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Outline of GTEC CBT

1English language ability is measured by GTEC CBT through the testing of four skills.

four skills

GTEC CBT tests all four skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. This is done by using an absolute evaluation scoring system.
The speaking and writing sections are scored by English language speakers.
Although the test is held multiple times a year, even if a student takes the test more than once, the scores from each test will be directly comparable as GTEC CBT scores are calculated based on a statistical analysis approach called IRT (Item Response Theory).

2GTEC CBT goes beyond the scope of MEXT’s “courses of study” for high school.

GTEC CBT goes beyond the scope of MEXT's "courses of study" for high school.

GTEC CBT measures a test taker’s English language ability using a range of vocabulary and natural expressions that go beyond the scope of what is usually required by MEXT’s “courses of study.” GTEC CBT measures the ability of the test taker to listen to lectures delivered in an academic English setting and to read / write essays in English.

3GTEC CBT can be used for the purpose of university entrance exams.

GTEC CBT is intended to be used for university entrance examination purposes.

It is designed to measure the four skills of the English language (speaking, writing, listening, and reading), which are essential after entering institutions of higher education.
GTEC CBT scores are designed to provide definitive proof to a university’s entrance examination board of a test taker’s ability to use those four skills of the English language. GTEC CBT scores are being considered for use as a form of entrance criteria at several universities.

Examples of universities which are going to use GTEC CBT scores:
-College of Mount Saint Vincent
-Stockton University
-University of Tsukuba
-Nagoya Institute of Technology
-Kyushu University
-Waseda University
-Aoyama Gakuin University
-Meiji University
-Ritsumeikan University
-Chukyo University
-Kwansei Gakuin University
*This information is correct as of December, 2016. Please confirm the latest information on the following page:
http://www.benesse-gtec.com/about/list(Japanese)
The list of universities accept GTEC score(PDF)

4GTEC CBT is accessible to take.

47 prefectures nationwide

GTEC CBT is administered in all the prefectures in Japan. It is possible to take an examination by selecting the nearest test center to you (*). What is more, the testing of all four skills is completed in a single day.
* This may change according to the situation regarding applications.

Operational Outline of GTEC CBT

Registration Dates

Registration dates are to be announced on the GTEC CBT website.

Test Dates & Time

1st Testing

Sunday, July 16, 2017

2nd Testing

Sunday, November 12, 2017

3rd Testing

Sunday, March 25, 2018

*Each test taker can take a maximum of two tests a year.

Duration About 175 minutes
Locations At least one test site in each of 47 prefectures
*Your testing location will be announced on My Page about 10 days before the test date.
Fee \9,720 (8% consumption tax included)
Payment Method

Pay online by credit card

JCB, VISA, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club

Pay at a convenience store

Seven-Eleven, Lawson, FamilyMart, Circle K Sunkus, MINISTOP, Daily Yamazaki, Seicomart

Pay at a post office (via Pay-easy)

Test Method Computers provited at the test sites
Things to Bring · An admission ticket for the exam (available to print after the designated date on My Page)
· Identification document(s):
-one of the following valid documents:
a student identification card with a photograph, a driver’s license, a passport, a basic resident registration card with a photograph

OR

-two of the following valid documents:
a student identification card with no photograph, a health insurance card (copy), a certificate of residence (copy) , a basic resident registration card with no photograph
Announcement of results A score report (one copy) is sent to those who took the examination about four weeks after the test date. Scores can also be viewed online at My Page about four weeks after the test date.
Score Reporting to Academic Institutions
Benesse can supply test results directly to universities and other academic institutions. Benesse will enter into a contract with the necessary institution to ensure the safe transmission of each test taker’s name, date of birth and GTEC CBT score via a secure system.
Skill Number of Questions Duration Maximum Score Input Method
SPEAKING 7 questions About 20 minutes 350 Voice recording
WRITING 6 questions About 65 minutes 350 Typing
LISTENING

About
40 questions

About 35 minutes 350 Select from on-screen options presented in a multiple-choice format
READING About
40 questions
About 55 minutes 350 Select from on-screen options presented in a multiple-choice format
Skill SPEAKING
Number of
Questions
7 questions
Duration About 20 minutes
Maximum
Score
350
Input Method Voice recording
Skill WRITING
Number of
Questions
6 questions
Duration About 65 minutes
Maximum
Score
350
Input Method Typing
Skill LISTENING
Number of
Questions
About
40 questions
Duration About 35 minutes
Maximum
Score
350
Input Method Select from on-screen options presented in a multiple-choice format
Skill READING
Number of
Questions

About
40 questions

Duration About 55 minutes
Maximum
Score
350
Input Method Select from on-screen options presented in a multiple-choice format

– As the examination time can be controlled to some extent by the user, the total examination time may vary depending on the test taker.
– There is no break time from the start to the end of the examination.

Test Structure

SPEAKING

A test taker’s speaking ability, both in interaction and in production, is measured multilaterally through various questions, from conversation response to stating opinions.

