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About the test:

The English (Proficient/C1) test evaluates a candidate's high-level proficiency in the English language at the C1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and speaking skills.

Covered skills:

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Idioms
  • Literature
  • Current Events
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Speaking
  • Culture
  • History

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface English (Proficient/C1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The English (Proficient/C1) test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to comprehend and understand spoken English
  • Ability to comprehend and understand written English
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of vocabulary words
  • Understanding of the rules and principles of English grammar
  • Ability to write effectively and coherently in English
  • Proficiency in speaking and expressing oneself in English
  • Familiarity with various idiomatic expressions in English
  • Understanding of English-speaking cultures
  • Knowledge of English literature and its major works
  • Understanding of English history and its significance
  • Awareness of current events and their relevance
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

View sample questions

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this English (Proficient/C1) test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms
Solve
Read the following passage and identify the sentence(s) that contains grammatical or vocabulary usage errors.

"The team of researchers have been working tirelessly on the project. They are confident that their findings will have a significant impact on the field. The lead researcher, Dr. Smith, said, 'We have literally left no stone unturned in our investigation.' However, some experts believe that the research methodology may not be as rigorous as it should be. Despite the criticism, the team remains optimistic and believes that the results speak for themselves."

A: The lead researcher, Dr. Smith, said, 'We have literally left no stone unturned in our investigation.'
B: They are confident that their findings will have a significant impact on the field.
C: The team of researchers have been working tirelessly on the project.
D: However, some experts believe that the research methodology may not be as rigorous as it should be.
E: Despite the criticism, the team remains optimistic and believes that the results speak for themselves.

Easy

Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses
Solve
Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?
A: Yesterday, I go to the store.
B: She is reading a book now.
C: They will played soccer tomorrow.
D: He have finished his work.
E: We ate dinner an hour ago.
F: I am study for the test last night.

Medium

Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning
Solve
In the following sentence, identify the option that provides the most appropriate definition of the highlighted idiom and correctly explains its role in conveying the sentence's meaning:

Sarah finally decided to  *bite the bullet* and confront her roommate about the constant late-night parties.
A: To eat quickly: Indicates Sarah's impatience to address the situation.
B: To cause discomfort: Suggests Sarah expects a difficult conversation.
C: To accept a challenging situation: Implies Sarah's resolve to deal with the issue.
D: To show aggression: Emphasizes Sarah's anger towards her roommate.
E: To endure pain: Highlights Sarah's ongoing frustration with the noise.
F: To make a bold move:  Underscores Sarah's newfound confidence.

Medium

French Test
Question and Response
Solve
Listen to the following audio:

You will hear a question or a statement. After you hear a question or a statement, choose the best response:

Medium

Tokyo flight
Short Talk
Solve
Listen to the following audio:

You will hear a short talk. After the talk, you will hear a question about the talk. Read the choices and choose the best answer to the question you have heard.

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Solve
At DreamTeam conference, all participants answer any questions with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other is a lie.

I asked Andrew, Sid and Drew, "What is your favourite startup?" and got the following replies:

Andrew: Our favourite startup is SpeckX. We do not like playing baseball.
Sid: Our favourite startup is Cuber. We love playing baseball.
Drew: Our favourite startup is Drab. We love playing baseball.

1: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is SpeckX.
2: DreamTeam participants like playing baseball.
3: DreamTeam participants do not like playing baseball.
4: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Cuber.
5: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Drab.
Which of the following options is/are correct?

Medium

Homeopathy
Solve
Two main axioms constitute the core principles of homeopathy. The "like cures like" principle holds that, if a substance causes a symptom (e.g. onion makes my nose run), then that substance can cure a disease that is characterised by a runny nose (e.g. hayfever or a common cold). The second principle assumes that the serial dilution process used for homeopathic remedies renders them not less but more potent (hence homeopaths call this process "potentiation").

Both of these axioms fly in the face of science. If they were true, much of what we learned in physics and chemistry would be wrong. If anyone shows the concepts of homeopathy to be correct, he or she becomes a serious contender for one or two Nobel prizes. Homeopaths often say that we simply have not yet discovered how homeopathy works. The truth is that we know there is no conceivable scientific explanation that could possibly explain it.

Which of the following options is not a possible conclusion based on the above passage?

Easy

Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis
Solve
Read the following passage and answer the question below:

Solar energy is a promising renewable energy source that harnesses the power of the sun to generate electricity. Photovoltaic panels convert sunlight directly into electricity, while solar thermal systems use the sun's heat to warm water or air. As solar technology continues to improve and become more affordable, it is increasingly being adopted worldwide to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. However, the intermittent nature of solar energy remains a challenge, requiring effective storage solutions and grid integration strategies.

