In order to ensure you have the best test experience, please make sure your
device can meet these system requirements

Automatic system check
Run our automatic system check. This will tell you whether your computer can show our online materials and play the audio for listening questions.

Recommended specifications

Supported browsers Running on
Chrome** (latest version)
Firefox (latest version)
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Safari version 9 or higher*
Mac OS

* The Oxford Young Learners Placement Test is not supported on Safari (Mac OS).

** Recording functionality for the Speaking papers of online workbooks or online practice tests is not currently supported on Chrome version 45 or higher.

• The site can be used with other browsers, but you might not be able to use all features as expected.

• Please refer to each browser manufacturer for details of the latest versions of their products.

• The test delivery software requires JavaScript™ and pop-up windows to be enabled in your browser.

• You will need to have Adobe™ Reader installed to view and download pdf documents (available from

• Please note that mobile devices and tablets are not supported.

• 1 GB RAM
• Monitor capable of 1024 x 768 resolution
• Sound card with headphones or speakers

• To record audio for the speaking parts of the tests where applicable, you will need Java version 6 update 30 or higher (available from Java). Please note that recording is not currently supported on Chrome version 45 or higher.

• To display our tests and online practice courses you need a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels.

Internet connection
• To use our tests and online practice courses, we recommend a broadband internet connection with a download speed of at least 500kb/s per student taking the test.

• You will need a valid email address to register an account on

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