Duolingo English Test Scores and Results

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Duolingo Test Scores And Results

The Duolingo test takes one hour to complete, and you will get the results within 48 hours. The result will be available online, and you can send them to all the universities you want. The Duolingo English Test scores are reported from 10 to 160. The scores range in multiples of five. It has a unique scoring system, and several components analyse your proficiency. 

The Duolingo English Test scores align with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international language proficiency standard. The test gives an idea of your proficiency in the language.

The test score will be available in the form of a certificate. It will be in a standard format; you can download it quickly and send it to all the universities you prefer. Remember, there is no limit to the number of universities to which you can send your test score.

When Do You Get Duolingo Results?


The Duolingo English Test results will be out within 48 hours of your completing the test. The result will be available online, and you can download it. You can download it and send it to all the universities and colleges to which you wish to apply. You can apply to any number of universities for free.

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What Is A Good Duolingo Test Score?

 

A good Duolingo score will be 110 and above. If you score above 120, it is considered excellent. This is especially in comparison to IELTS, TOEFL, and CEFR scores. A score of 7 is considered suitable for IELTS, 86 for TOEFL, and a grade of B2 is deemed ideal for CEFR. Though many universities are lenient on TOEFL and IELTS scores, your score can never go below 110 for Duolingo.
The Duolingo test score is divided into four categories, and the score can be as follows:

Proficiency 

DET Score

Analysis 

Basic 

10-55

The basic understanding of English words & phrases is analysed here

Intermediate 

60-85

The questions that can be answered by an Intermediate English speaker is given

Upper-Intermediate

90-115

Unfamiliar topics will be provided & questions will be those that can be answered by an upper-intermediate student 

Advanced 

125-160

An advanced student with a good command over English

Duolingo English Test Sub-Scores


After you complete the Duolingo test, you will get a notification regarding your test score within 48 hours. You will receive the email notification on your registered email. The email will have a link that redirects you to the test score page. You can also visit the page directly and view the test history and results.

How To Access The Duolingo Test Score?


Duolingo has a unique method of calculating the sub-scores. At the same time, Duolingo does not examine each section separately. Instead, it analyses a combination of components which everyone uses separately. For instance, a person conversing in English simultaneously listens to English too. The sub-scores of the Duolingo test are as follows

  • Literacy: Your ability to read and write is tested here.
  • Comprehension: It tests your listening and reading abilities.
  • Conversation: Your listening and speaking abilities are tested here through a video interview.
  • Production: It tests your writing and speaking skills.

DET Score Report

The DET score report is a total of Overall Scores and Sub-Scores. They are explained in detail below.
  • Overall Score: The overall score is on a scale of 10-160. Along with the overall score, this section also includes the general description of the candidate. Your skills and strengths will be described in detail here. It is not an average of the four sub-scores. It is just a way to define your capabilities in using English.
  • Sub-Scores: Sub-Scores analyse how good you are in all the areas. Each sub-score will be on levels from 10 to 160. Your Literacy, Comprehension, Communication and Production skills will be assessed here.

Duolingo English Test Certificate


A test certificate will be released for everyone who took the test. It can be viewed, saved, downloaded and printed as per your requirement. Each test will have a unique URL to ensure its authenticity. The contents of the same are given below.

  • Name of the one who takes the test.
  • Date of the test.
  • Overall score.
  • Sub-scores.
  • Description for each sub-score.

DET Score Scale

Duolingo has a 160-point score scale. It can be described as follows.

Overall 

Score 

Analysis 

Conversation 

10 to 160

Your ability to listen & speak will be tested with a video interview

Literacy 

10 to 160

Your ability to read & write will be tested

Comprehension 

10 to 160

Your reading & listening skills will be assessed

Production 

10 to 160

Your writing & speaking skills will be tested

Duolingo English Test Score Interpretation


The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is the international standard of language proficiency. Duolingo is aligned with CEFR, and you can better understand it from the table below.

CEFR

Score Scale

Interpretation 

A1

10 to 55

Basic knowledge of English words & phrases

A2

B1

60-85

Understand how to use English & can describe in detail

B2

90-115

Can communicate everything in English

C1

120-160

Can understand all written & spoken forms of English, including niche language use

C2
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Comparing DET Score With TOEFL And IELTS Scores

 

Though it is true to state that the popularity of Duolingo has increased recently, there are a few universities which still uphold IELTS and TOEFL scores. Though they accept Duolingo test scores, they must be on equal footing with IELTS/TOEFL scores.

A comparison between DET and TOEFL scores is given below.

DET Score

TOEFL iBT Score

10-25

0

30

1

35

2-4

40

5-8

45

9-13

50

14-19

55

20-25

60

26-31

65

32-37

70

38-43

75

44-49

80

50-55

85

56-61

90

62-67

95

68-73

100

74-79

105

80-85

110

86-91

115

92-96

120

97-102

125

103-107

130

108-112

135

113-115

140

116-118

145

119

150-160

120


The comparison between DET and IELTS is given below.

DET Score

IELTS Score

10

1.5

15

2

20-25

2.5

30-40

3

45-50

3.5

55-60

4

65-70

4.5

75-80

5

85-90

5.5

95-100

6

105-110

6.5

115-120

7

125-130

7.5

135-140

8

145-150

8-5

155-160

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How To View Duolingo English Test Score?


The Duolingo English Test result will be out within 48 hours of the completion of the test. You will receive an email notification regarding the same. It will be released as a certificate, and you can quickly view/download it. The steps to be followed for the same are as follows.

  • Sign in to your Duolingo account.
  • Open the certificate.
  • Click on the ‘Print Result’ button.
  • Save the certificate in pdf format.

How To Send The Score Results To Universities?


Once you get the result of the Duolingo test, you can proceed to send the same to the universities and colleges you prefer. A step-by-step procedure on how to send the same is given below.

  • Log in to your Duolingo account.
  • Move down and click on the ‘Send Result’ option.
  • Enter the names of colleges/universities and select the choices with the help of the checkbox.
  • You can select up to 40 institutions at a time.
  • Provide the application ID if asked for.
  • Click the Send button after filling all the fields.

What Can Institutions See In The Score Report?


Once your test result is out, you can directly send the same to your preferred institutions. In the same, they can view your scores, sub-scores, and ungraded video and writing samples. A detailed description of the same is given below.

  • DET Score: Your institution can view your overall score and sub-score in the certificate just like you can view your score.
  • Speaking and Writing Samples: The universities will also be able to view the speaking and writing samples you did during the last 10 minutes of your test. It is good to have an excellent score here as it reflects your grasp of the language. 

Duolingo Score Validity


The Duolingo English Test score is valid for two years. As mentioned above, you will get your test result within 48 hours of attending the test. Once the result is out, you can start sending them to your preferred institutions. There is no limit on the number of colleges/universities you can send the same for free.

Retaking Duolingo English Test


You can retake the Duolingo test. However, there are a couple of regulations for the same. They are as follows

  • If you have received your test result certificate, you can retake the test within 30 days.
  • Those who have not received their test result within 48 hours can retake it. However, the ‘two tests within 30 days’ limit do not apply to them.

FAQs About the Duolingo Exam Test Scores & Results

Can I send the Duolingo test results to multiple institutions at the same time?

Yes, you can send the Duolingo test results to 40 institutions at a time.

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