English Placement Test (EPT)

Students in the undergraduate programme from the Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory (YSTCM), who do not possess the necessary English language qualifications are required to sit for the English Placement Test (EPT) set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Please take note that a student can only sit for the EPT once.

The EPT for Academic Year 2023/2024 is scheduled as follows:

1. Date and time of the EPT 20 July 2023 (Thu):

Session 1:

  • Reporting time is 9.15am
  • Test time is 10 am - 11.30am

Session 2:

  • Reporting time is 1.15pm
  • Test time is 2 pm - 3.30pm
2. The EPT will be conducted in digital format using Zoom + Examplify. As the EPT will be conducted in digital format, students are required to attend the compulsory briefing session on 14 July 2023 (Fri) at 2pm.


For the briefing and the actual test, students are required to prepare:

  • a laptop for completing the paper using Examplify and
  • mobile phone for invigilation using Zoom video conferencing tool.

Please refer to the documents listed in Section 3 below for details.

An iPad should not be used for the taking the EPT.
Your laptop and mobile phone should be fully charged or connected to a charging station for the whole duration of the test.

3. Preparation for the Briefing Session It is compulsory for students to attend the EPT/Examplify briefing before they are allowed to take the EPT.


Before attending the briefing session, students must:

  • view the briefing slides on Examplify here;

(Access to the Examplify software will be granted after 13 July 2023.)

  • read the attached briefing document on Zoom Invigilation here;
  • complete this quiz which is based on information on Examplify and Zoom invigilation.

The briefing session will be conducted via Zoom. Students must join the briefing session using their mobile phone.


Zoom session for EPT

You will receive an email on Friday 14 July 2023 (by 5 pm) to inform you of the Zoom meeting link and password to the session.


If you do not receive an email by then, please write to elcbox63@nus.edu.sg.

5. Sitting for the EPT test Students must report to their assigned group in Zoom at the respective reporting time.
Students will need to have their identification document with photo (e.g. Student Card, NRIC, Passport) for identity verification purpose before being allowed to sit for the test.
6. Release of EPT results 26 July 2023 (Wednesday). To be retrieved online here.
7. Frequently Asked Questions Check for answers to common queries here.
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