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Distance Turkish Test Turkey

Distance Turkish Test (Uzaktan Turkce Sınavı, or UTS)” is an internet-based Turkish language test. This test is developed by Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre (TOMER).
This test assesses the Turkish language skills and knowledge of adults who learn Turkish as a foreign language. 
The test has 6 sections- reading, grammar/structure, speaking interaction, listening, writing and speaking production.

Levels of UTS Exam

  • Level A2: Basic 
  • Level B1: Intermediate
  • Level C1: Advanced

UTS Exam Structure

The test has 6 sections- reading, listening, grammar, spoken interaction, spoken production and writing. The reading, listening and grammar have 27 questions each and 9 questions for each level. Speaking section has 1 question for each level. Writing section comprises of three different topics and candidates are required to write a text for one of the topics. Spoken interaction section has 15 questions and for each level 5 questions are asked.
  • Total duration: 195 minutes
  • Total no. of questions: 100
Listening: This section consists of a spoken test and conversations. A recording is played twice, candidates are required to listen to it and answer questions accordingly.
  • Type of question: Multiple-choice
  • Total no. of questions: 27
    • At Basic level: 9 questions
    • At Intermediate level: 9 questions
    • At advanced level: 9 questions
Grammar/Structure: This section consists of questions based on the grammatical attributes and syntax of the Turkish language.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Type of question: Multiple-choice
  • Total no. of questions: 27
    • At Basic level: 9 questions
    • At Intermediate level: 9 questions
    • At advanced level: 9 questions
Reading: This section consists of written texts and candidates are required to read and understand the text and answer questions. Each written text has three questions. 
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Type of question: Multiple-choice
  • Total no. of questions: 27
    • At Basic level: 9 questions
    • At Intermediate level: 9 questions
    • At advanced level: 9 questions
Speaking interaction: This section consists of spoken questions and candidates are required to answer them orally. This section evaluates the candidate’s understanding ability. Candidates are required to respond in a spoken interaction that occurs in a real communication situation. The candidate’s vocabulary, grammar, tone and intonation in speech, and fluency are taken into consideration while assessing the candidate’s response. 
  • Total no. of questions: 27
    • At Basic level: 5 questions
    • At Intermediate level: 5 questions
    • At advanced level: 5 questions
Speaking production: This section consists of visual and written questions and candidates are required to answer them orally. This section evaluates how perfectly and fluently the candidates can generate a planned speech. The syntax, semantics and choice and usage of words are taken into considering while evaluating. 
  • Total no. of questions: 3
    • At Basic level: 1 question
    • At Intermediate level: 1 question
    • At advanced level: 1 question
Writing: In this section, candidate is required to frame a written text using apt grammatical structure and lexical items. The use of grammatical structures, vocabulary, punctuation and spellings, consistency and correctness in the sentence, and the ability to convey your viewpoints and the text title are taken into consideration while evaluating the written text composed. 
  • No. of question: 1

UTS Exam Registration and Fees

Candidates must apply for the UTS exam to the UTS centers. Candidates must apply in person. They must fill in the test entrance form and pay the fees. After successful registration, they can get a test entrance card.  

The test fees vary depending on the country and the test centre.

Test Centres- 
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • Switzerland
  • Iran
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Russia
  • Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Serbia
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
To know the contact details of the test centres, click here

UTS Exam Evaluation

The initial 81 questions of reading, listening and structure sections are assessed automatically by the software as per the pre-set assessment condition. 

The spoken production, writing and the spoken interaction are assessed manually by the centre. 

Results and Scoring

The scores of the reading, grammar and listening sections are declared immediately after the test is conducted. Candidates can check their spoken interaction, writing and speaking section scores online after 3 working days of the test. 

To check the result, candidate must enter the username and password, and access their final result. Click here to check the test scores.

Certificate: Candidates who pass the test are issued a certificate The basic (A2) and intermediate (B1) level language certificate is given within 20 days, and for advanced (C1) level, the diploma is sent via post to the address mentioned by you in the application form. 

Test Day Essentials

  • Test entrance card
  • A valid identity card or passport
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