SCHOOL of FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Announcement on English Placement Test (DBS) and English Proficiency Exam (IYS) in August 2019

10.08.2019

Detailed information about the exams is as follows:

Placement Test (DBS)

Date of Exam:                       26 August 2019 Monday

Exam Hour:                            10.30

Exam Location:                 İstanbul Medeniyet University Orhanlı Campus

Note: Exam halls will be announced later on the School of Foreign Languages website.

Students who are required to take the Placement Test (DBS)

  1. Students who were admitted to English-medium departments (including English Language Teaching Department) in our university based on 2019 OSYM results,
  2. Students who were admitted to our university based on 2017 or 2018 ÖSYM results but took leave of absence (those who will start prep class for the first time in 2019-2020 academic year),
  3. Pending students who were admitted to our university based on 2018 ÖSYM results and plan to re-enroll in prep class in 2019-2020 academic year (those who delivered the required petition for DBS and/or IYS).  

*** ‘Pending’ students admitted to our university based on 2017 ÖSYM results will not take the Placement Exam (DBS).

*** Students who were admitted to our university based on 2018 ÖSYM results and failed optional prep class in 2018-2019 academic year will not take the Placement Exam (DBS).

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  1. Students who fail to participate in the Placement Exam in Group 1 and 2 above cannot take the Proficiency Exam (İYS) on 27-28 August 2019 and will be directly registered in English Preparatory Classes. Students are required to obtain a minimum score of 80 to take the Proficiency Exam. Students who took the Placement Exam but failed to obtain 80 will be placed to Prep Classes according to their scores.
  2. Pending students who were admitted to our university based on 2018 ÖSYM results (in Group 3 above) can take the Proficiency Exam even if they cannot obtain 80.
  3. Students who obtain a score of 80 or above will be announced on the School of Foreign Languages website within the same day. Those students may take the Proficiency Exam on 27-28 August 2019.

Proficiency Exam (İYS)

Written Parts: 27 August 2019 Tuesday

  Part 1 Starts: 10.30

             Part 2 Starts: 13.30, Finish: 14.45 (75 minutes)

Speaking Exam: 28 August 2019 Wednesday

Exam Hour: 10.30

Exam Venue: İstanbul Medeniyet University Orhanlı Campus

Note: Exam halls will be announced later on the School of Foreign Languages website.

Students who are required to take the Proficiency Exam (İYS):

  1. Students who achieve a score of 80 or above in the Placement Exam to be held on August 26, 2019,
  2. Of the pending students admitted to our university based on 2018 ÖSYM results and who are still entitled to continue their studies, those who deliver the required petition for DBS and/or IYS (between 31.07.2019 and 19.08.2019),
  1. Of the pending students admitted to our university based on 2017 ÖSYM results, those who deliver the required petition for IYS (between 31.07.2019 and 19.08.2019),
  1. Of the students admitted to our university based on 2018 ÖSYM results and failed optional prep class in 2018-2019 academic year, those who deliver the required petition for IYS (between 31.07.2019 and 19.08.2019),
  2. Students who applied for undergraduate transfer (they are not required to submit a petition).

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROFICIENCY EXAM: Proficiency exam consists of five main parts, which are listening, reading, writing, speaking and use of English (grammar and vocabulary). The level of the exam is B2 based on the Common European Framework guidelines. A sample exam is available on our website under the “Student” tab. Students (excluding English Language Teaching Department) are required to obtain a minimum score of 70 (including 69.5) to pass the Proficiency exam; however, students of the English Language Teaching Department have to obtain a minimum of score of 80 (including 79.5). Students who pass the Proficiency exam will directly start their studies in their respective departments. Students who fail to obtain the minimum scores will be placed in Prep Classes according to their Placement Exam scores. Listening, Reading and Use of English and Vocabulary parts will be administered on 27 August 2019, Tuesday in Session 1 of the exam. Writing part will be administered in the second session of the same day. Speaking Part will be administered on 28 August 2019, Wednesday.

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  1. Students need to be in the classrooms on the said dates and hours. Exam halls (classrooms), classroom lists and Speaking Exam Hours will be announced later on the School of Foreign Languages website and students need to follow the announcements on this web page regularly before the exam. Student ID cards will be checked during the exam and latecomers will not be accepted in the classrooms. Those who have not obtained their student IDs yet may show a student certificate obtained from the Student Affairs Department or from e-devlet website.
  2. Since latecomers will not be accepted, it is highly recommended to be present in the exam venue at least 30 minutes before the exam and to take potential transportation problems into account. Students may visit the School of Foreign Languages Department website and İETT website to get more information about the transportation methods to Orhanlı Campus (https://yabancidiller.medeniyet.edu.tr/en/contact-info/adress-map).
  3. Students are advised to check the School of Foreign Languages website regularly to keep up with the current announcements.