BİLET Stage 1 (Placement Exam)


BİLET Stage 1 exam will be administered face-to-face on campus.

This internationally accepted level placement exam prepared by Cambridge University Press has two purposes: to determine the English level of the students and which students are eligible to take the BİLET Stage 2 exam.  The exam is made up of 20 reading and 30 language use multiple choice questions and two short paragraph writing tasks. 

Students who get a 45 or higher grade out of 70 from this exam are admitted to the BİLET Stage 2 exam, and if successful in this exam are allowed to begin their departmental studies. Students who get a grade lower than 45 or who are not successful in the Stage 2 exam are placed in a relevant level in the BİLGİ English Preparatory Program according to their result in the BİLET Stage 1 exam. Due to legal reasons, an example of this placement exam is not given here. This exam resembles many internationally given multiple choice placement exams.

The level placement according to the exam results is given in the table below:

Level Placement Exam Result*

Level Placed In

0 - 15

Level 1

16 - 27

Level 2

28 - 36

Level 3

37 - 44

Level 4

45 - 70

Level 5

    * For late register students, level entry grades change according to the week of registration.

  The students who fail to complete the English Prep Program in one year and are enrolled in the Program for another year have the right to take the BILET 1 Placement Exam at the beginning of the next academic year in order to be placed in a higher level than they completed in the first year. Test results are taken into consideration only if the student will be placed in a higher level. If the student receives a lower score, they are not placed in a level lower than their previous level. 

Level Approval and Change Week - First Week of the Academic Year 

This is the week when the levels determined according to the results of the BİLET Stage 1 exam are confirmed. During this week, the students work on common level determination exercises in every class. These exercises must be completed in the classroom. The aim of these exercises is to determine if there are any incorrectly placed students. If such a student is discovered, all the material the student has completed in the first week along with the signed approval petition of both the student and the instructors is submitted to the respective Level Coordinator. Upon the approval of the Level Coordinator, the student is placed in the appropriate level at the beginning of the second week of the academic year.