●Structure of the Speaking Section

  Part Content of Questions Number of Questions Duration Grading Points
1 Listening and responding A measurement of the test taker’s ability to respond promptly and appropriately. 1 question
(6 sub-questions)
About
2 minutes
-Is the response appropriate and easily understood?
2 Delivering and asking for information Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to arrange information obtained from websites and to explain it, to ask for more information, etc. 3 questions About
6 minutes
-Is the description of each illustration and the related questions easily understood?
3 Expressing your opinion Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to express their opinion and the reasoning behind it on a given topic, then to respond promptly to a follow-up question. 3 questions About
12 minutes
-Is an opinion stated?
-Are reasons stated to support this opinion?
-Fluency is also evaluated.
1
Part Listening and respondin
Content of Questions A measurement of the test taker’s ability to respond promptly and appropriately.
Number of Questions 1 question
(6 sub-questions)
Duration About 2 minutes
Grading Points -Is the response appropriate and easily understood?
2
Part Delivering and asking for information
Content of Questions Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to arrange information obtained from websites and to explain it, to ask for more information, etc.
Number of Questions 3 questions
Duration About 6 minutes
Grading Points -Is the description of each illustration and the related questions easily understood?
3
Part Expressing your opinion
Content of Questions Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to express their opinion and the reasoning behind it on a given topic, then to respond promptly to a follow-up question.
Number of Questions 3 questions
Duration About 12 minutes
Grading Points -Is an opinion stated?
-Are reasons stated to support this opinion?
-Fluency is also evaluated.

WRITING

A test taker’s writing ability is measured multilaterally through a rich variation of tasks, such as completing a form, writing an e-mail or an essay. This section is designed to simulate actual situations university students may encounter, in which they would be required to write an e-mail response or present written opinions based on provided data.

●Structure of the Writing Section

  Part Content of Questions Number of Questions Duration Grading Points
1 Completing a form A measurement of the test taker’s ability to complete a form with appropriate information. 1 question
(4 sub-questions)
4 minutes -Is the information provided appropriate?
2 Writing an e-mail Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to write an appropriate response to an e-mail written in English, in a particular situation. 3 questions 21 minutes -Is it an appropriate response to the e-mail?
3 Writing an essay Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to quote provided information properly and to express their opinion and the reasoning behind it on a given topic or on provided data. 2 questions 40 minutes -Is an opinion stated?
-Are reasons stated to support this opinion?
-Vocabulary, grammar, and organizational development are also evaluated.
1
Part Completing a form
Content of Questions A measurement of the test taker’s ability to complete a form with appropriate information.
Number of Questions 1 question
(4 sub-questions)
Duration 4 minutes
Grading Points -Is the information provided appropriate?
2
Part Writing an e-mail
Content of Questions Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to write an appropriate response to an e-mail written in English, in a particular situation.
Number of Questions 3 questions
Duration 21 minutes
Grading Points -Is it an appropriate response to the e-mail?
3
Part Writing an essay
Content of Questions Questions designed to measure the test taker’s ability to quote provided information properly and to express their opinion and the reasoning behind it on a given topic or on provided data.
Number of Questions 2 questions
Duration 40 minutes
Grading Points -Is an opinion stated?
-Are reasons stated to support this opinion?
-Vocabulary, grammar, and organizational development are also evaluated.

LISTENING

A test taker’s listening ability is measured through questions based on commonly-encountered situations for university students, such as lectures and peer-to-peer conversations. Questions require test takers to listen for important information to solve problems (tasks).

●Structure of the Listening Section

Content of Questions Number of Questions Duration

Questions designed to measure the test taker’s:

-general understanding of short monologues.
-ability to listen for important information to solve problems (tasks).
-understanding of important details in lectures.
-ability to understand a speaker’s motive and what the test taker’s relationship is with him/her.
About
40 questions
About
35 minutes
Content of Questions

Questions designed to measure the test taker’s:

-general understanding of short monologues.
-ability to listen for important information to solve problems (tasks).
-understanding of important details in lectures.
-ability to understand a speaker’s motive and what the test taker’s relationship is with him/her.
Number of Questions About 40 questions
Duration About 35 minutes

READING

A test taker’s reading ability is measured through questions on various topics and text types that university students typically encounter. This section includes academic passages that require a test taker to deduce the implicit intent of an author.

●Structure of the Reading Section

Content of Questions Number of Questions Duration

Questions designed to measure the test taker’s:

-ability to skim a passage to get a general idea.
-understanding of the main idea and important details of a passage.
-ability to scan a passage for information.
-understanding of the implicit intent of an author.
-ability to identify an author’s opinion among various opinions.
About
40 questions
About
55 minutes
Content of Questions

Questions designed to measure the test taker’s:

-ability to skim a passage to get a general idea.
-understanding of the main idea and important details of a passage.
-ability to scan a passage for information.
-understanding of the implicit intent of an author.
-ability to identify an author’s opinion among various opinions.
Number of Questions About 40 questions
Duration About 55 minutes
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