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 Standardized Test of Arabic Languages Skills in Native Speakers

 Standardized Test of Arabic Languages Skills in Native Speakers

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Introduction:
More than 400 million people speak Arabic as their native tongue. It is studied at different levels of education in Arab countries. However, it is rarely to find a standardized test which assesses the level of Arabic speakers’s performance in the basic language skills.
Since it is important for native speakers to master their language to gain knowledge, education, communication with others, and performing specific job tasks which require knowledge of the Arabic language. The Center undertook to prepare and apply a standardized test which assesses the language skills of Arabic speakers.



Standardized Arabic Language Test for Arabic Speakers
The test assesses proficiency in Arabic Language by answering (80) questions distributed as follows:

  • Reading comprehension: (20) questions
  • Appreciation of linguistic styles: (20) questions
  • Linguistic structures: (20) questions
  • Error-free writing: (20) questions
  • Expression in writing: (1) question


As such, the test covers the linguistic components via 2 basic skills of using the language which can be objectively assessed with constant results. These two skills are: reading comprehension and expression in writing. The questions covers all linguistic components, including vocabulary, semantics, structures, grammar, structured writing, and linguistic appreciation.


​​​​​Times of Holding the Test:
The Center hopes that participants follow the test page on the website to know the dates and places for holding the test.


General Instructions:
Please follow the center on the internet to find updates about the places and dates of the test.
Please make sure that you attend at the place, date, and time designated for your test. Upon attending at the premises where the test will be held, please go to the person in charge of your test booklet at the reception committee in order to check the documents and to ensure that you meet the test conditions. You will be admitted to the test hall and directed to your seat. When all participants enter into the hall, the test booklet - including answer papers - will be distributed. Answer papers are forms readable by scanners, so please keep them safe. Thereafter, and upon the instructions of the hall invigilator, you will fill in the first sheet (personal information sheet) of the form simultaneously with the other participants. The second sheet is the answer page. Please listen carefully to the instructions of the hall invigilator about how it is filed. Thereafter, all participants will be allowed to open question booklets and begin answering. Should you have any inquiry or you need help, simply raise your hand so that an invigilator comes and helps you.



All questions are MCQ type (A, B, C, and D). When the participant receives the paper test, he/she should - on the answer form – fill in the circle of the letter which corresponds to the correct answer of each question using an HB-2 pencil. fountain pens and ballpoint pens are not allowed. Pencils will be distributed at the test hall. However, it is preferable that the participant brings with him/her an HB-2 pencil and an eraser.


No calculators or similar devices are allowed, because they are not needed in the test.
In case of a paper tests, the time of the test is two hours and a half (2:30). There will be a period of (60) minutes between the time of entry into the hall and the beginning of the exam. Therefore, the participant should be ready to sit for about 3 hours and a half. In case of computerized tests, the participant should attend 15 minutes before the time set for the test. Hence, the participant should be ready to sit for about 2 hours and forty five minutes (2:45).

​​​​​A number of entities may benefit from the results of this test, including:

  • Public and private general educational institutions in order to assess its educational outputs in the field of teaching and learning of the Arabic language.
  • Higher educational institutions, for the purpose of admittance of students into the colleges and departments which have direct links to the Arabic Language, such as mass communication, law, administration, Arabic language, and linguistics.
  • Private institutes and institutions, for the purpose of placement of students on different levels and for developing educational and training courses for them.
  • Public and private mass communication institutions and other institutions which requires employees who have adequate linguistic skills, as required by their jobs.
  • Researchers, persons concerned with the Arabic language and its teachings, specialists in measurement and assessment, centers for translation from and into Arabic, and persons and students who personally desire to identify their levels so that they can take their desired decisions.


After finishing the test, answers will be automatically graded, results are analyzed, and information of participants are reviewed, graded and checked. This process takes about 3 weeks as of the day of finishing the test.

The center will provide the entities which request the results with such results online (If the participant sit for the test more than once, the highest grade achieved by the participant will be sent). It is not necessary to provide the results of such test on a paper certificate for such entities. Furthermore, the result of the test will be sent by SMS to your mobile. You can access such result using your account on the Center’s website or call the standard number (920033555).​


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