is used for visa applications like tier 1, 2, and 4 for students applying for pathway programs and short courses.

What is the Secure English Language Test (SELT)?

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Secure English Language Test (SELT) is a type of English proficiency test for applying for a visa and immigration in the UK. There are different types of SELT tests to gauge different levels of proficiency. The exam consists of 4 sections like Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing and the maximum score for each section is 50 marks.

Test Mode Total Duration Administration SELT Score
A1 Speaking and Listening Online interview with a live interlocutor 8-9 minutes Short conversation online with a live interlocutor  Speaking and Listening: 60/100
A2 Speaking and Listening Online interview with a live interlocutor 9-11 minutes Short conversation online with a live interlocutor  Speaking and Listening: 60/100
B1 Speaking and Listening Online interview with a live interlocutor 11-13 minutes Short conversation online with a live interlocutor  Speaking and Listening: 60/100
B1 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Computer-based 2 hours & 40 minutes Listening- 30 minutes
Reading and Writing- 2 hours & 10 minutes uninterrupted
Speaking- 12 minutes
Listening: 33/50
Reading: 33/50
Writing: 33/50
Speaking: 33/50
B2 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Computer-based 2 hours & 40 minutes Listening- 30 minutes
Reading and Writing- 2 hours & 10 minutes uninterrupted
Speaking- 13 minutes
Listening: 33/50
Reading: 33/50
Writing: 33/50
Speaking: 33/50
C1 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Computer-based 3 hours & 10 minutes Listening- 30 minutes
Reading and Writing- 2 hours & 10 minutes uninterrupted
Speaking- 15 minutes
Listening: 33/50
Reading: 33/50
Writing: 33/50
Speaking: 33/50
C2 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Computer-based 3 hours & 10 minutes Listening- 30 minutes
Reading and Writing- 2 hours & 10 minutes uninterrupted
Speaking- 17 minutes
Listening: 25/50
Reading: 33/50
Writing: 33/50
Speaking: 33/50

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Who Can Take the Take?

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The SELT Exam is meant for candidates who wish to study, live and work in the UK. The test is not meant for international students applying for courses like bachelor, master and doctoral programmes. Such students can sit for alternative English proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc.

SELT is meant for international applicants who wish to prove their English language skills such as:

  • Applicants who wish to join their family, extend a stay or apply for citizenship in the UK may need to take 2-skills, that is, Speaking and Listening. This includes spouse/partner, parent of a dependent, settlement/permanent residency and naturalization.
  • Job applicants in the UK may need to take 2-skills (Speaking & Listening) or 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking). This includes Representative of an Overseas Business visa, Sportsperson (long term) visa, Skilled Worker visa, Skilled Work: Health and Care visa, Ministers of Religion visa, Innovator visa and Start-up visa.
  • Applicants looking to study in the UK may need to take a 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking for student visa below degree level.

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Book Your Test

The Secure English language test is a very flexible test. You can schedule your test from a variety of dates available. Candidates can reschedule their exam, free of charge, up to 72 hours before the exam start time. Click here to schedule the exam right now!

Exam Structure

Candidates can take a two-skills (Speaking & Listening) or four-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam. This depends on the type of visa and purpose for the UK.

  • SELT (Speaking & Listening) exam is a short online conversation with a live interlocutor.
  • SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam consists of two components:
    • Written component includes which is taken on a computer
    • Spoken component includes an online interview with a live Interlocutor

Syllabus For SELT

  • Family 
  • Friends
  • Environment
  • Home 
  • Work
  • School
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Weather
  • Festival
  • Entertainment
  • Means of transportation
  • Recently personal experience
  • Music
  • Special occasions

For speaking you only need to practice more and more as there is no such syllabus. 

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Fees Structure 

Tests Fees
A1 Speaking and Listening £120 (INR 11,987)
A2 Speaking and Listening £120 (INR 11,987)
B1 Speaking and Listening £120 (INR 11,987)
B1 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking £140 (INR 13,983)
B2 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking £140 (INR 13,983)
C1 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking £140 (INR 13,983)
C2 Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking £140 (INR 13,983)
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SELT Score Scale

LanguageCert International Secure English Language Tests (SELT)(Listening, Reading, Writing) & (Speaking) LTE  CEFR IELTS
Exam Level Score per skill Scaled score  CEFR Levels IELTS score bands
C2 Mastery
SELT requirement per skillR, W, S: 33, L: 25
33 – 5025 – 32 90 – 100  C2 9.0- 8.5
C1 Expert
SELT requirement per skill: 33
38-5033-3725-32 75 – 89 C1 8.07.57.0
B2 Communicator
SELT requirement per skill: 33
38-5033-3725-32 60 – 74  B2 6.56.05.5
B1 Archiver
SELT requirement per skill: 33
38-5033-3725-32 40 – 59 B1 5.04.54.0
A2 Access 38-5033-3725-32 20 – 39 A2  
A1 Preliminary  38-5033-3725-32 10 – 19 A1

SELT Results

Each candidate is allocated a unique registration number that they can use to check their results. Students require a unique registration number (URN) and date of birth to check the results. Results for the test are received within 5 days. 

Exam Centres in India

Name City/Province
Sophiya Consultants Patiala
CPS Global Private Limited Gurugram Haryana 
NR Overseas Education and Immigration New Delhi 
Meridian Overseas Jaipur
Saga Studies Amritsar 
Touchstone Educationals LLP Chandigarh
Seven Seas Solutions Mumbai

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FAQs

How do I book my SELT exam? 

You can register on the official website after checking the availability of the appointments.

Is IELTS and SELT the same? 

Yes IELTS is a secure English language test usually required for study visa abroad and to pass the same you are required to pass a rate of 7.0 in exams. 

Are your SELT Test Centres fully operational?

SELT test centres are open for students, working professionals and family members looking to immigrate to the UK. 

Do I have to wear a mask during my SELT exam?

Yes, it is compulsory to wear a mask during your SELT exam at all SELT centres. If you have a medical condition then you can provide a medical note to be exempted.

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SELT is an easy, fair and fastest test for English proficiency as the results come in just 5 days. Want to fast track your application to study in the UK this winter? Then call our Leverage Edu experts on 1800 572 00 and get started!

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