Open Assessment Scheme (OAS) is a unique mechanism for students only wherein they can directly appear in the examination and assess themselves. They have to prepare themselves for examination through self study material and register through their college/institution.
There is no qualification, age or gender bar in taking SCOPE exam. Anybody at any level can appear for SCOPE exam in Gujarat.
There is a simple form called Centre Registration Form. Any institution can fill that form and submit it with SCOPE. After scrutiny at SCOPE office, the authorities will inform the concerned institution/college about its registration and various codes. The process takes only 2-3 days. The form is available at SCOPE's website www.scopegujarat.org.
Yes, the form is called CRF (Candidate Registration Form). It is bar coded form and every detail of candidate has to be filled in carefully. The form is available for Rs. 2/- at Exam agency of SCOPE, Concepts Concepts Eduserv Pvt. Ltd., 409-412, Advait Complex, Near Sandesh Press, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Phone: 079-40030058, Mobile +91 9712496432, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org. A candidate can also fill the online form available at SCOPE's website free of cost but it has to be routed either through college/institution or PPP centre.
The online Speaking test lasts about 15 minutes. The online Listening/Reading test lasts 45 minutes.
This is a test where the computer selects questions for you according to how well you have answered previous questions. In other words, the questions adapt to the level of the candidate. The computer test includes a large bank of test questions, covering all levels of ability, from basic to advanced. The questions are displayed on-screen, and candidates respond using the keyboard and mouse. As each question is answered, the computer assesses the response and selects the next question. The questions are selected according to whether the candidate's previous answer was right or wrong; in this way, the questions become progressively easier or harder until the system has a reliable assessment of the candidate's level.
Sample tests are available to download from SCOPE's website.
BULATS test scores are valid for as long as a candidate's ability remains the same. However, proficiency in English language can improve or decline over time. Therefore, it is advisable for organisations to seek further indicators of a candidate's language ability or request that the candidate retake the test if the BULATS test was taken more than two years previously.
Candidates can be given extra time for the BULATS Online tests at the discretion of the testing organisation. In this case the time limit option within the Supervisor mode should not be selected. Candidates with a visual impairment may not find the computer-based tests suitable. For candidates with a hearing impairment, there are special and lip-reading versions of the Listening section of the Standard test, and for candidates with a visual impairment there are large-print and Braille versions of the Standard test. These can be ordered six weeks in advance of the test date.
Yes, BULATS is an international test and this is reflected in the range of accents and texts used, which are sourced from a wide range of English-speaking countries. Also, in the BULATS Speaking test, all accents are accepted fully and no-one is penalised in any way for a non-British accent. In the Writing test, US or other spelling is accepted if it is used consistently.
With the BULATS Standard and computer – based tests, we aim to have a balance of 60% UK-based texts and accents and 40% accents from other parts of the English-speaking world. For example, in the Listening section of the sample Standard test available on this website, there is the following breakdown of accents: 60% UK-based accents, 35% North American-based accents and 5% Australasian-based accents. This reflects the overall balance we aim for across all BULATS tests.