Well, they are now releasing an online Test center called of course: test center.
Via this new test center, they are hoping to make getting an English certification very easy and straight forward.
Some advantages of using the Duolingo test center:
- it’s totally free for now, while it’s still in BETA and then it will only be $20
- it has been scientifically correlated to TOEFL iBT
- convenient – take it from your own house
- supervised by a real person
Currently you can take it via Android (4.0 and higher versions) or the Google Chrome browser.
Why only these two options? Because they need to install a plugin/app, so they can monitor your desktop and webcam, to try and prevent cheating.
An iOS app should be coming in September.
Check out their introductory video:
Go try it out while it’s still free and if you’re too late, then I think the $20 is well worth it.
I’ve tried it out myself, but still waiting for the results as they can take up to 72 hours to come in.