Welcome to Admission to the KBTU
Online registration for English testing
  • Read the instructions and regulations very carefully

    An applicant is required to
    1. come 15 minutes before the entrance exam and enter the exam room with the examiner;
    2. bring an original ID along with the exam pass;
    3. leave personal belongings (including any electronic devices, book, folders, notebooks, bags, coats and etc) in the designated room before the exam;
    4. take a seat designated by the examiner;
    5. listen carefully to the instructions provided by the examiner

    You can not come in sportswear or in shorts

    During the examination an applicant MUST NOT:
    1. leave the exam room;
    2. bring any electronic devices to the exam room. Phones must be switched off and left in the designated room with other belongings;  
    3. use any unauthorized materials (print, handwritten or electronic).
    4. speak to other applicants, turn around, pass any items to other applicants, stand up or chang one's seat;
    5. bring any food or/and drinks to the exam room;
    6. take away the exam materials distributed during the exam.

    Important! An applicant MUST follow the regulations of the entrance exam. If you have a question, raise your hand and the examiner will come to you and answer the question. Note that the examiner will not answer questions concerning the content of the exam.. In case the examiner suspects cheating the applicant is asked to leave the exam room and a proctor fills in the Certification of Breach of the Exam Regulations that will be passed down to the Admission Committee of the university. The applicant will be awarded zero (0). The university does NOT accept appeals. The applicant will NOT be allowed to take the entrance exam again.

  • Entry Test Dates
    Date Day Time Place
    April 21st (Pilot) Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: Room 381а Speaking: Room 389
    May 23rd Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 352 Speaking: 389
    May 30th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 352 Speaking: 389
    June 7th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 352 Speaking: 389
    June 9th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 352 Speaking: 389
    June 14th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    June 16th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    June 21st Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    June 23rd Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    June 23rd Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    June 30th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 5th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 7th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 12th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 14th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 19th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 21st Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 25th Monday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 26th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 27th Wednesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 28th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    July 29th Friday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 2nd Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 4th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 9th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 11th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 16th Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 18th Thursday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
    August 23rd Tuesday Morning session: 10:00 Afternoon session: 15:00 Reading/writing: 351,389 Speaking: 351,389
  • Comparative Kelet table points with IELTS and TOEFL
    KELET IELTS TOEFL Computer TOEFL iBT CEFR First Semester English Course
    6 7.0 and above 250 and above 80 and above Low Advanced C1 and above Advanced English
    5 6.0 - 6.5 213 - 250 60 - 79 High Upper Intermediate B2 Advanced English
    4 5.5 196 - 212 49 - 59 Low Upper Intermediate B2 Business English
    3 4.5 - 5.0 152 - 195 35 - 45 Low Intermediate B1 Academic English
    2 3.5 - 4.0 113 - 151 30 - 35 Mid Pre Intermediate A2 General English + Foundation (entry at the Faculty's discretion)
    1 Below 3.5 112 and below 28 and below Below Pre Intermediate A2 Entry to KBTU is strongly not advised
  • KBTU English Language Entry Test (KELET)

    The KELET test consists of 2, equally weighted parts:
    1) Reading and writing: 1 hour
    2) Speaking interview : 5 -7 minutes

    Test Format:

    Reading and Writing paper (1 hour):
       •Students read a 200-250 word text on an issue that is broadly related to their chosen speciality (Business or Technology). All texts are at B1, intermediate level.
       • Students then write an essay responding to points made in the text and adding their own opinion.
       • Students essays should be a minimum of 250 words.
       • Writing will be evaluated using KELET descriptors on the basis of Task achievement, Cohesion and Coherence, Lexis and Grammar (see attached).

    Speaking:
       • Each student will participate in a 5 - 7 minute interview.
       • In this interview questions they will be asked to answer some general, personal questions, given a 1 minute monologue and respond to some more in-depth discussion questions that require them to give opinions on abstract knowledge.    • Speaking will be evaluated using KELET descriptors on the basis of Comprehension and Response, Fluency and Coherence, Lexis and Grammar (see attached).
       • Listening will be tacitly assessed in the students' abilities to deal with the questions asked.
       • All speaking interviews will be recorded for monitoring and moderation.

    Results:
    Students will receive a KELET score between 0 and 6 for both Reading and Writing, and Speaking. A students overall score will be an average of both parts.

    KBTU KELET Entry Requirements:
    To be accepted to KBTU, a student must achieve a minimum of KELET level 2.5, with no lower that level 3 in at least one section (equivalent to IELTS 4.5).
    Students scoring a level 2 overall, may be accepted to KBTU's foundation programme, at the discretion of the relevant faculty.

  • Registration for the Test

    Students should pre-register for the date they would like to do the KELET test at least one week in advance, via the KBTU website. (Please inform the English sector, so that they can prepare the necessary materials)

    A maximum of 30 students can register for each test date.

    On test days, half the registered students will do writing in the morning and speaking the afternoon. The other half will do speaking in the morning and writing in the afternoon.

    Students will be allowed to retake the test a maximum of 3 times, but not sooner than two weeks after the original test.

    All students will be required to provide the original, official ID card at both parts of the KELET test.