Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: Who advancing to the test?

Students wishing to enroll in graduate programs (Master's and PhD) in Jordanian universities.


Q 2: The test management?

The development and management of test by the Commission for the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions.


3 Q: When and where is the test held?

The test is held at the language centers in the Yarmouk University and the University of Jordan and the Hashemite Muta and at different times during the year.


Q 4: What is the purpose of providing the national test of the English language?

The use of English national test to measure specific skills in the English language to get accepted in all master's and doctoral programs in the (Jordanian universities only).


Q: 5. What are the skills that are measured in the test ?

Listening comprehension - reading comprehension and vocabulary - linguistic structures and phrases written.


Q6: What are the required mark for admission to the master's and doctoral programs?

75% of students of medicine, dentistry disciplines of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy, veterinary medicine and engineering in all its branches, and all disciplines of English (literature, translation, curricula and methods of teaching English language, etc.)    65% of students in the rest of the scientific disciplines and specialization (MBA)    50% of students in humanitarian, economic and administrative disciplines except (MBA) and all disciplines of the English language.


Q7: Can more than once the test?

Yes, students can take the test more than once.


Q8: What should I bring it to the test?

1. proof of identity, whether the civil status identity or passport (must show a passport for non-Jordanians)
Note: You must have a valid identity and should not be broken or damaged and that's be a modern phenomenon
2. fountain pen and a pencil and eraser and sharpener.


Q9: How long is the test held?

The test is held every Saturday in Jordan following universities: the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University and Mutah University and the Hashemite University.


Q10: when and where to register for the test?

Registration is at the language center at Yarmouk University, located in the fourth floor of a building formerly economy. Preferably that you register as soon as possible before the deadline stated, where there are a limited number of seats in the test centers.


Q11: Can you register and take the test at the same time?

No, you must register for the test beforehand.


12 Q: If I finished part of the test ahead of time, you could move to another part?

During the time allocated for each section time, you should only work on the questions in this section.


13 Q: What do you do if you have an answer in the wrong place?

To avoid this problem, you are advised to review the paper and your answer after all ten questions to make sure that if you skip the question, if you find it, do not they be erased. Simply put, raise your hand and ask for another answer sheet to finish the test, starting from the place where I realized the existence of error. After examination, the supervisor will assist you in correcting the answer sheet.


Q14: Can you answer a survey and rewrite it again?

Yes, but it is very important to completely scan errors. Before you go to the test, make sure that your eraser clean so as not to spoil the answer sheet.


15 Q: How and when can I get a test result?

You can, after three days of testing to get the test result of the TRA website Muscat Commission for the Accreditation of Higher Education.


16 Q: How long does it take to finish the test?

The test takes 120 minutes.



Q 17: core competencies for the exam?


 Skill 1- Focus on the second line

 (Skill 2- Choose answers with synonyms (2 questions

 (Skill 3- Avoid similar sounds (2 questions

 Skill 4- Draw conclusions about who

 Skill 5- Draw conclusions about what

 Skill 6- Draw conclusions about where

 Skill 7- Listen for who/what in passives

 Skill 8- Listen for who/what with multiple nouns

 Skill 9- Listen for negative expressions with not

 Skill 10- Listen for negative expressions with negative prefixes

 Skill 11- Listen for negative expressions/other negatives

 Skill 12- Listen for double negative expressions

 Skill 13- Listen for almost negative expressions

 Skill 14- Listen for negatives with comparatives

 Skill 15- Listen for expressions of agreement

 Skill 16- Listen for expressions of uncertainty

 Skill 17- Listen for expressions of suggestion

 Skill 18- Listen for emphatic expressions of surprise

 Skill 19- Listen for wishes

 Skill 20- Listen for untrue conditions

 Skill 21- Listen for two part verbs

 Skill 22- Listen for three part verbs

 Skill 23- Listen for idioms

(READING COMPREHENSION (4 passages- 20 marks

(Skill 1- answer main idea questions (3 questions

 (Skill 2- recognize the organization of ideas (2 questions

 (Skill 3- answer stated detail questions (2 questions

( Skill 4- find “unstated” details (2 questions

 (Skill 5- find pronoun referents (2 questions

( Skill 6- answer implied detail questions correctly (3 questions

( Skill 7- answer transition questions (2 questions

( Skill 8- determine where specific information is found (2 questions

(  Skill 9- Asking about vocabulary items (2 questions

                                                                                    (STRUCTURE (25 Marks

( Skill 1- sentences with subject and verb (2 questions

  Skill 2- objects of prepositions

 Skill 3- sentences with appositives

 Skill 4- present participles

 Skill 5- past participles

 Skill 6- coordinate connectors

( Skill 7- adverb connectors (time and cause

 Skill 8- noun clause connectors

 Skill 9- adjective clause connectors

 Skill 10- invert the subject and verb with question words

 Skill 11- invert the subject and verb with place expressions

 Skill 12- invert the subject and verb with negatives

 Skill 13- invert the subject and verb with conditionals

 Skill 14- invert the subject and verb with comparisons


 Skill 1- Make verb agreement after expressions of quantity

 Skill 2- Make inverted verbs agree

 Skill 3- Use parallel structure with coordinate/paired conjunctions

 Skill 4- Use parallel structure with comparisons

 Skill 5- Form comparatives

 Skill 6- Form superlatives

 Skill 7- Use irregular –er, -er structure correctly

 Skill 8- Use the past participle after have

 Skill 9- Use the present participle after be correctly

 Skill 10- Use the past participle after be correctly

 Skill 11- Use the base verb after modals

 Skill 12- Use the correct form of the passive

 Skill 13- Recognize the active/passive meanings

 Skill 14-Use the correct singular/plural nouns

 Skill 15- Distinguish countable/uncountable nouns

 Skill 16- Distinguish subject/object pronouns

 Skill 17- Distinguish possessive adjectives/pronouns

 Skill 18- Use basic adjectives correctly

 Skill 19- Use basic adverbs correctly

 Skill 20- Use articles correctly with nouns

 Skill 21- Distinguish specific/general ideas

 Skill 22- Recognize incorrect prepositions

 Skill 23- Recognize when prepositions have been omitted

 Skill 24- Distinguish between make and do

 Skill 25- Use correct form of the verb after auxiliaries

( VOCABULARY (15 marks

  Skill 1- Find word meaning from structural clues                   2 questions

 Skill 2- Find word meaning from word p                              2 questions

 Skill 3- Use context to find meaning of simple words             3 questions

 Skill 5- Use context to find meaning of difficult words            3 questions

 Skill 5- Find meaning of phrasal verbs                                  3questions

 Skill 6- Find meaning of idiomatic expressions                       2 questions


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