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The QET is an English Language test set by the Centre for English Language Communication. It must be taken by students who do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications when they enter the university.
The purposes of the QET are to:
The QET will be conducted in digital format using Examplify.
Please refer to the Registrar’s Office website for details on QET Registration.
It is compulsory for students to attend at least one session of the QET/Examplify briefing before taking QET. Please ensure that you have an active NUSNET ID and password before registering for the briefing. Students who are unable to attend QET briefing will not be allowed to sit for the QET in July 2020, and will be asked to sit for QET in November 2020. Attendance is also compulsory for the QET/Examplify briefing in November 2020.
A sample QET paper will be available at the QET/Examplify briefing. Students should register for one briefing session from this list. Registrations for the QET briefing will start from 19 June 2020. Students are required to bring their own laptop for the QET/Examplify briefing.
Though there is no specific recommended preparation for the QET, students should ensure that they are familiar with the format of the QET. Students are required to read two texts and then respond to the question prompt. They need to show that they can use English accurately to write an argumentative essay. The essay will be assessed for its content, organisation and language.
Students should note that the University reserves the right to study students' QET essays for research purposes.
For more information on the modules, ES1000 and ES1103, please refer to the Undergraduate Modules page on CELC website.