Diagnostic English Test (DET)

For International Students Only

The DET is an English Language test administered by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). All international students from non-English- medium universities are required to take it.

How it Works

Results from the DET will determine whether students are required to take English language courses. Depending on their results, students will be placed in a particular ‘band’:

Band Result Action by Student
Band 1
To read ES5000, ES5001A & ES5002 (Strongly advised to complete ES5000 and/or ES5001A within the first year of study)
Band 2
To read ES5001A & ES5002
Band 3
Exempted from the Graduate English Course

For CELC course details, refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/programmes/det.html