According to the passage, what is one challenge associated with solar energy?
A: High cost of solar technology
B: Intermittent nature of solar energy
C: Limited worldwide adoption
D: Dependence on fossil fuels

Easy

Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences
Solve
Which of the following is a complete sentence?
A: Because the weather was nice.
B: The book on the table.
C: My friend and I went to the movies.
D: After finishing my homework.
E: The cat sleeping on the couch.
F: Whenever I go to the park.

Easy

Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement
Solve
Which sentence has correct subject-verb agreement?
A: The dogs in the park barks loudly.
B: The cat and the mouse is playing together.
C: The flowers in the vase looks beautiful.
D: The teacher and the students are working on a project.
E: The car with the broken headlights are parked over there.
F: The books on the shelf is covered in dust.

Medium

Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Solve
Which sentence contains an error in subject-verb agreement or pronoun usage?
A: The children played in the park while their parents watched them.
B: The committee has decided to postpone its decision until next week.
C: Neither the students nor the teacher are aware of the changes in the schedule.
D: The dog chased its tail and barked at its own reflection in the mirror.
E: The book on the shelf belongs to my sister, who is an avid reader.

Medium

Typing Test Dumpling hunt
info
Typing
Solve
One sunny afternoon, Po, the legendary Kung Fu Panda, decided to take a break from his martial arts training and visit the bustling village market. He had a craving for his favorite dumplings and was eager to find the tastiest ones. As Po strolled through the market, his enthusiasm drew the attention of curious onlookers. They giggled and whispered as the giant panda, clad in his iconic Kung Fu attire, carefully examined fruits and vegetables, hunting for the freshest ingredients. At the dumpling stall, Po's excitement peaked, and he accidentally knocked over a tower of bamboo steamers. The vendor, surprisingly unflustered, smiled and said, "Ah, the great Dragon Warrior! No need to worry, Po. A few fallen steamers are nothing compared to the joy you bring to our village." The crowd erupted in laughter as Po sheepishly grinned and picked up the steamers. He left the market with a basket full of delicious dumplings and a heart warmed by the villagers' affection. The day Po went shopping would be fondly remembered as a delightful and hilarious break from the ordinary.

Medium

Typing Test The Resilient Forge
info
Typing
Solve
Once upon a time, in a picturesque village nestled at the base of a majestic mountain range, there lived a talented blacksmith named Charles. Charles was renowned throughout the land for his incredible craftsmanship and the unmatched quality of his creations. People traveled great distances to purchase his fine swords, delicate jewelry, and durable tools. Charles felt immense pride in his work and was always eager to share his knowledge with anyone who showed a genuine interest in his craft. One sunny day, as Charles hammered away at his anvil, a young woman named Emily approached his workshop with a sense of wonder in her eyes. She marveled at the intricate designs and the gleaming metalwork that adorned the walls. Feeling a deep desire to learn the art of blacksmithing, Emily hesitantly asked Charles if he would be willing to teach her the secrets of his trade. Charles, a generous soul, agreed without hesitation, and so began Emily's apprenticeship. Each day, she absorbed the lessons of her mentor, gradually honing her skills and developing her unique style. As time passed, Emily's creations began to rival those of Charles, and together they forged a partnership that brought their village even greater fame and prosperity. One fateful evening, a fierce storm rolled in, bringing with it torrential rain and unrelenting winds. Lightning illuminated the sky, casting eerie shadows across the village. Suddenly, a massive bolt of lightning struck Charles and Emily's workshop, setting it ablaze. The villagers, working tirelessly to extinguish the flames, managed to save their beloved blacksmiths' lives, but the workshop and all their creations were lost to the fire. Undeterred, Charles and Emily decided to rebuild their workshop and continue their shared passion for blacksmithing. With the support of their community, they created a new, even grander workshop, and their artistry continued to flourish. The tale of their resilience and unwavering determination became a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill

Medium

Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Easy

Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Medium

Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning

2 mins

Grammar & Vocabulary
Solve

Medium

French Test
Question and Response

2 mins

Listening Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Tokyo flight
Short Talk

2 mins

Listening Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Homeopathy

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Easy

Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis

2 mins

Reading Comprehension
Solve

Easy

Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve

Easy

Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve

Medium

Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns

2 mins

Sentence Structure
Solve

Medium

Typing Test Dumpling hunt
info
Typing

5 mins

Typing
Solve

Medium

Typing Test The Resilient Forge
info
Typing

8 mins

Typing
Solve
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Identifying Grammatical Errors and Vocabulary Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Idioms
Grammar & Vocabulary
Medium2 mins
Solve
Identifying the Correct Verb Tense
Verb Tenses
Grammar & Vocabulary
Easy2 mins
Solve
Idiomatic Expression and Context Clues
Idioms
Contextual Meaning
Grammar & Vocabulary
Medium2 mins
Solve
French Test
Question and Response
Listening Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Tokyo flight
Short Talk
Listening Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Homeopathy
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 mins
Solve
Passage about Solar Energy
Short Text Analysis
Reading Comprehension
Easy2 mins
Solve
Identifying Complete Sentences
Complete Sentences
Sentence Structure
Easy2 mins
Solve
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Structure
Easy2 mins
Solve
Subject-Verb Agreement and Pronoun Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Sentence Structure
Medium2 mins
Solve
Typing Test Dumpling hunt
info
Typing
Typing
Medium5 minsSolve
Typing Test The Resilient Forge
info
Typing
Typing
Medium8 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment English (Proficient/C1) test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the English (Proficient/C1) test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

View sample scorecard
Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the English (Proficient/C1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment English (Proficient/C1) test?

