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English Language Skills Subtest

Test Format and Sample Questions

The English Language Skills subtest is 40 minutes long and consists of approximately 40 multiple-choice questions.

Each of the questions in this section will contain three or four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Command
Select the best response option.
Question 1
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 2
Passage
Read the passage and select the correct answer.
Question 16
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 23

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.