What rules do I need to follow while taking the Duolingo English Test?

While taking the Duolingo English Test, you will need to comply with the following rules.  

  • Make sure you are alone in a quiet, well-lit room.
  • Make sure your ears are always visible and not covered (e.g. covered by hair, a hat, etc.).
  • Make sure your face is visible and not obscured by sunglasses or other accessories.
  • In order to receive a valid test result, you must speak for at least 30 seconds on the topics presented during the graded speaking section.
  • Do not wear headphones or earphones.
  • Do not use any outside materials, including mobile devices, notes, or textbooks.
  • Do not communicate with anyone else.
  • Do not use any writing utensils or paper.
  • Do not leave the test window on your web browser for any reason.
  • Do not look away from the screen.
  • Do not use any predictive input method.
  • Do not use any third party web camera software.
  • Do not use a second monitor.

If you violate any of these rules, Duolingo reserves the right to invalidate your test results and take more severe measures as listed on this page.

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