The English (Proficient/C1) test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in listening comprehension
  • Proven ability in reading comprehension
  • Strong vocabulary skills
  • In-depth knowledge of grammar
  • Effective writing skills
  • Confident speaking abilities
  • Fluency in idioms
  • Understanding of culture
  • Knowledge of literature
  • Understanding of history

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the English (Proficient/C1) test?

  • Listening Comprehension

    Listening Comprehension refers to the ability to understand and comprehend spoken language. It is a crucial skill to measure in this test as it assesses the candidate's ability to comprehend and interpret spoken information accurately and effectively.

  • Reading Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension involves understanding written texts and extracting relevant information. This skill is important to measure as it assesses the candidate's ability to comprehend and interpret various types of written materials, which is essential for effective communication and decision-making.

  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary refers to the knowledge and understanding of words and their meanings. Measuring vocabulary in this test helps assess the candidate's ability to use a wide range of vocabulary accurately, which is crucial for effective communication and conveying meaning.

  • Grammar

    Grammar refers to the rules and structure of a language that govern the formation of sentences. Measuring grammar in this test allows evaluation of the candidate's ability to use appropriate grammatical structures, which is essential for clear and concise communication.

  • Writing

    Writing assesses the candidate's ability to express thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and coherently in written form. This skill is important to measure as it demonstrates the candidate's ability to convey information effectively and accurately through writing.

  • Speaking

    Speaking evaluates the candidate's ability to express ideas, opinions, and information verbally in a clear and articulate manner. Measuring speaking skills in this test is vital to assess the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in various contexts and situations.

  • Idioms

    Idioms are expressions peculiar to a particular language that may not be easily understood from their individual words. Measuring idioms in this test helps evaluate the candidate's understanding and appropriate usage of idiomatic expressions, which adds fluency and depth to their language abilities.

  • Culture

    Culture encompasses the customs, beliefs, practices, and social behavior of a particular group or society. Measuring culture in this test enables evaluation of the candidate's awareness and understanding of cultural aspects related to the English language, which is essential for effective cross-cultural communication.

  • Literature

    Literature refers to written works, including novels, poems, plays, etc., that are valued for their artistic or intellectual qualities. Measuring literature in this test allows assessment of the candidate's knowledge and understanding of English literature, which is important for a comprehensive understanding of the language and its rich literary tradition.

  • History

    History involves the study of past events and their impact on society. Measuring history in this test helps evaluate the candidate's knowledge and understanding of historical events related to the English language, which provides context and deeper insight into the language's development.

  • Current Events

    Current Events refers to recent or ongoing social, political, economic, or cultural events. Measuring current events in this test assesses the candidate's knowledge and awareness of current issues related to the English language, which reflects their ability to connect language skills with real-world contexts.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for English (Proficient/C1) test to be based on.

    Listening skills
    Note-taking
    Understanding main ideas
    Inferencing
    Paraphrasing
    Vocabulary acquisition
    Word meaning
    Synonyms and antonyms
    Word families
    Prefixes and suffixes
    Sentence structure
    Verb tenses
    Subject-verb agreement
    Pronouns
    Modifiers
    Conjunctions
    Prepositions
    Articles
    Punctuation
    Essay writing
    Email writing
    Letter writing
    Formal and informal writing
    Storytelling
    Presentations
    Discussion and debate
    Small talk
    Idiomatic expressions
    Cultural customs and traditions
    Famous authors and their works
    Cultural movements and literary periods
    Major historical events
    Important figures in history
    Global events
    Political events
    Social issues
    Technological advancements
    Scientific discoveries
    Environmental concerns
    Economic trends
    Pop culture
    Film and television
    Music and art
    Sports and entertainment
    Literary genres
    Classic literature
    Shakespearean plays
    Poetry
    Short stories
    Novels
    Contemporary literature
    Modern authors

What roles can I use the English (Proficient/C1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • Translator
  • Content Writer
  • Language Teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Language Specialist

How is the English (Proficient/C1) test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex texts
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail in written work
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret spoken language
  • Knowledge of English language structures and rules
  • Ability to demonstrate language proficiency in a range of contexts
  • Effective use of language to convey information and ideas
  • Capability to adapt language use to different situations
  • Proficiency in understanding and using idiomatic expressions
  • Ability to understand the cultural nuances of language use
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


85%
reduction in screening time

English (Proficient/C1) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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