On 29th November 2010, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) first introduced the requirement for the English Language Test. The people who are coming to work and live in UK have to prove their knowledge on necessary level of English and they have to be confident while using them effectively as it is defined by the UKBA. This will ensure that the candidate have the sufficient knowledge and in-depth skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading and how to use these skills in study, work and everyday life. Thus, for all the visa applicants who does not carry sufficient knowledge of English language are required to pass this mandatory English language test for spouses in order to qualify for visa under the settlement category.
Since 2010, the English language test for spouses came to existence the list of approved providers for the English language test has been updated many times. As only in the government approved buildings on their computer the Life in the UK test can be completed. In some countries, as they do not have a test centre are exempt for the English language test. Fast Track Training Institute conducts this English language test for spouses in our office as it is just a test for listening and speaking which lasts only for 45 minutes.
In such country with no test centre, the citizen who applies for a UK settlement visa to join their partners in the United Kingdom are not required to pass the English language test for spouses. And other reasons for English language test exemptions are as follows:
Concern over the contents of English language test for spouses has been expressed by many applicants like passing scores, what will test involves or whether they will pass the test successfully or not. The English language test has been set at the 3 levels by the UK Border Agency i.e. A1 English language test or ESOI entry level 1, A2 English language test or ESOI entry level 2 and ESOI entry level 3 or B1 CEFR English language course in listening and speaking for British passport or British Citizenship and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). With the help of this test the English listening and speaking skills of applicant is assessed.
One is the Life in the UK test certificate and the other is a B1 English test (GESE Grade 5) best taken from Trinity College London as it is the easiest. The exam is only 10 minutes and usually most people pass it unless the student’s English is absolutely zero.
What this means is that you will need to speak and understand English language to a reasonable level and then you can pass the test.
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